Creating multi page form in WordPress
The Multi page forms are very useful as they help the WordPress site owners to collect more information from the users without scaring them. We in this article will try to explain in a step by step manner how exactly you can create a Multi-page form. We hope that you will find this article interesting and useful. Many WordPress users often get confused on how exactly they should create a Multi-page form. It is very simple actually to create the multi-page form and with this article you will realise it more.
Why do you even need a multi-page form?
The common question that a user will often ask is why do you need a multi-page form? Well the answer is simple. These forms are the easiest way perhaps to collect the information about the users and stay in touch with the users too. There can be different types of multi-page form and they are simple survey type form, email capture form and even contact form.
The multi-page form does have a lot of usage but you must have one point in mind and that is. If your multi page form is too long then the users might prefer for to fill them and leave them incomplete. How do you deal with this problem that is actually very common? Well the solution is simple you will have to break down the multi-page form into many pages or sections that will make the user not realise that how long the multi-page form actually is.
If you put a progress bar on top and you have a few number of fields to update the users will feel more comfortable as they fill the form. This will also ensure that the user gets a better experience that is more engaging and interacting. We will now discuss in details how exactly you can create a multi-page form in WordPress by just following the below mentioned simple steps.
Creating a multi-page form in WordPress with the help of WPForms
We will be explaining how you can create the multi-page forms in WordPress by using the WPForms. It is a very simple contact form plugin that you can easily download and start using in WordPress. It is very useful if you are new to the WordPress and you can easily use it. To use this first thing you will need is a basic license that will cost you around $39.
For those who are beginners in WordPress there is also a coupon code that can be used and this coupon code is WPB10. With this you can get 10% discount on the purchase of any WPForms plan. Installing the WPForms plugin is the first step. In one of our previous articles we have explained in details how exactly you can download and install the WordPress plugins. Please refer to those steps and install as well as activate the WPForms plugin. When you are done with that you will get a license key. This key you can get once you sign in to your account using the WPForms website.
Take the license key that will be generated and then visit the WPForms page and then go to settings page on the WordPress site. All that you will have to do is paste the license key and then you will have to click on the “verify key” button. We are enclosing a screenshot that will explain the step in a better way to the readers.
After you have verified the license key of yours you are now ready to create a multi-page form in WordPress. To do this you will have to quickly move to the next step and in this step you will have to go to the WPForms page and then click on Add new page. This will take you to the form builder that will look something like the screenshot that we have enclosed below.
You will have to provide a title for the form and then you will have to select the templates that are show in the screenshot that we have enclosed. The WPForms does offer many readymade forms that will speed up the process of the form creation. All that you have to do is select a form that according to you suit your need the best or else you can also go for a blank form. As you click on the template the form editor will be launched as shown below.
You will simply have to click on the fields from the left column and add them to the form that you are making. After you are done with all this you will have to click on the fields that you have added to the form and edit them the way you want. There is also an option of dragging and dropping the form fields.
I hope you have got what we are trying to say so far. Now we will move on to the next step. After you are done with adding a few form fields you are all set to add a new page to the form. You will notice that there is a pagebreak field that you can see under the fancy fields section from the left column. We are enclosing a screenshot that will explain to you how you can go about doing this.
Once you are done with these steps you will notice that WPForms will add a page break marker to the bottom and it will also add a first page marker to the top of the page. As soon as you click on the submit button on the first page you will notice that name of the button on the first page changes from submit to next.
Now you are all set to click on the first page marker that you can see at the top of the page and this will help you to edit the multi-page form properties. In the left hand column you will notice that you can choose a progress bar type. The WPForms will automatically allow you to use simple progress bar, connector, circles and no progress indicators also.
In this article we will be making use of the connectors as the progress bar. Here we must say that you can even choose the colour of the page indicator. You can also provide a suitable title to the first page.
In the next step you will have to click on the pagebreak marker if you want to edit the properties. You can also provide a title for the next page. There is also a possibility to edit the text and display on the next button. We hope that the enclosed screenshot will help you to understand what you are trying to say.
A point that you must keep in mind is that you can continue to add the form fields even after the pagebreak has been applied. The PRO version of the WPForms has an additional advantage. If you are using this you can also use the conditional logic to show and hide the form fields as per the response from the users.
Once you have added some more fields it is completely up to you to add more page breaks if you feel that it is needed. After you have done all that we have mentioned in the above steps and you feel that the form is ready you must not forget to click on the save button that you will find on the top right corner of the screen. So with this you can pat yourself on your back because you have actually created the first multi-page form.
Adding multi page form into the WordPress page or post
We will now discuss how exactly you can add the multi-page form that you have created into a WordPress page or post. With the help of WPForms you can do this and it makes it very simple actually. You can either create a new post or you can also edit an existing post. On the top of the post editor you will notice a button that says “add form”. It will look something like what is shown in the screenshot attached below.
As soon as you click on the “add form” button you will be get a popup. In the popup you will have to select the form that will appear in the drop down list and then you will have to click on the “add form” button at the extreme right bottom of the popup page. We are enclosing a screenshot so that you get a better idea about this step.
You will also notice that WPForms shortcode is now added into the page or the post. Once you are done with this you will be in a position to save or publish the post or the page. Now as the final step you can visit the website of yours and check for yourself how the multi-page form actually looks.
We hope that after reading this article you will be able to understand well how the multi-page forms can be created and how they can help you to improve the performance of the WordPress site.