‘forms’ Videos

  • Jonathan Perlman: Level Up On Building Forms

    WordCamp Toronto 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    October 24, 2017 — A required feature of any website these days is a contact form. There are many free and premium plugins for WordPress that can be used to create simple contact forms, surveys and quizzes, user generated content, email marketing captures, or even complex conditional ecommerce checkouts.

    We’ll go through the options in what forms plugin will allow you to make the form that suites your needs. Also, we’ll look at some features that makes your forms easier to fill out than others.

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  • Adam W. Warner: A Contact Form is Boring – 5 Creative Ways to Use Forms in WordPress

    WordCamp Lancaster 2017Speaker: Adam W Warner

    March 15, 2017 — No matter what the purpose of the site you’ve built, it’s likely you’ve included a standard contact form as one of the first (or last) items on your pre-launch task list.

    Name, email, reason for contact, submit: BORING!

    In this session Adam will look at some creative ways to use forms in WordPress with the goal being to better engage and convert website visitors. Whether convincing potential clients to make first contact, grow an email subscription list, or streamline the guest blogging submission process, website contact form(s) are a key part of the communication process.

    Adam will share several different contact form approaches and what plugins and/or services work best for each.

  • Steve Wells and Jessica Wittmier: How to Engage Users With Forms That Don’t Suck

    WordCamp Denver 2016Speakers: Steve Wells, Jessica Wittmier

    November 9, 2016 — Forms have become one of the primary tools for user engagement. Like it or not, how your forms are designed and utilized can make or break the effectiveness of your site. Learn some tricks to creating effective forms that engage users and increase conversion rates.

  • Aaron Reimann: Forms Comparison

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Aaron Reimann

    July 11, 2016 — Forms comparison (Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms & Contact Form 7).

  • Martin Glanert: Fun with Forms

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Martin Glanert

    July 5, 2016 — The Unconference was a unique opportunity to get on stage and share your stories and experiences with WCEU attendees!

  • Bet Hannon: Complex Registration Forms

    WordCamp Las Vegas 2015Speaker: Bet Hannon

    February 20, 2016 — Nonprofits take registration forms for all kinds of things from fundraisers to summer camps (and small businesses can have registration needs too!). Gravity Forms, with addons and plugins can help you create complex registration forms, with early & late payments, questions that display only when certain boxes are ticked, signatures for releases, pretty PDFs of the submission created and emailed to a registrar, CSV (Excel-readable) exports of the registrations emailed to anyone automatically, and more! I will outline the possibilities for what can be done with WP to create complex registration forms, with screenshots from client forms (who have given permission, of course).

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  • Michelle Schulp: But Why? Designing For Strategy

    WordCamp Orlando 2015Speaker: Michelle Schulp

    January 19, 2016 — Designers and non-designers alike can get caught up in the aesthetics and functionality of a website, and forget that every decision made should be supported by an underlying strategy. We will discuss how to find your site’s primary call to action and create experiences that support that goal. We will also evaluate design choices of many well-known sites as we examine how they help (or hinder) common goals. Whether you’re a designer, developer, or a person maintaining a site, you will come away with a critical eye for evaluating design patterns and a process for narrowing down a design strategy.

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  • Kimberly Daggerhart: How to Optimize Contact Forms

    WordCamp Asheville 2015Speaker: Kimberly Daggerhart

    September 2, 2015 — Contact forms are an important tool for website visitors to connect with you. Learn contact form best practices including the elements of a contact form, how to test a contact form, confirmation messages, how to incorporate a contact form into website design, and how to track contact form submissions. Get introduced to popular contact form plugins.


    Gathering Data improves your site and business (and that isn’t a bad thing)
    How contact form design and placement contributes to conversion
    Contact forms have many uses including bug reports, newsletter signups, and lead generation

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  • Naomi C. Bush: The Missing Piece of Your Site-Building Toolbox

    WordCamp Atlanta 2015Speaker: Naomi C. Bush

    August 15, 2015 — Forms. We all use them to collect contact information, but there’s so much more you can do with a custom form builder. Many WordPress users don’t realize just how much you can get out of this one little tool.
    Naomi’s session opens a whole world of possibilities for you to discover with your deceptively simple but incredibly powerful form builder. Learn how to equip your website to collect payments, schedule appointments and lots more—all while avoiding the need to bloat your site with a dozen different plugins.

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  • Aaron Reimann: Forms Showdown

    WordCamp Boston 2015Speaker: Aaron Reimann

    July 29, 2015 — I compare the three most popular form plugins, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms and Contact Form 7. With different business models the pros and cons are hard to see. I shed light and help you understand which would be best for you and your projects.