How to Create a WordPress Contact Form – G2 CrowdWordPress
Looking to get in touch with your customers, but not sure how?
Adding a contact form to your website is a great way to learn more about your audience. Whether you’re asking for their age, name, email address, or phone number, a contact form will help you collect the information you’re looking for.
Depending on the type of WordPress blog, you may want to add a contact form to boost engagement and generate leads.
Steps to creating a WordPress contact form:
- Install a contact form plugin.
- Choose and edit the template.
- Set up notifications and confirmations.
- Click Add Form in the WordPress blog.
If you’re more of a visual learner and need a step-by-step guide, just keep reading!
Creating a WordPress contact form is relatively simple, but in most cases, you’ll need to install a plugin. Not all WordPress accounts allow you to do so because it depends if you have a WordPress.com account or a WordPress.org account.
If you have a WordPress.org or a business WordPress.com account, you will be able to install a plugin and create a WordPress contact form. Keep reading to find out how!
|Tip: Are you new to WordPress? Check out these WordPress tips from the experts to get you started!|
Choose and install a plugin
Once logged into your WordPress account, navigate to the left-hand menu and click Add New under “Plugins”.
There are many plugins that you can choose that will create a contact form, but in this example, we’re going to look at the plugin WPForms. In the search bar on the right side of the screen, search for the WP Forms.
Next, click Install Now next to WPForms.
Create a contact form
Once the plugin is installed, it will appear on the left-hand side of the WordPress dashboard. Navigate to WPForms, and choose Add New.
Choose a name for your form, as well as a template. For this example, I named the form Contact G2 and chose the Simple Contact Form.
You can then ensure that your WordPress contact form is exactly how you want it to look. If you’re looking to add a field, just drag and drop the one you need into the form.
|Tip: Don’t make your form too complex with an abundance of required fields. The less time the form takes to fill out, the better.|
Once you’re satisfied with the form, click Save.
Set up notifications and confirmations
Now that the WordPress contact form is created, it’s important to set up notifications and form confirmations.
A form notification is the email you’ll receive when someone fills out their information and clicks Submit. A form confirmation is what the visitor of your website will see once the form is submitted. Both can be customized in the Settings tab to the left of the form.
Once the settings are filled out under the Notifications tab, click Save.
Under the Confirmations tab, edit the message you would like the viewers of your WordPress site to see once they submit the form. When done, click Save.
Add contact form to page
The contact form is now complete and ready to be added into a WordPress post. Once you navigate to the post you’d like to add the form to, click Add Form at the top of the text box.
Any and all forms you have created will appear from the drop-down menu, so if you have created more than one form, make sure to select the correct one. Then, click Add Form.
The form will appear as a line of code in your WordPress blog, so make sure you Preview your blog post before it’s published. Once you’re all set, click Publish!
Get in touch
Adding a WordPress contact form is a quick and easy way to get in touch with the viewers of your site. Whether they are signing up for a newsletter or asking for more information about a subject matter, a form can increase your lead generation and make your post more engaging.