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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tip Of The Week - How To Hide Forms Behind Texts And Links

Welcome back to another Tip Of The Week, Action Form fans!

If you’re an experienced Action Form user this post could be a little repetitive for you. But if you’ve got the time, you may want to stick around. You might just learn something new.


Do you need to hide a form behind a link on a page? If so, you're probably wondering if there's a way to do that. You're right to wonder. Here's how to do it.

Let’s say you have a simple Contact form.

The Setup

To set up your form to be shown only after a link is clicked head to Manage Form.


Click the General Settings option, go to Display Mode and choose In Text.


From here, click Edit Template and you will notice below the link that will show the form. Go ahead and edit the text. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. It’s just that simple!

Pro Tip

Want to use the link that will show the form in other places on your page (for example in an HTML module)? Easy. Go ahead and copy it using the Inspect Element option of your browser and bam! Use it wherever you need on the page.

Perhaps it’s a little easier to understand when you see in action. So check out our premium support options to get the feeling.

Okay, if you want more, just explore the other options available for Display Mode. Maybe you need your form to be open in a popup. O maybe you want to go to a different page to see your form, when a link is clicked…

Take your time to explore and you’ll see that Action Form features will take you to the end of the rainbow.

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below.

And that’s that for this edition of Tip Of The Week on how to hide your forms behind texts and links. Let us know what you think and if you have any questions.

If you’re one of those seasoned Action Form veterans and have ideas for the next posts in this series, suggest them below. And if I missed something spectacular you can do with hiding forms behind texts and links, make sure to share with your fellow Action Form friends below.

Author: Ionut Grecu
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Ionut is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner steeped in the art of the dreaded Agile Coaching. He enjoys shawarma and finding people who have never heard of Agile Methodologies so he can turn them into agilists.

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