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Add a contact form to a website

How to add a contact form to a website.  One of the first things about starting a website via WordPress is that you will need to make a contact us page.

It’s crucial for any online business to have a contact form on this page, after all, how will your potential visitors, leads, or customer be able to contact you without this one element on your website?

How to add a contact form.

The best way to do this is via a plugin and there are over a 1,000 plugins that can help you add or make the right kind of form you’ll need for your website.

First, we have to know what type of contact form you will need.  If all you need is a simple contact form with say a visitors name, email, and quick comments then I highly recommend using the WPform plugin. 

This form is a free plugin and it will work for those who are just starting out or need a basic contact form.  I use this form myself on our contact page Yes, I am using the free version of this plugin.

You can see the form image below.

So…how does the beginner WordPress user do this? Follow the instructions below.

  1.  First, we have to download the form from WordPress.org/plugin repository.
  2. Upload the plugin to your website/blog. (How to Upload a Plugin to your Site).
  3. Activate the plugin.
  4. Locate the WPforms plugin on your dashboard.
  5. Add New Form
  6. Copy the shortcode into your page or post.  It looks similar to this 
  7. Clear your cache and visit your page/post.

You can also test your form by entering your own information.  You should receive a form notification to the email you supplied when filling out the form.

You can also view the video below.

If you have questions about how to add a contact form to your website you can contact me here.

 

Paul Guzman WordPress Blogger, Advisor, and loves to help other WordPress website users become successful. Father, Husband, Grandfather and all around good guy.

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