Creating a custom form theme

Step 1

Choose a unique name for the new theme using only letters, numbers, dashes and underscores. In this example the unique theme name is modern, so replace all instances of that with the unique theme name.

On your computer create new folder named quform-theme, and inside the folder create two new empty files – one named quform-theme.php and one named modern.css (replace modern with the unique name of the theme).

Step 2

Open the quform-theme.php in a text editor and paste in the following code.

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<?php
 
/*
 * Plugin Name: Quform Theme
 * Description: Custom theme for Quform forms.
 * Version: 1.0.0
 */
 
add_action('init', function () {
    if (class_exists('Quform')) {
        $themes = Quform::getService('themes');
 
        $themes->register('modern', array(            'name' => 'Modern',            'version' => '1.0.0',
            'cssPath' => plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',            'cssUrl' => plugin_dir_url(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',            'previewColor' => '#FFFFFF'        ));
    }
});
<?php

/*
 * Plugin Name: Quform Theme
 * Description: Custom theme for Quform forms.
 * Version: 1.0.0
 */

add_action('init', function () {
    if (class_exists('Quform')) {
        $themes = Quform::getService('themes');

        $themes->register('modern', array(
            'name' => 'Modern',
            'version' => '1.0.0',
            'cssPath' => plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',
            'cssUrl' => plugin_dir_url(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',
            'previewColor' => '#FFFFFF'
        ));
    }
});
  • On line 13, replace modern with the unique name of the theme
  • On line 14, replace Modern with a human readable name of the theme (you can use any characters here – it will show in the theme select menu when editing the form)
  • On lines 16 and 17 replace modern.css with the name of the .css file you created in Step 1
  • On line 18, replace #FFFFFF with the color you want the preview background to be when editing the form
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<?php
 
/*
 * Plugin Name: Quform Theme
 * Description: Custom theme for Quform forms.
 * Version: 1.0.0
 */
 
function my_register_quform_theme()
{
    if (class_exists('Quform')) {
        $themes = Quform::getService('themes');
 
        $themes->register('modern', array(            'name' => 'Modern',            'version' => '1.0.0',
            'cssPath' => plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',            'cssUrl' => plugin_dir_url(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',            'previewColor' => '#FFFFFF'        ));
    }
}
add_action('init', 'my_register_quform_theme');
<?php

/*
 * Plugin Name: Quform Theme
 * Description: Custom theme for Quform forms.
 * Version: 1.0.0
 */

function my_register_quform_theme()
{
    if (class_exists('Quform')) {
        $themes = Quform::getService('themes');

        $themes->register('modern', array(
            'name' => 'Modern',
            'version' => '1.0.0',
            'cssPath' => plugin_dir_path(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',
            'cssUrl' => plugin_dir_url(__FILE__) . 'modern.css',
            'previewColor' => '#FFFFFF'
        ));
    }
}
add_action('init', 'my_register_quform_theme');
  • On line 14, replace modern with the unique name of the theme
  • On line 15, replace Modern with a human readable name of the theme (you can use any characters here – it will show in the theme select menu when editing the form)
  • On lines 17 and 18 replace modern.css with the name of the .css file you created in Step 1
  • On line 19, replace #FFFFFF with the color you want the preview background to be when editing the form

Step 3

Copy the code below and paste it into the .css file you created in Step 1. Inside the file do a find and replace for the word modern and replace it with the unique name of the theme.

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/*****************************************************
1: Form heading and description
******************************************************/
/*Set global fonts*/
.quform-theme-modern {
    color: #000;
}
/* Form title */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-form-title {
    color: #000;
}
/* Form description */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-form-description {
    color: #666;
}
/* Page progress */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-page-progress-bar {
    background-color: #ddd;
    color: #111;
}
/*****************************************************
2: Elements and labels
******************************************************/
/*Required - this is the text that is used to indicate a required field*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-label > label > .quform-required {
    color: #cc0101;
}
/*Element description*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-description {
    color: #000;
}
/* Field styles */
.quform-theme-modern .select2-container--quform .select2-selection,
.quform-theme-modern.quform-timepicker.k-list-container.k-popup,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect {
    background: #fff;
    color: #222;
    border: solid 1px #ddd;
}
/* Element has error */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error .select2-container--quform .select2-selection,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error input,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error textarea,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error select {
    border-color: #c73412;
}
/*Hover field*/
.quform-theme-modern .select2-container--quform .select2-selection:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect:hover {
    background: #fff;
    color: #111;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
}
/*Active & focus field*/
.quform-theme-modern .select2-container--quform.select2-container--open .select2-selection,
.quform-theme-modern.quform-timepicker.k-list-container.k-popup,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect:active,
 
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect:focus {
    background: #fdfdfd;
    color: #111;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-elements .quform-element textarea {
    min-height: 150px;
}
/* Default Label*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-label > label {
 
}
/*Tooltip icon*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-tooltip-icon {
 
}
/*****************************************************
3: File uploads
******************************************************/
/*File uploading wrap*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-progress-wrap {
 
}
/*Animated progress bar wrapper*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-progress-bar-wrap {
 
}
/*Animated progress bar*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-progress-bar {
    background: #e2ab00;
}
/*Info displayed under progress bar*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-info {}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-info > div {
}
/*Box around a chosen file*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-file {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-color: #ddd;
    color: #222;
}
/* File Upload button */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-button-style-theme .quform-upload-button {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-color: #ddd;
    color: #111;
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-button-style-theme .quform-upload-button:hover {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-color: #ccc;
    color: #222;
}
/*****************************************************
4: Captcha
******************************************************/
/*Refresh captcha icon background*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-captcha-image {
 
}
/*****************************************************
5: Element groups
******************************************************/
/*PLAIN*/
/*Group title & description wrap plain*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-plain > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description {
 
}
/*Group title plain*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-plain > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description .quform-group-title {
    color: #333; /* Color 1 */
}
/*Group description plain*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-plain > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description p.quform-group-description {
    color: #666; /* Color 2 */
}
/*BORDERED*/
/*Group title & description wrap bordered*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered  > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description {
 
}
/*Group title bordered*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered  > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description .quform-group-title {
    color: #333; /* Color 1 */
}
/*Group description bordered*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered  > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description p.quform-group-description {
    color: #666; /* Color 2 */
}
/*Bordered style group*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered > .quform-spacer > .quform-child-elements,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered > .quform-child-elements {
    background-color: #ffffff;
    border: 1px solid #eeeeee;
}
/*****************************************************
6: Submit button and related
******************************************************/
/*Submit button default state*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-option-label,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-submit-default > button,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-next-default > button,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-back-default > button {
    background: #fff;
    border: solid 1px #ddd;
    color: #222;
}
/*Hover*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-option-label:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-option-label:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-field-checkbox:checked + label,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-field-radio:checked + label,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-submit-default > button:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-next-default > button:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-back-default > button:hover {
    background: #f3f3f3;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
    color: #111;
}
/*Active*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-submit-default > button:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-next-default > button:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-back-default > button:active {
    background: #fdfdfd;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
    color: #111;
}
/*Loading spinner*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-loading {
 
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-loading-inner {
 
}
 
/*****************************************************
7: Messages for user
******************************************************/
/*Errors*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-error > .quform-error-inner {
 
}
/*Success message*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-success-message {
 
}
/*Quform referral link*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-referral-link a {
    color: #0F83CA;
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-referral-link a:hover {
    color: #292929;
}
/*****************************************************
1: Form heading and description
******************************************************/
/*Set global fonts*/
.quform-theme-modern {
    color: #000;
}
/* Form title */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-form-title {
    color: #000;
}
/* Form description */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-form-description {
    color: #666;
}
/* Page progress */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-page-progress-bar {
    background-color: #ddd;
    color: #111;
}
/*****************************************************
2: Elements and labels
******************************************************/
/*Required - this is the text that is used to indicate a required field*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-label > label > .quform-required {
    color: #cc0101;
}
/*Element description*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-description {
    color: #000;
}
/* Field styles */
.quform-theme-modern .select2-container--quform .select2-selection,
.quform-theme-modern.quform-timepicker.k-list-container.k-popup,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect {
    background: #fff;
    color: #222;
    border: solid 1px #ddd;
}
/* Element has error */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error .select2-container--quform .select2-selection,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error input,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error textarea,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-has-error select {
    border-color: #c73412;
}
/*Hover field*/
.quform-theme-modern .select2-container--quform .select2-selection:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect:hover {
    background: #fff;
    color: #111;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
}
/*Active & focus field*/
.quform-theme-modern .select2-container--quform.select2-container--open .select2-selection,
.quform-theme-modern.quform-timepicker.k-list-container.k-popup,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect:active,

.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-text:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-captcha:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-password:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-textarea:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-email:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-date:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-time:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-select:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-field-multiselect:focus {
    background: #fdfdfd;
    color: #111;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-elements .quform-element textarea {
    min-height: 150px;
}
/* Default Label*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-label > label {

}
/*Tooltip icon*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-tooltip-icon {

}
/*****************************************************
3: File uploads
******************************************************/
/*File uploading wrap*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-progress-wrap {

}
/*Animated progress bar wrapper*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-progress-bar-wrap {

}
/*Animated progress bar*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-progress-bar {
    background: #e2ab00;
}
/*Info displayed under progress bar*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-info {}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-info > div {
}
/*Box around a chosen file*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-upload-file {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-color: #ddd;
    color: #222;
}
/* File Upload button */
.quform-theme-modern .quform-button-style-theme .quform-upload-button {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-color: #ddd;
    color: #111;
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-button-style-theme .quform-upload-button:hover {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-color: #ccc;
    color: #222;
}
/*****************************************************
4: Captcha
******************************************************/
/*Refresh captcha icon background*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-captcha-image {

}
/*****************************************************
5: Element groups
******************************************************/
/*PLAIN*/
/*Group title & description wrap plain*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-plain > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description {

}
/*Group title plain*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-plain > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description .quform-group-title {
    color: #333; /* Color 1 */
}
/*Group description plain*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-plain > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description p.quform-group-description {
    color: #666; /* Color 2 */
}
/*BORDERED*/
/*Group title & description wrap bordered*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered  > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description {

}
/*Group title bordered*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered  > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description .quform-group-title {
    color: #333; /* Color 1 */
}
/*Group description bordered*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered  > .quform-spacer > .quform-group-title-description p.quform-group-description {
    color: #666; /* Color 2 */
}
/*Bordered style group*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered > .quform-spacer > .quform-child-elements,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-group-style-bordered > .quform-child-elements {
    background-color: #ffffff;
    border: 1px solid #eeeeee;
}
/*****************************************************
6: Submit button and related
******************************************************/
/*Submit button default state*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-option-label,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-submit-default > button,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-next-default > button,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-back-default > button {
    background: #fff;
    border: solid 1px #ddd;
    color: #222;
}
/*Hover*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-option-label:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-option-label:focus,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-field-checkbox:checked + label,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-options-style-button .quform-field-radio:checked + label,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-submit-default > button:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-next-default > button:hover,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-back-default > button:hover {
    background: #f3f3f3;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
    color: #111;
}
/*Active*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-submit-default > button:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-next-default > button:active,
.quform-theme-modern .quform-element-submit.quform-button-style-theme > .quform-button-back-default > button:active {
    background: #fdfdfd;
    border: solid 1px #ccc;
    color: #111;
}
/*Loading spinner*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-loading {

}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-loading-inner {

}

/*****************************************************
7: Messages for user
******************************************************/
/*Errors*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-error > .quform-error-inner {

}
/*Success message*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-success-message {

}
/*Quform referral link*/
.quform-theme-modern .quform-referral-link a {
    color: #0F83CA;
}
.quform-theme-modern .quform-referral-link a:hover {
    color: #292929;
}

Alternatively, you can start with one of the existing Quform form theme files using the links below. Make sure to replace the unique theme name in the CSS with the unique name of your theme from Step 1.

ThemeUnique theme name
Blend Gradientblend-gradient
Bootstrapbootstrap
Darkdark
Hollowhollow
Lightlight
Minimalminimal
Reactreact
Shine Gradientshine-gradient
Simplesimple
Stormstorm
Underlinedunderlined

Step 4

Upload the quform-theme folder to the web server using FTP to the wp-content/plugins/ folder (or you can zip up the quform-theme folder and install it as a normal WordPress plugin from Plugins → Add New).

Next go to Plugins → Installed Plugins and activate the plugin Quform Theme.

Finally, go to Edit Form → Settings → Style → Global and at the Theme option select the new theme from the list.

Still having trouble? Head over to the forums.

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