Have you ever wondered if you could allow users to select an image in your WordPress form instead of just text? With WPForms, you can easily add an image next to radio buttons in WordPress forms, so users can quickly select the right option they want.
In this article, we’ll show you how to add an image next to radio buttons in WordPress forms.
Step 1: Create a Simple WordPress Form
Next, you’ll need to create a form. For help with this step, see our tutorial on how to create a simple contact form as an example to get started.
Step 2: Customize Your WordPress Form
The simple contact form comes with the following default form fields:
- Comment or Message
You can add additional fields to your form by dragging them from the left hand panel to the right hand panel.
Then, click on the field to make any changes. You can also click on a form field and drag it to rearrange the order on your contact form.
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You can add images next to the Multiple Choice and Multiple Items form fields, which are radio buttons, as well as the Checkboxes form field.
The difference between a radio button and a checkbox is that radio buttons only allow site visitors to select one option, whereas site visitors can choose more than one option from a list of checkboxes.
In our example, we’ll add a Multiple Choice form field to our simple contact form and change the label and choices.
Now it’s time to add the images next to each radio button.
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Step 3: Add an Image to Radio Buttons
To add an image to your form’s radio buttons, start by clicking on the Use image choices checkbox in the form editor.
When you click that box, you’ll see an Upload Image button appear for each radio button on your form.
There will also be a Placeholder box in the preview panel where each image will display once uploaded.
To add an image, click on the Upload Image button. This will open your WordPress Media Library so you can choose the image you want to display.
Note: Images will not be cropped or resized when you add them to your form. For best results, we recommend making all image choices the same size and 250×250 pixels or smaller.
This is what our image choices will look like:
Step 4: Customize Your Image Choices
WPForms makes customizing your image choices super simple thanks to the built-in customization options.
To view these options, click on Advanced Options.
Two customization options are added to the Advanced Options section when you enable Image Choices on your WordPress forms:
- Image Choice Style: choose from Modern, Classic, or None. Modern displays selected images in a shadowed box and adds a green checkmark to the center. Classic displays selected images with a thick, grey border. The None option will not add any special styling; instead you’ll see traditional radio buttons next to each image for site visitors to choose from.
- Choice Layout: choose how you many columns are used to display your image choices. You can pick from one, two, or three columns. You also have the option to choose Inline, which places as many options as possible in each row before adding another. Inline is the default Choice Layout for all WordPress forms displaying image choices.
You can also select the Randomize Choices checkbox if you want to randomize the order of the image choices every time a new user visits your website.
Step 5: Enable Survey Reporting
If you want to see how many people choose each image choice you offer, you can enable survey reporting for your forms by installing and activating the Surveys and Polls addon.
To do this, go to WPForms » Addon and find the one labeled Surveys and Polls Addon.
Click Install Addon and then Activate.
WPForms lets you collect survey results for the following form fields:
- Single Line Text
- Paragraph Text
- Dropdown menus
- Multiple Choice
- Likert Scale
- Net Promoter Scale (NPS)
To enable survey reporting for all forms on your website, go to Settings » Surveys and Polls and select the Enable Survey Reporting checkbox.
If you only want to collect data on this particular form, go to the form editor, scroll down to the Advanced Settings section, and click on Enable Survey Reporting.
Once people start filling out your form, complete with images next to the radio buttons, you’ll be able to generate survey reports in the WordPress dashboard to see the results.
To generate a survey report, go to WPForms » All Forms and hover over your form to display the options. Then, click on Survey Results.
Once you click that, you’ll see your form’s results:
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And there you have it! You now know how to add an image next to radio buttons in WordPress forms.
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