Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a contact form, part of WordPress DIY: Freelance/Independent Website.
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- If you ask me every website requires…a contact page and on that contact page…there should always be a contact form.…I highly recommend using a contact form…instead of posting up email addresses…because like I said previously,…if you post your email address in plain…text on your website,…bots on the web will find that email address,…put you on a list and then you get tons…of spam in your inbox and you don't want that.…The other advantage of using a contact form…is you can control what information you get from…the people who want to contact you.…
That way you can ask them questions and make sure…they give you all the information you need…to give them the response that they are looking for.…Right now I just have a regular contact page…with text and image content and I need…to place a contact form in that page.…Now I said previously that the theme we're using,…Freedom, has built-in support for Contact Form 7.…You might wonder how I know this.…I'll show you.…You'll remember if we go back to the…Theme Options page that on the bottom here…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Establishing the goals for the site
- Making a content inventory
- Adding custom menus
- Installing and activating themes
- Customizing the front page
- Setting up a contact form and social media buttons
- Controlling SEO and social sharing text
- Securing your site and managing spam