Websites are not just about adding content and making it look pretty. They are also about collecting information from visitors and customers. This is why forms are an essential part of any website. Forms help you collect data from your visitors, subscribers, and customers.

But forms can be complex, and it is not always easy to create and manage them. Multi-step forms are even more complex and require a lot of time and effort to create and manage. But what if I told you that you can easily create a WordPress multi-step form in just a few steps, with the right plugin?

In this blog article, I will show you how to create a WordPress multi-step form with Contact Form 7. I will also discuss the benefits of multi-step forms, and why Contact Form 7 is the best free WordPress form plugin. So let’s get started!

Introduction to WordPress Multi-Step Forms

A WordPress multi-step form is a form that is divided into multiple steps. This allows the user to complete the form in smaller, more manageable chunks. This makes it easier for the user to fill out the form and makes the form less intimidating.

Multi-step forms are useful for collecting complex information from users. For example, if you are collecting customer data for a sales funnel, or collecting information for a survey, a multi-step form may be the best option.

Multi-step forms can also be used to create an interactive experience for users. They can be used to create a quiz or to create a step-by-step guide for completing a task. The possibilities are endless.

Benefits of Multi-Step Forms

Multi-step forms have several advantages over traditional forms. The most obvious benefit is that they make it easier for users to complete the form. With a multi-step form, users can complete the form in smaller chunks, which makes it less intimidating.

Multi-step forms also allow you to collect more complex information. You can break down the form into multiple steps, and collect only the information that is necessary for each step. This allows you to collect more detailed information without overwhelming the user.

Finally, multi-step forms can also be used to create an interactive experience for users. They can be used to create quizzes, surveys, or step-by-step guides. This can help engage users and make them more likely to complete the form.

Contact Form 7

contact form 7
Image Source: https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/

Contact Form 7 is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to easily create forms on your WordPress website. It is the most popular form plugin for WordPress, with over 5 million active installs.

Contact Form 7 is a powerful plugin that allows you to create complex forms with ease. It has a shortcode form builder, so you can easily add and customize form fields. But most importantly, Contact Form 7 allows you to easily create multi-step forms using third-party plugins. Below I’ll be discussing the plugin you can install along with contact form 7 to create a multi-step form experience for your users.

How to Create a WordPress Multi-Step Form with Contact Form 7

Creating a WordPress multi-step form with Contact Form 7 is surprisingly easy. All you need to do is install and activate the following plugin and then follow the steps below.

Multi Step for Contact Form 7

Multi Step for Contact Form 7
Image Source: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cf7-multi-step/

Multi Step for Contact Form 7 is an add-on for WordPress Contact Form 7 that allows you to transform your long contact form into a WordPress multi-step form. Multi-step forms provide a better user experience in comparison to long single-page contact forms.

Download and install this plugin on your website or you can go to Plugins > Add New > Search > Multi Step for Contact Form 7 > Install and activate the plugin.

Creating the Multi-step Form

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  • Create the form. To do this, go to “Contact” in your WordPress dashboard and click “Add New”.
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  • Start adding your needed form fields into that contact form 7 form builder area, and make sure you’re only adding needed form fields into the selected step. As I have added name, and email fields to the area.
  • Make sure you write a name for the “Next Button” field.
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  • Here I’ve added only the subject inside step 2 of my form, and written “Back” inside the “Back Button“.
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  • Once you’re done creating all of the steps you need for your multi-step form, you should be adding a “Submit” button at the end.
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Adding the Form to Your Website

Once you have created the form, the next step is to add it to your website. To do this, go to “Pages” in your WordPress dashboard and click “Add New” or edit an existing one if you have already.

Copy the shortcode of the contact form 7 form it has given you and paste that inside your desired page or create a new page and paste the shortcode into it.

This is how the form will look on your website on the front end and users will be able to fill the form and enjoy the multi-step form functionality.

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Step 1
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Step 2
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Step 3/Final
Note: The form designing depends on your active theme!
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Once a user has gone through all of the steps and filled all of the required fields in your form and submit the form, a thank you message will appear 🙂

Conclusion

Creating a WordPress multi-step form can be complex and time-consuming. But with the right plugin, it can be done in a few easy steps. Contact Form 7 is the best free WordPress form plugin, and it allows you to easily create multi-step forms without any coding knowledge.

So if you’re looking for an easy way to create WordPress multi-step forms, “Contact Form 7” and “Multi-Step for Contact Form 7” are the perfect plugins for you. With just a few clicks, you can create complex forms that will engage your users and collect the data you need.

If you have any questions or struggling to understand anything please let me know in the comments below!

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