How to add a contact form anywhere on your WordPress blog
While there’s plenty of other contact form plugins (such as this contact form with captcha) you can use on your WordPress site, Jetpack has one that’s easy to insert anywhere you’d like on your site.
Especially if your WordPress site is for your business, you need to have some sort of form that people can use to contact you; even if it’s not this free one by Jetpack.
Contact forms are a good resource to utilize, rather than having your email address visible to spam robots — that only opens you up to receiving far too much spam and too little legitimate emails.
Thankfully, with Jetpack’s contact form, every email gets filtered through the Akismet system (Don’t have it? You definitely need to install it! Find out about Akismet here). This further helps to prevent spam emails getting through. If an email clears Akismet, you’ll receive it in your email, and it will also be listed in your site’s “feedbacks” section when in your dashboard.
How to insert the contact form
1) Adding the contact form to a page or post on your blog is simple. When, for example, you’re adding a new page, just click on the little form-looking button to the right of the “add media” button, underneath the page’s or post’s title.
The form builder will pop up with its default sections. Customize it as you choose: adding sections, removing or moving the current ones around, changing the labels, type of section, and which sections are required.
2) When you’re happy with it, switch over to the “email notifications” tab. This section isn’t necessary to fill in; but, for example, if you have a giveaway post that people enter by filling out the contact form, you’ll probably want to modify the email subject line to “giveaway entry” so you can distinguish it easily from the other emails you may receive.
If you need to modify the email address that these feedbacks are sent to, then do so here as well.
Not specifying either of these settings is fine, too. Emails will just go to the default email of the author of the page or post, and the subject line will automatically be the name of the page or post.
3) Click “add this form to my post”. Check out the form below, created with Jetpack’s system:
Be sure to read up on using Jetpack’s many features by checking out the comprehensive overview of the WordPress Jetpack plugin and a summary of ALL of the available features.
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