Forms Application

Forms Application

Last updated 04.01.24

The Forms Application allows you to create forms for gathering data from your website’s visitors. For each form, you can define the fields and layout, set up email notifications and autoresponders, and manage the data submitted by users through the form. Use the Pages Application to and the Forms Widget to publish forms on your website.

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How to access Forms

From the Atlas Kentico main dashboard open the Application List by clicking on the white sun icon on orange on the upper left. From here, shortcut to the Forms application by typing “Forms” in the search applications field. Click on “Forms” to open application.

Getting Started with a New Form

All new forms must be created by the ATLAS support team. To get started, email the new form request to, including the name of the form requested.

Once the form has been created, you will be able to add and edit fields, edit notification settings, and manage responses.

General Properties

  • Form display name – opportunity to edit Form Display name, if necessary. Note this will break the link to the form if it is in use on a web page
  • Note other settings cannot be changed
Form Settings

  • After the form is submitted– this is an important setting which will add to the usability of the form. By adding some sort of response, the user will feel reassured that the form data was submitted properly. Select from three options.
    • Display text – this option will display text on the screen of the web page where the form is located to confirm submission. Select text that reassures the user the form has been submitted.
    • Redirect to URL – this option is recommended as it provides an opportunity to create a response page on the website with custom content to confirm form submission and add further brand messaging. It requires creating a new page in the Pages Application.
    • Reload form - thought this option is default, it is not recommended as this does not provide the reassurance the form submission has succeeded
  • Submit button text – default button text is “Submit” - update as desired
  • Submit button image – unavailable

Form Builder Properties

Composing formsThe Form Builder behaves similarly to the page editor in that the form is built with Section Types into which Form Components can be added. Section Types and Widgets can be dragged up and down on the page to edit the form.
Section TypeClick on the gray plus icon to add a Section Type. The entire form can be built into one Section Type or several Section Types to create the most user-friendly form design possible. Use the gray buttons on the left and right edges of the designer window to add or adjust sections, which define the form’s overall layout.
Form ComponentsClick on the blue plus icon button in the designer window to add new form components. Move individual fields by dragging the dotted handle icon or header displayed when hovering over a field. Existing fields can be removed by clicking the delete trashcan icon.
Change Section TypeSelect from: 
  • Default – single column of form fields
  • Single – single column of form fields
  • Two Column – two columns of form fields of equal width
  • Three Column – Three equal-width columns side-by-side
  • Four Column – organizes fields into four equal-width columns side-by-side
Form ComponentsSelect from:
  • Checkbox – provides a checkbox field that saves a boolean value (true for a selected checkbox, false for a cleared checkbox)
  • Consent Agreement – provides a checkbox field that allows users to give agreements with a pre-selected consent. Displays the selected consent’s short text next to the checkbox.
  • Date Picker - creates a calendar-style element in form for user to select date
  • Drop-Down List – provides a drop-down selector offering multiple options. Only one option can be selected
  • Email – provides field for entering one or more email addresses
  • File Uploader – provides a component for uploading files such as a resume
  • Heading Component – this is a custom form component to define a header. Helpful for explaining different sections of a form.
  • Horizontal Line – allows user to add a horizontal line. Helpful for delineating form sections.
  • Multiple Choice Check Box – for providing multiple selections in check box format
  • Numeric Input – provides a text box input field for entering whole numbers
  • Radio Buttons – provides a selector offering multiple options in the form of radio buttons. Only one option can be selected.
  • reCAPTCHA – provides a robust CAPTCHA service based on reCAPTCHA, which requires the user to checkbox indicating the user is not a robot. This will either pass the user immediately (with No CAPTCHA) or challenge them to validate whether or not they are human.
  • Text Area – provides a field that allows users to enter text into an area with an adjustable size
  • Text Input – provides a text box input field
  • TFC– I am Also Interested Component – For TFC sites only
  • TFC Interests Selector Componen– For TFC sites only
  • U.S. Phone Number – provides a field for entering a phone number in U.S. format

Email Notification Properties

Email notification allows for instant notification of a completed form and its data. One or more company email addresses can be added to the notification.

Send form data to emailCheckbox to toggle sending form data to an internal company email
  • Sender email – a “no reply” email address is recommend
  • Recipient emails – (required) add one or multiple emails for form data recipients
  • Subject – (required) adding a subject line automatically add that subject line to the notification email and will alert the recipient to a form data email from the website
  • Attach uploaded documents – check the checkbox to be sure any uploaded documents from the form will be attached to the notification email
Use custom layoutCheck the checkbox to expand the settings to create a custom layout for the form data email. This is recommended to keep the data clear and organized for ease of reading.

Generate Table Layout – shortcut to adding all form field names and content.

Customize by Adding Fields & Custom Copy – (recommended) add significant field labels and values using the text editor and the “Insert Label” and “Insert Value” buttons. Add introductory copy or styling as needed.

Security Properties

Allow management of this form toPlease do not change default settings
Select radio button:
  • All form users
  •      Only authorized roles – when selected, add roles

Search Fields Properties

Please do not change settings.

Content Mapping Properties

The following section allows mapping of the form’s fields to contact objects. Data submitted through the form can then be used to initialize or update contact information. Please do not change settings.


View the Form data as it appears in the Form Widget.