No one likes filling out forms on websites, and even fewer people like solving math problems in order to use your site or fill out a form. Not only can a good calculator make filling out forms easier for your website, you can create a huge number of useful tools for customers on your site. The obvious answer is online stores- tallying up orders, figuring shipping, etc. There are many potential uses for a calculator, however; including estimates, dates for reservations, add-ons for services, tips, loan calculators, budgets, etc. Thankfully there are many WordPress plugins that make adding calculator functions easy as can be. Here are five of our favorites.
This handy plugin really does it all. In fact, it’s one of the very best out there. You can use a visual form builder to automatically create forms with dynamically calculated field that do all of the hard work for you and your customers. And best of all, you can create unlimited calculated fields. Also check out some of their features like multiple field types, cloning, multiple forms, conditional rules, five samples, and it comes with several templates to get you started. With the premium version, you get even more and can take your data collection to the next level.
This is an oldie but a goody. This plugin is down and dirty and perfect for those that like to get their hands dirty and really dig into the code. You’ll have to chance to really customize how things look and work while having the convenience of many built-in tools and logic that has already been configured.
This date calculator is perfect for booking accommodations, services, and appointments. It offers very simple functions that will really spruce up and improve your forms. It can calculate dates in posts or pages. And best of all, it’s compatible with Contact Form 7- the most popular WordPress contact form plugin on the planet.
Calculoid is an easy way to add value to your website. Any site can throw content at a visitor. Handing them a tool to encourage learning, and empowering users- that’s a whole other level. With Calculoid you can create really robust tools that can figure body mass index, life expenses, retirement, general math, calorie intake, budgeting, mortgages- virtually anything you can think of.
A simple plugin that just works. It allows you to let visitors figure up an estimate for your services on their own. No pressure, and easy to find information- a tool like this can do a lot of the legwork for you in sales. After using this tool, you will see the quality of contacts you get improve dramatically. This allows you to spend less time with time wasters and more time with potential customers.
There are some amazing tools out there that add dynamic calculations to your WordPress site. Believe it or not, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to possibilities. We’re sure you can think of even more original ways to put something like this to use.