WordPress Wednesday: CaptainForm
Ah, the form - the culmination of all your hard work. Everything today's 'Net professionals do - from the design to the analysis - depends on this unique digital junction, the location where conversions occur.
Forms are just part of the 'Net experience today and are used to accept payments and handle submissions of all types. Enterprises that can successfully collect information (and not hinder the user experience along the way) are those best positioned for success. For WordPress websites, however, forms have long been an issue. Fortunately, there are some interesting options that are capturing the attention of admins using the popular open-source CMS including Captain Form.
In addition to a form editor that can be used from within the WordPress dashboard, as well as pre-built template forms (see first image below) and strong security offerings (SSL encryption, password protection, captcha, etc.), the plugin also does a nice job with data management. CaptainForm lets admins create reports and charts based on the data entered by users into forms, providing a simple and straightforward way to analyze feedback, create visualizations from form data and more.
The CaptainForm template library offers Wordpress admins a set of pre-built forms for contact, events, orders, polls and surveys:
The CaptainForm Wordpress plugin offers several integration possibilities, including with platforms such as MailChimp, Marketo and others: