Whether you want to include a contact form for visitors to get in touch with you, a signup form for a newsletter, or a survey to evaluate the user experience, a form builder is a must-have for many WordPress sites. The Gravity Forms WordPress plugin is one you might have heard of, and one that we highly recommend.
Creating a new form in WordPress is easy with Gravity Forms. In this video we’ll show you how to create a simple contact form with just a few easy steps. Click here to be redirected to the video.
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Create A Form
This short article gives you a quick overview of the Form Editor, which is the primary environment for creating a form with Gravity Forms.
From your dashboard, choose Forms > New Form. From here, you’ll add a title and optional description to your form.
You will then be presented with a dialog box asking for the Title and Description of your new form.
You must give your form a name before you can begin, but you can change that name later if needed. The name is used so you can find your form easily later on.
Once you’ve filled out the field(s), finalize by clicking the Create Form button.
Then, you’ll enter the form editor, where you can use the drag-and-drop builder, fields, and customization tools to create the form you want.
The Form Editor is where most of your design and layout efforts will be spent. The editor layout is designed with a similar look and feel to the Block Editor in WordPress, so it should be pretty intuitive. But if this is your first time using a block editor, or you are transitioning from a different form editor, then click here for a quick overview of each of the areas of the form editor screen.
Adding the Form to Your Page Using the Block Editor
You can add your form to a page or post by using the block function.
- Open the page or post you wish to add your form to.
- Click the plus sign to add a new block.
- In the Search for a block field, type gravity.
- Under Embeds, click on Form. This will insert the Gravity Forms block.
- Click the Select a Form drop down and choose your form. This will insert the selected form.
Adding the Form to Your Page Using the Classic Editor
If you still use the Classic Editor, open the page or post you wish to add your form to
From the Page or Post Editor, click the Add Form button in the Upload/Insert toolbar. This is located to the left of the Visual/Text tabs in the body text editor.
Clicking the Add Form button will activate the Insert A Form modal window seen below.
Select a form from the Select a Form dropdown. If you are unable to find your form in the dropdown list, return to the Edit Forms page and ensure that your form is active.
Source: Gravity Forms
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