How to Set Up Forminator Forms and WP E-Signature

Automatically collect digital signatures on contracts after a Forminator submission using ApproveMe’s WP E-Signature. Collect  UETA/ESIGN Compliant legally binding contracts with WordPress. 

A WP E-Signature Elite or Lifetime license is required in order to integrate with Forminator and collect a legally binding signature.

1. Download and install the required plugins

Before you can start collecting legally binding signatures with WP E-Signature + Forminator, you'll need to make sure you have the following plugins installed and activated: 

2. Create a stand alone document

Hover over E-Signature > Add New Document > Stand Alone Document.

Give your document a title > type or paste in your general document content. 

3. Insert Forminator data into the document

In this step, you have the ability to add fields that will later populate data that was submitted in the form into your document. If you don't want form data to populate into your document, move to step 4.

If you'd like to add Forminator data, select the Signer Input Field icon (pencil icon) > select Forminator Data.

Using the dropdown menu, select your desired Forminator form> Next Step > select your desired form field or insert all fields > choose your desired display option > Add to Document.

A shortcode will be generated as a placeholder for each field and the actual values will be displayed once the form is submitted.

The field will look like this in your document: [esigforminator label="Name" field_type="name" field_id="name-1" formid="4981" display="label_value"]

You can move these shortcodes anywhere in your contract to display the user’s submitted data wherever the shortcode is located.

4. Choose your document options and save settings

After you have entered all of your desired content and Forminator fields, you are ready to configure your document options.

Add any document options that you desire like activating signing reminders, adding a custom message to the confirmation email, etc.

The only document option that is required is assigning the stand alone document to an existing page using the Display on this page dropdown or creating a new WP page for this document. 

When your document options are completed, publish your document and select Let's Go Now to finish the workflow settings.

5. Finish configuring the E-Signature Forminator workflow settings

If you selected Let's Go Now, you’re already on the correct page. 

If you didn’t, you can visit Forminator > find your form > Edit > select the Navigate Dropdown >  Integrations > E-Signature > Edit.

If you don't see the E-Signature option here, open a new tab and visit Forminator > Integrations > Applications > find WP E-Signature > Enable.

In the form settings, select the dropdown and choose the fields in your form that collect your signer's name and signer's email. Then choose your signing logic, stand alone document, display type, and configure the signing reminder email settings if (if desired).

After configuring these settings, select the Navigate Dropdown > Settings > ensure you have the Data Storage - Store Submissions in Database checked. If you don't have this selected, the E-Signature document will not trigger went the form is submitted.

6. Submit your form and sign a test document

Place your form on a WordPress page or visit it in preview mode > fill it in (just like a signer would) > and submit it to trigger and sign a test document.

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