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Embed JotForm in Wordpress using the Embed Form Plugin

Embed JotForm in Wordpress using the Embed Form Plugin

Here's how to embed JotForm in Wordpress using the Embed Form Plugin.

Video Tutorial:

1. Login to your Wordpress Admin Panel

2. Go to Plugins >> Add New >> then search 'jotform'

3. Install Embed Form and activate the plugin

4. Whenever you edit or add a post or page, you'll see a JotForm pencil icon in the formatting toolbar, clicking it will open the form picker where you can select your forms from JotForm.

That's all. 

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  • BrianC

    You may want to note that the name in the instructions is out of date. The plugin name has changed. Instead of "Embed Form" in the instructions, it seems to be "JotForm Online Forms – Drag & Drop Form Builder, Securely Embed Contact Forms ".

    Also, activating this plugin from the Plugins > Add New page, doesn't activate. I get the message "The plugin does not have a valid header."
    When I press "Activate" from the Plugins page in WordPress, it activates.

  • Devdatt Diwedi


    i have embeded a form on my wordpress site, now i want that when user clicks on submit the form is sent using the desktop mail as a pdf attachment

  • vickyniki

    Is there another way of finding the Jotform little icon in WordPress pages if I am using Glutentor Blocks? Thanks.

  • Adam_Sven

    I was about to subscribe to the silver version until I read the comments below about the WP plugin not being updated since the last THREE major wordpress versions. The most common CMS in the world is not a priority for integration, it seems.

    iframes are not an alternative, as they pose a security risk as soon as I don't control the content linked to in the iframe. Moreover they are dangerous in terms of XSS attacks.

    So won't buy. Sorry guys.


    is there an update for the wordpress plugin ?...

  • Robert_Newman

    Will this plugin be updated? It has not been tested with the last 3 major wordpress versions, and this feature is advertised for HIPAA compliant forms, however HIPAA discourages using untested plugins (it is untested with the last 3 Major wordpress versions) and HIPAA also discourages using old versions of WordPress.

  • Fleshman

    Is there going to be any updates to this plug in? I just bought this for this reason, and it has no compatibility with my website.

  • Valor2461

    Is there a way to optimize the load time of the form? Sometimes the page with the form loads immediately, other times it can take up to 12 seconds.

  • thesocialtrunk

    Not Able To Submit

  • mackerg4

    If I try to use this plugin I just get a JotForm login page, I login, it says 'Login successful' then loops back to the login page.

  • Tony Richardson

    Many themes utilize page builders or developers will install page builder plugins, so choosing a form from the default page/post edit screen isn't the best way to integrate your form embeds.

    I would recommend making a page in the Dashboard under Tools where you can login to your account and select forms to embed, or show the shortcode for the form.

    How is it that you are able to show forms from your account w/o logging in via the plugin settings?

    Trying to provide helpful feedback... no harsh feelings.

  • onestopfundingsolutions

    can i create a pdf filler form via it??

  • spruikdigital

    Bit of a joke that your plugin hasn't been updated for 2 years!

    Really? Considering the integrations on offer and that 60% of all CMS systems online are Wordpress, it's pretty poor form that you haven't even replied to the issues below. Is there a time frame on the fix?

  • waylonjenninz

    Tried it but when I clink the pencil, it is just a blank screen.

  • SandyFisher

    I have the same issue. When i click on the pencil icon it shows a grey square with the text "File not found".
    By the way the plugin used to work on my Wordpress website a few months ago. Not anymore.
    Tried to uninstall and install the plugin and deactivate all the other plugins related to the embeded forms.
    Didin't work.
    Website's url is

  • sferry91

    Hey, my forms are not coming up when I click the pencil icon just says file not found HELP!

  • lakistoussas

    Thank you,
    Actually I wish to have the form in the menu point "contact us"
    I have already a contact form there from jotform but it does not work
    All other forms also from jot form ar ok, only this one contact us form does not work.
    Thank you very much

  • Morgan

    Hi there,

    I have a theme installed, as well as a builder, which makes it so I don't edit my pages via the usual visual/text area of the desired page. Is there a way to use this with themes/builders, without having to add a child theme? Can I get a simple html embed code and add it to one of the body blocks on the page?


  • hiresavi

    Thanks. I cannot use a plug-in at this point for various reasons. Is there an issue with the embedded version?

  • darlynton

    Please where can i find the power tool option to paste my iframe code?

  • david carlson

    My version of wordpress, the latest, is 4.8.3 and your jotform embed form only supports 4.6.8 and does not work correctly with latest wordpress version. Can you fix this. Thank You.

  • MartinJohnson

    We're looking at using the JotForm plugin on our WordPress site. I understand a user can part-complete a form and then 'sign-in' later to complete it? Is that the case?
    Plus - when a form is completed and supporting documents are attached, where does the form data reside and how is it accessed?

  • mazyb

    My client isn't receiving any of his filled forms, anyone got ideas? Thanks

  • David A Gilbert

    FYI this plugin hasn't been updated in 10 months and is untested with the latest version of WP. Don't know if this is an issue or not but thought I'd bring to the attention of people who see this.

  • Maya

    I can't see my pencil on the page editor. Although I deactivated gravity forms and contact form 7.

  • THFF

    I have tried to embed the form in all different ways, through the code, the platform embed, and the plugin.

    Nothing works.. it just shows blank when i do the preview.


    how to choose the feedback button

  • Kyle

    Hello I am getting to the point where I select the form in the page in and it will not let me select the Form when I press the Select form button on the bottom right of the page nothing happens ?

  • multifestas

    Ola Bom Dia

    Nao consigo seleciona o form para meu wordexpresss, clico em select form e nao faz nada o botao nao executação nenhum.

  • MItravels

    It works if i use the normal wordpress like in the video but the shortcode doesnt work if I try to add it to a text while using beaver builder. Any ideas ?

  • eluxe

    This STILL doesn't work. Jotform is a major fail when it comes to providing proper forms for Word Press!

  • fabkitchen

    I'm using the Page Builder plugin and cannot get the JotForm Embed to work with it. Any thoughts.. I wanted to add my JotForm to a 3 column row on the right 3rd. Any thoughts?

  • tlou

    I keep getting this message when trying to activate the form. Form Generator is not Active.
    Login or sign-up with Jotform to get started. connect with jotform button doesn't work at all.

  • TonyMyers56

    I just used this plugin for my form. My form takes up my WHOLE screen, overtop of my webpage. I am using the generic TwentyTen theme for Wordpress. What is causing this problem?

  • SusanWillis

    I'm not sure where the problem is occurring. The plugin is installed. I type the [jotform id=XXXXXXXXXX] into the post, a random image is what is referenced. Can anyone help? Thanks. Susan

  • chetan3385

    will it save to database

  • citsupport

    Is there a way to use a plugin to make the feedback button version of the form on the site as when I paste in the code it messes with my site's configuration

  • AaronWahlquist

    I was under the impression that anything uploaded to Jotform would not fill up the server space on Jotform. Is this an incorrect assumption? My client (printer) needs an inexpensive way to have their customers upload files. Your $9 per month is too much for them. Thank you!

  • liam

    Cant find my ID any help apreciated