Create a Form
Let's take you from zero to submission in less than 3 minutes.
Step 1: Create an account and a project
Sign up for a free Formium account. After logging in, you will be prompted to create a project and choose a plan.
Step 2: Create a form
After creating a project, you will be prompted to create your first form.
Step 3: Add fields in the editor
Next you'll see the Formium form editor. Fields are on the left column and your form is on the right.
Click on the first field near where it says Enter your question to edit it. When you click, you'll enter into the field editor where you can change every aspect of a particular field.
If you changed the title, you may have noticed once you finished typing that a camel cased
key was generated for the field. Keys are a super important in Formium. A field's
key is the administrative name that Formium will use to store and reference answers to this question in the form.
Keys show up on CSV exports and are used heavily in API integrations and workflows (which we'll get to in minute or so). For now, feel free to change question keys to match the shape of data you want to collect.
In addition to the "Edit" tab of the field editor. There are two other tabs to check out: Options and Logic. They are used to change field-specific settings and create conditional logic rules that can alter your form's behavior.
At this point, you're ready to add your own fields. You can do so by pressing the Add Question button or by dragging a field from the left sidebar of the editor into the position you want on the right side (where your form is).
Pro Tip: Break long forms into pages
Users tend to feel overwhelmed by more than ~8 questions on a single page. With Formium, you can split long forms into multiple pages by pressing the Add Page button to create a new page in your form. You can move and reorder fields by dragging them (even between pages).
Step 5: Preview and test your form
Before you make your form live to the world, you can preview it by pressing the Preview button. This lets you test your form and see the shape of the data that your form generates without Formium storing the results. It's also useful for double-checking that any conditional logic you've setup works exactly the way you want it to.
When you submit your form in Preview mode (by entering all fields a pressing the Submit button), you'll see a confirmation message as well as a little message showing you shape of the data that's been generated.
The keys of the object match the keys of your fields. As mentioned, changing the keys will change the shape of the data.
Step 5: Publish
When you're happy with your form, you can publish your changes made by pressing the Publish button in the upper right of the screen.
Step 6: Share
Next, let's head to the Overview panel so we can start gathering responses to our form. This panel shows useful information about our form.
Since we just published our form, a live version of it is now available publicly on forms.formium.io. You can view the live version by pressing the View button in the upper right of the screen. You can also share your form directly on social media by clicking any of the links in the Share your form card of the the Overview panel.
If you've made it this far, congrats! You just published your very first form on Formium. It will look something like this:
Your form is live and ready to collect responses. In the future, when you make changes in the editor, they will be immediately reflected at this URL.
This is just the beginning of Formium. In the next section, we'll discuss more ways to collect responses as well as introduce you to the Formium API so you can really take customization to the next level.