Supple Forms – Quick Start Guide

This is a quick start guide to get you up and running with Supple Forms as fast as humanly possible. Supple Forms is a CMS plugin for WordPress that lets you add custom data to posts and pages. It is both powerful and simple to use. If you need something like this, it might just be what you’re looking for.

Please check out the overview on the Supple Forms Home Page if you have not already done so.

Without further ado, here’s Part 1 to the Quick Start for Supple Forms:

We are now ready to add fields to our form…here’s how in Part 2:

Written Guide for Supple Forms to Come

I hope these videos have been helpful. I will be adding a written guide for Supple Forms in the near future. There are lots of capabilities with shortcodes that aren’t covered here.


20 Responses to Supple Forms – Quick Start Guide

  1. reactlab February 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    Hi. Not sure if its just me, but video #1 is pausing at 43 second mark — player says “buffering” but the video’s already downloaded so not sure what’s going on. Tried on both IE7 and Firefox with same issue.

  2. Byron Bennett February 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

    Thanks for the tip…I’ll have to rerecord.


  3. Erik April 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm #


    Will you fix the first video that stops after 44 seconds soon?

  4. Byron Bennett April 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    Hi Erik,
    Yes. I’ll get that fixed this weekend.


  5. rememberthis12000 May 1, 2009 at 7:41 am #

    Hi Erik!

    I’m so excited to use this! Will you please re-post the video. It’s not working and I’d sure love to see it! Thanks.

  6. the_guv May 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    looks great Byron, in fact very splendid – but the video tuts don’t! will persevere anyhow.

    hey – i use vimeo for my wordpress videos…why not try them?

    tx for the plugin. obviously a lot of work here.

  7. Byron Bennett May 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm #



    And I hear you on the videos. I really need to fix that one.


  8. Fred July 2, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    July 2, video still dies at 43 second mark…

  9. Sara August 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    Is there any way to get this plugin to work with WordPress 2.8? I currently can’t find a way to actually generate the fields.

  10. Judy October 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    The video is still not working. It would be great if I could do more with the custom tables. Use existing tables, for example.

  11. johny why November 16, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    hello– can’t wait to try this plugin! please fix video if possible. thanks!

  12. barbara November 26, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    cant understand if this plugin also integrates with sending a form, i mean:
    i’d thought to use this plugin to create an order form where people can write how many pieces of the article would like to receive (a sort of cart but i dont want to use a cart)
    at the end of it all, this plug in can send an e-mail with the collected data?
    moreover: can it calculate? e.g. 10 * 10 = 100
    thank you in advance,

  13. Clint February 4, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    Video please….

  14. Joanna February 12, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    hi i think it’s really useful 🙂 thanks!!!

    Anyway, I really hope the auto add to post works soon and I hope to see more added in fields:

    allowing user to Insert/Upload image function to the form
    maybe description, subheadings and tables too
    just like a survey form

    there’s a bug though, when I edit, and save, and then I click on the drop down list to add a field, the order number doesn’t get update automatically

    and whenever I trash the post, the database viewer doesn’t get updated or the post entry isn’t deleted

  15. JadedTech February 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    “May 29th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    And I hear you on the videos. I really need to fix that one.


    Yup….almost a year later and ‘still need to fix’. Sigh. Looks like I’ll have to find some other solution…..

  16. Joyce Barrett March 30, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    Terrific Plugin! Our 11 yr old birder has been on to me for some time to figure out a way he could log his bird counts on his blog. Your plugin was easy to install and use!

    Now I just have to figure out enough php or CSS or to total his counts from the db for his “Log” page…. at least he will be happily plugging in data for awhile (while I learn).


  17. Dave Bricker June 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    I want to create an order form that tallies up a total based on mostly radio button selections. Is there a way to make that happen so we get not only the submitted options but the final price? Thanks,
    Dave Bricker

    • Byron Bennett June 7, 2010 at 11:13 pm #


      I’m not sure that Supple Forms can handle that. You might have a look at Gravity Forms or Flutter.


  18. Bill Liew July 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    Hi Bryan.
    Great plugin, thank you. Just a quick note about the auto insert into the post. Do you have a version somewhere that is enabled? Ha… I am doing an auto classified for members, and it may be asking too much for car dealers to include the snippet at the end of their postings.
    But again, really appreciate your work. Will definately look into donation once the site is running.


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