Ninja Forms is a fully customizable plugin designed to make capturing buyer leads for your site a breeze. It effortlessly integrates with WordPress to create stylish forms that captures important information from potential clients.
Getting Started with Ninja Forms
After installing the demo, you will already have 4 preset forms on REI Houselist; A Contact Me form, Opt In form, and 2 Buyer’s List forms.
Head over to Ninja Forms > Dashboard on the left-hand side of your WordPress admin panel to check these out.
Editing Ninja Forms
Simply click on the form name and you will be taken to the customization page.
Contact Me Form
The contact me form is simple. Information such as name, email, message and the submit button are already set up.
If you want to edit, duplicate or delete one of these elements, hover over the settings symbol and the symbols to delete or duplicate the field will appear.
The edit option opens up a panel on the right giving you countless options to customize the type of data you would like people to input into your form.
In this example, we duplicated the name field on the form and renamed them under the edit tab to First Name and Last Name
There are several other tabs to help tailor the type of information you receive:
Restrictions allow you to limit the number of characters or words in each field.
Display helps you edit any help text and description of your fields.
Advanced allows you to add placeholder text in the field as well as add HTML attributes to your field.
Administration allows you to add custom keys to identify that specific field in your Ninja Forms account.
To learn more about these options, check out the Ninja Forms Documentation here.
Buyer List 1
The Buyer List 1 form is an initial lead capture form that is located on the home page. It asks for the potential buyer’s name, email, phone number, and type of buyer that they are; investor or a regular homebuyer looking for a place to live.
This form is edited in the exact same way as the Contact Me form and, if you want to add more “types” of buyers, you can simply click on add new in the edit panel on the right-hand side.
Be sure to click on Done to save your changes.
Buyer List 2 Form
The second Buyer List form is designed to capture more information from your leads and therefore has a lot more options you may wish to edit.
Editing, however, is done in the exact same way as we showed above.
The name, email and phone field will automatically be filled out based on the information the lead typed in on the home page.
Styling Ninja Forms
In order to change the styling of your Ninja forms, you will be required to install an add on at an additional cost. You can learn more about this here.
The Get Notified Button
The Get Notified button at the top of your website will automatically redirect your reader to the ‘Buyer List 1’ ninja form.
The lead will fill out their basic information and the type of buyer that they are so that you can later target them with email marketing campaigns.
Collecting Emails and Targeting Clients
Once a potential client has put in their email details you will be notified via email yourself.
It’s best to integrate your Ninja Forms with an email marketing campaign provider such as Mail Chimp or Get Response; we prefer the former when you’re first starting out as they have a free subscription.
These providers will store your lead’s email addresses, allow you to categorize them into appropriate groups and send them marketing emails accordingly.
If you want to know more about how to sign up for and use Mail Chimp, we suggest you check out their documentation here.