If you ask yourself “What is a modal form and why would I want it to be an option in my form builder plugin?” here’s a quick overview:
Modal forms are displayed-on-action pop-up forms that are used to gather data from your website visitors and to register or log users.
Modal forms move the system into a special mode requiring user interaction. This form can disable the main content until the user explicitly interacts with it or simply slides in, catching the user’s eye by movement.
Using them alongside valuable content might bring a lot of business value to your project. Modals can be triggered anywhere on your site, and they will only show up on demand, therefore not cluttering your page layout. The user can give feedback, order or ask questions without leaving the current page.
If you’ve been searching for an easy way to open your forms in a popup window, you should definitely make sure your form builder plugin of choice offers a modal form option or add on.
A few examples what modal forms could be used for:
- Offering your contact form everywhere on the site
- Email signup (lead generation)
- Register modal
- Product related question
- A very compact contact form, i.e. “Request a Call”