Having a contact form on your blog is one way to allow visitors to get in touch with you. Contact forms can be customize to serve various purpose on a blog. For example a contact form to accept guest post submission.
In this article, i will talk on how to create a contact form on your blog using Wpforms. But first…
To me, I will say WPForms is the best WordPress contact forms plugin out there that is beginner friendly and yet packed with powerful features to have a form about just anything. Wpforms comes in free (WPForms Lite) & (WPForms Pro) paid version, and you get more features with the paid version.
Some Great Features About WPForms are:
- Drag & Drop Form Builder – You can Easily create an amazing form in just a few minutes without writing any code.
- Form Templates – You can Start with pre-built form templates to save even more time.
- Responsive Mobile Friendly – WPForms is 100% responsive meaning it works on mobile, tablets & desktop.
- Smart Conditional Logic – Easily create high performance forms with our smart conditional logic.
- Instant Notifications – Respond to leads quickly with our instant form notification feature for your team.
- Entry Management – View all your leads in one place to streamline your workflow.
- Payments Made Easy – You can Easily collect payments, donations, and online orders without hiring a developer.
- Marketing & Subscriptions – Create subscription forms and connect it with your email marketing service.
- Easy to Embed – Easily embed your forms in blog posts, pages, sidebar widgets, footer, etc.
- Spam Protection – Our smart captcha and honeypot automatically prevent spam submissions.
What Do You Need To Use WPForms ?
In order to use WPForms, you must have a self-hosted WordPress site. That’s all.
How To Create a Contact Form On Your Blog Using WPForms
- How to Install & Activate a Plugin From WordPress Dashboard
- How to Install & Activate a Plugin From WordPress Admin By Uploading
2) Once you have installed and activated the WPForms plugin, you will be able to access the WPForms menu from the WordPress admin area.
3) Let’s start with the settings section. from the settings page, there are 6 tabs: General, Email, reCaptcha, Validation, Integrations, & Misc. Go through them and see the changes you can make and features you can enable. For example you can use reCaptcha on your contact form.
4) Lets now create our contact form. Click on Add New and you will get to the Setup page.
5) One the setup page, you can speed up the process of form creation by select from one of the pre-made templates or start with a blank form and build yourself.
If you upgrade to pro, you will have access to more pre-made form templates
For this guide we are going to create a simple contact form
6) Click on Simple Contact Form, to get your form created
7) Next, you will now begin editing your form Fields. You can add more fields or remove existing fields. (You can have access to more fields when you upgrade to pro.)
8) After Editing the form fields if you have to, click on settings and make changes where necessary.
Settings>General: You can change form name from this section. Also, make sure you check Enable anti-spam honeypot.
Settings>Notification: make sure you set notification to On if you want to receive notifications when someone contact you from your form.
Settings>Confirmation: This section controls what happen after the form submit button is clicked.
Other form settings can be accessed when you upgrade to pro.
9) From The Marketing section, you can choose to integrate your contact form with email marketing service provider or CRM.
10) If you want to collect payment from your form, then the payment section helps you achieve that. (This is a pro feature)
11) Once you are ready to use your form, click the SAVE button, to save the changes you have made on the form.
12) Now your form is ready for use. Click on the EMBED button to get your form shortcode. To embed this form on your site, you will have to paste the shortcode inside a post or page.
13) You can create a new page or post and paste your code to see the contact form in action or you can add the form from the WordPress editor.
That’s it. Your contact form is ready.
Let’s Take a look at other WPForms Section
You can view all the forms you have created from the WPForms > All Forms section. Also if you have a wpforms form you want to import or export you can do that from WPForms > Tools Section.
Wpforms also allows you to import third party forms. Want to check system info? you can do that from the WPForms > Tools also.
Learn more about WPForms from the WPForms > About Us section.
WPForms > Entries: You can view and manage all your form inside wordpress. Form entries are not stored in WPForms Lite.
WPForms > Addon: Addons Get you more features for forms.
I Hope you find this guide on how to create a contact form with WPForms useful. Please Feel free to write a comment below and share your experience with WPForms.