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In the example user survey, Formidable Pro was used to implement a realistic form. It asks for a number of different items. The first field requested is a date element. The free version of Formidable Pro cannot enforce a date entry while the premium version can. The next question prompts the user with a radio button. They may select only one of the given choices. Next, a question asks the user to provide the number of years that they have worked at their current organization. The free Formidable Pro cannot validate the response as a number but the premium version can. Next, a series of yes/no radio buttons are used to query the user for their responses to a number of questions. With this, a useable survey can be implemented completely within a WordPress site.
With such a survey, a WordPress administrator can establish a number of questions, ask the user to categorize themselves and obtain meaningful responses, all with a free version of Formidable Pro that requires no programming. Interestingly, the free version of Formidable Pro provides all of the functionality required to implement this kind of survey. Why then, would you consider the premium version? After all, free is great, isn't it? The free version of this form building plugin for WordPress is quite excellent. In fact, some administrators can use it to build all of the user survey forms that they would ever need. Why then, would you want to use the premium version of the Formidable Pro plugin?
Perhaps the biggest benefit of the Formidable Pro site license version is the "Data from entries" input field. This allows WordPress administrators to establish a drop down field that is limited to entries stored in a database table. It can be used, for example, to give user survey respondents a list of states from which they choose their state of residence. Only the valid states stored in the database are available to the user. This allows data to be normalized from the user. No misspellings, abbreviations or punctuation will be present in the user responses. Since the data comes from a database, the list can easily be expanded by the administrator. While this makes little sense for an item such as state, it does have more applicability to other data forms such as a product sales category. The data from entries field, allowing easy validation of user input from a database table, is very powerful. The fact that this feature requires no programming or advanced database design is amazing. Formidable Pro really boosts the productivity of WordPress form design with this feature.
Those WordPress administrators who operate multiple sites will be pleased to know that there is an unlimited site license version available to them for only $117. With it, the premium license of Formidable Pro can be installed on any number of the administrator's sites. This version also includes priority response to any support issues that may arise.
With the Formidable Pro plugin, WordPress administrators now have all of the tools they need to create their own custom forms. With a little practice with the tool, they can learn how to create user survey forms using WordPress. This is a valuable addition to any WordPress content management site.