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Written by Editorial Team on August 29, 2020

3 Simple Steps To Create An Order Form In WordPress

Do you know that it is really simple to create an order form in WordPress? In this article, you will learn how to do so in just 3 simple steps.

Carry on reading and you will be up and ready in no time!

What is a WordPress order form?

What is a WordPress order form
~What is a WordPress order form?

A WordPress order form serves many purposes and two of the most important features are to create an order and to collect payment at the same time.

While an order form may not be extremely useful for typical blogs, an order form is very important for business websites especially those who are selling products and services online. eCommerce stores will also benefit from having a well-created organized order form.

How to create an order form in WordPress? [step by step guide]

Unlike other CMS for publishers, creating an order form in WordPress is fairly easy — thanks to the numerous available plugins such as WPForms (click here to download it for free).

Here's a quick video from the popular WPBeginner on how to create a WordPress order form quickly using WPForms.

Step 1: Install WPForms plugin

WPForms is a free and paid WordPress form creator plugin. You can install the free WPForms plugin directly from the WordPress repository.

Install WPForms plugin
~Installing WPForms plugin

Step 2: Add a new form in WPForms

Head over to your wp-admin to create a new form. Here's how: wp-admin » WPForms » Add New.

How to create a new form in WPforms
~How to create a new form in WPForms

Step 3: Creating a WordPress order form easily

Now, you’ll see the form creation screen. Type in a name for your form and choose a template. We recommend the ‘Billing / Order Form’ template.

Create Billing Order Form WPForms
~Create Billing / Order Form usingWPForms

If you are a beginner, we recommend you to use WPForms simply because it is really easy with the drag and drop, visual builder. Upon checking on the Billing / Order Form, your form will automatically be created for you, and you’ll be taken straight into the WPForms form editor.

Here's how it looks like.

Newly Created Order Form WPForms
~Newly created order form using WPForms

You can now edit your online order form however you want. The different parts of the form are called “fields”. You can change, add, or remove fields on your form with a single click.

The default template already includes fields for most of the information you’re likely to need, such as name, address, and phone number.

After this, the next step would be rather straightforward — listing your products in just a few clicks.

Important step: Creating notifications

Sending notification in a timely manner is an important step especially when it comes to creating an online order form on WordPress. With WPForms, you can easily create notifications in just a few clicks.

WPForms Notification Settings
~WPForms notification settings

Why do you need to notifications?

  • Notifications on successful order
  • Notifications on failed orders
  • Notifications on new updates

Recap

It is fairly easy to create an order form in WordPress thanks to third party plugins such as WPForms. We hope you find this WordPress tutorial useful and leave a comment below if you need any assistance!

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