Do you want to allow users to create and purchase a custom created t-shirt on your website? With WPForms, it’s easy to start a print-on-demand venture and make money online.
In this article, we’ll show you how to create a shirt order form in WordPress.
Here’s a table of contents if you’d like to jump ahead in this tutorial:
- Create a T-Shirt Order Form in WordPress
- Create a T-Shirt Style Section on Your T-Shirt Order Form
- Customize the Payments Section
- Configure Payment Settings
- Configure Your T-Shirt Order Form Settings
- Customize Your T-Shirt Order Form’s Notifications
- Configure Your Form’s Confirmations
- Add Your T-Shirt Order Form to Your Website
Why Create a T-Shirt Order Form With WPForms?
WPForms makes it easy to create any type of online form, including a t-Shirt order form.
In fact, you don’t need to install a heavy eCommerce plugin on your site to allow users to create a custom t-shirt and purchase it. With WPForms, you can allow users to choose a custom style for their t-shirt, accept payment, and process shipping without any hassle.
Let’s take a look at how to create a t-shirt order form in WordPress with WPForms.
How to Create a Shirt Order Form in WordPress (Step by Step)
Follow these steps to make your shirt order form in WordPress easily.
Step 1: Create a T-Shirt Order Form in WordPress
Next, go to WPForms » Add New to create a new form.
You can see our tutorial on how to create a simple contact form in WPForms to get started.
In our form, we’ll need to create two sections. This first will be for customizing the style of the T-shirt and the second will be for submitting payment details.
Step 2: Create a T-Shirt Style Section on Your T-Shirt Order Form
To create a t-shirt style section on your form, you’ll need to add the following fields.
- Color: Add a Dropdown field to your form and specify different colors your customers can choose.
- Size: Create a Dropdown field and allow customers to choose their preferred t-shirt size.
- Style: Add another Dropdown field and let your customers choose the perfect style for their t-shirt.
- Custom text- line 1: To create a unique style with custom text, add a Single Line Text for them to fill out
- Custom text- line 2: Add another Single Line Text field to your form that allows customers to specify the second line on their t-shirt.
If you have printed images you want people to choose from, check out this tutorial on how to add an image next to radio buttons in WordPress forms.
While the above fields give you a head start on creating a t-shirt order form, feel free to customize the fields to suit your needs. You can add additional fields to your order form by dragging them from the left hand side to the right hand side.
From there, click on the form field to make any changes. At this time, you can delete the Name, Email, and Comment/Message form fields from the t-shirt style section.
Next we’ll split the t-shirt order form into two sections so we can add the payment section.
To do this, add a Section Divider to the form and drag it to the top of the form.
You can change the label and description of the field by clicking on the field.
You may want to check out our tutorial on how to add product options that change the total price. This is a great trick to do to improve the user experience and lower your shopping cart abandonment rate.
Step 3: Customize the Payments Section
Now let’s create the payments section at the bottom of the form.
To start, we’ll have to add another Section Divider. Place it below the t-shirt style section so there’s a clear distinction.
Again, you can change the label and description of this divider so customers know what part of the form they’re filling out.
To process payments on your order form and to allow users to submit their contact details, we’ll have to add the following form fields:
- Single Item
After adding the Single Item form field, you can click on it to customize the label and item price.
Make sure to click on the Required checkbox so the price of the t-shirt automatically calculates and your customer is charged properly.
Step 4: Configure Payment Settings
Now that we’ve added all of the necessary fields to the form, let’s go to the Payments tab in the form editor to configure the payments settings.
WPForms allows you to process payments using PayPal, Authorize.Net, or Stripe.
You also have the option to let customers choose between check or PayPal payments.
In this example, let’s choose PayPal Standard to process payments.
Here, you’ll need to configure the following:
- Select the checkbox near Enable PayPal Standard Payments
- Enter your PayPal email address to receive payments
- From the Mode dropdown menu, select Production to receive payments
- Choose Products and Services as the payment type
- Under Shipping, choose Ask for an address and require it so you don’t have to ask for shipping details on your T-shirt order form. Instead, your customers will fill out their shipping details during PayPal’s checkout process.
Step 5: Configure Your T-Shirt Order Form Settings
To start, go to Settings » General.
Here you can configure the following:
- Form Name — Change the name of your form here if you’d like.
- Form Description — Give your form a description.
- Submit Button Text — Customize the copy on the submit button.
- Spam Prevention — Stop contact form spam with the honeypot feature or Google reCAPTCHA. The honeypot feature is automatically enabled on all WordPress forms so if you decide to use another form of spam prevention, unclick this option.
- AJAX Forms — Enable AJAX settings with no page reload.
- GDPR Enhancements — You can disable the storing of entry information and user details, such as IP addresses and user agents, in an effort to comply with GDPR requirements. Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to add a GDPR agreement field to your simple contact form.
Step 6: Customize Your T-Shirt Order Form’s Notifications
Notifications are a great way to send an email whenever an order is submitted on your website.
In fact, unless you disable this feature, whenever someone submits a t-shirt order form on your site, you’ll get a notification about it.
If you use smart tags, you can also send a notification to the site visitor when they make a purchase, letting them know you received their order and payment and will be in contact shortly. This assures people their order form has gone through properly.
For help with this step, check out our documentation on how to set up form notifications in WordPress.
And if you need to send more than one notification, for example to yourself, the t-shirt manufacturer, and your customer, check out our step by step tutorial on how to send multiple form notifications in WordPress.
Lastly, if you want to keep branding across your emails consistent, you can check out this guide on adding a custom header to your email template.
Step 7: Configure Your Form’s Confirmations
Form confirmations are messages that display to site visitors once they submit a t-shirt order form on your website. They let people know that their form has been processed and offer you the chance to let them know what the next steps are.
WPForms has three confirmation types:
- Message. This is the default confirmation type in WPForms. When a customer submits a t-shirt order form, a simple message confirmation will appear letting them know their order and payment was processed. Look here for some great success messages to help boost customer happiness.
- Show Page. This confirmation type will take site visitors to a specific web page on your site thanking them for their purchase. For help doing this, check out our tutorial on redirecting customers to a thank you page. In addition, be sure to check out our article on creating effective Thank You pages for boosting customer loyalty.
- Go to URL (Redirect). This option is used when you want to send site visitors to a different website.
Let’s see how to set up a simple form confirmation in WPForms so you can customize the message site visitors will see when they purchase a t-shirt using your order form.
To start, click on the Confirmation tab in the form editor under Settings.
Next, select the type of confirmation type you’d like to create. For this example, we’ll select Message.
Then, customize the confirmation message to your liking and click Save.
If you want to display different confirmations to site visitors based on their behavior, be sure to read up on how to create conditional form confirmations.
Now you’re ready to add your t-shirt order form to your website.
Step 8: Add Your T-Shirt Order Form to Your Website
Now that you’ve built your shirt order form using the template, you can add it to your WordPress website. WPForms lets you add your forms to other locations on your site, including your blog posts, pages, and even sidebar widgets.
To begin, create a new page or post in WordPress, or simply update an existing one After that, click inside the first block (the blank area below your page title) and click on the Add WPForms icon.
The easy-to-use WPForms widget will appear inside your block. Click on the WPForms dropdown and pick the form you want to insert into your page.
Now, click Preview, and you’ll see shirt order form as it’ll appear on your website. If you’re satisfied with the way your mortgage form looks, hit Publish, and your form will go live on the Internet.
To view shirt order form entries after they’re submitted, check out this complete guide to form entries.
For example, you can view, search for, filter, print, and delete any entries, making the shirt order process that much easier.
Final Thoughts on WordPress Shirt Order Forms
And there you have it! So you now know how to create a t-shirt order form in WordPress.
Also, To make sure your customers get their t-shirt order form receipts, check out this tutorial on how to automatically send a WordPress order form email receipt. And of you prefer to invoice customers later for their purchases, be sure to see this roundup of the best invoicing software for your WordPress order forms.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.