How to set-up a Contact Us page in WordPress.com

In a WordPress.com blog, it is simple to create a Contact Us form.

There are, however, a couple of things you will want to tweak:

  • You’ll want the messages to be sent to your PubhD email address, so multiple PubhD “Admins” can logon to the same email account to see and respond to the messages.
  • You’ll want each message subject to be unique. By default, “Contact Us” messages will arrive with identical subject text. This is a problem because Gmail groups emails by subject; so if every message has the same subject you will have many different “Contact Us” messages grouped together into one email thread. This is not very convenient.

To create a Contact Us page:

  1. Create a new page (rather than a new post).
  2. Paste in the code below.
  3. Amend the “to” email address.

[contact-form to='YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS']
[contact-field label='Name' type='subject' required='1' default=' '/]
[contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/]
[contact-field label='Website' type='url'/]
[contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/]
[/contact-form]

With this, the “Contact Us” messages that arrive in your inbox will have the person’s name as the email subject.

And I’m sure WordPress.org will have a plugin, and Blogspot will have its own “contact form” code.

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