How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress Are you looking to add a contact form on your WordPress site?
Every website needs a contact form, so people can contact you about your products and services. In this WordPress tutorial, we will show you how to create a contact form in WordPress (step by step) without touching a single line of code.
Why Do You Need a Contact form? You might be wondering why do I need a contact form? Can’t I just add my email address on my website, so people can email me? That’s a very common question from beginners because they are afraid that adding a contact form requires code knowledge.
The truth is you don’t need to know any code. This step by step guide to adding a contact form is written for absolute beginners. Below are the top 3 reasons why a contact form is better than pasting your email address on a page.
1. Spam Protection – Spam bots regularly scrape websites for the mailto: email address tag. When you post your email address on the website, you will start to receive a lot of spam emails. On the other hand, when you use a contact form, you can get rid of almost all spam emails.
2. Consistent Information – When emailing, people don’t always send you all the information that you need. With a contact form, you can tell the user exactly what information you’re looking for (such as their phone number, budget, etc).
3. Saves Time – Contact forms help you save time in more ways than you can imagine. Aside from consistent information that we mentioned above, you can also use form confirmations to tell the user what are the next steps. Such as watch a video or wait up to 24 hours to get a response, so they don’t send you multiple inquires.