• H2GD Part 41: How to create a simple contact form

    With the right plugin, creating a simple contact form should be almost as easy as typing

    display contact form here

    .

    Over on bobbingwidewebdesign.com I reviewed 6 Contact Form plugins. Today, since my Gravity Forms Licence had expired again, I tried Ninja Forms as well.

    It took me a while to get a working version. I eventually succeeded when I lowered my sights. In the end the results weren’t much better than the simple contact form that comes as standard with my oik plugin.

    How to create a simple contact form using oik

    1. Install and activate the oik base plugin
    2. Visit oik options > options and set a value for your email address: Email [bw_mailto]/[bw_email]..
    3. Create some content e.g. a new post or a page
    4. Somewhere within the content type


      [bw_contact_form]
       
    5. Save

There, that wasn’t hard now was it?

Example

Features

  • Enough fields to gather information from your site visitor.
  • Name and Email are required fields.
  • HTML5 validation.
  • Spam checking using Akismet.
  • Email sent to the content author.
  • It’s also copied to the email given on the contact form.
  • The email indicates the URL on which the form was completed.
  • Default text for Submit button is “Contact me” if the Contact [bw_contact] field is not completed.

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