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Formidable Select OptGroup


This plugin will allow you to create optgroup’s in your select forms

Frequently Asked Questions ==/

  1. What if I want to use something besides two **’s? If you do, just edit the code to fit your needs. I kept this out of the database for speed, but I can add it in the future if people want it.
  2. Want to say thanks? donate

Future ToDos

  1. If there is interest, I can add the ** flag into the database.


  • Admin View - Quick Edit
  • Admin View - Bulk Edit
  • Frontend View - In action
  • Code Output - Outputted code


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install from the repository
  2. Activate the plugin from the Plugin menu in WordPress
  3. In your Formidable form, add/edit a Dropdown select box
  4. To create an optgroup, add two ‘s around the name, for example to create an optgroup of Ford, do **Ford


September 3, 2016
This is an awesome idea, executed improperly. Optgroups are meant to surround the options for which they apply, not to float above as their own option. Revised after more information given.
September 3, 2016
This is a simple plugin that extends the functionality of Formidable by adding the basic element of optgroups. This should be standard in Formidable!
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Contributors & Developers

“Formidable Select OptGroup” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  1. 1.0 Initial Development