Why and When You Need Multi-Page Form in WordPress?
Forms are one of the easiest ways to collect data and get in touch with your users. It also given an honest feedback which helps you improve your work. The form can vary from contact form, email capture form or a simple survey.
But lengthy forms can prove to be daunting for users and increases form abandonment. To overcome this issue, user experience experts recommend multi-page forms. This way form fields are broken into sections and pages.
With a progress bar on top and fewer fields on screen, users feel more at ease filling out the form. It provides a more engaging and interactive experience to your users.
Creating A Multi-Page Form in WordPress with WPForms
We will be using WPForms which is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress. You will need at least the Basic license which you will have to buy.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin.
Upon activation, you will need to enter your license key. You can get this key by signing into your account on WPForms website.
Copy the license key and then visit WPForms » Settings page on your WordPress site. Paste the license key and then click on the verify key button.
After verification you are ready to begin. go to WPForms » Add New page, and it will launch the Form Builder.
Provide a title for your form and then select one of the templates shown below. WPForms offers ready-made form to speed up the form creation process.
You can choose the one that closely matches your form requirements or choose a blank form. Clicking on a template will launch the form editor.
Simply click on the fields from left column to add them into your form. After that click on a field in the form to edit it. You can also drag and drop form fields.
After adding a few form fields, you are ready to add a new page to your form. Click on the Page break field under fancy fields sections from the left column.
You will notice that WPForms will add a pagebreak marker to the bottom and a first page marker at the top of the page.
It will also push the submit button to the next page, and your first page will now have a ‘Next’ button instead.
Click on the first page marker at the top to edit your multi-page form properties. In the left hand column, you can select a progress bar type. WPForms allows you to use a simple progress bar, circles, connector, or no progress indicator at all.
we will be using Connectors as progress bar. You can also choose the color of your page indicator. Lastly, you can provide a title for the first page.
Now you need to click on the page break marker to edit its properties. Here you can provide a title for the next page. You can also edit the text to display on the Next button.
You can continue adding form fields after the page break. If you are using the PRO version of WPForms, then you can also use conditional logic to show and hide form fields based on user responses.
After adding more fields, you can add more page breaks if you need.
Once you are done creating your form, click on the save button on the top right corner of the screen.
Multi-page form is successfully created.
Adding Your Multi-Page Form into WordPress Posts and Pages
The WPforms makes it easier to add forms into WordPress posts and pages.
Create a new post/page or edit an existing one. On top of the post editor, you will see an ‘Add Form’ button.
Clicking on it will bring up an insert form popup.
Select your form from the drop down list and then click Add Form button.
You will notice WPForms shortcode added into your post/page. You can now save or publish this post or page.
Visit your website to see your multi-page form in action.