Want to have more control of your Divi contact form styling? This guide will show you how to customize your Divi contact form design to stand out!
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A contact form is a primary way your visitors can get in touch with you.
Whether for email marketing, lead generation, or simply reporting a problem, a contact form will help you do it.
And it doesn’t hurt if it looks good, too. But how do you customize your contact form using the WordPress Divi theme?
This post will show two ways to style your contact form (and other forms) for Divi:
- Divi’s builder for forms
- A 3rd-party Divi form builder
Let’s get started.
How to style your contact form with Divi
Divi has a simple design editor built into its page builder.
So, go to Pages in your WordPress dashboard and choose the page you want to show your form on.
Next, click the button to edit with the Divi builder.
Once the page builder loads, click to add a new block. You can choose whichever Divi contact form layout you want, but we’ll choose a single block for this example.
Next, search Divi Contact Form Module and add it.
Once you add your form, click the Design tab to change the elements.
You can change the fields, text, buttons, and more to make your form unique.
Once you’re finished editing, click the checkmark button to save your changes.
If you’re familiar with CSS, you can edit your Divi contact form’s CSS by clicking Advanced, then Custom CSS.
Pretty easy, right?
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How to style your Divi contact form with Formidable Forms
The form builder we’re talking about is Formidable Forms.
It’s the most advanced WordPress form builder you can find. But don’t let “advanced” put you off. It’s actually very simple to use.
Best of all, it’s free.
Formidable has a premium option with many great features, which we recommend. But you don’t have to pay for the awesome design tools Formidable gives you.
So, get Formidable installed and activated then we’ll get started.
Designing your Divi form has three quick steps:
- Create a form
- Edit the style
- Publish the form
Let’s dive into it.
Step 1: Create a form
In your WordPress dashboard, go to Formidable → Forms and click the Add New button in the top left.
You can start one of our pre-built templates, which saves you a TON of time. But you need a premium plan.
If not, you can choose Blank Form to start from scratch.
Next, give your form a name and click Create.
The plugin will take you to its drag and drop form builder, which makes form building simple. Simply drag and drop the field you want, then customize it in the field settings on the left.
Radio buttons, checkboxes, date/time pickers, and more are all available.
For a contact form, we recommend a Text, Email Address, and Paragraph field for a basic form.
You can add extra form field types like file uploads, spam protection (like Google Recaptcha), or even add conditional logic to make your form stand out.
Once you’re finished customizing your form, it’s time to give it a makeover.
Before you do that, though. Click Update to save your changes.
So, we’ll head to the Style tab.
Step 2: Edit the style
Formidable’s Visual Styler makes it easy to change how your form looks.
Plus, it has a few pre-made design templates for premium users to customize everything in one click.
If you want more control over your form, click the three dots in the corner of the template, and choose Edit.
Here, you can customize every part of your form. Title, description, colors, submit button, fields, font size, and more.
And as you make the changes, you’ll see them on your form in real-time.
Feel free to play around with the different options to make the form exactly what you want! Plus, just like the Divi form CSS, you can customize the CSS of your Formidable form, too.
Then, click Update to save your changes.
Now we just need to display your form!
So before you leave the Style tab, click Embed → Insert manually and copy the WordPress shortcode.
You’ll need it in the next step.
Step 3: Publish the form
Head to the post or page with your Divi layout where you want to display the form.
Then add a new Divi module, and search for Code.
Add the module, then paste the shortcode you copied in the previous step into the box.
Once you click the checkmark button, your form is ready to go!
Why use Formidable Forms for your Divi contact form styling?
Formidable’s styler makes designing the form page layout simple, but it doesn’t stop there.
It’s also fantastic at handling what you want to do after the user submits the form.
Show a success message, redirect them to another page, or even show them gated content. With Formidable, the power is in your hands, and you can decide.
Plus, you get tons of great features:
- Many form templates to speed up form building
- Conversational forms to help increase conversions
- Conditional logic to create a personal experience
- Landing pages to create an entire contact page
- Email notifications to alert you or connect with a visitor
But we recommend checking the full feature page to see how Formidable benefits you.
Are you ready to customize your Divi contact form design?
Form design is tons of fun once you start to play around with it.
And whether you use Divi or Formidable Forms, you have the tools to make your form stand out.
So, if you’re wondering, “How do i style a Divi contact form success message?” This post on designing your success message is for you.
Read more about styling your forms!
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