How To Reduce Form Responses With Form Scheduling

Do you want to manage the number of responses that come to your form or set a time limit on your forms, which lets your users submit their forms in time?

Form scheduling and limit responses are best for if you have a Job application form, Exam forms, want to manage an event, etc.

In this article, I’ll show you how you can create scheduling and limit response forms on WordPress.

How to create a scheduling and limit response form on WordPress

I’ll be going to use Formidable Forms for this tutorial. Formidable is the advanced form building plugin for WordPress. Want to know more about Formidable Forms, please read our Formidable Forms Review.

Formidable Forms also has a free version, which offers free for a lifetime. But with the free version, you can’t schedule your forms and don’t get the advanced feature.

If you only want to create a simple contact form, then it may save you some money.

Formidable Forms come with three pricing plans: Basic ($99/year), Business ($199/year), and Elite ($399/year). The more you pay, the more features you get.

And the Form Scheduling feature comes with their Basic plan, so you don’t need to pay more for that.

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So let’s create our scheduling and limit response form.

Step- 1. Install and active Formidable Forms

First, we’ll need to install Formidable Forms and to do that login to your WordPress dashboard, click Plugins > Add New, and search for Formidable Forms. After finding it click Install Now and then Active it.

Next, click Formidable > Global Settings and click Connect an Account to connect your account to your paid license.

Formidable Forms is now successfully installed and activated on your account.

Step- 2. Create a scheduling form

To create your form, go to Formidable > Add New, if you want you can choose a premade template or create one from scratch by selecting the ‘Blank Form’ option.

Formidable Forms is a drag and drop form builder, so don’t need any coding knowledge to create your form.

After creating your form, click the Settings in the top bar of your form customization dashboard. And click Form Scheduling in your left sidebar.

Here you can see the options for your form scheduling.

form schedule and time settings
  • Open – Open means the form will be always open and accept submissions generally.
  • Closed – Set this to manually close the form to submissions at any time.
  • Schedule – It helps to schedule the form’s open and close date and time.
  • Limit entries – Close the form after a specified number of entries have already been submitted. This is based on the total count of entries in the form.
  • Schedule and Limit Entries – As well as scheduling, you can also limit the number of submissions in the form. When a close date and a limit are set at the same time, the form will be closed based on which is reached first.

After customizing your form, don’t forget to save this by clicking the Update button.

It’s simple to schedule your forms with Formidable Forms. And with the close message, your users may know that the deadline has passed. So users will know straight away that they’re too late.

Now you’ve successfully created your scheduling and limit response form on WordPress.

Also, read these learn how to create Calculator Form in WordPress and how to create a Survey Form in WordPress.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use form scheduling to register places for an event?

Yes, You can use Formidable Forms to schedule your WordPress forms.

If you have any questions about this article you can ask in the comment section. And if you like this article, don’t forget to share it.

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