On this site, I have the following form which allows a visitor to select from a choice of mortgage calculators to use:

<select id="dynamic_select" name="cars">
<option value="http://www.visionabacus.com/Finance/Australia/1/SuiteA100/640/Borrowing-Power-Calculator.aspx?ID=MFAA">Borrowing Power Calculator</option>
</select><input id="Submitgo" type="submit" style="float:right; clear:both;"/></p>
<br class="cleanBreak" />

<script>// <![CDATA[
$('#Submitgo').on('click', function() { var url = $('#dynamic_select').val(); window.location = url; });
// ]]></script>

When the form selection is chosen, and the submit button is clicked, the user is taken to an external page where the calculator is displayed.

I would like the form to display within a new Wordpress page.

Unfortunately I am designer, not a developer, so I do not know where to start.

I gather perhaps I can change window.location = url to equate to a Wordpress URL?

Perhaps I need to embed the url within an iframe? However, I don't know how to get the window.location to forward to a Wordpress page with an iframe containing the calculator URL.


  • I think you can add per form through iframe in new wordpress page then you can redirect after select change. – Devendra Sharma Feb 15 '16 at 11:00
  • Is this done with a Shortcode or is the Form directly in the post_content of this page? – fischi Feb 15 '16 at 11:05
  • Hi @fischi, at this stage I do not know. I don't see how it could work with a shortcode. – Steve Feb 17 '16 at 11:34
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    decided not to downvote, but this is a horrible question, with almost zero useful info. What research have you done, what options have you tried? – Mark Kaplun Feb 17 '16 at 12:01
  • Can you clear more your question? – Devendra Sharma Feb 18 '16 at 5:23

It's better to use Iframe in this case. Here is how I will do it. Do you really need the submit button? in this case I do it without submit button, you can change it to your needs. This example codes can be added to your WordPress page through Text Tab on editor

<style type="text/css">
    .hideframe {

<select id="car" name="car">
    <option value="none">None</option>
    <option value="calc">Borrowing Power Calculator</option>    

<script type="text/javascript">
    window.onload = function() {
        document.getElementById( 'car' ).onchange = function() {
            var calc = document.getElementById( 'calc' );
            if( this.value === 'calc' ) {
                calc.classList.remove( 'hideframe' );
            } else {
                calc.classList.add( 'hideframe' );

<!-- iframe start -->

<div id="calc" class="hideframe">
    <iframe src="http://www.visionabacus.com/Finance/Australia/1/SuiteA100/640/Borrowing-Power-Calculator.aspx?ID=MFAA" />
<!-- iframe end -->
  • Great. I appreciate this @nackle. – Steve Feb 22 '16 at 12:46

Since you don't have access to this website and form your best bet will be to use an <iframe>. Paste this in some page:

<iframe src="http://www.visionabacus.com/Finance/Australia/1/SuiteA100/640/Borrowing-Power-Calculator.aspx?ID=MFAA"  style="height: 100%; width: 700px;">
    <a href="http://www.visionabacus.com/Finance/Australia/1/SuiteA100/640/Borrowing-Power-Calculator.aspx?ID=MFAA">
      Fallback link for browsers that, unlikely, don't support frames

Although keep in mind that some browsers won't show the form as well as if you use it on a page with HTTPS the form won't be show and you will get Mixed Content errors.

  • Thanks @denis. Note that this does not provide a drop down box of calculators to choose from, which is a requirement of the client. – Steve Feb 20 '16 at 10:27

You should get results using below code:

$( "#dynamic_select" ).change( function() {
    var changingUrl = $( this ).val();
    window.location = changingUrl;
} );

Here you will get a selected option URL by selecting an option from the select box as:

var changingUrl = $( this ).val();

Then redirect the page as you want using:

window.location = changingUrl;
  • Please don´t post only code. Explain what it does, how it does that and why you think it should work in the context of the question. – flomei Feb 15 '16 at 12:03

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