Digital NSW Plone Starter Kit Demo

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A NSW Government website


Easy to use form builder to email or save data collected


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Drop file here to upload a new file

You can also add text into the middle of your forms using "Static Text"


Create a new form using the Form Block. You can create multiple different forms in a single Page.

Form block settings allow you to

  • Store submissions as a CSV file
  • Email submissions
    • as either XML or a rich text email
    • can include attachments
    • to one or many email addresses
    • You can customise the from address
  • Email the user an acknowledgement

Adding Fields

Fields are added when editing at the bottom of the form block. Once added, the fields settings can be configured at the bottom of the block settings on the right. A new field is first created as a Text Field but you can change it to any type you need. The new field appears at the bottom but you can drag it to any position in the form.

Field settings each have

  • Field Type
  • Label
  • Description (often used for help text)
  • Is Required?
  • Other field type specific settings shown below.

Adding Headings and Instructions

There are two ways to add text

  • Each field has a "Description" which appears as help text between the Label and the input
  • Add a "Static Text" Field
    • This special field allows you to add headings, paragraphs, bullets and other text into the middle of your form

Conditional Fields/Skip Logic

Where appropriate you can hide sections of your form based on answers to previous questions

  1. Go to the field you wish to hide
  2. For "When" select the field you want this field to depend on (or "Always" if the field is always visible)
  3. for "Is" select equals or not equals
  4. For "To" type in the value that would result in the field being hidden
Make a choice
Only required if 'Make a choice' is equal to 'Choice A'.

Emailing Submissions

  • Enter one of more email address in "Recipients"
  • You can send an acknowledgement to the submitter of the form by selecting "Acknowledgement" in "Send email to recipient" and picking the field that contains the submitters email address.
  • You can include either an XML or CSV attachment with data submitted
  • You can include additional metadata fields such as the IP address and the timestamp.

Guidance on how to use forms in the NSW DS

Basic Documentation and Demos of volto-form-block