Designing web forms with Plumsail Forms


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Register a Plumsail Account

Plumsail Forms product uses our service called Plumsail Account. Using Plumsail Account you can manage your license, and it also stores all your Public Web Forms. All Public Web Forms created by you are tied to your Plumsail Account.

You can register by filling out Plumsail Account registration form.


You can change your account email at any time in the account settings. Click the edit icon next to the email and follow the wizard steps to associate the account with another email:

Change email

Sign in to an existing account

You can log in by going to the Plumsail Account login page and entering your login and password. Make sure you’ve registered first.

Launch web designer

Go to Plumsail Account, and navigate to Forms page. Click Create form:

Create form in web designer

Design a form

When you open the designer, you can start designing the form. Drag and drop Fields, Controls and Containers onto the form:

Drag and drop

Then you can adjust individual settings for each field, control or container by selecting it and modifying its configuration:

Field's properties

In web designer, multiple fields/controls can be selected at once to adjust their shared properties:

Select multiple fields

Designer section of our documentation provides more details about each Field, Control and Container, and their properties that you can modify. Finally, there is also a section on Toolbar actions that explains how you can work with mobile layouts, apply custom JavaScript and CSS to the form.

Web Designer's Ribbon

Once you’ve designed the form, click Save. You’ll be able to give a name to your form and it will be saved to your Plumsail Account. You are always be able to open, edit or delete your saved forms in the upper right corner of the designer:

Saved Public Forms in the web designer

When you are satisfied with how your form looks on all the layouts and screen sizes (you can just resize browser’s window to see how the form scales), you can finally share the form.

To find out how to share saved forms, please, go to our Sharing forms article.

Invite team members to the account

Plumsail account supports inviting other users as team members to share the available services. The team members can use any product as if it were their accounts though they will not manage the subscription and account settings.

Manage teams

The current team is displayed in the top middle of your account. Click it to see a drop-down menu and switch between the available ones or manage them. By default, you have only your team marked with a home icon.

Manage teams

In the My team section, you can rename it and manage its members. By default, the name is the same as the account address. If you accepted invitations to other teams, you would see their list in the section Other teams you belong to. Manage your membership there.

Overview teams

Manage members

In the My team section, click the Invite user button and enter the e-mail of the person you would like to invite to your team.


You can use any e-mail address to contact the person: it is used only for sending a secret link. The addressee will decide whether to use an existing Plumsail accounts or create a new one.

Invite a member

The invited person will appear in the list of your team members. Unless the membership is not confirmed, the accordant record will remain gray. You can resend the invitation link in this case.

Unconfirmed member

Once the invitation is accepted, the record will be displayed black. To delete a user, click the recycle bin button. It does not matter whether the invitation was accepted or not.

Confirmed member

Join or leave team

If you received an invitation to join the team, click Join Now to accept it.

Invitation message

You will be redirected to the Plumsail sign-in page. There you can either log in with an existing Plumsail account or create a new one. After the authorization, you will see the team you belong to at the top. Teams of others’ are marked with a blue person icon. Click it to see a drop-down menu where you can select or manage them. Switching the team changes the context to the accordant account and provides access to all its services.

Manage teams of the invited person

In the section Other teams you belong to, you will see a list of them. To leave any, click the crossed link button in its row.

Overview teams of the invited person

Select team for editing forms

You can switch to different teams available to you and work with this team’s forms in the web editor, by clicking on the user icon:

Manage teams