Action Form Notes

Action Form is a module developed by for the DNN Content Management System and Development Platform. The developers at have used the Action Form module for countless projects and solutions for a number of years. The following is an modest collection of notes that we have started to record about techniques to take advantage of the strengths of this module. We record this here not to become a secondary help system for Action Form users or DNNSharp. But if you can find something here that helps you, that makes us happy too.

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Remove the ActionGrid URL Parameters

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ActionGrid adds parameters to the URL for Page settings even when paging is turned off and not needed. I like those parameters to not be in the URL. This script can be used to clean up the URL. Be careful though, this removes all URL parameters, so if there are parameters needed for something else on the page, don't use this.


setTimeout(function (){ history.pushState(null, null, 'dashboard');}, 5000);

You can put the script in the ActionGrid module settings, Advanced UI Settings, On Init Javascript

More than Just Text

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When you make an announcement on your Home page, add something more than just the text. Optimally add an image or clipart to emphasize or just beautify the text. In the least, provide a title and format it differently than the announcement text below it. 

Remember if you format your announcement title, make sure you use consistent formatting to the other content on the page. Consistent formatting = Professionalism.

Extend the Worship Experience into the Home

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Now that churches are not permitted to worship together in the church building, we are all figuring out how to extend the worship experience into the online environment. Here are some ideas and examples to get you going. This is one that can offer both advice and direct assistance. Read more.

Create a COVID-19 Announcements Page

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The announcements from the Church and the Government keep coming out that affect how your church can worship together and meet. If you are putting all your announcements on your home page, it is quickly going to ruin your page layout and degrade the appearance of your site. We suggest that you move these announcements off to another page. Here is what that can look like. Read more.

Remove blank from Multiple Choice

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Multiple Choice fields have a blank entry in the list. I find that non-entry a confusing thing and don't want it there. It is usually the first item in the select list. You can remove it with code. Put a Static Text field on the form and paste the following JS. Change the ID's


// delete the blank entries in the combos



A CSS:3 way to do this is to add the following style:

 option:empty{ display:none;} */Removes empty Multiple choice options /*