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How to Manage Form Submissions in Elementor without an Additional Plugin

The form builder of Elementor is getting better and better. Starting Elementor Pro version 3.2, you can manage your form submissions right from your WordPress dashboard without installing an additional plugin. Previously, you had to install Form Vibes to manage form submissions in Elementor.

The new built-in form submission manager of Elementor allows you to view the form submissions, edit the content of a submission, and delete a submission. If you want to run a further processing over your form submissions using a more sophisticated tool (e.g., Microsoft Excel), you can export the form submissions into a CSV file as well.

The built-in form submission manager feature of Elementor is particularly useful if you often use the Form widget to add form to your page.

How to Use the Built-in Form Submission Manager of Elementor

Step 1: Set the Form Action to Collect Submissions

By the way, if you have never created a form in Elementor before, you can read our previous article to learn how to do so. To be able to manage the form submissions using the Elementor built-in form submission manager, you need to set the form action to Collect Submissions. Once you are done setting form fields, open the Actions After Submit block and select Collect Submissions.

Setting the Form Action in Elementor Form widget settings

That’s all.

When you set your form action to Collect Submissions, Elementor will send the submissions to the form submission manager whereby you can manage them. A little tip. To make it easy for you to identify your forms, you can add a name to your forms.

Step 2: Start Managing Your Form Submissions

Once your form has gone live and already have some submissions collected, you can start to manage them. To do so, you can go to Elementor -> Submissions. Select a form you want to manage the submissions of on the form column.

The main screen of the Elementor built-in form submission manager

To view the details of a submission, you can simply hover over the submission and click the View link. To delete the submission, you can simply click the Trash link.

Deleting an entry.

If you want to export the submissions into a CSV file for a further processing, you can simply click the Export Filtered to CSV button on the right side. Before clicking this button, you can select the submissions to be exported.

Exporting Elementor form submissions into CSV file.

The Bottom Line

The built-in form submission manager feature strengthens the Elementor status as the best option to create a landing page in WordPress. You can use this feature to manage the leads you have collected. A crucial thing to note that this feature is not available on all Elementor Pro plans. Instead, it is only accessible on the ADVANCED plan the higher plans.

If you use the ESSENTIAL plan, you can install Form Vibes, which adds the same feature to your Elementor-powered website.

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Aliko Sunawang

Aliko Sunawang

Aliko is a WordPress expert and lead blogger at WPPagebuilders. He has been blogging with WordPress since 2012. He is responsible of all content published on this website.
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4 thoughts on “How to Manage Form Submissions in Elementor without an Additional Plugin”

  1. Hi – when i export the submitted form to CSV, all the fields are in the wrong order than the form fields. Is there a way to fix this so the CSV file columns are in the same order as the Elementor Form?

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    • I’m having the same problem. There’s no rhyme or reason for the order of the data columns – they’re completely random. Anyone have a fix for this?

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