The only major gateway to contact with author is contact form. This is essential part of any Blog or website. Through contact form a visitors can write in details about various issues towards site owner. Actual purpose of contact form to interact with Blog or site owner that supports the reader to get help from site owner.
WordPress is a fantastic Content management platform where a webmaster can easily add anything by the bless of plugins. There are huge plugin available for WordPress so for adding contact form we can use contact form plugin which is very easy to integrate. The most popular contact form plugin name is Contact form 7 and this plugin is using zillions of website. Even most of the professional WordPress ecommerce site using this to get in touch with customer.
Through Contact form 7 we can create simple but professional contact page in our WordPress blog. You can use it in your database by enabling Flamingo plugin and it is able to manage multiple contact forms at once. In addition you can customize the form by applying simple CSS code like adding additional fields, appearance of the form.
The Key Features of Contact Form 7
- You can manage Multiple contact forms.
- It is powered by Ajax submission.
- For resisting Spam CAPTCHA (word Verification) can be used.
- Popular Plugin Akismet spam filtering also support.
- For using in database Flamingo Plugin can be use.
- It supports almost all major languages.
How to set up Contact Form 7 plugin?
Step 1 Sign in to your WordPress site and Go to Dashboard
Step 2 From Dashboard Click on Plugins ->Add new
Step 3 Now write Contact form 7 in search box and click on Search Plugins link.
Step 4 The plugin will display at the top of the search result. So now simply click on Install Now link.
Step 5 After installation click on Active plugin link and see the Contact form 7 plugin appeared in left side Contact -> Contact Forms of your WordPress Dashboard. Now do change necessary settings for the plugin.
How to customize Contact form 7?
For editing and customizing contact form just go to WordPress Dashboard and from there click on Contact -> Contact Forms and under Contact form 1 click on Edit link.
You can customize the Contact form 7 according to your own requirement. For adding an additional field click on different options under General Tag.
- You can also add multiple contact for by using different email address.
- To enable CAPTCHA you have to enable Really Simple CAPTCHA plugin.
- For redirecting the message sender into Thank You page you have to add an extra code. So just create an Additional Setting field and add an additional code line like below
on_sent_ok: “location = ‘http://www.yourdomainname.com/thank-you/’;”
- If you want to show Contact form in multiple pages or posts then you have to add codes like below
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="contact form 1"]
Remember id may be different after installation in your WordPress Site. You can easily add the contact form code in static pages or Blog Posts. But I prefer static page for Contact form. Just follow the below steps to integrate contact form.
Step 1 Sing in to your WordPress account and go to Dashboard
Step 2 From Dashboard go to Pages ->Add New
Step 3 Now paste your contact form code.
Its better to add some direction above the contact form that how a visitors can contact through your contact form. There are many plugin available for creating contact form so let me know what features containing your contact form?