Creating a Custom Calculator in WordPress: A Complete Guide

Creating a Custom Calculator in WordPress: A Complete Guide

Having a calculator on your WordPress website allows web visitors to make quick calculation without leaving your website. This decreases bounce rate and increases website engagement. Such a feature would be a great addition for mortgage and payments website.

If you’re wondering how you can add a custom calculator to your WordPress website, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, learn the process step-by-step to create an add a calculator for WordPress.

Creating a Custom Calculator: Step-by-Step

To enhance the functionality of your WordPress website, you’d have to use plugins. And in this case, you need to use the Formidable Forms plugin. It’s a freemium plugin that allows you to design forms with ease. But you can use it to design a calculator as well.

It’s better if you get the pro version that has rich features to add.

So install and activate the plugin first. Then head over to its website, purchase a premium plan, and grab the license key. Once that, follow these steps to proceed:
  • Go to Formidable > Global Settings
  • Enter the license key
  • Then navigate to Formidable > Forms
  • Click on Add New
  • Search for ‘calculator’ and click on it in the search results
  • You’ll find a list of pre-made templates that you can use for your project. Click on any of it edit the form.
  • It will open the form builder interface of Formidable Forms. Retain the fields you’d need and remove the unnecessary ones. You can also add new fields if needed.
  • Complete the edits and save by clicking on the ‘Update’ button on the top-right corner of the screen
You’ve created a custom calculator. Now it’s time to add it to your WordPress website.

For this, you need to open the page/post where you need to add the calculator or create a new one. Then go to the content editor and add Formidable Forms block to it.

Once the block is added, click on the drop-down menu and select the calculator form you just created. You can preview the calculator and see how it looks. If satisfied, publish it on your WP website.

Now you have added the custom calculator to your WordPress website.

You can further customize it by going to Formidable > Forms and clicking on the calculator form.
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