How to Add a Contact Form to a WordPress Blog

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12 Responses

  1. lisa says:

    thanks for that great tip! Easy to implement, too!

  2. Dustin says:

    You’re welcome, Lisa. That’s one of the reasons I like WordPress — almost everything you can think of doing with it (within the blogging realm, anyway) is fairly simple to accomplish.

  3. pam says:

    This isn’t working. it shows up as transferred to the plug in folder via ftp, but it is not showing my on admin account plug in page.. I’m using Safari.

  4. Dustin Wax says:

    Pam: I’d suggest you contact the developer for support. I have no idea what could be causing this problem.

  5. Mark says:

    How do I upload the folder to my plugins directory (usually at /wp-content/plugins)? i usually just search for plugins in the wp admin center and then click install. thanks for your help!

  6. Dustin Wax says:

    Mark: This was written before WP had automated plugin installation. Then (and you can still do this with later versions) you used FTP to install plugins. Most hosting services offer FTP accounts (and if they don’t, chances are you weren’t able to install WordPress anyway); once you’re logged in, you just drill down to the proper directory justlike you were in Windows Explorer.

  7. zak says:

    I want to add a small form in my side bar. Is this a possibility? How would I dictate the size of the form?

  8. Dustin Wax says:

    Zak: I don’t see why not — I’m sure I’ve seen that on other sites. However, CFII has been updated several times since I wrote this piece — I would look through their FAQs and installation instructions, rather than count on advice from someone who hasn’t had to mess with it for 2 years. You should be able to simply add the CFII code snippet into a text widget, or into your sidebar template, but there may be issues with that that I don’t know about.

  9. Yasir says:

    Hi, the code is not working for me i have followed all the steps but my page on site is still blank. Please guide me through it.

  10. Yasir says:

    Hi, it worked now 🙂 i left the spaces between the code previously. Please tell me how can i add general forms to pages. I shall be very thankful.

  11. zak says:

    Any sort of code that I tried to add into my sidebar messes the whole side bar up. Also, I can’t use widgets because they throw off all of the customization I’ve done on the side bar. I’m having the same issue with rotating images on the sidebar . . .

  12. Dustin Wax says:

    Zak (and others): As much as I might like to, I really can’t provide support for Coldform. I’m not the developer, and even as a user, it’s been nearly 2 years since I’ve even looked at it. I set it up, write this post, and it’s pretty much taken care of itself since then. What’s more, significant upgrades of both Coldform and WordPress have taken place in the meantime. I strongly suggest you contact the developer of the plugin for support.