So, you’ve recently purchased WordPress hosting or installed WordPress on your site. When creating a WordPress site for your business, having a contact page is a must. Creating or adding a contact form will significantly aid communication between yourself and customers, potentially increasing leads and therefore sales. Because you control inputs on the form, it also restricts unnecessary information.
There are different options when it comes to choosing WordPress contact form plugins. Two of these options include:
The user-friendly nature of the WPForms form builder and the contact form 7’s powerful form builder make creating the desired form easy. The drop form builder design lets you create both simple forms and create advanced forms.
Some websites opt to list a contact email address rather than using a contact form. This can have negative effects, leaving a contact email address exposed. Resulting in being listed on large spam lists, increasing the risk of potential phishing attacks. Learn more about Phishing!
Contact forms also enable better email marketing through better targetting and automation. However, automation of email marketing comes with its own challenges, improper or spammy email marketing can lead to email blocks and even listing on spam list – Learn more about getting blocked for SPAM!
The benefits of using a WordPress contact form plugin over creating your own simple contact form are fairly obvious. Adding a free plugin requires minimal effort and time, sometimes just a few clicks. If you use one of the plugins mentioned, you will also benefit from continued updates and if you want premium version features.
However, most contact form plugins are freemium, which means that the free version is only free to a certain extent. That’s why, if you want to be completely unbound cost, it is best to create your own contact form. Create your own contact form now.
Most contact forms will default to send emails without setting or forcing a from address, using the shared server hostname instead. We disallow use of the servers hostname as a from address causing the email to be blocked in our spam filter. To resolve this, you must set or force a from address for emails sent via the SMTP server. The easiest way to do this is with the plugin WP Mail SMTP by WP Forms.