User Interaction is the name of the game when it comes to generating leads and improving websites. By allowing users to interact with your blogs directly, you can generate engagements in your blogs which incentivizes users to stay on your websites. User response is a major part of viewer interaction and is often considered the best way to learn more about your website, its reception, and areas of improvement.
However, there are tons of ways to gather user responses. You can choose to provide email addresses to receive emails from users. Perhaps, you can provide a poll for users to fill into. Alternatively, this blog will be discussing a more refined form of response generation and lead gathering. Specifically speaking, today’s topic will be about using a WordPress feedback form and creating them using a WordPress form builder plugin.
What is a WordPress Feedback form and Why should we use it?
A WordPress feedback form is a simple contact form that is built to receive critical responses from your viewers. This feedback can be about your blogs, your content, website management and many more. The idea here is to keep your ears open for any critical response from your valued customers. Because at the end of the day, the customers that send feedback to you regarding your content are the ones that are more likely to engage with your content.
Using a WordPress feedback form gives you a better idea about the general consensus regarding your content and services. Using these feedback forms, you can implement new ideas and plans to improve your business or website even more.
A basic feedback form consists of fields for personal information, a field for the actual message and one fo the subject and some radio buttons or options to specify the subject of the message itself. These feedback forms can be addressed by the administrators and collected for further evaluation.
While we can create contact forms by ourselves on WordPress, creating and enabling them using third-party form builders is a much better option. These form builders allow you to create contact forms for multiple purposes besides Feedback forms quickly. Editing and adding new fields is a simple task, and a single form can be used in multiple areas for your website.
So let’s take a few really good WordPress Form builders and check out how we can use them to enable a WordPress feedback form on a website.
For a full list of the best WordPress Form Builder plugins, consider checking out this blog.
Best WordPress FeedBack forms plugin:
1. Everest Forms:
Everest forms is a spectacular WordPress form builder that can be used to create a responsive, mobile-friendly and easily customizable WordPress feedback form. It’s intuitive Drag and Drop form builder design lets you easily customize your form and form fields. Furthermore, you can choose between a huge range of form fields and enable nifty features on your feedback forms as well. This includes recaptcha, multiple column fields, translation support and more.
This excellent form builder plugin is also made to be highly user-friendly and is great for beginners as well. Additionally Everest forms also come with tons of amazing add-ons made to improve your form building experience. These add-ons add new features such as Mailchimp support, PDF form submissions, Multi-part forms and more.
- Unlimited number of forms with multiple column support.
- Drag and drop fields with full customization.
- Mobile responsive with reCaptcha and Translation support.
2. Contact form by WP Forms:
Wp Forms’ Contact form builder is a very powerful tool made to help you create excellent contact forms. Designed to be user-friendly, WP Forms comes with tons of form templates to help you instantly set up your forms. The form builder itself comes with a wide variety of field types too. WP forms is designed to help you create responsive, SEO friendly forms for your website that are extremely easy to use.
As a complete contact form solution, WP Forms also lets you enable marketing on your WordPress Feedback form too. Enable spam protection, polls and surveys, form notifications and more with WP forms. This complete form building tool packs quite a punch when it comes to its full feature list.
- Easy to use form builder with various form templates.
- Completely GDPR friendly, mobile friendly
- Spam protection features, form notifications, and more added form features.
3. Ninja Forms
If you want to set up your WordPress Feedback forms in an instant with 0 hassle, you should check out Ninja forms. This amazing WordPress Contact form builder’s intuitive UI and form builder lets you create an unlimited number of forms in an instant. These forms can be customized to your heart’s content with an unlimited number of fields, actions, and submissions. Moreover, each customized field can be saved and reused on other forms too. Furthermore, Forms can also be entirely exported and imported to other websites.
Enable nifty form features to improve the form fill up experience of your viewers. You can add in reCaptcha for spam protection, Ajax form submission for better form management and submission service and more. Watch your leads grow in huge numbers using this amazing contact form builder.
- Easy to use, beginner friendly user interface.
- Manageable form templates and field options.
- Fully customization fields with import/export function.
Creating a WordPress Feedback form using an Everest Form builder:
For our tutorial process, we’ll be using Everest form builder. This free WordPress contact form builder’s amazing drag and drop form builder, combined with its template and field customization makes it a perfect choice for WordPress beginners. So, to continue with the demonstration, we’ll be required to install Everest forms plugin onto your website. If you want to learn how to do so, consider reading this blog.
Once the form builder has been installed and activated, go ahead and open its UI page through the Admin dashboard. To do this, simply click on the Everest Forms on your WordPress admin sidebar.
Then, Click on the Add new button on the top of the page to create a new form. Next, you’ll be asked to give a name to your Form and then choose a template.
Enter the name of your form on the Form name field and then choose between the two templates provided to you. The left one’s a blank template, designed to provide you the complete reign over your form and build one for the scratch. The right one, however, is a basic contact form template that includes Name and message fields and an email field. For simplicity sake, we’ll be using the right, contact form template for this guide. For this, simply hover over the form template and click on Create a contact form.
Customizing your WordPress Feedback form:
In this section, we’ll be showing the full potential of the Everest form drag and drop builder. The left side of the UI lists all the fields necessary for the form, while the right side is your form itself, which can be fully customized. To add a new field to your form, simply click on any of the fields on the Left column and then drag it to your form.
Moreover, you can also customize the layout and form positions of your fields. To do this, click on any of the fields and then drag them up or down until you find a perfect spot for the field.
To customize the field even more, you can just click on any of the fields, and the left column should automatically change to the Field options section. Using the Fields options column, you can now change various details about your fields. This includes Field name, Meta keys, Descriptions, etc. You can also add a Required property to this field, which means that your users will not be able to submit the form without filling up all the fields with the Required property selected.
Saving your WordPress feedback form and using its Shortcode ID:
Once you completely customize your Feedback form, click on the Save button on the top right. This should save your form under your given Form name. Furthermore, take note of the shortcode right next to the Save button. This is your form’s shortcode id that you need to use to enable your Everest form. Moreover, clicking on the Clipboard icon right next to it will instantly copy the shortcode id to your clipboard as well.
If you want to take note of your form’s shortcode ID separately, you do so by simply clicking on Everest forms on the Admin sidebar. Here, on the All forms sections, you can edit and select all your forms. The shortcodes for your forms are also given right next to them. Copy the shortcode id to your respective form page or post and your feedback form should now appear appropriately on the respective page/post.
Enabling your Feedback form on your pages/posts
To insert your WordPress feedback form onto your post or pages, you can simply just copy the aforementioned shortcode id onto any our pages or posts to enable them. In order to simplify this process, even more, you can simply use the Everest form widget/block.
First, add an Everest form widget on the block editor by clicking on the Add new block button and search for Everest form block. Then, click on it to add it onto the post. Next, you can use the drop-down bar on the widget to choose any of your forms. Once you click on the right form, your feedback form should automatically be inserted into your posts.
Thus, by using our dedicated Everest Forms WordPress plugin you can easily create your feedback form. If you use the plugin for other contact form purposes, go ahead and comment about your experience with them. Moreover, if you find confusion in any of the above steps, you can comment about your question, and we will help you to the best of our abilities.
Remember to keep your feedback forms clean and easy to use. The point is to allow users to easily provide any critical response as soon as possible with the least hassle.
Furthermore, if you want to learn more about adding various kinds of forms and content on your website to improve leads and viewer reception, you can check out some of our articles such as:
- Beginner’s guide to creating a professional Contact form
- How to create a WordPress Helpdesk on your website
- Embedding a Google form to your WordPress website