How-to: Creating Order Forms in WordPress [3 Simple Steps]

How-to: Creating Order Forms in WordPress [3 Simple Steps]

Hey indie writing fambam, listen up. Are you looking for the best way to allow your target readers to place orders for your novels? Looking for an easy way to integrate your order forms into your site as a book blogger?

Are you tired of your customers having to go to amazon to get your epub or pdf version on your book? Probably your readers just want to purchase the book right from your site? If there was only an easier way to receive orders and accept payments for your products right from your website.

Wait, there is. WPForms along with Stripe and PayPal integrations make creating, using, and adding order forms to your WordPress website simpler than ever. You can start accepting payments in less than ten minutes.

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In this article, we will discuss how to create a simple order form that collects online payments.

Before we launch off into everything order forms, there are three things you need to do to get the most out of this article.

  1. Grab your pen and paper
  2. Get yourself some relaxing liquid
  3. Turn away all distractions

Okay, now you are ready to get started. This is How to Create Order Forms in WordPress.

This article contains affiliate links which means I get a commission if you make a purchase by clicking one of the links at no extra cost to you.

Video Tutorial

Do you prefer a video tutorial? Here is a tutorial on how to create an order form in WordPress.

Creating the Order Form

First, you need to install and activate the WPForms plugin in WordPress. Simply go to Plugins > Add New and search for the plugin in the search bar.

When located tap the install button and then hit activate to make the plugin useable.

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Now in your WordPress dashboard got to WPForms > Add New to create a new form.

P.S In order to have an order form option you will need pro license.

WPForms has sample templates to choose from. Select the Billing/Order Form template. Let’s modify the items needed by going to the Available Items section and opening the Field Options.

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In this section, renaming of the field can be done, adding items, removing items, and changing prices can be made as well.

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If you click the Use Images Choices checkbox you can give your customers images to choose along with item headings. This visual look can enhance your customer’s experience, encouraging them to buy your product.

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Here is a tutorial on how to add images to your order forms.

P.S Don’t forget to SAVE.

Order Forms Notifications and Confirmations

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You have an email sent to you when your forms are submitted. With WPForms this is automatically enabled. With smart tags, you can send an email to the customer letting them know you have received their order.

As regards to confirmations, there are three types that can be used.

The Message Confirmation. Put the user at ease and put a smile on their face with a simple message letting them know their donation was received and greatly appreciated.

The Show Page Confirmation. This can be a personal thank you page.

The Redirect Confirmation. Send your users to a different part of your website that may contain additional things they would be interested in.

To set up your confirmation, simply click Confirmation in Settings and choose your confirmation type (any of the three mentioned above).

P.S Don’t forget to SAVE.

Setting up Order Form Payments

Because we are accepting online payments we need to configure the payment settings. Paypal and Stripe are easily integrated through their add-ons in the WPForms plugin. In order to accept payments, you will install and activate the right add-ons.

Here is a full tutorial on how to install and activate the Stripe Addon and if you don’t have Stripe available then here is a full tutorial on how to install and activate the PayPal Addon.

In my country PayPal is readily used.

To set up the PayPal for order forms you will need to enable PayPal standards payments from payments in the form builder.

Add your PayPal email, choose the Production mode, and type of payment, which in this tutorial will be Products and Services.

The rest of the information should also be filled out to give your users a better experience. Then click SAVE.

Adding Order Form to Website

We need to add the form to the website for our visitors to use. Forms can be included in our blog content, pages and even sidebars (my favourite).

On your posts and pages on your website select Add Form. Choose the order form you just created and add it to your website. Then hit publish.

To add it to your sidebar, go to Widgets in your WordPress dashboard. WPForms widgets will ask you where you would like to place your form. Select left or right sidebar and choose the form you just created.

In Conclusion

With Order Forms you can accept donations and sell digital and physical products. As a book blogger or indie writer you no doubt would want your readers to have access to your novels directly from your website.

Use the order forms option in WPForms to give your readers the best experience while on your website. Are you looking to Create a Simple Order Form without Online Payments, then click right here.

Found this article useful in someway, then please spread the word. Let all your readers know that you are attaching an order form to your website and they can to. Also too it’s super easy with WPForms.



Book blogger and indie author with a passion for sewing, thinking thoughts about writing with playing with my little baby, Sponk.

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