Action Network Help & FAQs

Creating forms

Choose "Create Form" from the "Start Organizing" menu to start creating your form.

Fill out the form's title and description for your form to get activists to fill it out. Next, you have the option of removing the goal slider from your form on the right side, if you don't want to count the number of actions you're receiving publicly. (ex: On a tell your story form, you might not want to count the number of stories you're receiving publicly.) You also must fill in a heading for your form on the right -- your call to action as activists are preparing to fill it out. (ex: Tell your story here)

Show or hide standard fields to remove, say, first name from the form if you do not want to collect it using the controls in the sample sidebar on the right. You can also decide whether you want to make the field required or not. Email address must always be present and required, as every activist in our system must have an email address.

Finally, you can add in custom form inputs using the visual form builder (explained here) or by writing your own HTML. And you can add an optional image if you choose.

Next, you can add optional thank you page text, and show or hide the sharing options on thank you pages.

When you're ready, publish your form to make it live and start collecting information.

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