Do you want to redirect users to another page after they successfully submit a contact form? Perhaps you want to send them to a thank you page or a custom landing page?
In this article, we’ll show you how to redirect users after a WordPress form submission.
WordPress Form Redirection After Submission
After a user submits a form, it can be disorienting for them if they just sit on the same page with no indication of whether their message was received or their form was processed. You can use this opportunity to connect further with your interested visitors and provide a better user experience.
Here are some of the most common places you can redirect site visitors to after a form submission:
- Thank You Page: send users submitting your contact form to a customized thank you page.
- Hidden Content: place your lead magnet on a custom thank you page and make it accessible only to subscribers.
- Schedule Appointments: if a user submits a request for quote form, you can prompt them to visit your appointment scheduling system and book a time to meet with you.
- Anywhere: with WPForms, you can redirect users after they submit a form to any page on your website or anywhere online.
Now let’s take a look at how to redirect users after they submit forms on your website.
Install and Activate WPForms
Once you’ve activated the plugin, you’ll need to create a new form. If you haven’t created a form yet, see our step by step guide on how to create a simple contact form.
Keep in mind, you can create any kind of WordPress form using WPForms, especially if you use the Form Templates Pack addon, which comes with over 100 different form templates for you to choose from.
For instance, you can create:
- Survey forms for getting customer feedback
- RSVP form for streamlining event management
- Volunteer application form so your organization’s event is fully staffed
- Simple order form for making money online
- Alumni donation forms for raising money
- Support ticket form so your customers always have a helping hand
- And so much more
After you’ve created a custom form on your website, click Save.
Redirect Users after a WordPress Form Submission
After you’ve created your form, you’re ready to redirect users to another page once they submit the form.
You can redirect your site visitors to two places using WPForms:
- To another page on your website, such as a thank you page
- To an external webpage, such as another website
Let’s take a look at both options.
Option 1: Redirect Users to a Page on Your Website
The first option is to send users to a specific page within your website.
You can do this by going to Settings » Confirmation.
On the right preview panel, select Confirmation Type and then Show Page from the dropdown menu.
After this, click on the Confirmation Page dropdown and choose which page you want to send the user to that’s on your website.
Note: Before you can successfully redirect users to another page on your website after they submit a form, you’ll have to have the page already created on your website so you can choose it from the dropdown menu in the Confirmation settings.
After you’ve chosen the page to redirect users to, click Save.
Option 2: Redirect Users to a Page on Another Website
If you want, you can redirect site visitors that submit forms on your website to an entirely different website besides your own.
To do this, go to Settings » Confirmation and select the Confirmation Type as Go to URL (Redirect).
Then, paste the complete website address you’d like to send the user to in the section labeled Confirmation Redirect URL.
After you have configured where to redirect users after they submit a form on your site, click Save.
If you want, you can also set up more than one form redirect based on your site visitor’s behavior when they fill out your forms. For instance, you might redirect one site visitor to your FAQ page if they have a common question about your products or services.
On that same form, you might also want to redirect site visitors to your developer documentation if their question is more technical in nature.
And be sure to check out how to use WPForms’ smart conditional logic to make this happen.
How to Publish a WordPress Form that Redirects Users
Once you’ve configured your form’s redirects, and set up form notifications to make sure everyone that needs to know a form has been submitted will be notified, it’s time to publish your form.
WPForms allows you to add your forms to many locations on your website, including your blog posts, pages, and even sidebar widgets.
Let’s take a look at the most common post/page embed option.
To begin, create a new page or post in WordPress, or go to the update settings on 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 handy WPForms widget will appear inside your block. Click on the WPForms dropdown and pick the form you’ve just created and that you want to insert into your page.
Now, click Preview, and you’ll see your WordPress form as it will appear on your website. If you’re satisfied with the way your WordPress form looks, go ahead and click on Publish and your form will go live on the Internet.
Take a look at your published page to see exactly how it looks on your website!
To view your entries after a successful form submission, check out this complete guide to form entries.
You can combine your forms with our email marketing addons like:
- Constant Contact
- Campaign Monitor
And there you have it! You now know how to redirect users after a WordPress form submission.
In addition, you might want to check out our guide on how to create a file upload form in WordPress so you can collect all the information you need from site visitors at once, minimizing the back and forth conversations and providing a better experience.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.