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Gator Forms is our favorite WordPress forms plugin.

One of the reasons we like it so much is that it has a wide range of pop-ups and buttons you can use to make your forms more visible.

Gator Forms doesn't require you to put your form inside a Post or a Page. You can show it around the outside of your site too.

Place a Tab on the Side of Your WordPress Site

The Toggler Tab in Gator Forms allows you to put a button around the outside of your site. When visitors click on this button, the form appears.

For example, the image below shows how you can create a User Voice-style feedback tab on your site.

feedback form

When creating your Gator Form, choose the "Toggler Tab" option:

toggler tab

The Position offset setting calculates the distance from the border of the screen to the toggler tab measured in px or in %. For example, you can show your Gator Form in a pulldown tab on the top of the site. Let's show you an example of how this positioning works.

  • Position the toggler tab on the right and give it an offset of 40%. 

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  • Click Save refresh the page containing the form.
  • The Toggler tab will appear and it be will be almost at the center of the screen (40% from the top).

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  • This next image shows a tab with a position offset of 5%. This tab is 5% from the top of the screen.

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Place a Tab on the Top of Your WordPress Site

Now let's see another example. This time we'll see a tab placed on the top of your screen.

Choose “Top left” as your Togger Tab position. Enter a “Position offset of about 40%. 

tab position

  • Choose “Slidebox – Slide-in from page edge” as your choice for what the form does after opening.

slide in

  • Make sure that you choose “On all pages” for where you want the feedback form to show:

on all pages

  • Click the “Themes” tab.
  • Open the “Theme customizer” and you can change the colors and style for your form.

Place a WordPress Form on the Side or Top of Your Site

  • Click "Save Form" after you’ve made your changes.
  • Visit the front of your site and you’ll see the tab across the top of your site:

contact us button

  • Click the tab and you’ll see your form in the pull-down area:

contact us form

You probably won’t be 100% happy with the form after your first setup, so now it's time to go back and make tweaks. There are a ton of customization options inside Gator Forms. You’ll quickly have a beautiful-looking form that is always visitors and easy-to-use for your visitors.


About the author

Jorge lived in Ecuador and Germany. Now he is back to his homeland Colombia. He spends his time translating from English and German to Spanish. He enjoys playing with Drupal and other Open Source Content Management Systems and technologies.