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Formatting Template Examples

Freeform includes several example formatting templates to choose from. You can use these as a starting point and adjust them to suit your needs, or simply create your own from scratch. The following formatting templates are located in the /freeform_next/Templates/form/ directory. If you wish to create your own modified version, just copy the code below, or the template file (ex: foundation.html) and paste it into your EE Templates directory or template in the EE Template Manager.

Bootstrap #

The following example assumes you're including necessary Bootstrap JS and CSS.

<style>
    label.required:after {
        content:"*";
        color:#d00;
        margin-left:5px;
    }
    .submit-align-left {
        text-align:left;
    }
    .submit-align-right {
        text-align:right;
    }
    .submit-align-center {
        text-align:center;
    }
    .submit-align-center button:not(:first-of-type),
    .submit-align-left button:not(:first-of-type),
    .submit-align-right button:not(:first-of-type) {
        margin-left:5px;
    }
    .submit-align-spread button:first-child {
        float:left;
    }
    .submit-align-spread button:last-child {
        float:right;
    }
</style>

{if form:page_count > 1}
    <ul class="nav nav-tabs">
    {pages}
        <li class="{if page:index == current_page:index}active{if:else}disabled{/if}">
            <a href="javascript:;">{page:label}</a>
        </li>
    {/pages}
    </ul>
{/if}

{if form:has_errors}
    <div class="alert alert-danger">
        There was an error submitting this form
    </div>
{/if}

{rows}
    <div class="row {form:row_class}">
    {fields}
        <div class="{form:column_class} col-xs-12 col-lg-{column:grid_width} {if field:type == 'checkbox' OR field:type == 'mailing_list'}checkbox{if:else}form-group{/if}{if field:has_errors} has-error{/if}{if field:type == 'submit'} submit-align-{field:position}{/if}">
        {if field:type == 'checkbox_group'}

            {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}

            {field:options}
                <div class="checkbox">
                    <label>
                        <input type="checkbox"
                            name="{field:handle}[]"
                            value="{option:value}"
                            {if option:checked}checked{/if}
                        />
                        {option:label}
                    </label>
                </div>
            {/field:options}

            {field:render_instructions instructions_class="help-block"}
            {field:render_errors error_class="help-block"}

        {if:elseif field:type == 'radio_group' OR (field:type == 'dynamic_recipients' AND field:show_as_radio)}

            {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}

            {field:options}
                <div class="radio">
                    <label>
                        <input type="radio"
                            name="{field:handle}"
                            value="{option:value}"
                            {if option:checked}checked{/if}
                        />
                        {option:label}
                    </label>
                </div>
            {/field:options}

            {field:render_instructions instructions_class="help-block"}
            {field:render_errors error_class="help-block"}

        {if:elseif field:type == 'submit'}

            {field:render}

        {if:else}

            {field:render
                class="{if field:type == 'checkbox' OR field:type == 'mailing_list'}checkbox{if:else}form-control{/if}"
                label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"
                error_class="help-block"
                instructions_class="help-block"
                instructions_below_field="yes"
            }

        {/if}
        </div>
    {/fields}
    </div>
{/rows}

Foundation #

The following example assumes you're including necessary Foundation JS and CSS.

<style>
    label.required:after {
        content:"*";
        color:#d00;
        margin-left:5px;
        font-size:12px;
        font-family:serif;
        font-weight:700;
    }
    .submit {
        margin-top:15px;
    }
    .submit-align-left {
        text-align:left;
    }
    .submit-align-right {
        text-align:right;
    }
    .submit-align-center {
        text-align:center;
    }
    .submit-align-center button:not(:first-of-type),
    .submit-align-left button:not(:first-of-type),
    .submit-align-right button:not(:first-of-type) {
        margin-left:5px;
    }
    .submit-align-spread button:first-child {
        float:left;
    }
    .submit-align-spread button:last-child {
        float:right;
    }
</style>

{if form:page_count > 1}
    <ul class="menu pagemenu">
    {pages}
        <li class="{if page:index == current_page:index}active{/if}">
            <a href="javascript:;"{if page:index == current_page:index} class="is-active"{/if}>
                {page:label}
            </a>
        </li>
    {/pages}
    </ul>
{/if}

{if form:has_errors}
    <div class="callout alert">
        There was an error submitting this form
    </div>
{/if}

{rows}
    <div class="row {form:row_class}">
    {fields}
        <div class="{form:column_class} medium-{column:grid_width} columns {if field:type == 'checkbox' OR field:type == 'mailing_list'}checkbox{if:else}form-group{/if}{if field:has_errors} has-error{/if}{if field:type == 'submit'} submit submit-align-{field:position}{/if}">
        {if field:type == 'checkbox_group'}

            {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}

            {field:options}
                <div class="checkbox">
                    <label>
                        <input type="checkbox"
                            name="{field:handle}[]"
                            value="{option:value}"
                            {if option:checked}checked{/if}
                        />
                        {option:label}
                    </label>
                </div>
            {/field:options}

            {field:render_instructions instructions_class="help-block"}
            {field:render_errors error_class="help-block"}

        {if:elseif field:type == 'radio_group' OR (field:type == 'dynamic_recipients' AND field:show_as_radio)}

            {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}

            {field:options}
                <div class="radio">
                    <label>
                        <input type="radio"
                            name="{field:handle}"
                            value="{option:value}"
                            {if option:checked}checked{/if}
                        />
                        {option:label}
                    </label>
                </div>
            {/field:options}

            {field:render_instructions instructions_class="help-block"}
            {field:render_errors error_class="help-block"}

        {if:elseif field:type == 'submit'}

            {field:render}

        {if:else}

            {field:render
                class="{if field:type == 'checkbox' OR field:type == 'mailing_list'}checkbox{if:else}form-control{/if}"
                label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"
                instructions_class="help-text"
                instructions_below_field="yes"
            }

        {/if}
        </div>
    {/fields}
    </div>
{/rows}

Materialize #

The following example assumes you're including necessary Materialize JS and CSS.

<style>.brand-logo{margin-left:20px}label.required:after{display:inline-block!important;content:"*"!important;color:#d00!important;margin-left:5px!important;position:relative!important;top:0!important;opacity:1!important}.errors,ul.errors>li{color:red}.submit-align-left{text-align:left}.submit-align-right{text-align:right}.submit-align-center{text-align:center}.submit-align-center button:not(:first-of-type),.submit-align-left button:not(:first-of-type),.submit-align-right button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.submit-align-spread button:first-child{float:left}.submit-align-spread button:last-child{float:right}</style>

{if form:page_count > 1}
    <ul class="pagination">
        {pages}
            <li class="{if page:index == current_page:index}active{if:else}disabled{/if}">
                <a href="javascript:;">{page:label}</a>
            </li>
        {/pages}
    </ul>
{/if}

{if form:has_errors}
    <div class="alert alert-danger errors">
        There was an error submitting this form
    </div>
{/if}

{rows}
    <div class="row {form:row_class}">
        {fields}

            {if field:type == 'checkbox_group'}
                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width}{if field:has_errors} has-error{/if}" style="margin-bottom: 20px;">
                    {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}
                    {field:options}
                        <p>
                            <input type="checkbox"
                                   id="{form:hash}{field:handle}{option:value}"
                                   name="{field:handle}[]"
                                   value="{option:value}"
                                   {if option:checked}checked{/if}
                            />
                            <label for="{form:hash}{field:handle}{option:value}">{option:label}</label>
                        </p>
                    {/field:options}
                    {field:render_instructions}
                    {field:render_errors}
                </div>
            {if:elseif field:type == 'radio_group' OR (field:type == 'dynamic_recipients' AND field:show_as_radio)}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width}{if field:has_errors} has-error{/if}" style="margin-bottom: 20px;">
                    {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}
                    {field:options}
                            <p>
                                <input type="radio"
                                       id="{form:hash}{field:handle}{option:value}"
                                       name="{field:handle}"
                                       value="{option:value}"
                                       {if option:checked}checked{/if}
                                />
                                <label for="{form:hash}{field:handle}{option:value}">{option:label}</label>
                            </p>
                    {/field:options}
                    {field:render_instructions}
                    {field:render_errors}
                </div>

            {if:elseif field:type == 'textarea'}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width}">
                    {field:render class="materialize-textarea"}
                </div>

            {if:elseif field:type == 'checkbox'}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width}">
                    {field:render_input}
                    {field:render_label
                        instructions_class="help-block"
                        error_class="help-block"
                    }
                    {field:render_instructions}
                    {field:render_errors}
                </div>

            {if:elseif field:type == 'mailing_list'}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width}">
                    {field:render_input}
                    {field:render_label
                        instructions_class="help-block"
                        error_class="help-block"
                    }
                    {field:render_instructions}
                    {field:render_errors}
                </div>

            {if:elseif field:type == 'file'}

                <div class="{form:column_class} file-field input-field s12 col m{column:grid_width}">
                    <div class="btn">
                        <span>File</span>
                        {field:render_input}
                    </div>
                    <div class="file-path-wrapper">
                        <input class="file-path validate"
                               type="text"
                               placeholder="{field:label}"
                        />
                    </div>

                    {field:render_instructions}
                    {field:render_errors}
                </div>

            {if:elseif field:type == 'html'}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width}">
                    {field:render_input}
                </div>

            {if:elseif field:type == 'submit'}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width} submit-align-{field:position}">
                    {field:render}
                </div>

            {if:else}

                <div class="{form:column_class} s12 col m{column:grid_width} input-field{if field:has_errors} has-error{/if}{if field:type == 'submit'} submit-align-{field:position}{/if}">
                    {field:render_input}
                    {field:render_label label_class="{if field:required}required{/if}"}

                    {field:render_instructions instructions_class="help-block"}
                    {field:render_errors error_class="help-block"}
                </div>
            {/if}
        {/fields}
    </div>
{/rows}

Grid #

<style>.freeform-pages{padding:0;margin:0 0 10px;list-style:none}.freeform-pages:after{content:"";display:table;clear:both}.freeform-pages li{float:left;margin:0 10px 0 0}.freeform-row{display:block;margin:0 -15px}.freeform-row:after{content:"";display:table;clear:both}.freeform-row .freeform-column{display:block;padding:10px 15px;float:left;box-sizing:border-box}.freeform-row .freeform-column:after{content:"";display:table;clear:both}.freeform-row .freeform-column label{display:block}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-label{font-weight:bold}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-label.freeform-required:after{content:"*";margin-left:5px;color:red}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input{width:100%;display:block;box-sizing:border-box}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input[type=checkbox],.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input[type=radio]{width:auto;display:inline;margin-right:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input-only-label{font-weight:normal}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input-only-label>.freeform-input{display:inline-block;width:auto;margin-right:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-errors{list-style:none;padding:0;margin:5px 0 0}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-errors>li{color:red}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-instructions{margin:0 0 5px;font-size:13px;color:#ABA7A7}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-left{text-align:left}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-left button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-center{text-align:center}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-center button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-right{text-align:right}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-right button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-spread button:first-child{float:left}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-spread button:last-child{float:right}.freeform-row .freeform-column-1{width:8.33333%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-2{width:16.66667%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-3{width:25%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-4{width:33.33333%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-5{width:41.66667%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-6{width:50%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-7{width:58.33333%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-8{width:66.66667%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-9{width:75%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-10{width:83.33333%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-11{width:91.66667%}.freeform-row .freeform-column-12{width:100%}.freeform-form-has-errors{color:red}</style>

{if form:page_count > 1}
    <ul class="freeform-pages">
    {pages}
        <li>
        {if page:index == current_page:index}
            <a href="javascript:;">{page:label}</a>
        {if:else}
            {page:label}
        {/if}
        </li>
    {/pages}
    </ul>
{/if}

{if form:has_errors}
    <div class="freeform-form-has-errors">
        There was an error submitting this form
    </div>
{/if}

{rows}
    <div class="freeform-row {form:row_class}">
    {fields}
        <div class="freeform-column {form:column_class} freeform-column-{column:grid_width} {if field:type == 'submit'} freeform-column-content-align-{field:position}{/if}">
            {field:render
                class="{if field:type != 'submit'}freeform-input{/if}"
                label_class="freeform-label{if field:required} freeform-required{/if}{if field:input_only} freeform-input-only-label{/if}"
                error_class="freeform-errors"
                instructions_class="freeform-instructions"
            }
        </div>
    {/fields}
    </div>
{/rows}

Flexbox #

<style>.freeform-pages{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;padding:0;margin:0 0 10px;list-style:none}.freeform-pages li{margin:0 10px 0 0}.freeform-row{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;margin:0 -15px}.freeform-row .freeform-column{-webkit-box-flex:1;-ms-flex:1 0 0;flex:1 0 0;padding:10px 0;margin:0 15px;box-sizing:border-box}.freeform-row .freeform-column label{display:block}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-label{font-weight:bold}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-label.freeform-required:after{content:"*";margin-left:5px;color:red}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input{width:100%;display:block;box-sizing:border-box}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input[type=checkbox],.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input[type=radio]{width:auto;display:inline;margin-right:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input-only-label{font-weight:normal}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-input-only-label>.freeform-input{display:inline-block;width:auto;margin-right:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-errors{list-style:none;padding:0;margin:5px 0 0}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-errors>li{color:red}.freeform-row .freeform-column .freeform-instructions{margin:0 0 5px;font-size:13px;color:#ABA7A7}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-left{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:start;-ms-flex-pack:start;justify-content:flex-start}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-left>button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-center{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-center>button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-right{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:end;-ms-flex-pack:end;justify-content:flex-end}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-right>button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-spread{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between}.freeform-row .freeform-column.freeform-column-content-align-spread>button:not(:first-of-type){margin-left:5px}.freeform-form-has-errors{color:red}</style>

{if form:page_count > 1}
    <ul class="freeform-pages">
    {pages}
        <li>
        {if page:index == current_page:index}
            <a href="javascript:;">{page:label}</a>
        {if:else}
            {page:label}
        {/if}
        </li>
    {/pages}
    </ul>
{/if}

{if form:has_errors}
    <div class="freeform-form-has-errors">
        There was an error submitting this form
    </div>
{/if}

{rows}
    <div class="freeform-row {form:row_class}">
    {fields}
        <div class="freeform-column {form:column_class}{if field:type == 'submit'} freeform-column-content-align-{field:position}{/if}">
            {field:render
                class="{if field:type != 'submit'}freeform-input{/if}"
                label_class="freeform-label{if field:required} freeform-required{/if}{if field:input_only} freeform-input-only-label{/if}"
                error_class="freeform-errors"
                instructions_class="freeform-instructions"
            }
        </div>
    {/fields}
    </div>
{/rows}