If you have a WordPress website,be it a blog or a static website? If your business depends on getting new leads from your website’s contact form? Having a contact form on your WordPress website is a great way for your visitors to communicate with you. Instead of asking your readers to contact you via mail, you can provide a contact form and ask your users to give feedback or send queries via the form.

The Contact Form 7 plugin

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Contact Form 7 is a free, easy-to-use and extremely popular WordPress plugin.  Some of its features that make it a winner are :

  • Complete customizability using simple mark-up
  • Simple interface and several options
  • Useful and detailed documentation
  • AJAX submission
  • Submissions comes to mailbox

How to Add a Form in WordPress

Step1 Log into your WordPress Dashboard

Step2 : Go to Plugins -> Add New and search for the plugin “Contact Form 7

Step3 : Click “Install” and then click on “Activate” to install and activate the plugin so you can use it

Step4 : Click on “Contact” in your WordPress Dashboard left side menu pane. Contact Form 7 comes preconfigured with one form already set up to use. If you want to use the basic form simply copy the code at the top of the form. You can change where the email is sent to by changing the email address under the “Mail” section in the “To:” heading

Step5 : Adding email notifications

After creating the design of the form, you can set up the email in the next tab titled Mail. Edit the To field to contain the mail id of the administrator or any other email that you want the submissions to be sent to.

Step6 : Paste the code into a post, page or text widget that you’d like the form displayed on and click “save” or “update

Now when you visit your site you should see your form displayed where ever you posted the code from above.