Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What to know before you start this course, part of WordPress Plugins: Contact Forms (2014).
In this course, we'll be looking at three popular contact form plug-ins and see how they match and how they differ. Before we get started, it's important that you have a functioning WordPress site to work with, and that you know the basics of how to set up and configure a WordPress site and install plugins. If this is the first time you're using WordPress, I encourage you to go check out my WordPress Essential Training course, in the lynda.com library. This course will walk you through the process of setting up and configuring a WordPress site, and will also show you how to create new posts, organize your content, and master the WordPress back end.
You may also want to check out the installing and running WordPress series, which showcases different methods for installing WordPress, on a server, or on your computer for testing purposes. The series has several different courses each outlining a different method. What course and what method works for you, depends on your setup and your chosen platform. It's all explained in the courses so just start with one and see where it takes you. So, with a functioning WordPress site and the WordPress Essential Training course in hand, let's add some contact forms.
- Installing and activating contact-form plugins
- Adding a basic contact form
- Creating advanced fields
- Viewing and exporting form submissions
- Receiving form submissions