How to Change Input Boxes on WordPress Form for Website

Often, we need to ask users for information on our website. But, rather than forcing them to fill in forms with basic information such as their name and email address, we can use WordPress to create more engaging interactions. In this article, we’ll show you different ways you can use WordPress to provide more value to your users and engage them to provide more information.

Change The Way The Form Looks With CSS

One of the most fundamental elements of any form is the look of the input boxes. With CSS, we have complete control over the design of the input boxes and can change them to fit our website’s look and feel. For example, we can change the border, the box-shadow, and the padding of the input boxes to make them fit the aesthetic of our website. Additionally, we can change the appearance of the input boxes to fit the needs of the user.

Make Multi-Purpose Forms With WordPress WooCommerce

Sometimes, we need simple forms that can be used for varied purposes. With WordPress WooCommerce, we can use the forms in WordPress to collect order details, send out notifications, or allow for user-submitted content to be displayed on our website. The options are endless with regards to what we can do with the forms built into WordPress.

Add Extra Features To Forms With JavaScript

Often, we need forms to collect user data and then submit it to a different system or server. For example, when a user submits data to a shopping cart on our website, we need that data to be stored in a database on our servers. To make the form function properly, we can add JavaScript functions to it that will help us submit this data easily.

Use Dynamic Forms With PHP

While we can use WordPress to create basic forms with input fields, we can use it to create dynamic forms as well. With PHP, we can write a short piece of code that will help us create a form with all of the input fields filled in with the data submitted by the user. Additionally, we can use JavaScript to make our form more engaging by adding features such as a countdown timer or a button that will submit the form once the user presses it.

With these forms, the user experience is far more individualized and engaging than standard forms created with HTML and CSS. Not only that, but we can also use these forms to send out notifications to users when they have new messages or items in their inboxes.

Add Value To Forms With Validation

Often, we need forms to collect information from our users. To make sure that the information they provide is accurate, we can do some basic validation against the data they entered in the form. For example, let’s say that we’re creating an online store for users to shop at. When they register, we’ll ask them for their email address. To validate this email address, we can use JavaScript to make sure it’s a valid email address before we use it to send out orders. Additionally, we can use regular expressions to match the format of the email address and make sure it’s in the correct format (i.e., not, etc.).

Make Custom Forms With WordPress

Often, we need forms that match the look and feel of our website. With WordPress, we have a tool called WordPress Custom Fields which allows us to create any form we want inside of WordPress. Inside of WordPress, we can add custom fields to any page or post (i.e., where users provide content) and use them to collect information from our users.

Custom Fields has a really simple and easy to use interface. All we need to do is click on the plus icon at the top of the page to start adding fields, and then we can start entering the data we need. To learn more, check out the WordPress docs on creating custom forms.

What About Password Security?

Often, we need forms that protect our users from having their passwords hacked. To do this, we can add a one-time password generator called Quick Links which will create unique one-time passwords for our users whenever they log in to the form. This way, even if someone were to get ahold of the username and password of a user, they would not be able to gain access to the account as the one-time password would require additional verification.

Creating forms with WordPress is incredibly easy and allows us to add value in a way that simply wasn’t possible before. Not only that, but we can also use these forms to collect information, allow for content to be displayed, and even submit data to different systems or servers. With WordPress, we can change the way we create forms for the better and improve our end-user’s experience.