Wufoo forms smarter, more flexible, still don’t take out the trash

Tired of boring old static webforms? Feeling restricted by limited confirmation emails you can send after form submissions? Sick of taking out the trash all the time? Well, the gang at Wufoo has great news for you — they’ve introduced conditional logic and branching to make their webforms smarter and more effective!  Sorry – still waiting on that trash bit, though.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold up. Whofoo? Conditional What?” For those of you out there asking yourselves these questions, let us take a step back. Wufoo is a super easy and affordable webform solution that we’ve found works well to fit many of our clients needs – as well as our own! As they’ve put it on their FAQ page:

Wufoo is an Internet application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun.

We at PICnet are big fans of Wufoo and the great work that they do over there. For more information on why you might want to look into using Wufoo (hint: 50% discount for nonprofits) check the Tips & Tricks in our Help Desk.

Wufoo recently announced some awesome new functionality to make forms even better. With conditional logic and branching, you can now:

  1. Set the form to hide or show fields based on a user’s answer in another field. For example, you could set it to ask the user for their spouse’s name only if they’ve selected “married”.
  2. Skip entire pages if they don’t apply to a user depending on their answers. Say somebody wants to pay by check for a purchase handled through the form, well now they can skip a credit card processing page you’ve setup.
  3. Create customized confirmation emails based on responses. For example, instead of sending everybody the same “Thank You” email, you could send one message to new members, and another to renewals.

Even better, they’ve managed to make constructing the conditional rules as easy as we could have ever imagined in our wildests dreams (trust us — our dreams about webforms have been wild). Want to learn more? Check out their conditional logic blog post for more information and how-to screencasts.

Not yet using Wufoo? Unsure if it’s right for you? Check out Wufoo’s site to get the get the lowdown.

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