Google is the master of all simple yet highly powerful tools that are built to ease your workflow and make everything as clear as possible. For this article, we will explore the Google Forms, a highly advanced and handy tool that is going to help you provide a more engaging environment on your website and gather feedback from your users.
Google Form offers an embed functionality that allows you to add your form to an external website, thus including WordPress. You can start taking feedback from your users or provide questionnaires, polls, registration forms, surveys, and other forms of engaging content.
The easy-to-follow interface, the intuitive features make Google Forms the leading tool for creating forms and collecting responses. Create and design your forms with much flexibility, change the colors, add images either from Google Library, or upload your own.
One cool trick is that these forms can easily blend with the overall style of your business, once you upload your website’s logo the colors will automatically adjust and match your logo.
All the forms you create with Google Forms will be responsive ready, meaning they will look just as stunning when accessed from other devices like mobiles. You can create forms for smaller screens and have your users submit forms even from their mobiles or tablets.
Why Integrate Google Form with WordPress?
For this article, we will show you how to create forms with Google Forms and how you can embed those them to your WordPress website. Both WordPress and Google Forms have reached their zenith with the idiosyncratic user-friendly interface, thus gaining the epitome as the ultimate tools for website creation and knowledge comprehension.
What happens when you combine the best for both worlds, the flexibility and functionality of WordPress, and the ease for Google Forms? You will gain the utmost versatility.
Best of all is that the forms you create will have all the responses collected and will be integrated into Google Drive. All your forms will be stored in a Drive, this will have them automatically saved, also you can have the team member tools, allowing you to view and edit the files with multiple members, or have them leave comments. Google Forms will generate links allowing you to share them with others.
Google Forms vs Form WordPress Plugins
The well-established question arises, why use Google Forms when you have over-the-top WordPress plugins that will help you create advanced forms. Well for starters Google Forms will offer intuitiveness and will ease the creation process.
Later on this article, you will witness just how easy and straightforward it is to create and design forms as well as add them to your WordPress website.
Use of Google’s pre-made form templates that will give you a head start on the design, all there’s left to do is add the questions to your questionnaire. Pick a template that suits your needs and get started.
Google Forms is used for when you need to have your forms distributes across multiple websites, email lists, and platforms. All your data will be collected in one place where you can effortlessly gather all your valuable information in one place. Plugin forms do not offer that.
What’s more, you can analyze insights from all the data you collect, Google will show responses in real-time alongside with charts and graphics to visually evaluate them and get a hold for better and quicker feedback. Have your Google Forms be shared with other collaborators to work on the form.
How to create a form with Google Forms
Let’s take the obvious out of the way, to start your form creation with Google Forms you will need to have a google account and use it to log in to the app. Log in to your Google account, and click on the Google Apps, scroll down until you locate the Google Forms icon and click on it.
The interface is similar to that of Google Docs or Google Sheets, so if you use one of these, the environment is pretty familiar. From the first screen, you will be prompted to either start from scratch or use a pre-made template that we presented earlier.
You can select a template based on the type of form you are going to create, you can use the Event registration template or Job Application. The template will contain some intrinsic questions, but you can always add more depending on your needs.
This time we will go with the start from scratch option, click on the Blank option, and start optimizing. The first thing you should do is add the title and the description for the form.
Be precise and make your intentions clear for all the users to correctly understand the intention of your form. Start adding question to your form. Let’s introduce some important tools to help you along the way.
The module located on the right next to the form will assist you in adding a new question, import a question, change the title and description, add an image, add video, or add a section.
Design your header as well, add images from Google’s gallery or add your own, choose the colors that match your website’s style, or pick a font depending on the occasion. All of these are reachable if you click on the color palette icon at the top of the page.
Now that we are done with customizing and designing our form, let’s add the questions, if you click on the Multiple Choice dropdown menu you can select the type of question you are going to use. You can select Short Answer, Paragraph, Multiple Choice, and more from the list. Choose from a variety of content to add to your forms.
Generate the Form's Embed Code
Once you feel that your form is all ready to be published and distributed it is time for some upgrade. Before you do that you can always check how your form will look on preview mode, make all the changes necessary until you have the final result.
Now to generate the code for the Google form you just create you will simply need to click on the Send button located at the top of the page.
The first tab will allow you to send your form to your respondents, have them submit the form before you publish it across multiple pages. The second tab will generate the form’s link, and the third tab will be the right option for we embed our code to our WordPress website since it contains the embed code.
Note: You can change the width and height of the form to suit your design.
Click on the copy button and you will need to paste that into yur WordPress website, which we will cover in the following section.
How to add Google Form on your WordPress Website?
After you have copied the form’s embed code it is time to integrate it into your WordPress website, and the way to do that is pretty simple and straightforward. From the WordPress Dashboard, create a new page or post to insert the form.
You can either choose a preexisting page or post, simply find the desired location of where you want to place your Google Form.
Enter the WordPress post/page editor, and switch from visual to edit as HTML, this will open the content in an HTML text editor. Place the embed code in the preferred spot on the post/page and click on Save. Preview the changes made and see how your form looks after you have integrated within your website.
One last tip, you can add your Google Forms using Elementor. We all know the versatility of this powerful page builder, and integrating Google Forms from its page editor is an easy task to do. Elementor comes with the HTML element that allows you to add code snippets onto the page.
All you need is to locate the HTML widget from the widget’s panel, drag it onto the page. Remember the code you copied from Google From, paste that code in the designated field and you will have your form appeared immediately on the working sheet.
This is all for Google From integration with WordPress. This amazing suite tool will offer a variety of conveniences to help you create engaging content for your users as well as obtain valuable analytics aimed to know your audience better.
Create from without the hassle of form plugins. What Google From will do is unify all the responses into a unified channel from where you can gain insights instantaneously. The simple and intuitive interface paired with powerful collaboration and storage features will provide an easy-way-out solution for when creating forms.