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Different Styling for Different Forms?
April 22, 2008
7:08 am

Hi Oliver,

I fear that I have asked you the same basic questions on mutliple messages… my apologies.

Do I add the above code to my sidebar css page?

Also, I want to use the wide css design for my main contact page and the sidebar css design for the sidebar. But the dropdown for the layout in the cforms settings area seems to imply to me that the change will affect all forms…

Thanks again!


April 22, 2008
7:22 am
Munich, Germany
Forum Posts: 6400
Member Since:
March 6, 2005

Here is the general process:

  • Simply decide for the 'base' cforms theme
  • Then apply specific styles for the other forms you have or intend to deploy
    • Note: these specific styles are applied on top of the base styles of the chosen theme

Here are some examples for specific styles:

To change the fieldset background color for form #2:

#cforms2form fieldset {

Or to change the input field size for form #3:

#cforms3form input,
#cforms3form textarea {
width: 500px;


Usually the form styles will not differ too much, since I suppose you want to keep a certain UI identity.

Also, see my screencast on how to use Firefox&Firebug to rapidly modify the existing CSS themes and help design your own in a matter of minutes (sticky post at the top of this forum).

April 22, 2008
11:23 pm

Hi Oliver,

I figured out how to do this based on your instructions. (You can see the form in action at

I would love to be able to edit the documentation for cforms-- I think this process could be made clearer… is there a way for the docs to be publicly editable?

Thanks for your help!


April 23, 2008
7:04 am
Munich, Germany
Forum Posts: 6400
Member Since:
March 6, 2005

Hi Josh,

If you like, you could write up a tutorial and I'm happy to link/include it. Would that work?

PS: adding a width:148px; to #cforms2form div.cf_info {…would make the sidebar form perfect :-)

April 24, 2008
8:54 pm

The tweak is done (! Thanks…


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