How can you create a form in WordPress?

You are maybe developer or customer, you build a website and its designed well as you want to build. You add here plugins in the website, using a particle background in your WordPress website. You did everything as you want according to your planning/ designing. Now, you want to gather a information from your visitors like feedback, suggestions etc. Now, I am going to describe how you can add form in your WordPress website. In this tutorial we will learn about the following.

  1. Types of Forms added to WordPress website.
  2. How to create a form in WordPress?

#1. Types of Form added to WordPress website

Before going to the procedure you have to make sure that which type of form you need to create, I am going to describe you what kind of form you can add to your WordPress website-

Contact Form

The contact form is a one the simplest form where the owner gets contact details to touch users without exposing your own information, here user fill a simple form which is related to contact details like Cellphone number,  email account, name, addresses etc. Its will behave dynamically that will open multi-devices together and open a new page as user requirement.

Surveys

Sometimes owner wants to examine any record or information related to any topic, market strategy, employee company database, inventory and goodwill of the company. Then need a survey form with the help of that form owner can get record easily to existing data or visitors opinion. Some plugins allow you to ask a variety of question to use text or drop-down menu. Google form is one of the best examples of the survey form.

Calls to Action

Calls to Action (CTA) is a plugin where you site owner allow visitors to contact with them and with the help of calls to action form you can create a highlight area on the page or website. A free number of email collection  CTA plugins exit and a user can send directly any type of valuable feedback on site. You should use it, it provides the excellent Call to Action form with powerful features.

#2. How to Create a Form in WordPress?

Now, let us go through the detailed procedure to add forms in WordPress.

  • To create a Form, first login to your WordPress  Admin area.
  • Go to Plugins section from the left panel list and Add New.

    Add New Plugin
    Add New Plugin
  • On the next page, search for WPForms and list of plugins will appear.

    Install Plugin WPForms
  • Click over Install Now as directed in the above image to install the plugin.
  • Click over Activate after installing the Plugin and proceed.
  • On the next page, click over Create Your First Form.
  • A window pops-up that says, “Welcome to the Form Builder”. Click Lets’s Go!
  • Now, set up your form by following the credentials. Refer to the below given image.
  1. Name Your Form: In this section enter your Form name.
  2. Select a Template: Select any of the template as per your choice. We will choose Simple Contact Form.

    Enter Credentials
  3. Now, you will be directed to Fields section. Here click over Field Options in the left panel and make changes in the options.

    Edit Fields
  4.  Switch to Add Fields tab to add more fields in the form.

    Add Fields
  5. You can Drag the fields to reorder them as marked in the above given image.
  6. Now, switch to Settings section from the left panel list.

    Settings
  7. Here you can manage other features like Tags, Submit Button Text in General tab; Manage Default Notification from Notifications section; Confirmation Message from Confirmations section. (Refer to the above given image)  
    Notifications

    Confirmations
  8.  Make the Changes as per your choice and click over Save to save the changes in the form. You can also Preview the changes.
  • Now, we need to add this contact form to a page or create a new one. Click over Embed given at the top corner and select an option as per your choice.

    Embed Page
  • I will choose Select Existing Page as I’ve to add this form in one of my website page.
  • Select the page from the drop down list and Let’s Go!

    Select Page
  • You will be directed to the page, where you want to add contact form. Now, click over + icon search block WPForms.

    WPForms
  • Select the Form from the drop down.

    Select Form
  • The form will be added to the page. Now, you can Preview and then Publish the page.

    Form added Successfully

Now, you have successfully added form in your WordPress website. You can check out the article on how to embed Google forms in WordPress to create forms using Google forms.

That’s It !

Hope the article better describes the procedure to create a form in WordPress. Do share it with your colleagues if you find it working. Also share your suggestions and drop your queries to start the discussion on the related topic. Lets connect on social media with the below links.

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