Easy to use WordPress plugin for Contact Form

If you are looking for a WordPress plugin for Contact Form that is very easy to use and works without any hassle then read on.

A while back I was looking for a Contact Form plugin for my WordPress site and after spending a considerable amount of time I found out that most of them are not simple to use and some them don’t even work! I kept looking and finally I found two plugins that are easy to use and guess what it works too! So I decided to share my experience with others in hopes that it will save a lot of people’s time who are looking for such plugin.

The two WordPress plugins that I like for Contact Form are:
1) Contact form 7
2) cforms II

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.

Usage
After you activate the plugin, go to the “Contact form” options page from the WordPress Settings menu to configure the options like email address to send to and stuff.

Then insert the appropriate shortcode a post or page where you want the contact form to appear.

Download Contact From 7 Plugin.

Read the tutorial on how to add a contact form to your site.

cforms II

cforms II is a flexible & powerful ajax supporting contact form plugin (& comment form)!

cforms is a highly customizable, flexible and powerful form builder plugin, covering a variety of use cases and features from attachments to multi form management, you can even have multiple forms on the same page!

Usage
After you activate the plugin, go to the ‘cformsII’ admin page from the wordpress menu and configure your form. Then insert the following line in a post or page where you want the contact form to appear.
<!–cforms name=”XYZ”–>
“XYZ” is the name of the form that you configured earlier.

For backwards compatibility, the old-fashioned way is still supported: <!–cforms–> for the first form and/or <!–cformsX–> for your other forms

Via PHP function call:
Alternatively, you can specifically insert a form (into the sidebar for instance etc.) per the PHP function call insert_cform(‘XYZ’);, or alternatively insert_cform(); for the default/first form and/or insert_cform(‘X’); for any other form.
Note: “X” represents the number of the form, starting with 2, 3,4 ..and so forth.

cforms also comes with extensive help/documentation.

Download cformsII plugin.

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Comments (3 responses)

  1. Great Post..
    And I agree with Tony, there are so many contact plugins around, and they all vary with complexity and usage, it all depends on what you want.

    I created a quick tutorial, to help beginners for setting up a contact us page..

    By the way contact us page is a must… Every blog or website must have it..

  2. Tony says:

    Cforms is great, but I have found it to be overkill for people who just want a simple contact form. I never used WP Contact Form, but Coldform by Perishable Press is just what I needed. Simple, clean code, and some skins (css files) you can download from their site.

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