Do you want to reuse one of your WordPress forms? By copying your form, you’ll make quick work of creating the new form. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to duplicate a WordPress form.
Why Should You Duplicate a Form
Copying a form will save you time since you don’t have to rebuild one from scratch each time.
Here are some of the most common reasons for duplicating a form:
- Frequently used fields that appear in most forms on your website can be cloned.
- Testing a form using A/B or split testing can be easy when you duplicate and rearrange it to measure form conversions.
- Style forms individually by creating multiple variations. You can design one form better suited for a sidebar and another for embedding into a contact page.
How to Duplicate a WordPress Form
Also, you’ll need to have a form created. You can check our tutorial on how to create a simple contact form as an example.
Want to easily manage your form submissions? Take a peek at our tutorial on how to save your form data in the WordPress Database.
Step 1: Get Started
Head over to your WordPress dashboard and go to WPForms » All Forms. Here you’ll see all your existing forms including the one you want to duplicate.
Find the form you want to clone and hover the mouse over the form name to see some options just below the title. Once you see the option Duplicate, click on it to continue.
A confirmation modal box will open up asking you to confirm whether you want to duplicate the form or not. Click on Ok to confirm.
You’ll notice that a duplicate form has been created. The title of this new form will be identical to the original form, except that the new form has “(ID #)” included.
Step 2: Customize and Configure Your Form
To change the title of the new form, or to modify the form content and layout, hover the mouse over the form name and click on Edit.
Now click on the Setup tab, present on the left sidebar, to edit the form name. Here you’ll find a text box with the duplicate form name. Change the name as per your wish and then click on Save.
If you want to add a new field, click on the Fields tab and then drag a new field from the left panel to your form. You can also rearrange or edit the form fields by clicking on them.
Finally, go to Settings » General to change the form description and submit button text. You can also enable anti-spam honeypot to prevent spam submissions.
If you want to create GDPR compliant form, then check both the disable storing entry information in WordPress and disable storing user details (IP address and user agent) options.
Step 3: Add Your Duplicate Form to Your Website
Once you’ve created and customized your form, you need to add it to your website.
Don’t worry! With WPForms, you can easily add your forms to your posts, pages, or sidebar. Let’s show you how to add your duplicate form to a new page.
First, go to Pages » Add New and then click on the Add Form button present above the page editor.
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A modal popup will open up asking you to select a form from the dropdown box. So select your newly created form and click Add Form to add the form shortcode to your page.
Finally, you can customize your page as per your requirements and then publish it.
If you’re using the Gutenberg editor, then check out our guide on how to use WPForms with Gutenberg editor.
That’s it! You’ve duplicated a form with data from an existing form within your website.
Now, whenever you’ve made a customized form, you’ll save yourself the time and energy of recreating a similar form.
Looking for more time-saving tips? You might also want to check out our guide on how to export WordPress form entries to CSV. This will allow you to add information to your email marketing service, analyze the results of advanced form fields, and more.