Are simple contact forms your first thought when Formidable Forms is mentioned?
Probably not! Advanced calculations and conditional logic are among the features that usually get our users excited. But Formidable Forms also has unique features that make even simple contact forms work harder for your business!
Every now and then, it’s nice to get back to basics. Formidable Forms doesn't have to be complex. In fact, creating a simple contact form with Formidable Forms takes only a few minutes!
Simple, reliable, future proof contact forms for your website
Even though this tutorial will focus on a simple setup - this can be expanded in the future. Since all form entries are captured in your WordPress database by default, you have the option to use them in the future, in Views, Graphs & Statistics.
Step 1 - Build your simple contact forms
There are loads of tutorials and knowledge base articles on how to build simple contact forms. I don't want to repeat it all here, but if you need a refresher, check out our form building tutorial. You can even use one of the built-in form templates to help build your form quicker.
Step 2 - Create a contact us page
In your WordPress dashboard, click on Pages -> Add New. Create a new page and title it "Contact Us".
Step 3 - Click the Formidable button for shortcode builder
Edit your new contact page. Click the Formidable button above the content editing box - this is next to the Add Media button. The shortcode builder lets you quickly and easily add Forms, Graphs, Views, a Search Form, a Single Entry, or a List of Entries.
Step 4 - Insert your form
Use the options in the Formidable Forms shortcode builder to select your form, configure your shortcode and click the "Insert into Post" button to add the form to your page. The shortcode builder does all the work for you, so you don't need to remember the shortcode - or any code at all - just select the options you need.
Step 5 - Save and view
Now, just save your page, and click to preview it. As simple as that, your form has been added to your page!
Step 6 - Edits made easy!
When a form is published on a page, you will notice a new Formidable link in the black WordPress admin bar. Hover over this to see a dropdown of all the forms included on that specific page. These are shortcuts to directly edit each form. With one simple click on one of these links, you can be taken directly to the form builder page, and make changes or updates to your form.
In less than ten minutes, with zero coding knowledge and minimal computer skills, you can build a beautiful contact form that generates interest from your online presence. Simple contact forms have never been so simple. But wait - there's more!
Advanced features that work with simple forms!
Even the simplest contact form can do MORE! Formidable Forms has some features that make it stand out from the crowd. As your online presence grows, you can add the following features:
- Create a list of previous submissions in a View - allowing admin to easily check that each message has been responded to.
- Use a "Department" dropdown in your contact form and graph how many inquires go to each department.
- Integrate with Mailchimp, adding users to your mailing list automatically.
- Setup an auto-responder which sends out custom offers and promotions to users at set times each week or month.
- Integrate instant price estimators with field calculations.
- Take payments or deposits on bookings with Stripe forms, PayPal forms, Authorize.net forms (and more) payment options.
- Conditional redirect on submission to take users to products/information relevant to their query.
Formidable Forms may be perfect for simple contact forms - but it has the power to grow with your business too!
If you're not already a user, why not check out the free Lite version of Formidable Forms today? Even better - take advantage of our 14 day money back guarantee to try out Formidable Forms completely risk-free!