Elementor Contact Form DB – Update 1.2

September 16, 2018 | Elementor, PHP, Plugins, Updates | 1 comment

Those of you who know my work will know that I tend to focus on Divi development. I’ve got one Elementor plugin at the moment which is called Elementor Contact Form DB, a free plugin I released a year ago to facilitate saving contact form module submissions from the Elementor Form module to the database. With over 5500 downloads since release it’s been extremely popular but the one thing that it sorely needed was the ability to export that information to a CSV file. Well that’s now a reality in V1.2, released today on this site.

The download link is below and on the original post. To update you simply remove the old version of the plugin from your site and add the new one from ZIP (add new, upload etc..). Don’t worry.. your data is all safe! There is also no additional configuration necessary with the new version.

Changes

This new version brings two new admin pages to the system.. one of which is for settings. This includes a link to remove the ‘admin nag’, the red bar at the top of the site that tells you when you have a message to read. Whilst this is really useful, you might prefer to use the plugin to simply store the submissions so you have a backup without being hassled when you visit the admin. Now you can do this with a simple checkbox!

The other option is, of course, the export feature. This allows you to easily export your form submissions by page submitted on (the only consistent thing we have to group the forms by) and it’s very effective. New and unique to the Elementor version of the system is also the ability to export by Form ID. This won’t work with backdated data but it will work with any new data where the form has a Form ID filled in. The Form ID can be set using the additional settings tab of the Elementor Form module, it adds an ID to the HTML form tag which you can use to target the form with CSS and JS but we can also use that to save forms uniquely in the admin area and export by form which is far more useful/reliable than relying on a per page submission. I’d encourage you to set this up as soon as you update if possible.

The final update, something that people have found irritating is the lack of the bulk select, pagination, search, etc.. settings on the submissions page. I tried to make the initial version interface less cluttered and, in doing so, removed some fairly crucial buttons. I’ve put them all back now for convenience.

Whilst this plugin remains free (and always will be), it’s taken time to develop and so why not buy me a coffee or two (green box on this page below the screenshots). Everything received helps to support the continued support and development of this and other plugins by Tortoise IT. More for Elementor coming asap!

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1 Comment

  1. Corné

    This is great news! Thanks a lot! Is there a way to give rights to an editor to download the csv?

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