September 4, 2019
5 min Read
September 4, 2019
5 min Read
Did you know that a contact form can give you better customer engagement? It will be a convenient place for users to communicate with you online and ask for help.
A contact form is a dedicated space on your website, that allows your visitors to easily reach you at any time.
Having a contact form on a website is beneficial, both for the owner and the users. Here are several advantages:
Sounds very promising, right? Without further ado, let’s learn how to add a contact form in WordPress!
We can add a contact form in WordPress using a plugin, which is very easy to install.
To start off, you need to access your WordPress dashboard, open the Plugin menu, and click on Add New. Search the plugin’s name and then select Install. Once finished, choose Activate.
For this tutorial, we’ll be working with two of the most popular WordPress contact form plugins — WPForms and Contact Form 7. They are reliable, powerful, and customizable.
WPForms is a super user-friendly WordPress contact form plugin. Don’t worry if this is your first time using such a tool because you can easily master it in no time. It has a drag-and-drop editor and provides you with many predesigned form templates.
What’s great, this plugin also allows you to create a subscription, registration, and payment form. You can build them in a few minutes and integrate it with popular platforms like PayPal, Stripe, MailChimp, and so on.
WPForms offer you four premium plan options, Basic ($79.00), Plus ($199.00), Pro ($399.00), and Elite ($599.00) per year. There is also a free version that doesn’t include several core features like third-party addons and user registration forms.
To notify you and your users every time a form is submitted, you need to configure the notification and confirmation settings.
Here’s an example when a contact form is displayed on a page or a post.
This is how it’s going to look like on your sidebar.
Contact Form 7 has a deeper learning curve since you need to learn about the tags and syntax first. Thankfully, the developer has prepared a comprehensive guide on how to do so. Once you get used to the interface, it can turn out to be a very powerful tool.
What’s great, it offers a handful of features that usually only comes with a paid plugin, such as third-party extensions, multiple forms, and so on. Other notable functions include reCAPTCHA, quiz, and file uploading and attachment.
Most importantly, you don’t have to pay anything for this plugin. We’ll show you how to add a contact form on WordPress using Contact Form 7.
If you want to display the contact form the simple way, there is a prebuilt form that should be ready to use. It has come with all essential fields like name, email, subject, and message.
You can create the contact form from scratch, as well. That way, you have the power to personalize it to your own liking. Here’s how you do it.
<label> Phone Number [tel* PhoneNumber] </label>
Similar to the default one, you also need to copy and paste the shortcode to the desired post/page in order to display the new contact form.
If you want to engage with your website visitors and gather their valuable feedback, you should add a contact form on your WordPress site. With it, you can also build trust and avoid getting spammed.
What’s great, creating a contact form is not as hard as it seems, thanks to these two great plugins — WPForms and Contact Form 7. Here’s a summary to do that.
Good luck and leave a comment below if you run into any trouble!
April 14, 2018
Contact form 7 has always been a great choice for wordpress beginners as it is 100% free but with regards to customization, it is a little bit tricky. Like if someone wants to have two column then they must have to deal with CSS, Usually, beginners avoid to use CSS due to lack of knowledge. but this article is helpful. Thanks team.
January 21, 2019
Are you are able to provide a quote for your services?
Replied on September 26, 2019
Hey Chad, You can see our pricing here: https://www.hostinger.com/pricing