How To Create A Multi-Step Form In WordPress [In 4 Steps]

Sometimes users feel annoyed when they see big forms and they don’t want to fill them.

Here comes multi-step forms to help you to increase your conversion rate and convert your users to your customers.

Now in this article, I’ll show you how you can create a multi-step form in WordPress using WPForms.

After reading this article, you can create any types of multi-step forms in WordPress.

What Are multi-step forms?

A multi-step form is a long-form that is divided into steps or pieces. They are used for making long forms into steps, such as checkout forms, registration forms, etc.

Why do we use multi-step forms?

According to a study, multi-step forms have a 14% more fulfillment rate than the single-step form.

  • Multi-step forms have the potential to increase your conversion rate.
  • When users see a long-form, they feel mental friction. Multi-step forms combat this problem by dividing your forms into steps.
  • Multi-step forms reduce form abandonment.

How to create a multi-step form in WordPress?

Here we are using WPForms to create a multi-step form. WPForms has two versions one is free and one is premium. With the free version, you can’t create multi-step forms. To do that you need to buy the WPForms Premium version.

WPForms is so powerful than any of the form builders. With WPForms, you not only create multi-step forms, but you can also create multi-step forms with conditional logic that shows different pages of the form based on which answers users provide.

So, click the link below to buy WPForms Premium.

Multipage Forms, Condition Logic
Entry Management, Drag & Drop
PayPal, Stripe, Zapier, Mailchimp
Login, Registration, AWeber Form
Geolocation, Signatures, File Upload

So let’s create a multi-step form.

Step- 1. Install and active WPForms-

After buying WPForms Premium, login to your WPForms dashboard, download WPForms, and copy your license key.

Now go to your WordPress dashboard, click Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin, select your file, and click Install Now and put your copied license key.

Or you can go to Plugins in your WordPress dashboard, click Add New and search for WPForms, click Install, and Active.

Then go to WPForms > Settings and paste your license key (copy your license key from WPForms’ website).

Now you have successfully installed and activated WPForms.

Step- 2. Create your form-

To create a form, go to your WordPress dashboard, WPForms > Add New and create your form, you can choose a pre-made template.

With WPForms Premium, you get 100+ pre-made templates.

Here I create a simple contact form to show you how you can break your form and convert a multi-step form.

You can create advanced forms like login-registration form, survey form, the checkout form, etc.

Step- 3. Break your forms into steps-

To divide your forms into steps, go to Add Fields (look at your left sidebar), scroll down and find Fancy Fields, choose the Page Break option, drag and drop it in your form, where you want to break your page.

page breaks

After doing that you can see an option called First Page appear at the top of your form and an option called Next Step appears top of where you put the Page Break field.

Run the same process if you want to do another page break.

Step- 4. Customize your multi-step form

It’s important to customize your multi-step. So let’s get started,

a. Progress Indicator:

With the progress bar, users can see how many pages are in your form and where they currently are on.

With WPForms, you can create three types of progress bars.

  • Connectors: It shows a big bar with your page title of each part of your form.
  • Circles: It’s a circle type of bar with your page title.
  • Progress Bar: It shows the progress of your form as the users started to fill your forms.
Progress Bar

To customize your progress Indicator, click the First Page option and you can see one panel appear in the left sidebar.

So select Progress Indicator and choose your progress bar style.

b. Page Indicator Color:

It’s the color of your progress bar. So select Page Indicator Color and choose your indicator color.

c. Page Title:

Page title is the title of your step. So, put your page title.

Progress Indicator

d. Next Label:

It is the text for your next button. To change that click Page Break option and put your next button text. You can use Next, Go, etc.

Customize Next Page label

On the top of the Next Label option, you can see an option called Page Title, here you can put your page title for your next step (2nd step).

Underneath the Next Label, you can see one more option called Display Previous, if you enable this on your site, visitors can see a button called Previous. You can also customize the Previous button text.

Previous Page

After doing all of this, don’t forget to save this.

Configure your form settings

It’s important to configure your form settings properly. So let’s start,

Step- 1. Configure General settings-

General settings are the basic settings for your form. To configure this, go to Settings > General.

WPForms General settings

a. Here you can change your form name. Your users can’t see this, only you can see your form name.

b. It’s the description of your form and it’s only for you, your users can’t see this

c. Put your Submit button text here. You can use Submit, Finish, Send, etc.

d. Enter your Submit button Processing text. You can use Sending…, Processing…, etc.

e. If you want to stop spammers from filling out your forms, enable anti-spam honeypot.

Also, read this article to learn how to add google recaptcha in WPForms to stop spammers from filling out your forms.

f. AJAX form submission allows your users to submit their form without reloading the page. It’s a great option. My recommendation is to enable this.

In the end, don’t forget to save this.

Step- 2. Configure Notifications settings-

You can send confirmation emails to your users after they submit a form on your site, or you can get an email when someone submits a form on your site or you can do both of this.

WPForms notifications settings

But to do this, you need to configure your notification settings properly.

I highly recommended you to read this article about how to send a confirmation email to your users after submitting a form.

Step- 3. Configure Confirmations settings-

A confirmation message is a message which users see when they submit their form. With WPForms, you can create three types of confirmation messages.

WPForms Confirmation settings

a. With this, you can create a normal message. To create this type of message select Message from the drop-down and put your message.

b. If you select Show Page, you can redirect your users to a specific page.

If you want, you can create a ‘thank you’ page and after your users submit the form, you can redirect them to your ‘thank you’ page.

c. You can show your users a specific URL (like, you can show them a post and redirect them to any other sites). To do that, you need to select the Go to URL (Redirect) option and put your URL.

At least don’t forget to save all of this.

Add your form to your website

It’s time to add your form on your site. You can add this to any of your pages, posts, sidebars, also if you want you can use this form with your page builders (like Elementor, Divi, Beaver Builder, etc.).

Also, you get a specific shortcode for your form, with this you can show your forms where you want.

Let’s look at the common way to add your form into posts or pages.

To add your form into your page, go to Pages > Add New, put your page name, click Add Block option and search for WPForms, select WPForms widget and select your form and click publish.

select your multi-steps form

In the same way, you can add your form to your posts. Also, you can add your form to specific sections of your pages or posts.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully created a multi-step form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I create multi-step forms that show different pages of the form based on which answers users provide?

Yes, you can create multi-step forms with conditional logic that shows different pages of the form based on which answers users provide. But to do this you need to buy WPForms premium.

That’s it in this article if you like this don’t forget to share and comment. Thanks for reading.

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