How To Use Custom Input Masks WP Forms

Custom input masks in WP Forms allow you to define specific rules for the format of user input in form fields. By setting up input masks, you can ensure that users enter data in a consistent and accurate format. In this video tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of using custom input masks in WP Forms.

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Having said that, let’s move on to the steps on How To Use Custom Input Masks WP Forms.

Step 1: Create a New Form

  1. Hover over WP Forms in your WordPress dashboard and click on “Add New” in the menu.
  2. Enter a name for your form and select a template that suits your requirements.
Create new form

Step 2: Add Form Fields

  1. In the form builder area, add the necessary form fields. For example, you can add a single-line text field for a zip code, a phone number, and an email address.
Add form fields in wp forms

Step 3: Customize Field Options

  1. Click on the field you want to add an input mask to, such as the zip code field.
  2. Edit the label of the field to make it descriptive.
  3. To set the input mask, go to the “Advanced” tab.
Customize field options

Step 4: Set Input Mask

  1. In the “Advanced” tab, locate the “Input Mask” option.
  2. Enter a specific set of symbols to define the input mask.
    • For example, for a 4-digit zip code, you can use the input mask “9999,” where each “9” represents a digit.
Set input mask

Step 5: Repeat for Other Fields

  1. Similarly, apply input masks to other fields as needed.
  2. For the phone number field, you can use the input mask “(999) 999-9999” to enforce the US phone number format.
  3. For the email field, you can use the input mask ” [email protected]” to ensure a valid email format.
Setting input mask

Step 6: Save the Form

  1. Once you have set the input masks for all the desired fields, click on the save button to save your changes.
Save form

Step 7: Preview the Form

  1. Preview the form to see how the input masks work.
  2. Users will be prompted to enter data in the specified format.
    • For example, they will only be able to enter four numeric digits for the zip code, a valid US phone number format for the phone number, and a valid email format for the email field.
Preview form

Conclusion: Congratulations! You have successfully used custom input masks in WP Forms. By defining specific rules for the format of user input in form fields, you can ensure consistency and accuracy in data entry. Input masks make it easier for users to enter information correctly by prompting them with the required format. Take advantage of this feature to maintain data integrity and enhance the user experience in your forms.


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