Save Action

Save Action for Elementor PRO Form

This Action is available only for the Form included in paid version of Elementor (Elementor PRO), that is NOT included in our plugin.

Enabling this Elementor PRO Form Extension
you can find another new " Actions After Submit" called Save.

Add it to "Add Action" multi-select and the new Save Section will appear.

Save Settings

You can choose how to Save the Form Submission data, like:
  • Post, as a common Wordpress Post, of the Type you prefer and optionally related to a specific Term
  • Term, as Term of a selected Taxonomy
  • User, as User with a specific Role
  • Option, as a Wordpress global Option

All extra Fields will be stored in db associated to selected type as Meta.

  • Ignore Empty fields, skip empty Fields to preserve db don't creating useless rows in Meta table
  • Save Files as Media, all Form File Fields will be added to Media Library and will be saved their new ID instead the file url
  • Save Multiple as Array, convert the multiple submitted values in array, it works for Checkbox, Select Multiple and File Upload fields
  • Redirect To, redirect the User to new Object after the submission (not available for Option)
  • Anonimous data, remove submitter User info like IP, username
  • Update existent data, update the object (Post, User, Term or Option) if is still existent instead create a new one
  • Metas, if empty (or "No field") will save all fields as extra object Meta Fields, otherwise you can select from a dropdown the interested fields (for Option those are the Option keys)


Save as POST

Specific extra settings are:
  • Update existent data select Post, where you can set the ID or select the Post from a dropdown, if empty will update the current Post

To create a new Post is a good rule set:

  • Title, the post title, indispensable to recognize it in a list
  • Content, optional, the Post Content can be empty
  • Type, can set any type available, we suggest to create a new dedicated Type (with PODS or similar) that let easily consult them, default type is "dce_elementor_form"
  • Term, optionally you can assign a specific Term to new Post
  • Status, set Post State as Published or Draft
  • Current Post as Parent, very useful to retrieve all Posts generated from this Post

On each Settings you can set a mix from static text, Elementor Form Field Shortcode (like [field id="name"]) and Tokens (like [form:name] or [date|Y]).


Save as USER

This let to Create a new User or Update existent User:

  • Update existent data select User, where you can search a User from a dropdown, if empty will update the current logged in User
  • Auto Login, when Visitor submit the form and create his own User it will be automatic logged in. Then the page need to be refreshed to update page data that can change based User info, we suggest so to use Redirect after this form submission.

To create a new User is a good rule set:

  • UserName, optional, if empty it will be auto generated, but if you set it manually it need to be unique
  • Email, required, on save the extension will check if submitted email is just used by another user returning an error
  • Password, optional, if empty it will be auto generated
  • Role, assign a default Role capability to the new User, or Add/Set the Role to existent User
With this extension and Elementor PRO you can manage all User process of Registration, Login and Update.

On each Settings you can set a mix from static text, Elementor Form Field Shortcode (like [field id="name"]) and Tokens (like [form:name] or [date|Y]).


Save as TERM

This let to Create a new Term or Update existent Term:

  • Update existent data select Term, where you can search a Term from a dropdown, if empty will update the Term if the form is in a Term page

To generate a new Taxonomy Term, based on this data:

  • Name, the name is the most important data that identify the Term
  • Description, optional, is the main content of the Term
  • Taxonomy, the Taxonomy with which to associate the new Term

The Taxonomy Term will be generated without parent, on the first level.

On each Settings you can set a mix from static text, Elementor Form Field Shortcode (like [field id="name"]) and Tokens (like [form:name] or [date|Y]).


Save as Option

Every fields will be stored in Option table using its Custom ID as Option key, so it's useful select from "Meta" setting the only wanted fields which will be stored as Options.

This let to Create a new Option or Update existent Options:

  • Update existent data, (WARNING) if this setting is not activated the option will be not updated if it's just existing


Read saved entries from backend

If you saved form entries to DB then you can manage from standard Wordpress admin area.

We suggest to create a new dedicated CPT for this form generated Posts.

To view all Post (or User or Term) Meta information in admin area simply add a new field with same Key (Meta Key need to be the same as the Field Custom ID) with PODS (or ACF) to the used CPT for Post or to User or Taxonomy.

You simple have to set the Form Field Custom ID

with the same ACF Field Name (or PODS Name) as configured in ACF 8or PODS) Settings.

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