How to embed Wufoo with a shortcode in Wordpress

Wufoo is an internet application that gives you permission to design and generate many online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast, and fun in an automatic way.

In this guide, we will take a look at How to embed Wufoo with a shortcode to know more deeply about this topic.

To embed Wufoo with a shortcode

What is Wufoo?

Wufoo is considered one of the fastest, easiest way to generate many online forms. Its amazing features can assist you in getting your form up and running within several minutes. Please note that there no coding required because Wufoo forms are easy to customize and ready to do your bidding. Even you run a nonprofit, are a freelancer, marketer, business owner, event planner, please feel free to enjoy Wufoo because it can keep you connected, organized, and gather the data that you are in need of.

You can create a free account and then build your own form if you desire to use a Wufoo form on your WordPress.com website. In case you want to use Wufoo to embed a MailChimp from on your site, it still charges you no fee to generate a Wufoo account but unfortunately, the MailChimp intgration is currently a paid service.

Embed Wufoo with a shortcode

There are more than 58 million blogs powered by the WordPress platform and about half of them are hosted over at WordPress.com. Due to the fact that the hosted service does not give JavaScript or iframes permission to be used on these blogs, unfortunately it wasn’t possible to embed a Wufoo form right on these blogs before today. Luckily, the WordPress guys have a great API to enable service to generate shortcode versions of theirr snippets which can be safely used. Actually, what is a shortcode?

To be clear, a shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that can allow you to do nifty things with just a bit effort. Shortcodes can embed files or help you generate objects that could require a lot of complex, ugly code in just 1 line normally. It is the common knowledge that shortcode = shortcut.

For instance, here is an example of a Wufoo shortcode snippet:


[wufoo username="master" formhash="m7w7z1" autoresize="true" height="505" header="show" ssl="true"]

It can be clearly seen it is much easier to understand than other snippets and very simple to modify your needs. Hide the form title and description, in case you wanted to say, by setting that header=”show” parameter to header=”hide”.

You are able to embed your form into your QWordPress.com website using a shortcode once you publish it. To get the shortcode, first you need to look for the form that you desire to embed. You are allowed to look for the code by clicking the Share option of your form. Then please click on Embed Form and copy the WordPress shortcode.

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Please kindly note that you need to scroll down a bit to Embed a form on your website and select WordPress after clicking the Share option.

The shortcode will look just like this: [wufoo username=”exampleuser” formhash=”x7w3w3” autoresize=”true” height=”458” header=”show”]

Insert the shortcode in the place that you want the form to be displayed.

  • Paste the shortcode into the Visual Editor in the Classic Editor.
  • Add a Shortcode Block and paste the shortcode in the Block Editor.
  • Go to Customize → Widgets and add a Text Widget in your sidebar or footer (depending on your theme’s widget areas).

This is how the shortcode would look in the Classic Editor:

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Finally get your post, page, or widget published to see your Wufoo form in action. It will look like this:

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Integrate Wufoo with Mailchimp

Instead of the Mailchimp subscriber pop up, or the Mailchimp block, you are completely able to integrate Mailchimp with Wufoo in case you desire to capture visitor information into a mailing list and prefer having an embedded form in a widget.

Integrating Mailchimp with Wufoo gives you permission to embed a Wufoo form in a widget and the information collected will be sent to your Mailchimp list. Please kindly note that your Wufoo accoutn will need to have a paid plan in order to integrate Wufoo with Mailchimp.

Hit the More button and click Notifications once youh ave created the Wufoo form.

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From the to Another Application box, please select Mailchimp. Looko at the sample below:

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Follow the prompts to get your Mailchimp account connected to your Wufoo account.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading! Please keep in mind that all of your data will be safe and secure with Wufoo so no more hesitating, let’s check it out!