How to Create A Popup Form With WPForms

It’s easy to integrate WPForms with your OptinMonster campaigns to create custom forms, surveys and more!

In this article, you’ll learn how to connect OptinMonster with WPForms.

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Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin:

Connect WPForms

To connect OptinMonster with WPForms, follow these steps:

  1. Create at least one form in WPForms.
  2. Next, in the Design screen of the OptinMonster campaign builder, drag and drop a WPForms block into the campaign design where you want it to appear.
    WPForms Block in the OptinMonster campaign builder.
  3. In the left sidebar, choose the WPForms form you’d like to display in your OptinMonster campaign. Only published forms in WPForms for the site that is connected to your campaign will be available in the dropdown.
    Select the WPForms form you'd like to display in your campaign.Note: the WPForms form you select will not show in the campaign builder. This is expected and normal behavior. You will need to view the campaign directly on your site to see the form within it.
  4. When you are finished, Save your campaign.

Conversion Tracking

Conversion tracking is automatically enabled for the WPForms block and cannot be disabled at this time.

Success Action

The campaign will automatically show the Success view of the campaign when the WPForms form is submitted. There is no option at this time to change the Success Action.

We recommend customizing the appearance of the Success view.

FAQs

Why doesn’t my WPForms form show in the campaign builder?

Because of the way the form is rendered by your site it is not possible to display a WPForms form outside of your site directly. As a result, the form will not show in the OptinMonster campaign builder.

We recommend using our preview and testing tools to see how the form appears in your campaign before publishing it.

I don’t like how my form appears, how can I change it?

The WPForms block itself provides the following styling options in the Advanced tab:

WPForms block advanced styling options.

To control the WPForms form elements’ appearance you’ll want to edit the form using the WPForms builder, or using Custom CSS.

Troubleshooting

The form doesn’t appear in the campaign builder, just the WPForms logo.

This is normal. The form will only be rendered when viewing the campaign on your site. We recommend using the preview option before launching your campaign.

The WPForms block is greyed out and I can’t add it to my campaign.

If the campaign is not yet connected to a WordPress site in the Publish screen, the WPForms block will not be available to add to the campaign.

Be sure to assign your WordPress site to the campaign in the Publish screen.

Assign site to your campaign in the Publish screen of the campaign builder.

I can’t select a WPForms form when configuring the WPForms block in OptinMonster.

This can happen for two reasons.

If you previously added a WPForms block to the campaign and later unassigned the WordPress site you’ll see the following notice when editing the WPForms block:

WPForms block no WordPress site assigned.

If this occurs you’ll need to assign your WordPress site to the campaign in the Publish screen of the campaign builder:

Assign site to your campaign in the Publish screen of the campaign builder.

If the dropdown is just empty with no warning, like this:

No WPForms forms available to select.

It indicates you do not yet have any published WPForms forms available.

You can publish a WPForms form on your site then configure the block in OptinMonster. Or, you can manually define the shortcode for your form by selecting the Add Shortcode Manually option from the dropdown and pasting your form’s shortcode into the provided field:

Manually add the WPForms shortcode into your OptinMonster campaign.

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