How to redirect users after a wordpress form submission

How to Redirect Users to a New Page After Form Submission

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Do you want to redirect users to another page after they press submit on your contact form?

Redirections are a simple and effective way of leading users immediately to the next step after form submission.

In this post, we’ll show you the easiest way to create a form redirect for your users to take them to a new page.

How to Create a Form Redirect in WordPress

Adding a redirection after form submission is easy with WPForms. Follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step 1: Install the WPForms Plugin

To start with, you’re going to need an easy contact form redirect plugin for WordPress. WPForms is the best form builder for WordPress and it’s known for its beginner-friendly form redirection tool.

The WPForms homepage

To get started, see how to install WPForms. Once you’ve activated the plugin, you can begin creating new forms and adding redirects of your choice to them. We’ll show you how to do that next.

Step 2: Add a New Form

If this is your first time using WPForms, you’ll need to start by creating a form first and then add a redirect to it.

Creating a simple form is super easy with WPForms. To start, open your WordPress dashboard and go to WPForms » Add New.

add new form

This will open the form builder interface. Give your form a name so you can identify it easily later on.

Name your form

Scroll down to the Templates area and select a template for your form by clicking on the Use Template button.

simple contact form template

Your selected template will now load and appear on your screen, where you can see the Fields available along with the form preview.

simple form

After that, you’re free to customize the form any way you like. Use the drag-and-drop functionality to add, remove, or reorder fields.

When you’re happy with how your form looks, it’s time to add a form redirect using WPForms’ confirmation settings.

Step 3: Create a Form Redirect

WPForms gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to configuring form redirect and confirmation settings.

You can redirect your site visitors to two places using WPForms. We’ll show you how to set up both options:

  1. Another page on your website
  2. An external page to a different website.

3.1. Redirect Users to a Page on Your Website

If you want to redirect visitors to a specific page on your site, select Settings » Confirmations from the form builder.

Confirmation settings for Facebook Pixel form submissions

After this, choose Show Page from the Confirmation Type dropdown menu. This will then cause a new dropdown menu – Confirmation Page – to appear down below.

Use the Confirmation Page dropdown to select a page on your site to redirect visitors to after form submission.

Show page

Note: Make sure that you have the redirection page already created on your website so you can choose it from the Confirmation Page dropdown menu.

After you’ve chosen the page to redirect users to, click Save.

3.2. Redirect Users to a Page on Another Website

In some cases, you might want to redirect visitors to a different website entirely when they submit a form.

This can be useful if you want to send visitors to your social media pages from your site, for instance.

To do this, go to Settings » Confirmation like before. This time, select Go to URL (Redirect) from the Confirmation Type dropdown menu.

Then, paste the complete URL of the external page you’d like to send the user to in the field labeled Confirmation Redirect URL.

External redirect

After you have configured where to redirect users after they submit a form on your site, click Save.

Step 4: Set Up Conditional Form Redirects (Optional)

WPForms allows you to redirect users to different pages depending on the response provided by them when submitting a form.

For instance, if you have a quote request form that allows users to select one of the many services you’re offering, you can redirect people to specific service pages with details based on their selection.

Usually, this works best if you have fields like Multiple Choice, Checkboxes, or other fields that give your users a choice of options. Then depending on the user’s choice, you can set up different redirect pages.

We added a Checkboxes field to our form. This will serve as the basis for our form redirect conditional logic.

Checkbox items

In order to set up conditional form redirects, you need to have at least two confirmations. From the Confirmations window, press the Add New Confirmation button.

Add new confirmation

Name your confirmation and click OK. Then, click on the Enable Conditional Logic button. This will expand into additional options.

You can use the conditional logic fields to define the rules for when a particular form redirection should trigger.

In this example, we want to redirect users to the site’s marketing page if a user selects “Marketing” in the Checkbox field.

Conditional confirmation

Repeat this process to define the logic for all available field choices and the corresponding page redirects you want to trigger for each choice. When you’re done, make sure to click on Save.

Step 5: Publish a WordPress Form With Custom Page Redirects

Your form with page redirects is now ready for launch! To embed the form, click on the Embed button next to Save.

Embed form button

If you want to add your form to a new page, click on Create New Page or choose the Select Existing Page option, as required!

Create new page button with a large red arrow

Then, you’ll be prompted to name the new page. This will become the title of your new page. Click on Let’s Go when you’re ready.

Embed in a new page

WPForms will take you to the WordPress block editor with a block for your new form already added to it.

You can change any settings or add more content to the page if you’d like. When you’re ready, click on Publish.

Publish form

When users start submitting this form, it will redirect them to the page you specified in the form confirmation settings above.

And that’s it! Now, you know how to redirect users after they submit your form.

FAQs about Redirects After Form Submission

Setting up redirections after form submissions is a popular topic among our readers. Here are answers to some common queries about it:

When are form redirects useful?

Form redirects are very useful when you want to send users to a particular page after they’ve submitted a form.

Instead of simply showing a confirmation message, you can use form submit as an opportunity to connect further with your visitors and lead them to a page that offers exactly what they need.

Depending on the intent of your form, you may redirect users to different types of pages. Here are a few common form redirect page examples:

  • Thank You Page: A page dedicated to thanking the user for filling out the form gives you an excellent opportunity to invite users to perform other actions. You can promote your popular blog posts, upsell your product, or offer some other incentive to keep visitors engaged with your brand.
  • Gated Content: A lead magnet campaign is a powerful way of collecting leads. You can request visitors to fill out your form in exchange for free access to a valuable resource. For example, you can redirect people to a free download page for an eBook, webinar, podcast, and so on.

How do I redirect a form in WordPress after submitting it?

To redirect a form after submission in WordPress, you can use the WPForms plugin. It’s straightforward:

  • First, install and activate the WPForms plugin.
  • Then, create or edit a form within WPForms.
  • In the form editor, click Settings and then Confirmations.
  • Select the Confirmation Type as Go to URL (Redirect).
  • Finally, type the URL you want users to be redirected to after they submit the form.

This method ensures that once someone fills out your form, they are automatically taken to a new page of your choosing, enhancing their experience on your website.

How do I redirect the user to another page after submitting the form?

Redirecting users to another page after they submit a form in WordPress can improve user experience significantly. To achieve this, you can utilize the WPForms plugin.

All you have to do is navigate to Settings » Confirmations. Then, change the Confirmation Type to Go to URL (Redirect). Once done, simply input the URL of the page you want users redirected to after form submission.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      When you get the chance, could you please reach out to our support team and share additional information of the feature that you are looking for? This way we will be able to help you with thorough solutions.

      Thank you! 🙂

      1. Hello, I would like to do the same thing. Get a confirmation message, then 3 seconds later redirect. Was this question answered?

      2. Hello Anda – I apologize, right now, WPForms doesn’t have a feature to show confirmation message and then redirect after few seconds. I do agree it will be great to have that and I will add that as a feature request to keep this in our developers radar for future improvement.

        Thanks 🙂

  1. Is there a way to test redirections on forms once the form has been published without notifying the form recipients?

    1. Hey Brenda, to achieve this, I would recommend disabling notifications. To do so, after opening the form builder, go to Settings » Notifications to access all of the notification options for your form. Then toggle the Enable Notifications option to the off position as shown here.

      In case it helps, here is our great guide on the same.

      I hope this helps.

  2. Hi. I have a form confirmation that redirects the user to another page as described above. However if the user presses the browser back button, the form is displayed but the Submit button is greyed out, and it displays the “Submit Button Processing Text”. The user can only use the form if he reloads the page. Is there a way to change this?

    Thanks for your help.

    1. Hey Matt — We are sorry for any trouble. In order to make sure we answer your question as thoroughly as possible and avoid any confusion.

      Would you mind reaching out to us with additional details so that we can help you further on this case?


    1. Hey Cole, to pass the user registration email in the redirect URL you will make use of the wpforms_process_redirect_url filter hook.

      Since we what you are looking for would required some custom code we’re not able to provide support for the custom development that would be required. In case it helps, you could consider looking into a service such as Codeable or Upwork for potential developer options.


  3. i want to redirect to a particular page after form submit ..but there should be a form submission confirmation message. then it should redirect to that URL this possible how to do this…

  4. I want to use a list of zip codes, is there a way to use the “contains” logic and separate each zip with a comma, or something similar to create a list of separate items?

    1. Hey Rod, this will require some custom code by hooking into our wpforms_process_filter filter hook with PHP regular expression to separate each zip with comma.

      Since what you are looking for would require some custom code we’re not able to provide support for the custom development that would be required. In case it helps, you could consider looking into a service such as Codeable or Upwork for potential developer options.


    1. Hi Emad — When you get a chance, can you please check if the confirmation page is visible when you visit the Confirmation page directly on mobile devices? If in case you’re able to see the confirmation page, could you please drop us a line in support so we can assist?

      If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket.

      Otherwise, we provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite support forum.

      Thanks 🙂

  5. Thanks for your information
    But I have e been trying to redirect my WP form to a thank you page using the ‘Go to URL’ and any time I try it it doesn’t redirect what is the problem

    1. Hey Francis — We’d be happy to help with this issue! When you get a chance, please drop us a line in support so we can assist.

      If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket here.

      Otherwise, we provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite support forum.

      Thnaks 🙂

  6. I run a small cleaning business in australia, so I need to collect reviews/feedback from customers, but I want to avoid negative reviews, so I am trying to create a page on my website that has buttons for redirection based on what customer choose. But the problem with a page with buttons is, users can anytime come back to the page and click again on other button to leave negative review, so it will backfire.

    So, I seriously need a fullproof method to use redirection method so I can collect positive reviews on GMB and negative feedback on a form so I cam improve on those points.

    Is there anyway I can use any platform different from WordPress for my feedback page? Or can create a completely different feedback page with html? (also I don’t want Google to index my feedback page so my competitors won’t see my method).

    Any help on this is appreciated. Solution needed ASAP.

    Customer Feedback Sample Page I need help with: [URL removed]

    Tried free form plugins and Google Sheet for this, Doesn’t work the way I like it to do.

    1. Hey Supindr – WPForms is a WordPress plugin for creating and adding forms to a WordPress website. These forms allow users to submit information on your website. It can’t be added using HTML or any other method outside of WordPress as you mentioned.

      However, for better result, you can make use of AJAX form submission on our form and this will prevent the user from going back to edit the rating easily.

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks 🙂

  7. We have a post form submission URL redirect. However with the current redirection options there is no way to select the ‘behaviour’ i.e. open in same tab or open in new tab. Perhaps the dev team can add that option? In the mean time, how do we add a page redirection to open in a “new tab”?

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