Create forms

Forms are used within the Open Justice app to enable the user of the app to send information to the team.

In future it is possible that these will be used also to help the user complete otherwise complicated official documentation by asking them for information that is then validated and injected into a template that is used to create the final completed version ready for submission to the appropriate authority.

Managing forms

To manage forms, select the “Formidable” option from the left-hand menu.

This will open a list of the forms that you have defined so far, any of which can be edited by clicking on the form title.

To create a new form, click the “add new” button near the top of the screen.

This will open a blank palette onto which the fields that the app user is required to complete may be dragged:

When the form is complete, click “Create” to save your changes.

Setting the form action

Only one action is allowed in the current version of the Open Justice app project, namely to send the form to a designated email address. To modify this, click “Settings” near the top of the page and then “Form actions”:


You should leave the “From” field set to its default value ([sitename] <[admin_email]>) but you may change the “To” address to the one to which completed forms should be sent.

To save your changes, press “Update”.