Gutenberg is coming. What about forms?
By now if you’re a WordPress user hopefully you’ve heard about Gutenberg, the new block-based editor that will change the WordPress editor to be more like modern editors from companies such as Medium, Squarespace, and the like.
There are any number of things to learn with Gutenberg (here’s the official place to start) but one area where there’s already an easy solution is that for Gutenberg forms. The folks at WP Forms1 are now Gutenberg-ready.
Gutenberg forms can be easy too
WP Forms (one of my affiliate partners) has written a brief how-to article that outlines how to set up a Gutenberg block for the form you’ve created using WP Forms. Of course, that form could be for any purpose… for photographers I find that contact forms are common, or sales inquiries, or pricing quotes.
Once you’ve created the form using the WP Forms plugin, in the Gutenberg editor you click the plus symbol to add a new block and you’ll find a “Widget” called WPForms.
As you’ve added that widget, you can choose which of your WP Forms to use for this block, choose whether or not to show the form title and description, and optionally add some advanced CSS styling. It’s that easy – there’s nothing special you need to do, no code you need to write, and nothing to worry about behind the scenes. You just create the form, add the widget block to the post or page using the Gutenberg editor, and your WP Form will show on the resulting web page.
While Gutenberg is going to mean a shift for many folks using WordPress for publishing, it’s good to know that the Gutenberg forms situation isn’t as hairy as it could be.
If you’ve found other simple solutions for Gutenberg WordPress forms, drop a comment below and share!