Webflow is a powerful website builder that allows you to create stunning websites without writing a single line of code. One of the key features that make Webflow stand out is its form builder, which allows you to easily add forms to your website and collect user data.
But have you ever wondered where does the data submitted through these forms go? Let’s find out!
Webflow Form Submission
When a user submits a form on your Webflow website, the data is sent to Webflow servers for processing. This means that you don’t have to worry about setting up your own server or dealing with complex backend code to handle form submissions.
But where exactly does the form data go?
The form data is securely stored in the Webflow CMS (Content Management System). The CMS is like a database that stores all the content on your website, including form submissions. This makes it easy for you to access and manage the submitted data from within your Webflow account.
Accessing Form Data in Webflow
Once a user submits a form on your Webflow website, you can access the submitted data in two ways:
1. In the Designer:
If you’re working on your website in the Webflow Designer, you can view and manage form submissions by following these steps:
- Select the form element on your page.
- In the right-hand panel, click on the “Settings” tab.
- Scroll down to “Form Submissions” and click on “Open Submissions.”
This will open up a panel where you can see all the submissions for that particular form. You can view each submission individually or export them as a CSV file for further analysis or integration with other tools.
2. In the Webflow CMS:
If you prefer to access and manage form submissions outside of the Webflow Designer, you can do so in the Webflow CMS. Here’s how:
- Go to your Webflow project dashboard.
- Select the “CMS” tab.
- In the left-hand panel, click on “Forms.”
- Choose the form you want to view submissions for.
In the submissions view, you can see all the form data in a tabular format. You can sort, search, and filter submissions based on specific criteria. Additionally, you can export the data as a CSV file for further analysis or integration with external tools.
Data Security and Privacy
Now that we know where form data goes in Webflow, it’s important to address concerns about data security and privacy.
Webflow takes data security seriously and provides several measures to ensure that your form submissions are safe:
- SSL Encryption: All form submissions are encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology. This ensures that the data transmitted between users’ browsers and Webflow servers is secure and protected from unauthorized access.
- Data Retention Policy: By default, Webflow retains form submission data for 30 days.
However, you have full control over how long you want to keep the data stored in your CMS. You can delete submissions manually or set up automatic deletion after a certain period of time.
In conclusion, when a user submits a form on your Webflow website, the data is securely stored in the Webflow CMS. You can access and manage the form submissions either in the Webflow Designer or in the CMS itself.
Webflow takes data security seriously by encrypting form submissions and providing control over data retention. By understanding where your form data goes and taking necessary precautions, you can make the most out of Webflow’s powerful form builder feature.