To learn how to add, edit, clone, move, resize, offset, or delete a legal field, please click here.
When editing a legal field, the field settings sidebar will appear. This contains the following tabs:
You can edit any of the settings in each of these tabs, and then click the ‘Save’ button to save your changes. If you do not want to save your changes, you can click the ‘Cancel’ button or click any other form element to close the field settings sidebar.
The basic tab contains settings that the majority of WS Form users will need to control a field. The settings are as follows:
The label is used solely for identifying the legal field when editing your form. The label is not shown to the website visitor.
If enabled the label will be shown on your form. If you do not want the label to appear for a particular field, uncheck this box.
If checked this field will be required when the website visitor completes your form. Failure to complete the field if this is checked will result in a validation message appearing under the field prompting the user to complete the field correctly.
Required fields are indicated on your website with the word ‘Required’ being adding to the label of the field. This can be changed in the form settings advanced tab.
Select the source for your legal notice. The available options are:
- Termageddon (U.S. only)
- Own Copy
Termageddon generates required policies for websites and apps and updates them whenever the laws change.
Disclaimer: Termageddon policies are currently only applicable in the U.S. WS Form has no control over and accepts no liability in respect of this service and content.
To use Termageddon as your legal notice source, follow these directions:
- Register with Termageddon
- Create a policy
- View the embed code
- Copy the key from the Termageddon embed code into the legal field ‘Key’ setting.
- Choose whether or not to hide the policy title using the ‘Hide title’ checkbox
- Click ‘Save’
Your Termageddon policy will now appear on your form!
If you choose ‘Own Copy’, use the visual editor to enter your own legal notice.
The advanced tab contains additional form attribute settings that provide further control over how a field is rendered.
Use the ‘Styles’ settings to change the design of the legal field.
There are five positions you can choose from for your label:
The default position will place the label set in the form settings advanced tab. For new forms this will be the ‘Top’ positioning.
Note that when using some frameworks some label positions may not be available.
If your label position is set to left or right, you can specify how wide the label will be. You can consider the overall width of the label and the field to be 12 columns (or whatever value is set in Form Settings). By default, labels are rendered at 3 columns wide (1/4 width), which means the field itself is 9 columns wide (3/4 width). You can change the width of the label using this setting.
To change the default width of all labels in your form:
1. Click the form settings icon.
2. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab.
3. Scroll down to ‘Default Label Width’ and change the setting.
4. Click ‘Save’ at the bottom.
Enter the height in pixels you want to use for the legal notice area. This setting defaults to 200. If you set it to blank, the content will display inline without a scroll bar.
The vertical alignment option allows you to choose how this field will be vertically aligned in relation to fields in the same row. The options are:
For developers WS Form allows you to add your own classes to fields.
Wrapper CSS Classes
The wrapper CSS class setting enables you to add a class (or classes) to a field wrapper. Field wrappers are sections of HTML added around a field to position them on the page. To add multiple classes, add a space between the class names.
The breakpoint settings define the width of a field and also what the offset (how many columns from the left-hand side of the form or the previous field) of a field is for each breakpoint. For more information about the breakpoint settings and capabilities of WS Form, click here.