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Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

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Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

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Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

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Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

Recently, I found myself using popular marketing automation software to build a form for a client. I wanted to change the colors and styles of a form button. It was small, grey and not at all clickable. After some difficulty, I contacted support staff for assistance. The conversation went something like this:

Me: What’s the easiest way to stylize the form button?

Them: You can replace it with an image.

Me: And what other options do I have?

Them: That’s it.

Me: O.K.Wait, what?!

Well, that’s certainly not a best practice. I was surprised that such an advanced platform didn’t offer another solution for customizing call-to-action buttons. So we started using Formstack. Now it’s easy to change button styles and colors. And you don't even have to know advanced form button CSS to do it. (Although the option does exist if you want it). To start: Click on the submit button from within your form builder and select Theme at the bottom left. If it’s your first time customizing the theme, you’ll be prompted to name it:

Click-on-CSS-Button

From here, you can edit your button's background color, border color, width, and padding:

Change-Button-Style

It’s seriously that easy. And if you’d like even more customizations, there’s always CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Beginners can refer to Formstack’s handy CSS how-tos when trying out different classes and IDs.Of course, if you’re like me, you may want to just copy other successful CSS button styles and test your own changes. In that case, you can pick a form—any form—that has a button you’d like to copy into your Formstack account. Then go to Themes > HTML and CSS to copy everything you see under “Submit Buttons”:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS

And paste it into the Advanced CSS Editor within the form builder:

Copy-Form-Button-CSS
Change-Form-Button-CSS

Now all you’ll have left to decide is what button copy to use. If you want to experiment, you can even A/B test different combinations.

Still have questions? Formstack's support staff has a wealth of submit button knowledge. And don’t worry—no one will suggest you simply use an image!

Heather Mueller
Heather is a website copywriter and digital content strategist who loves helping brands generate leads through the power of the written word—especially when using Formstack. Connect with Heather on Twitter @heathermueller.
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