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How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress

How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress



Are you looking to add a contact form on your WordPress site? Contact forms can certainly help your readers get in contact with you for any reason that you can imagine. In this video we will show you how to create a contact form for your site as simply as possible.

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Summary of this tutorial:

For creating your contact form, you would first want to decide on a form plugin. For that purpose we recommend WPForms:

With the plugin selected you would want to add it under Plugins, Add New. Search for WPForms and click to install and activate the plugin.

When starting with WPForms you would go under WPForms, Add New to begin creating a form. Add the name for the form and select Simple Contact Form as that is what we are wanting to add to the site.

You will be given options for different fields you can add or you can leave it with the default fields as they are already set up with some of the standard fields with a contact form.

Each has some customization options on the left once selected for letting you change the title of it and a few other options.

You can add the shortcode to a post or page by visiting the page editor and there will be a new add form button. Select the form you created and then click add form to insert the shortcode for you.

Should you want the form in a widget you can use the WPForms widget that allows you to select the form for you to add and then save.

Comments ( 27 )

  1. Your videos have been very helpful in starting my blog. I am wanting to automate newsletter signup confirmation emails, blog posted notification emails, and weekly emails highlighting the most popular or new posts emails. What do you recommend? Do you already have a video for that? I can't seem to find one.

  2. Thank you – great tutorial… I've been putting off tackling this for months because I thought it would be hairy. You made it a 10 min job!

  3. Hey there great tutorial. I have a question though when I click on my contact page edit button it brings me to a page that looks different then the page you show my page just says contact and then underneath that it says edit with elementor Which would bring me to the standard edit page with an elementary I don’t see anywhere where it allows me to add to form any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  4. thank you very much ! very useful info.

  5. Having Elementor the adds form button doesn't show. No I am not editing in Elementor, just the plug-in changes the page when installed.

  6. i keep getting some false false embedded texts in the code, any help with that?

  7. This plugin works with all WP themes?

  8. too bad the error messages of the form are in english only

  9. Great tutorial, thanks, I want to create a contact form like this one – https://www.geometricbox.com/contact-us/ they have a form where input fields only have 1 line, also it highlights the fields while writing, please help!

  10. Why, when i click on edit, my document window doesn't show. The edit button just takes me to "start writing or type/to chose block"? I don't get any option to add forms

  11. I getting 

    Be careful with this message 

    Gmail could not verify that it actually came from djrobertministries@gmail.com. Avoid clicking links, downloading attachments, or replying with personal information.
    When someone send me messages.

  12. I made this and when someone sends a message to me the box is mint green with white text saying their message was sent but you can barely read it. I don't see an option to change the color box on the conformations tab. Please, someone, inform me of what I can do to fix this issue.

  13. how do you change the color of the send button at the bottom of the form?

  14. Thank you I did exactly as you but I do not receive any email :/

  15. hey , thanks for the video, but my form's "name" and "email" part are not left justifying, but right justifying, how can I fix it?

  16. hy man i am not getting email from my visitors the are messaging me but it doesn't reached

  17. Where is the data from it stored? How do I access it? From an admin page/somewhere in DB?

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