Form Activation

Are you building a form but you're not ready to share it with the world yet? No worries! Formstack forms now have the ability to be turned on or off manually using the new Form Activation feature.

To access this feature, go to Settings, then General. In General, go to Form Status. Under Form Status, select Conditional in the drop-down. You'll then see a screen that looks like this:


 To manually enable your form, edit the Activation Schedule settings by toggling on the "Enable Form on" option. Next, select the date and time you'd like your form to go live. You may edit this setting as often as you like until you're ready to publish your form for live view.

When the Conditional status is selected, you'll see several other settings besides Activation Schedule; Disable Settings, Disable Message, Disable Hosted Form, and Time Zone for Submissions. 

With Disable Settings, you have the option to disable your form after a set amount of submissions, after your inventory sells out, or both. This option is perfect if you're running a limited-entry promotion or if you're selling a set amount of inventory. 

You can then add a custom message to be displayed when you're disabled form is accessed by toggling on the Disable Message option. 

If you only want the embedded version of your form to be visible, toggle on the Disable Hosted Form option.


Don't forget to check the time zone under Time Zone for Submissions and make sure it matches the correct time zone you want to be displayed in your submissions.   

 Besides Conditional, there are two other Form Status; Enabled and Archived. 



When a form is set as Enabled, you will only see two setting options; Disable Hosted Form and Time Zone for Submissions.

This setting is perfect if you just want your form to go live indefinitely.





When a form is set as Archived, it will no longer be available for public viewing.

In this setting, you have the option to add a custom message. You can use it to let your users know why the form was deactivated and what they need to do next.

The Form Activation feature is accessible no matter what version your form is. This feature is also available on every plan level.

If you have further questions about Form Activation or run into any issue enabling this feature, please contact Formstack Support.

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