How to Create a Contact Form for WordPress in 5 Minutes with WPForms
WPForms has a new feature for their new customers that simplifies the process of making contact forms, it is called the WPForms Challenge. This feature will save you time and lessen your confusion. This challenge will show you how to create a contact form for WordPress in 5 minutes with WPForms.
WPForms is a contact form plugin for WordPress websites that provides an awesome user experience as it is very user-friendly, especially for beginners.
Before the WPForms Challenge was released, the platform was already efficient. Now, you can create your contact form in under 5 minutes! This is an excellent feature for those that are creating their contact forms for the very first time as well as those that are more familiar with the process.
The WPForms Challenge is a guided tour that has a timer as well as a list of steps that you need to follow to complete your form and the challenge.
You do need to install WPForms before you can start the challenge. The WPForms Challenge link will be in your WordPress menu only if this is a new install. Ok, so I am going to get into the details of how you take the WPForms Challenge. Are you ready?
After you purchase a WPForms license you will need to download the plugin and activate it in WordPress. Next, on the WordPress menu, click WPForms and the menu options will expand. Select the WPForms Challenge.
Within the challenge there are 5 tasks that you will need to complete, they are:
- Name Your Form
- Select a Template
- Add Fields to Your Form
- Check Notification Settings
- Embed in a Page
Name Your Form
In this step, you will choose a specific name of your form (i.e. Contact Us, Suggestion Form, etc.). Doing this will help you keep organized. When you are done with the name click Done which is just to the right of the Form Name box.
Select a Template
This step is where you select your template. You can choose to create your own with a blank form. If you want to simplify this step you can select pre-built templates that are provided such as suggestion form, newsletter form, or a simple contact form.
Once you have decided on one click on your selection to move on to the next step.
Add Fields to Your Form
In this step, you can customize the fields on your form. You can add, remove, re-order, and rename the fields on your forms.
WPForms has a drag and drop form builder that makes this task very easy to do. In addition to the customary fields like first/last name and email address, you can add additional fields like:
- Multiple choice fields
- Dropdown fields
- Checkbox fields
There are more field options available to you as well as the ability to hide fields. When you are done with customizing your form’s fields click Done to proceed to the next step.
Check Notification Settings
In this step, you can create your notification emails. These will be sent to your website visitors after their forms are completed and submitted. There are default settings already populated on the notifications form. You do have the ability to modify these settings. If you are satisfied with the notification form, click Done and move on to the next step.
Embed in a Page
The last step of the WPForms Challenge is to embed the form on a page. This task is quite simple. A new page will be created. You need to name the page, then click Add Form.
Another box will appear with the option for you to embed your form and a shortcode will be created. At this point, you place the code at the location on the page and select Done.
You have successfully completed the WPForms Challenge! Congratulations! Now, wasn’t that easy?
After completion of the challenge, a congratulations box will pop up where you can rate the WPForms Challenge. Here you can give your feedback.
Overall, I think this is a plugin that is suited for those who have never made a contact form before. The WPForms Challenge is a great fit for newbies, it walks you through the whole process step-by-step removing any confusion. I have shown you how to create a contact form for WordPress in 5 minutes with WPForms, so try to build your first contact form now.
What do you think about the WPForms Challenge? Did you complete your form in under 5 minutes?