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How to embed Google Forms in WordPress in 4 steps

embedding a google form into wordpress

Google Forms is a versatile, accessible, and user-friendly online survey and data collection tool. One of the benefits of this tool is that their forms are designed to be easy to embed into pretty much every website, including your WordPress site.

This tutorial is a quick and easy step-by-step guide for how to embed Google Forms in WordPress and why you’d want to use Google Forms rather than one of the many WordPress form plugins.

Embed Google Forms in WordPress in 4 steps

Step 1: Visit Google Forms

Go to Google Forms. You’ll see various possible templates for your forms. Pick whichever is most relevant for your form. For this example, we’ll use a blank form.

Google Form screenshot

Step 2: Fill your form

Create your form, adding as many fields as you need.

Screenshot of a Google Form

Step 3: Get the form’s embed code

Now you need to get your form’s embed code, which you’ll paste into the WordPress post or page where you’ll share it. First, click on Send.

Screenshot of pressing "Send" on a Google Form

You’ll see five options for sharing your form: email, link, embed code, Facebook, and Twitter. Click on the Embed HTML button.

Screenshot of a Google Form's Embed HTML button

Now click on Copy to copy the embed code.

Copy a Google Form's HTML code to embed

Step 4: Embed your form in a WordPress post or page

Now it’s time to embed your form. To do it, go to the post or page where you’ll use the form and insert a Custom HTML block.

Select the Custom HTML block

If you don’t immediately see the Custom HTML option, you can type “Custom HTML” on the search bar or click on Browse all and you’ll find it in the “Widgets” section.

Search for the Custom HTML block

Once you’ve added the Custom HTML block, paste the embed code:

Add the Google Form's HTML code

You can now preview the page or post and see the Google Form! It should look like this:

Why embed Google Forms in WordPress?

WordPress has some amazing form plugins like WPForms, Formidable Forms, and Gravity Forms, so you may be asking why use Google Forms instead of plugins made specifically for WordPress.

Depending on the situation, there are a few reasons you’d use Google Forms over WordPress plugins:

  • You’re sharing a form that you’ll also share outside your WordPress website. Form plugins are limited to your site, but you can share Google Forms on any platform.
  • You want to take advantage of Google Drive’s storage. Regardless of the platform your audience uses to access and fill the form, all responses go to your Google account.
  • You don’t want or need a dedicated form plugin.

Wrapping up

Embedding Google Forms in WordPress is quick, easy, and it allows you to display forms that you can also share on other platforms, rather than being limited to your WordPress site.

All you need to do to embed a Google Form is:

  • Create the form.
  • Copy the form’s embed code.
  • Paste the form’s embed code into WordPress’s Custom HTML block.

Hopefully, this guide helped you and you can now embed cross-platform Google Forms into your WordPress site. Read our blog for more WordPress guides and insights.