Google forms are widely used in WordPress sites to collect feedbacks and opinions of the users. If you want to conduct an online survey then Google forms can act as a great tool. You can add Google form to your WordPress site either manually or with by using an appropriate plugin.
To add manually, you need to use Google embed HTML, and if you want to customize your form then you need to do it using a plugin.
Before we get started, Let’s discuss what is Google form? & why one should integrate it on their website?
Google form is a very versatile tool used to collect data and a diverse form of information. Generally, people use it to manage event registration, collect e-mail addresses for the newsletter and much more. You can add a bunch of question options and can easily create free surveys. You can store all the data in the cloud and can use it for advanced analysis.
Now, let’s discuss how to integrate Google forms in WordPress:
To add manually
Firstly, you need to have a Google account which I’m pretty sure that everyone does have. Go to Google forms website then create a form from there. Here you can either choose a template or create it from scratch. You can choose the format of questions like whether you want them in a dropdown form or in multiple choice questions format. You can also use add-ons to make it more functional. To make it more visually appealing, you can choose a particular theme.
After customizing the form, preview it to make sure that everything is good then just click on the send button. Now to access the form, you need to embed the code in your WordPress site, and for doing that you need to copy the HTML code into the text tab of your WordPress editor. Then just simply publish that post and your Google form will display on the front-end.
To add using a plugin
If you want to create a customized Google form using your own CSS then you can do it only using a plugin. By using a plugin, you can make it blend with your WordPress site. All you need to do is install the Google forms WordPress plugin. With this plugin, you can easily modify your Google form and make it more visually appealing. You can make changes by accessing the plugin through the admin area.
To add a form, you need to go to the dashboard then from there click on add new Google form button. Now, you need to create the google form the same way as mentioned above then copy the URL and paste it in Form URL box present in the ‘Add New Google Form Section’. Then you have to publish it after filling up the rest of the details.
After publishing the Google form, you need to fetch its shortcode and paste it into the text tab of your WordPress editor. Now, the appearance of the Google form is based on the currently activated theme of your site. And you can customize it further by using custom CSS.
Also, this plugin only works for a public Google form.
To wrap it up, we can say that Google forms are an amazing tool for conducting surveys and to organize public polls. It can be a valuable add-on to your WordPress site. So, don’t forget to explore all the features of Google forms!