Create an formie.php file under your /config directory with the following options available to you. You can also use multi-environment options to change these per environment.


return [
    '*' => [
        'pluginName' => 'Formie',
        'defaultPage' => 'forms',
        'maxIncompleteSubmissionAge' => 30,

        // Spam
        'saveSpam' => false,
        'spamLimit' => 500,
        'spamBehaviour' => 'showSuccess',
        'spamKeywords' => '',
        'spamBehaviourMessage' => '',

        // Alerts
        'sendEmailAlerts' => false,

Configuration options #

  • pluginName - Set a custom name for the plugin.
  • defaultPage - Set the default sub-page navigated to when clicking "Formie" in the main menu.
  • maxIncompleteSubmissionAge - The maximum age of an incomplete submission in days before it is deleted in garbage collection. Set to 0 to disable automatic deletion.


  • saveSpam - Whether to save spam submissions to the database.
  • spamLimit - If saving spam, set a suitable limit for how many to keep. Spam submissions past this limit will be deleted.
  • spamBehaviour - Set to either showSuccess or showMessage to set the submission behaviour when a spam submission is detected.
  • spamKeywords - Set keywords that if matched in the submission, will be marked as spam.
  • spamBehaviourMessage - This text will be shown as an error after submission. HTML and Markdown is supported.

Alerts #

  • sendEmailAlerts - Whether an email alert should be sent to a nominated email when an email notification fails to send.
  • alertEmails - A collection of emails that alerts should be sent to.

Control Panel #

You can also manage configuration settings through the Control Panel by visiting Settings → Formie.

Rich Text Configuration #

Formie uses a Rich Text field for numerous settings for forms, notifications and more. This field is powered by TipTap. You have control over the configuration of these Rich Text fields, by providing a .json file with its configurations, very similar to how the Redactor plugin works.

For example, create a formie folder in your /config directory, and inside that, create a rich-text.json file. Place the following content into that file:

    "forms": {
        "errorMessage": {
            "buttons": ["bold"],
            "rows": 3

Here, we're setting the forms.errorMessage field config to provide a single button for Bold, and the number of rows the field should show. There are a number of available fields to configure, shown by the default config below:

    "forms": {
        "submitActionMessage": {
            "buttons": ["bold", "italic"],
            "rows": 3
        "errorMessage": {
            "buttons": ["bold", "italic"],
            "rows": 3
    "notifications": {
        "content": {
            "buttons": ["bold", "italic", "variableTag"]

Available Buttons #

As shown above, your config can provide an array of button configs to include or exclude certain buttons from the Rich Text field interface. It's a good idea to only allow the types of formatting and functionality you want users to have access to.

h1Allow the use of <h1> heading tags.
h2Allow the use of <h2> heading tags.
h3Allow the use of <h3> heading tags.
h4Allow the use of <h4> heading tags.
h5Allow the use of <h5> heading tags.
h6Allow the use of <h6> heading tags.
boldAllow text to be bold.
italicAllow text to be italic.
underlineAllow text to be underlined.
strikethroughAllow text to have a strikethrough.
unorderedlistAllow the use of <ul> elements for an unordered list.
orderedlistAllow the use of <ol> elements for an unordered list.
quoteAllow text to be shown as a quote.
linkAllow text to be shown as a link.
variableTagAllow the use of Variable Tags, to pick variables from form items or global variables.

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