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4 Ways to Keep Your Forms Secure and Stay #CyberAware 

Posted by Nadia A. 10/13/2017 Categories: Community Tips & Tricks
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! NCSAM was created 14 years ago as a collaborative effort between the American government and industry to ensure that everyone has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure... read more
 

Avoiding Security Warnings in Google Chrome 

Posted by Nadia A. 09/22/2017 Categories: Community Tips & Tricks
As announced earlier this month, Google Chrome is taking steps toward a more secure web and a safer browsing experience. Starting in October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will begin marking HTTP pages with text input fields as 'Not Secure'.... read more
 

Get Ready for Back-to-School with Cognito Forms! 

Posted by Nadia A. 08/23/2017 Categories: Tips & Tricks
It's that time of the year again: back to school! Whether it's registration forms, permission slips, or volunteer signups, there are quite a lot of forms to fill out and keep track of throughout the school year. This year, eliminate all those... read more
 

3 Easy Ways to Calculate Rating Scales! 

Posted by Nadia A. 07/14/2017 Categories: Calculations Tips & Tricks
Whether you're soliciting customer feedback or creating a personality quiz, rating scales (aka Likert sales) are one of the best methods for collecting a broad range of opinions and behaviors. In Cognito Forms, you can easily add either a... read more
 

Entry Management Tips and Tricks! 

Posted by Nadia A. 05/25/2017 Categories: Tips & Tricks
In case you missed it, we recently released a pretty major set of new features and enhancements on the Entries page! This release introduced a plethora of new options for more efficient and effective workflow management. In this post, we're going to ... read more
 

The Regular Expressions Library 

Posted by Nadia A. 04/07/2017 Categories: Tips & Tricks
If you're new to writing regular expressions, you can find a cheat sheet to review some of the basics here. Additionally, to test your expressions, RegExr is a great tool. In Cognito Forms, you can validate user input in a variety of ways using... read more
 

Enforcing Your Business Hours Part 2: Email Notifications 

Posted by Nadia A. 03/21/2017 Categories: Tips & Tricks
Many moons ago (well, more like a year ago) we published Two Easy Ways to Enforce Your Business Hours, which explains how to hide form fields during certain hours and days, as well as how to limit field selections based on the time and the day of... read more
 

Assigning Numeric Values to Choice Fields! 

Posted by Nadia A. 03/07/2017 Categories: Calculations Feature Release Tips & Tricks
We're excited to reveal a new Choice field enhancement: the Assign Values option! Similar to the Assign Prices option, this enhancement gives you the ability to assign numeric values to each option in a Choice field. Whether you want to build a quiz ... read more
 

Creating Conditional Prefilled Redirects! 

Posted by Nadia A. 02/07/2017 Categories: Tips & Tricks
There are a ton of ways to customize your form's confirmation page - including the option to instantly redirect your users to a specific page after they submit their form. You can redirect your users to any Url; whether it's a page on your website,... read more
 

Mask Passwords from View with the Password Field! 

Posted by Nadia A. 01/19/2017 Categories: Feature Release Tips & Tricks
Last November, we revamped the Textbox field to include advanced text input validation; making it possible for you to easily validate various types of user input (like Zip Codes, Social Security Numbers, MAC Addresses, and even custom strings). This ... read more
 
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