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How to Create a Contact Form in 5 minutes

How to Create a Contact Form for WordPress in 5 Minutes with WPForms

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.

WP Forms Challenge

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.

WP Forms Download plugins

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.

WP Forms Challenge Form Name

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.

WP Forms Challenge Template with Timer

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
  • Website/URL
  • Password
  • Phone

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.

WP Forms Challenge Add Fields

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.

WP Forms Challenge Congratulations

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?


10 thoughts to “How to Create a Contact Form for WordPress in 5 Minutes with WPForms”

  1. Nice one. Just when I needed it. I just commented not recently about how much I prefer the WP forms and now I’m seeing a detailed description of how to install the wp form plugin on WordPress. Thanks alot for this, it’s really going to help and make my site creation easier. 

    1. Dhayours,

      Im glad this article came right on time for you. Yes, installing WPForms is extremely easy. I like the fact that you can build your form within a couple of minutes. You are very welcome, Im glad you liked the article. Best wishes

  2. I love this!  I’ve been looking for an easy to use contact form on WordPress. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of plugins to choose from, so I’ve had a hard a time picking one.  Do you have any fields that you typically recommend being on a contact form.  Currently my site only has an email subscribe button.  So I’m not sure what else I should be trying to get from my visitors.  Do you happen to have any samples or guides anywhere on your site?

  3. Have you found this helps with conversation to subscribers. I currently only use the generic form and have quite small conversions. I feel my website is pretty decent with design and content but low on subscribers.  It seems cheap enough, but like anything it all adds up so would love to see what kind of results you have got. does it effect the website load times?

  4. This sounds brilliant. I really enjoyed the reading as this is so beneficial to me. I can see myself using this and I will use this for sure. It looks so simple and it will be very useful. I like the step by step guide to how to do it and I will follow this when I set it up on my own website. 

    1. Hello Alexandria. I am glad that this article was helpful to you. WPForms is very easy to use. When I took the WPForms Challenge I was able to complete building my contact form within 3.5 minutes. Glad I could be of some help! I wish you the best with your website!

  5. I needed to know about WPForms and this article is the right one for it. This article had everything I needed to know about WPForms. From this article I understood that creating a Contact Form is really easy using WPForms and it only takes five minutes to create it.

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. WPForms is a great platform for beginners or for those who don’t have a lot of time to spend of creating their forms. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

  6. Thank you for this post.  I just read your comparison on WPForms and Gravity Forms.

    I must admit this looks really easy to use.  Might you have some example pages with forms created by WPForms that I can take a look at (a gallery if you will)?

    Picking the right tools for the job, especially when they require a sizeable investment (I know this is relative) is tough.

    Thanks again.  This post is really helpful.

  7. I have a fairly new website and just found out that I should have a mailing list for emails and such. Are contact forms the same thing?

    If not, I have more research to do about being running an online business in the first place. I didn’t realize there was so many steps involved. For some reason, I thought it was just about writing new articles for my site regularly.

    Any suggestions about contact forms and other required communication would be so great.

    Thanks for the eye opener!


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