Creating an Elementor contact form can be simple. We'll show you how in three easy steps.
Contact forms are vital for connecting you with your website's audience. But setting one up can take a lot of time and effort.
In this article, we'll cover some of the benefits of a well-made Elementor contact form. Then, we'll take you through three steps to help you create your own. Let's get started!
Why you might want an Elementor contact form on your WordPress site
Audience engagement is a critical metric for many websites. Whether you'd like to encourage purchases or gauge your content's performance, hearing from your users is extremely important. That's why so many sites include contact forms.
A contact form gives your users a simple way to reach out to and communicate with you. So, adding one can help you connect with more customers to answer sales questions, respond to support requests, and manage other vital interactions with visitors.
Also, a well-made form can make your site look more professional. This can be especially important if you're taking payments, accepting online application forms, or otherwise asking users to share personal information with you.
With an Elementor contact form, you can do all of this with ease. This page builder harnesses the power of a drag-and-drop editor. It also boasts a large selection of powerful pre-built widgets. Therefore, it's an effective way to build your WordPress site.
How do I add a contact form in Elementor?
You can use Elementor with our Formidable Forms plugin to create beautiful contact forms in minutes. For this tutorial, we'll assume you already have both installed and activated on your site – either the premium or free form builder will work.
Just follow the three steps below to get started.
Step 1: Create a contact form with Formidable Forms
We'll start by creating a contact form. Go to your WordPress dashboard and select Formidable → Forms → Add New:
On the next screen, click on Contact Form. From there, you'll be able to choose from several different WordPress form templates. We've selected Contact Us as our layout, but feel free to use any option:
Then, you'll be asked to title your form and add an optional description. If this is a special contact form, such as one that will use chained select features, consider noting that to keep your forms organized. You can then move forward to the form editor:
Create your contact form using Formidable's drag-and-drop editor to add and arrange fields. We recommend including the sender's name, message, and email address so that you can easily respond. You can also add other features, such as sending the results to multiple email recipients.
When you're ready, be sure to save your work. Then, navigate to the Settings tab. Scroll down to find the embed shortcode for this form:
The first field will display just the form, while the second will display its title and description as well. You'll need these codes for the final step. As such, you may want to consider copying them down somewhere while you complete the rest of this tutorial.
Step 2: Add a shortcode widget in Elementor
Next, navigate to the contact page where you want to display your contact form and launch the Elementor page editor. It should look something like this:
From the left-hand menu, scroll to find the widget labeled Shortcode. You can also search for it using the bar near the top of the list:
Once you've found the right widget, drag it to the section of the page where you want to add your Elementor contact form. Feel free to play around with placement. You'll be able to adjust the formatting of your contact form once you've added it to the page.
Want to change the form background color, text color, or customize the submit button to match your theme? The Formidable → Styles page has all the form styler options you need.
Step 3: Enter your contact form shortcode
Finally, add the embed shortcode for the form you created in Step 1 and click on the green APPLY button to save your changes:
Your screen should display the contact form that you created as it will look on the front end of your site. If you click on the Advanced tab in the Elementor shortcode widget, you can access options such as margins, padding, animations, and more:
You can use this shortcode anywhere you'd like to insert an Elementor form. Alternatively, you can make several new forms and apply them to different pages. Whenever you update a form in the Formidable editor, your changes will automatically be applied in Elementor, too.
There are a few ways to make the most of Elementor and Formidable Forms. For example, you may want to take advantage of form templates to speed up the creation process even more. Doing so may also enable you to templatize your approach for clients or for future use.
If you're building a membership site, you might also choose to create two contact forms – one for account holders, and another for casual visitors. This way, you can keep messages organized according to membership status.
Wrapping up Elementor contact forms
A contact form is a very important part of most websites. Providing your users with an easy way to reach out can help make your interactions even simpler. By creating an Elementor contact form with help from Formidable Forms, you can quickly produce a quality visitor experience on your site.
In this article, we covered three steps to create an Elementor contact form:
- Create the contact form that you'd like to include using Formidable Forms.
- Launch the Elementor page builder and add a shortcode block.
- Enter your form's shortcode into the correct field and apply the changes.
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