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CSS customization guide
February 14, 2011
7:13 pm
Michael
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It looks as if one of your users did post a solution and I'm able to work with it. 

 

This plug-in did, in fact solve some problems for me and the author has done great work. 

 

I guess I was so taken back by the "styling bug" that I just reacted…

 

Like I said, I didn't mean to sound too disrespectful, but I really do think that being able to select a different style for each form should be included in the plug-in.

 

Thank you.

Michael

May 18, 2011
7:49 pm
Ja
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Hi All

 

When I click on the screencast download, I just get a 404 file not found. Has it been moved/removed? Was able to download the PDF, but no SWF seems to exist for me.

 

Thanks

September 7, 2011
10:54 pm
alexalex
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hello, thank you

January 15, 2012
11:58 am
betzy
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hello guys, i have one question

is there a way to hack into css of this plugin to make it lkook like this ? 

January 16, 2012
4:49 pm
Paul
Amsterdam, NL
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Hi!

Yes, but requires some more complex CSS changes.

Paul. 

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March 13, 2012
1:05 pm
Patski
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Michael said:

It looks as if one of your users did post a solution and I'm able to work with it. 

 

This plug-in did, in fact solve some problems for me and the author has done great work. 

 

I guess I was so taken back by the "styling bug" that I just reacted…

 

Like I said, I didn't mean to sound too disrespectful, but I really do think that being able to select a different style for each form should be included in the plug-in.

 

Thank you.

Michael

Being able to select a different style on a per form basis would be lovely but in the meantime the FAQs (link above the forum select box) tells you how to achieve it. Basically you choose the form layout that is closest to what you want overall and then add in the extra classes etc to adjust the relevant parts.

 

With two forms I found it easier to copy my html for the forms to dreamweaver and link the stylesheet so I could make sure what I was doing on the second didn't impact the first form.

 

I think this plugin is pretty good though – so many great features that I'll forgive the multiple forms css configuration! kiss

March 14, 2012
6:42 am
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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Well, conceptually users usually either

 

  1. have their own form styling requirements, then they have to style their forms individually anyway which cforms allows to do and doesn't limit at all
  2. or they simply want to use a cforms base layout and apply slight modifications to additional forms on the same page to help distinguish them

 

-> however: wanting to apply multiple, completely different cforms base styles on the same page however doesn't make much sense – and even if they must have that, they can still do it by following #2 approach above and as outlined in the FAQs

 

From a technical perspective:

It doesn't make any sense to allow users to apply multiple complete form CSS on the same page, this would result

  1. in huge and unwanted CSS overhead
  2. it would require a bit of rocket science to dynamically generate the CSS to ensure it only affects one particular form and not others
  3. it would cause all CSS to be inline (not in an external file)
May 6, 2013
8:46 pm
Techmom
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This is bare-none the only form plugin I use – it is awesome.

Let me cut to the point without using too much punctuation – I would like to respectfully request the following:

1. Will you please add the functionality of selecting a form style for each form?

2. Please don't point me to the FAQs or another post to code this myself using div tags – I'm a designer, not a coder and that is the whole reason I use this plugin.

I would GLADLY donate a Benjamin for this feature as I am sure many other would too. It has always been the one thing missing, that would send this plug-in into outer space in terms of awesomeness!

At this point, don't you think you've spent more time fielding this very question?

Thank you! 

May 7, 2013
11:09 pm
Techmom
Guest

Hi – my husband is a plugin developer.  He loves cForms and was going to write a quick "style selector" plugin using the div tags as you specified.  However, cForms does not use normal WP shortcodes, so one cannot select a cForm shortcode and then use the toolbar to "wrap" the cForm in the DIV tags.

Is there an option to use WP short-codes rather than the unusual way your toolbar button inserts forms?

Also – my husband was asking if you have any kind of API that he can access to accomplish this task.  We searched your site and found nothing about an API.

Thank you in advance for your helpful reply.  :o)

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