A bit ago I wrote a post on the plugin, WPForms. And as I mentioned then, there is no shortage of choices to finding a form plugin for WordPress. But WPForms caught my attention because it’s really flexible, can do a lot of stuff and is easy, yes, easier to use than some other plugins.
I want to show you four add-ons that you will get, depending on the license you purchase. Again, all four are easy to set up and nicely fill specific needs.
Custom Captchas Add-on for WPForms
I know. We love to hate them. I know. Some of you might even be saying, I can’t stand those captchas. But hey, they work. And they certainly help protect your form from a mass invasion by those bots roaming the web.
What’s nice about this one is you can customize it in a couple of ways.
Adding a simple math problem is easy. And you can customize the label to ease the pain.
Question and Answer
Or you can put in your own question and answer. You can have fun with this one, but do make sure it’s simple enough for everyone. I may not use what I put in the example, but it’s not there to confuse people or make them think. It’s just a step to keep those bots away. Maybe ask something like, Is water wet?
Geolocation Add-on for WPForms
Now maybe for a specific form you want to see the location of the submitter. This probably isn’t something you need for your standard contact form, but it could come in handy for your own stats. All you do is activate it and let it do its thing.
I tested it, and yes, it works. You will find it in the single entry. This is only the location (city and state) and not the specific address, which would be very creepy.
Signature Add-on for WPForms
There are several reasons that you might want someone to add a signature to the end of a form. Let’s say you have terms they need to agree to for a service that they are hiring you for. Sure, there can be a check-off box. But requiring them to sign it takes it to a new level. It may even make them decide that they should actually read those terms of service before they sign.
Just add it to any form.
They can sign it using their mouse on the desktop or by touch on mobile. Here I did it on my iPad.
Post Submissions Add-on for WPForms
Do you accept guest posts? Or perhaps you have a few external writers that contribute to your post regularly. Whatever the case, this adds a Post Submissions template for creating a form.
You have several options of fields you can add, move, change or delete. It also gives you choices of what content you want dropped into specific areas and what the post status should be once it’s submitted and added to your post page.
And the form looks like this. You can also do further edits or even add additional fields.
There are more add-ons that I will touch on in later posts, but, as you can see, this gives you even more ways to make good use of your forms.