Would you like to create a custom calculator in WordPress
You might want users to be able to calculate something on a landing page, or you might want to use the calculator to generate more leads for your company.
We’ll show you how to make a custom calculator in WordPress in this article.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Custom Calculator in WordPress?
Adding a custom calculator to your WordPress website allows your visitors to quickly calculate things without having to leave your site.
On a health and fitness WordPress blog, for example, you can include a BMI calculator that allows users to quickly calculate their BMI and determine which subscription plan or product to purchase.
Custom calculators can also be used to calculate mortgage payments, car payments, product configurations, loan interest, and other things.
Custom calculators can also be a good way to get people to fill out forms on your website. For example, you could ask users for their email addresses so that the calculator tool’s personalized results can be sent directly to their inbox.
So, let’s take a look at how to make a custom calculator in WordPress with ease.
Using WordPress to Make a Custom Calculator
Formidable Forms is the best way to make a custom calculator for your website. It’s the best WordPress calculator plugin available, and it’s the simplest way to create any type of advanced form.
Installing and activating the Formidable Forms plugin is the first step. See our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more information.
After activation, you’ll need to download and install Formidable Forms Lite, which is a free version of the plugin. This free version serves as the foundation for the plugin’s advanced features.
After that, go to Formidable Forms » Global Settings and enter your plugin license key there. This information can be found in your account on the Formidable Forms website.
You’re now ready to start building your first custom calculator for your website.
Simply go to the Formidable » Forms page and select Add New from the drop-down menu.
This will display a list of available form templates from which you can select.
Type ‘Calculator’ into the search box and choose the ‘Calculator’ category.
This will display a list of calculator templates from which to choose. Formidable Forms includes a number of useful custom calculators.
To use that form, simply click to select it and then click the add button. We’ll make a ROI Calculator for the purposes of this tutorial (Return on Investment calculator).
The calculator template you selected will be loaded into the Formidable Forms form builder interface by the plugin.
You can simply point and click to customize Amy’s form field from here if necessary. You can change the label and properties of a field by clicking on it.
You can also drag and drop new fields from the left column to create new fields.
When you’ve finished filling out the form fields, click the ‘Update’ button in the top right corner of the screen.
You can now add your custom calculator form to any WordPress post or page on your website.
Simply edit an existing post/page or start from scratch. You must add the Formidable Forms block to your page on the content editor screen.
After you’ve added the block, simply select your ROI Calculator form from the drop-down menu in the block settings.
Within the WordPress block editor, the Formidable Forms block will now fetch and display a preview of your calculator form.
You can now edit your page further or save and publish it to your website.
After that, you can view your calculator in action by opening the page in a new browser tab.
WordPress Calculator Form Customization
With Formidable Forms, you can always customize any calculator you make. To change your calculator form, go to the Formidable » Forms page and click the edit button.
Any changes you make to your form will automatically appear in any posts or pages on your website where you’ve included this form.
Getting a Glimpse of Your Calculator Form Entries
Calculator form entries are automatically saved in your WordPress database by Formidable Forms.
By going to the Formidable » Entries page, you can easily see all of the calculations that users have done.
You can view the data entered by users by clicking on individual entries from this page.
Alternatively, you can view data from all entries in a table format by filtering entries by specific calculator form.
You can also download all calculator data in CSV format and view it in spreadsheet software directly from this page.
Do you require additional information? You can see detailed charts and graphs for your calculator by switching to the Reports tab for your form entries.
For example, we can see the average ROI percentage submitted by users in our ROI calculator report.
These graphs show how users interact with calculators on your website as well as average responses. You can then use this information to tailor your content to the needs of your target audience.
Using Your Custom Calculator to Generate Leads
Adding customer calculators to WordPress and connecting them to your email marketing service is a breeze with Formidable Forms.
However, you’ll need to persuade users to use the calculator, collect leads, and increase sales.
This is where OptinMonster enters the picture. It is the most effective lead generation software on the market, allowing you to convert website visitors into subscribers and customers with ease.
Lightbox popups, slide-in popups, countdown timers, header and footer banners, and more are included. They all assist you in persuading users to use your custom calculators.
OptinMonster also includes powerful targeting rules and personalization options to ensure that users receive targeted messages at the appropriate times.
We hope that this article has assisted you in adding a custom calculator to your WordPress site.