The effectiveness of a website isn’t solely determined by its design or the quality of its content. It’s also about user interaction – creating avenues for visitors to engage, inquire, or express their commitment. This is where forms come in, like gateways that connect your audience to your support team, content, offerings, or events. To ensure you can craft and incorporate all type of forms in WordPress websites with ease, Essential Blocks has a new addition to its vast range of amazing Gutenberg blocks – the Form Block!
How Do Forms In WordPress Help Elevate Your Website’s Engagement?
Whether you’re a blogger seeking feedback, a business aiming to expand its mailing list, or an event organizer awaiting RSVPs, forms are indispensable. With the EB Form block, you can include different types of forms in WordPress, be it Contact Forms, Subscription Forms, RSVP Forms, or others on your WordPress website.
Dive in as we highlight the advantages of incorporating forms in WordPress websites and how, with the right tools like the EB Forms block from Essential Blocks, this process can be seamless and impactful.
🎯 Facilitate Direct Communication With Visitors
Using Contact Forms is one of the most direct ways for visitors to reach out. Whether it’s for inquiries, feedback, or support, a contact form ensures your visitors can communicate their needs seamlessly without needing to open their email client. The Form block from Essential Blocks allows you to incorporate Contact Forms in WordPress websites.
Hosting an event? RSVP forms allow you to get a clear headcount, preferences, and other essential details from your attendees. This ensures better planning and a more organized event.
🎯 Capture Valuable User Data
Building a mailing list is crucial for any online business or blog. With subscription forms, you capture the details of interested visitors, paving the way for email marketing campaigns, newsletters, or announcements. EB Form Blocks lets you use customized subscription forms in WordPress websites and store the detailed responses on your website directly.
🎯 Enhance Professionalism
A well-designed form indicates that you value user input and are organized in your operations. Whether it’s a simple contact or a detailed RSVP, the presence of forms subtly communicates that you’re professional and reliable.
🎯 Streamline Site Interactions
Instead of getting a barrage of emails in different formats, forms in WordPress websites ensure you receive information in an organized, consistent manner, allowing for more efficient processing and response.
🎯 Helps Improve Security
With the right configurations and plugins, like Essential Blocks, forms can protect you from spam and unwanted messages. They can be equipped with reCAPTCHA, honeypot techniques, and other measures to ensure that only genuine users get through.
🎯 Expand Audience Engagement
Regular updates through newsletters or promotional emails can keep your audience engaged. When they subscribe, they show a keen interest in your content or offerings. When you have subscription forms on the website, it gets easier.
When users take the time to fill out an RSVP, it’s a clear sign of commitment and interest in your event or webinar. This can give you insights into the content or topics that resonate most with your audience.
If you add forms in WordPress, especially using an advanced solution like the EB Forms block from Essential Blocks, you not only simplify user interactions but also utilize the power of structured communication.
How To Add Forms In WordPress Using Essential Blocks?
With the EB Form block, you can incorporate different forms in WordPress, including a contact form, RSVP form, or subscription form on your WordPress website. You can then ask your users to get in touch with you, give you comments, sign up for services, and more.
Want to learn how to use this super useful EB Form Block? Follow the step-by-step guidelines below for an easy guide on how to add and customize multiple forms on your website using Essential Blocks For Gutenberg.
Step 1: Activate The EB Form Block
To start using the EB Form Block, you need to activate it first. For that, go to ‘Essential Blocks → ‘Blocks’. Then, toggle to enable this ‘Form’ block.
Note: Some features of the Essential Blocks Form block are premium. So, you need to install and activate Essential Blocks PRO on your website along with the free version to use all the features.
Step 2: Insert The EB Form Block
Now, open a page from your WordPress dashboard by navigating to ‘Pages/Posts’ → ‘Add New’ or create a new one. Click on the ‘+’ icon and find ‘Form’ in the search bar. Simply click on the block, and it will be added, or you can directly drag and drop it where you desire.
After adding the block to your webpage or post, you will be asked to select a form type. The Form block has three default form types available: Contact Form, Subscription Form, and RSVP Form. Along with that, you will find an option to add a blank form and customize it however you like.
How To Add Contact Forms In WordPress With The EB Form Block?
There are multiple form customization and styling options available in the Essential Blocks Form Block to create engaging and compelling forms in WordPress. Let’s start with the Contact Form first.
Step 1: Select The Form Type
Select ‘Contact From’ from the options that appeared initially after inserting the block. Or you can go to the ‘General’ tab and choose ‘Contact Form’ as the ‘Form Type’.
Once you have selected Contact Form, a form preset will appear with options to customize it even more to suit your needs. You can easily change the Form title of the Contact Form. Just type what you want to name it.
Step 2: Configure Form Template & Styles
The Contact Form offers two template choices and form styles. You can choose the one that goes well with your requirements. Additionally, you can choose to add Field Labels and Field Icons with a toggle button.
You can also integrate MailChimp to access email features. However, you need to upgrade to premium to use this.
Step 3: Configure Email Notification Settings
The Form Block Contact Form has options to set up email notifications, so you get instant and customized notifications once someone sends a message. Alongside sending emails, there are options to Save Responses. But you need to upgrade to Essential Blocks PRO to use these features.
You can also set Email Cc and Bcc as optional choices and use preset texts on the fields. Moreover, there is also a field to add a preset field text for the Email Subject.
When a user attempts to send a message or does so successfully, the Form block offers options to display separate prompt messages. It helps the users know the condition of their message actions.
There are fields to set and change the Confirmation Type, a Success Message, a Default Error Message, and a Validation Error Message as you require.
Step 4: Customize The Form With Inner Blocks
The Form Block has a total of nine inner blocks to add custom fields and customize your forms to maximize your user experience. Click to add a block in between the form fields and browse all blocks. The inner blocks include the text Field, Textarea Field, Email Field, Number Field, Select Field, Checkbox Field, Radio Field, Date Time Picker, and Google reCAPTCHA.
However, the Date Time Picker and Google reCaptcha blocks are premium features. So, you need to upgrade to Essential Blocks PRO to use these features.
Each of the Contact Form fields has options to Show Label, change Placeholder Text, make the field Required with a one-tap button, add or remove an Icon, and more to customize the form even more.
Step 4: Customize The Form Styling & Appearance
The ‘Style’ tab has options to change the look of your Contact Form so you get a more customized feel. It has the option to adjust alignments, gaps, color, typography, and more for each of the fields, icons, and even inner blocks.
On top of that, the ‘Advanced’ tab has options to adjust margin, padding, background, border, shadow, animation, and more effects for your Contact Form block.
How To Add Subscription Forms In WordPress With The EB Form Block?
It’s time to start with the Subscription Form. With the EB Form block from Essential Blocks, you can add Subscription Forms in WordPress websites just with a single click. So, just as before, select ‘Subscription Form’ as the ‘Form Type’ from the General tab.
You will have the full freedom to customize it according to your preferences to get more visitors to subscribe to your newsletters. After you have added the subscription form, change the ‘Form Title‘ and choose one of two Form Templates and Styles from the general tab.
Additionally, you can enable or disable to show Field Labels and Field Icons with a toggle button. The Subscription Form text and presets have options to choose from 4 preset designs. Plus, you can change the alignment, display separator, change title and subtitle texts, and more.
Like the Contact Form, the ‘Style’ tab for the Subscription Form has options to change the look and get a more customized feel. It has the option to adjust alignments, gaps, color, typography, and more for each of the fields, icons, and even inner blocks.
Moreover, the Subscription Form has options to add Inner Blocks, adjust Message Confirmation Settings, Email Confirmation Settings, and Advanced tab options like the Contact Form to suit your needs.
How To Add RSVP Forms In WordPress Websites With EB Form?
Essential Blocks Form enables you to add RSVP Forms in WordPress websites with a single click and customize it according to your preferences to get the invitees or participants to confirm reservations.
Choose the ‘Form Type’ as ‘RSVP Form’ as you did before. After that, change the Form Title and choose one of two Form Templates and Styles from the ‘General’ tab.
The RSVP Form text and presets have options to choose from 4 preset designs. Also, you can adjust the alignment, display separator, change title and subtitle texts, and more.
Like the Contact Form and Subscription Form, the Style tab for the RSVP Form has options to change the look and get a more customized feel. It has the option to adjust alignments, gaps, color, typography, and more for each of the fields, icons, and even inner blocks.
Moreover, the RSVP Form has options to add Inner Blocks, adjust Message Confirmation Settings, Email Confirmation Settings, and Advanced tab options like the Contact Form and Subscription Form to suit your needs.
After you are done adding your preferred form and customizing it according to your needs, publish your page/post. Thus, you can easily incorporate forms in WordPress websites with Essential Blocks For Gutenberg. If you get stuck, feel free to contact our support for further assistance.
Use The Perfect Forms In WordPress Websites Using Essential Blocks
Forms are a crucial component of any modern website. They serve as links, enabling people to get in touch with you, express their ideas, subscribe to your services, or make an RSVP for your events.
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