Google Forms is one of the best ways to collect information from other users. It offers amazing user experience and comes free of cost. All you need is a Gmail id to access Google Forms too. You can conduct surveys or collect information from website users. Irrespective of what kind of business you run via the WordPress platform, Google Forms should be a permanent addition to your tool Rolodex.
If you want to add Google Forms to your WordPress website, then here we mention the detailed method of doing so.
In the initial step, you need to create a new Google form so that you could embed that later to your website. Open the Google Forms website and click on the Go to Google Forms button. Once you click on that button, Google will take you to a new form page. Here, you can either choose from the provided templates, or you can click on the Blank button to start from the scratch.
Once you have selected the template, Google will now ask for necessary information like form name, descriptions, and other form fields. If you want to add multiple form fields, then you can quickly do that by clicking on the Add button. Apart from text, you can also add the option to upload media files like images and videos.
Once you are done with making all the changes, you can now click on the Send button which will take you one step closer to the embed code necessary to link your WordPress site to this form. Upon pressing the Send button, you need to click on the Embed tab and press the Copy button to get the embed code.
To link your website to the Google form, you need to edit the desired page and add the code to its text. In order to edit the page, open your WordPress admin dashboard and click on the Pages/Posts section. Once you open the Pages/Posts tab, you will find different page/posts names. You need to click on the Page/Posts on which you would like to add the Google form.
Upon opening the Edit section, you need to click on the Text tab placed on the right side of the screen. Paste the embed code in the text editor where you want the Google form to appear and click on the Save or Publish button. Now open the edited page on the browser to check whether the Google form is added or not.
WordPress has plugins for completing all the major tasks. You can add Google forms to your website using the Google Forms plugin. This plugin allows you to embed and handle all your Google Forms from the WordPress admin dashboard.
In the first step, you need to install the plugin. Open the WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to Plugins > Add New. Enter the plugin name in the search bar and click on the Install Now button. Once the installation complete, you need to click on the activation link, and the plugin will be ready to use.
Head back to your WordPress admin area where you will see a new Google Forms tab. Take your mouse pointer over, and a new small add-on tab will open. You will see three different options – Google Forms, Add New Google Form and Form Submission Log.
You will notice that there is no option to create a Google Form. This plugin only allows you to add already created forms. You need to open the Forms page and create a new form. To add a created form, you need to copy its link and click on the Add New Google Form button from the WordPress admin dashboard.
Once you click on the button, you will see a new pop-up asking for the form details. In the first tab, paste the copied Google Form link and confirm the URL in the second field. In the Style section, you can choose none, redirect and Ajax depending on your requirement.
The next is the Alert section which will provide the users with a custom message whenever they successfully submit the form. In the Class tab, you can customise the CSS by adding multiple CSS classes.
The next option is the email which sends a confirmation to the user upon every successful form submission. Enable the option if you want to receive updates and in the next section, you can either enter your email or any other one on which you wish to receive updates.
The last option is the default text override where you can customise the default Google Forms text with something more catchy and unique, and finally, save all the changes.
To integrate the form with your WordPress website, visit the Google Form website and click on All tabs. Here you will see your created form and their shortcodes right next to them. Copy the shortcode and navigate to your WordPress Admin area. Click on the pages/posts section and select the page/post in which you want to embed this form. Paste the code into the text editor, and your Google Form will be integrated with your WordPress.
Both of these methods get the job done without investing much time and efforts. While the first process simply integrated the forms, the plugin method allows you to customise that from for better usage.