How to set up a form for free using Forminator

Forminator from WPMU DEV is a WordPress plugin that every website owner needs. It is a powerful yet easy to navigate form builder with lots of premium features which you can use for absolutely free on the trial membership.

You get to build formidable track and trace forms, polls, quizzes and more for your business/website in very easy and straightforward steps.

Forminator gives you access to the following features and fields in building your form:

Drag & Drop Builder
Engaging Polls
Interactive Quizzes
Conditional Logic
Lead Generation
Email Routing
Google reCAPTCHA
Multi File Upload

With Forminator, you get free form templates which you can customize with color, fonts and behavior of your choice.
You also have the liberty to start building your own form from scratch by yourself using the tools and options Forminator provides.

I created the “Love and Gratitude Journal Feedback” form with the Forminator form builder for my business and it will be embedded on my blog for everyone who purchased the journal to access it and fill it.
I’m sharing the few easy steps I used so you can use them to create yours too!


How I built a feedback form using Forminator:

  • The first thing I did was install the Forminator Plugin on my WordPress site through the admin page of my site. I simply searched “Forminator” under plugins to find it.
  • Next, I activated the plugin and went to its dashboard.
    In the Dashboard I have access to all my active forms, polls or quizzes if I had created any on Forminator before. However, I hadn’t created any so I clicked on the blue “+ create” option beneath forms to create a new form.

The create option is also available under polls and quizzes in case those are your options. All you need to do is click/tap on the blue create button.

  • I was given the option of choosing an already designed template which I could just tweak to my taste. But being a creative, I wanted to build my own form myself so I chose the “blank” option.
    The easy way out is to choose a template from amongst the following which would be listed there for you:
    Contact Us
    Quote Request
    Newsletter Signup
    Registration & Login and Create Post
  • After choosing blank, I clicked on “continue” below and it was time for me to create my form. First I had to input the name of the form which I did.
  • Forminator took me to the next step which was on the form editing page and the first thing I had to do was choose the fields I desired to insert in my form which I wanted my users to complete. There are a plethora of field options to choose from which include Name, Email, Phone, Address, Website, Input, Textarea, Number, PayPal etc
    The fields are a lot and I’m certain that they cover whatever fields anyone may ever want in their form.
  • I chose all the fields I wanted my users to fill on my form and clicked on “insert field” button. Each field comes with customizing options (on the “edit field” settings icon just at the end of the field’s tab if you’re using a mobile phone) that allows you dictate how the fields behave and appear. For instance, you can decide to change the “Name” field title to “What is your name?” and you can decide if it simply asks for name or it asks for Prefix, First name, middle name, and last name.
    You also get to decide if a field on your form is optional or required.
    If the information you’re seeking to get from people through that particular field is important, you are to make it required and not optional.
    There are other ways you can tweak the field’s behavior, depending on the chosen field.
  • After choosing all the fields I wanted on my form and editing how they appear, I clicked on the preview button to see what my form appeared like and made adjustments where I wasn’t satisfied. I rearranged the arrangement of the fields by simply dragging a field from a particular position to another.
  • When I was satisfied, I changed the submit message from “Send message” to “I’m done”. This suited my form better.
  • Next, I went to the” behavior ” tab and changed the message the users see after filling the form. I
  • My form was ready to be used so I hit “publish” and that was it! My form was ready to be used anywhere even on third party applications.
    I got a pop up on my screen telling me that my form was ready and I could embed it into a page of my choice simply by copying the shortcode provided.

To check all the form submissions, go to the submissions tab under Forminator plugin on your admin page and choose the form you’re seeking submissions for.

Forminator is easy to navigate even for people who aren’t “techy” and these few steps of mine will set you on the right path to creating your own amazing form, poll or quiz. You can do so much more with Forminator but this is a great start and the first thing you need to do to explore it is install and activate it.