WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used to power blogs and websites. If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re either currently using WordPress or are at least considering it for your next web development project.
Recently, WordPress has gained a lot of popularity among businesses and blogs wanting to set up online surveys to gather feedback from customers. More and more businesses are realizing the power of a quality survey tool integrated with their WordPress website. The integration between the two is seamless and allows businesses to carry out online surveys without leaving the comfort of their own offices.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to setup WordPress for use with Google Analytics to create a survey form that collects feedback on the user’s experience. This article will cover the following topics:
Setting Up The Blog
The first step to getting started with a form on your WordPress blog is to set up the blog itself. You’ll want to make sure that you have a domain name registered, and that your blog platform is set up to accept form submissions. After you have those two things taken care of, you can move on to the fun part: installing the form plugin.
Installing The Form Plugin
Once you have a functioning blog with content, you can start looking for a form plugin to submit your surveys to. You’ll want to make sure that you’re choosing a plugin that’s reputable and has a good reputation, and that it’s actively maintained. The form plugin that we recommend is Survey Monkey by Survey Tools, which is a free solution that works with WordPress 4.0+ and offers reliable form handling. As a bonus, you can integrate the Survey Monkey toolbar with your WordPress website’s header or footer.
Configuring The Form
Now that you have the form plugin installed, you’ll want to go back to your WordPress dashboard and configure it to accept surveys. In the Settings section of your WordPress dashboard, look for the option labelled “Survey Tools” and click on it. You’ll see a screen similar to the one below. Here, you can configure the following options:
This is the name that will appear on the surveys that are sent via your WordPress site. It’s a good idea to use your company name or the name of your product for this field. If you have a single-person company, you can use your personal name or a pseudonym. Whatever you use here, make sure that it’s not already being used by another user.
This is a short description of your survey plugin. Include whatever you feel is necessary here. If you’re writing the article, you can always add more information.
This is the email address that will be associated with the account created for the survey. Make sure that this is a valid email address and doesn’t already exist as a WordPress user.
On the next page, you’ll want to enter the details of the form. Make sure to include the name of your blog and the name of the form. After that, you can add an optional description for the form. The next option is the end_pause_block, which is a PHP code that will be executed just before the form is submitted. For more information on this, check out the documentation.
Creating The Form
The last step before you can start using your form is to create the form itself. Go back to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Create New” button in the top right corner. You’ll see a page similar to the one below. Here, you can select the type of form that you want to create. Make sure to choose “Survey” from the dropdown menu. You’ll then be directed to a page where you can start adding the questions to your survey.
As you add the questions, you’ll see them appear on the right of the page. Once you’re done adding the questions, you can click on the button in the top right corner to publish your survey.
That’s it! Now that you have a functioning blog with a Google Analytics form incorporated into your posts, you can continue using it to collect feedback on your product or service. Remember: with every new post, you’ll have the option to add more questions and continue growing the list of responses. To get started, just follow the steps outlined above and you’ll be able to start using your form very quickly.