Forms Manager

Go to the Design → Forms Manager

Forms manager extension provides very powerful tools to manage customers' forms in AbanteCart. You can create and edit forms with various data/html fields types and pre-defined values. Fields in the form will be selected and submitted by your customers.

default form

Please do not rename the default Contact Us form name and do not change it's Processing Controller.

Create new form

To add a new form click the + button in the forms manager grid. Look for all available field types and values and select and fill in what is needed for your form. Once you add a new field you can set details value or values to the created field. Fields can be required. This will require your customers to select or provide input.

To configure Default Sender and Default Sender Email go to Admin → Extensions → All extensions → Forms Manager extension.

Form Name: The form name as it will appear on the admin front.

Description: as it will appear in the front-end.

Processing Controller: select Default Email. Submitted forms will be emailed to your store email

Success page: Leave it empty if you want to redirect to the same page as the controller.

Default value forms_manager/default_email/success 

Fields types

You can add a wide range of input fields to your form

file type

When setting up the "file upload" field type you'll see additional non-required settings:

Allowed Extensions are file extensions (ex.: png) that are allowed for upload. Several extensions may be separated with a comma.

Min/Max Size - min/max allowed file size in Kb.

Upload Directory - directory where uploaded files will be saved. Your directory will be created in _your_site_folder_/admin/system/uploads. If you'll leave this field empty, files will be uploaded to the default directory.


Whenever you want to get some kind of input from your users you will most likely want to limit the input string. Use Regular Expressions. Example regex to match a initials of the names are in uppercase and the name is quite long (often greater than 3 words) e.g Boris Johnson 


How to display form in the storefront

1. Create a form

create new Form using Design → Forms manager

2. Create a form block.

Go to Admin → Design → Blocks and click the INSERT button, select Forms block Tab. 

Add your form to the block

3. Add the block to page Layout

To show form in storefront please add created Form Block to page in Design → Layouts