Do you know why the WordPress is extremely smart blogging platform? Because it is an Open Source CMS (Content Management System) and you can complete any task by just installing a related plugin. Wait a minute, Ooops you don’t have a WordPress Contact Page on your Blog? Don’t Worry that’s what i was talking about. You can get your contact page ready by installing a simple and smart WordPress Contact Form 7. You must have a Contact Page on your blog, your readers can contact you using contact page on your blog.
WordPress Contact Form 7
There are lot of WordPress Contact Form Plugin are available in the WordPress Library, why i should go for Contact Form 7? Because it is the most simple, secure,responsive and flexible contact form plugin. Using this plugin you can use contact form in Posts as well as pages. You can add additional fields in your Contact Form, e.g Phone No, Website/Blog URL, Address etc. Some of the features of Contact Form 7 are listed below:
- Multiple Contact Forms
- Additional Fields
- Responsive Contact For
- Spam Prevention
There are plugins available in the market which have much more features as compare to Contact Form 7, but those are premium plugins e.g. Gravity Forms. Whereas the Contact Form 7 is 100% free. If you are going to install Contact Form 7, you should know how to configure Contact Form 7 and how to use it for creating a WordPress Contact Page. So lets get started!
How to Configure WordPress Contact Form 7 Plugin?
First of all you have to install the WordPress Contact form 7 Plugin. Go to your WordPress Dashboard >> Click on Plugins >> Click on Add New. Search for Contact Form 7 and once you get the search results click on Install Now, under Contact Form 7. You must have a look on this tutorial if you don’t know How to Install WordPress Plugins?
After installing Contact Form 7, you will have a new menu button “Contact” in your WordPress Dashboard. Click on that button. Now there you can create multiple contact forms, and you will get a Shortcode for each new contact form. You can use that Shortcode in pages and post and you will have a contact form in that Page/Post. To create a New Contact form, click on Add New button.
Ok now you will get tons of options, to add in your Contact form. First of all you have to set a name for this Contact Form. You can set any name you want, if you are going to create multiple Contact Forms, you can choose a unique name for each.
Next you can set the email address, where you will receive the emails. You can generate additional fields Generate Tag Button. If you are getting spam from your Contact form, You can set captcha security for spam prevention but you have to install Simple Captcha Plugin to enable Captcha feature. You can have a look on My contact form settings below:
Once you done with the configuration for your WordPress Contact Form, you will get a shortcode which you have to paste in the Contact Page of your WordPress blog.
[ contact form 7 id="897" title="Contact HowUpdates" ]
Your shortcode will be differ from the above one. You can paste that code anywhere, where you want to have a contact form. You will get a unique shortcode for each Contact Form. A download link for Contact Form 7 Plugin is here: Click Here.
Do let me know which Contact Form plugin you are using on your Blog. Share this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any question, please post it below. I will love to answer it.