Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Best practices with forms, part of WordPress: Contact Forms.
- [Instructor] Before we go deep into the features…and setting up each form,…it's important to cover some best practices…that will be helpful, no matter what plugin you use.…There are entire books written about designing forms,…which we're not going to cover here,…but I've designed my fair share of forms from scratch…and with some plugins,…so I'm going to share some of the most important…rules of thumb.…The first one is that the more fields you have,…the more likely the user will abandon your form.…People don't like filling out information,…they want to do the minimum amount of work necessary…to solve their problem.…
So, if you're asking for demographic data,…like how old they are,…they're likely to abandon your form and never finish it.…Only ask for absolutely necessary information…to get as many form responses as possible.…Now, there is a flip side,…let's say you get 50 leads a month…from a contact form,…asking you to do work with them.…You can filter out some of the lower quality leads…by asking for more information.…
- Choosing the right plugin for you
- Best practices with forms
- Understanding email deliverability
- Using Jetpack, Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms, and Gravity Forms
- Creating and adding a basic form
- Creating extra fields
- Using conditional logic in your form
Skill Level Beginner
WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce Pluginswith Patrick Rauland2h 27m Intermediate
WordPress Plugins: Advanced Custom Fieldswith Morten Rand-Hendriksen1h 39m Intermediate
1. An Introduction to Contact Forms
2. Using Jetpack Contact Form
3. Using Contact Form 7
4. Using Ninja Forms
5. Using Gravity Forms
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