Submission Contact Forms plug-ins for WordPress

contact form plug-in

I have built a few sites lately where I have needed to use some sort of submission or contact form – in the (HTML) past, this would have required a lot of code and a whole load of testing – with WordPress of course, it’s another plug-in… but which one?

There are dozens to choose from, and I am not saying my choices were inspired at all. I actually used a different contact form on each site, and am pleased to report my findings, both successful in their own way.

Firstly for the ‘cassette2cd.co.uk’ site, I found the ‘Contact Form Builder’ plug-in – you can see the form here...

This has a load of default forms for you to choose from, each one can be customised to your specific requirements, and then inserted into your chosen page. However, I found it a little over-complicated and I may end up replacing it eventually. On the plus-side it is VERY comprehensive and can even include a google-map of your business to help people find you…

My second time around I was really looking for something a bit simpler to use here...

This is the Cimatti contact form plug-in which is just the opposite of the fully-loaded one I used on the other site – you name your form, drag in the options (rather like you do with widgets) and select which ones are ‘required’ – easy as… I really like the simplicity of this form – it is uncluttered and doesn’t try to do too much.

Other things to bear in mind – in many themes, you could just use the ‘comments’ as a contact form (this, surprisingly is not an option in some themes – it is in ‘posts’ but not in ‘pages’). Include other means of contact such as an email address, a phone number or link to twitter, Facebook and whatever other social media accounts you have. the more ways to get in touch, the more contacts you will get….

As an afterthought, I also really like the look of the clean and simple contact form from Meghan Nicholas, next time I need one, I certainly intend to take a look…

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