In life’s most important struggles, we sometimes wish there’s a superhero that can come to our aid. For your WordPress site building woes, you can count on CaptainForm – a newish WordPress form plugin. Not only can it help you create instant forms for all purposes, it will also help you optimise your site by listening to your audience. And by the end of this article, you will learn how to get started with both.
Introduction to CaptainForm
How can one maximise the conversion rate of a site? This is the million-dollar question that can make the difference between success and failure in online businesses. Although no one has come up with an exact blueprint, it’s clear that developing an interactive site complete with landing pages and contact forms is an essential component for success.
CaptainForm is a WordPress form builder that specialises in building professional-looking forms that your visitors will thank you for. It also works as a WordPress feedback form plugin that will help you listen to what your visitors have to say. It features a drag-and-drop editor and offers pre-optimised form templates as well as extra advanced features. It is specially developed for WordPress sites and blog owners who do most of the management themselves.
Getting Started with CaptainForm
The first thing you need to do is to install CaptainForm. You can do this by manually downloading from the CaptainForm website or by installing the plugin directly from the WordPress library.
After clicking “Install Now”, all the great features of CaptainForm are now at your fingertips. The best news is you can use it for free, but you’re limited to only 3 forms, 1 site, and 15 fields. Still, this should suffice for simple sites that require only the essential form types.
When installing for the first time, make sure you activate CaptainForm and start with your desired account (Free, Apprentice, Master, and Hero). You can access this menu from the WordPress dashboard.
Building forms with CaptainForm is easy. From the dashboard, simply go to ‘CaptainForm’ ‘New Forms’ to get started with a blank template or a preconfigured contact form. A notable feature of CaptainForm is that you can easily build other specific form types – namely for event registrations, quizzes, polls, and surveys.
In terms of features, there’s no doubt that CaptainForm topples most WordPress form plugins. Unlike plugins like Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms, and Gravity Forms, the easy-to-use CaptainForm builder includes a comprehensive toolset that matches the purpose of your form.
No matter what form type you choose, the basics of the CaptainForm editor remain streamlined. You can easily add text boxes, buttons, checkboxes, input fields, and a number of different elements that introduce specific functions to your forms. To customise your layout, everything within the builder can be moved, resized, copied, and removed using only your mouse. You can also refer to the panel on the left side to change specific settings such as labels, default values, size, and validation.
Using Your Forms
There are five different ways to publish the forms you make with CaptainForm. You can trigger it as a popup, use a function call, or assign it as a sidebar widget (‘Appearance’ – ‘Widgets’). You can also use the shortcode to integrate it with any form you build with CaptainForm. To access the shortcode, go to ‘CaptainForm’ – ‘My Forms’ from the dashboard, look for the form you want to use, and click “Publish”.
All you have to do is to copy the shortcode and paste it to any page or post. Remember that the shortcode can be affected by other formatting functions. Just don’t forget to do a test run right after publishing a new form.
Automation is probably one of the most important breakthroughs in modern digital marketing. For site developers or bloggers/small business owners who manage their own sites, having a tool like CaptainForm also saves them one of the most precious resources in the world – time. By supercharging your website design efforts, you can focus more on the other essential foundations for online success such as email marketing, social media, and SEO.