How to Create the Perfect Contact Page and Boost Your Business
One of the many mistakes new bloggers make is – they do not have a contact page on their blog… at times, I wonder why most new bloggers don’t have a contact page or have the thought of creating one.
Maybe they did not add the contact me page because they do not want to be contacted or they don’t want to make money using the contact means 🙂
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A contact page is essential to any blog. It helps customers, private bodies, and our avid readers get in touch with us. So if you do not have one today, getting one immediately will be much helpful to you and your online journey.
Getting a contact page is not as hard as you think… It is as easy as creating a new blog for the first time or maybe easier 😉
How to create the perfect contact page
So on our today’s post, I am going to show you how to create a contact page for your blog, and I am also going to show you how to protect your contact form so spammers won’t annoy you with their spam emails.
So without wasting much of our time, let’s go directly on how to easily create a contact page and protect it from spam messages.
1st Step: Installing Contact Form 7 Plugin
In case you’re hearing the name Contact Form 7 for the first time – it is a WordPress plugin that helps you create multiple forms for your blog.
To install the Contact Form 7 plugin, first go to your WordPress dashboard >>> click on “Plugins” >>> click “Add New” >>> in the search bar provided, search for “Contact Form 7” (without the quote) and click the install button.
Or you can download the plugin here – Contact Form 7 and install it through your Pc by clicking the “Upload Plugin” button found in your Add New plugin area.
By now you must have installed the Contact form 7 plugin, >>> activate the plugin and you are done with the installing step… Now let’s move to the main part shall we;
2nd Step: Configuring Contact Form 7
Now we will have to configure the Contact form to fit our needs, so are you ready?
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Go to your WordPress admin area (Dashboard) >>> click “Contact” and click “Add New”.
In the new page, click “Add New” again (see image below)
In the Title Bar of the form Editor, Type in the name you want to save it by >>> In the main editor, it already comes with the codes for the perfect contact form like; the sender’s Name, E-mail, Subject, Message and the send button. But if you want more than a contact form, you can simply add all that you want by clicking any of the buttons that is above the text area. (See image below)
Once you are through with that, click the “Save” button a code will be generated, copy the code because we are going to need it on our step 4.
3rd step: Securing your form so it won’t get infested with spammers
How to protect your contact form should come to your mind after creating it, so you won’t get spam messages once your blog starts getting those needed attentions.
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Many bloggers or site owners will want to use a CAPTCHA to protect their blog’s contact page, but there is a better way to securing your contact form than using a CAPTCHA.
I have a step by step guide on how to protect your contact form here – How to Stop Receiving Spam Messages Through Your Blog Contact Form Using Akismet
That is how to protect your contact form against spam messages… trust me, it is effective and works like a charm 😉
If you have successfully secured your blog from spam messages, now it’s time to make it go live…
4th Step: Creating a Contact Page
Now that we’ve installed and setup the plugin that will be used for creating our contact form, creating a page to insert the form should be our next move.
To create a page – Go to your WordPress admin area (Dashboard) >>> click “Pages” and click “Add New”.
In this new page, add “Contact” or “Contact Me” or “Contact Us” or “how you want it to appear” in the title bar >>> and paste the code you copied earlier to the text area. See image
Have you done that? If yes, click the “Publish” button and you have successfully created a Contact page.
Now you have the resource to create a contact page… go create your contact page today and make your sponsors better reach you.
Back to you
Looks like I have said so much about so much on how to create a contact me page, now it’s time to pass the keyboard to you guys.
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I do feel that contact page is compulsory and should be implemented on all blogs.
Though I use the blogger platform and there is no contact form plugin but I did create a contact page and put my contact Info’s and that has been helping me.
Your tips are most helpful and I am sure bloggers on WordPress will find it interesting enough.
Thanks and have a great day.
That is a smart move for a blogger platform user. Yes, if it were me using the same platform, i would have thought of that as well 😉
Your thoughts are well received.
Thanks and have a good weekend
This is Outstanding Information Such a great and useful Guide For Contact Page is very important part of Blogging , all Websites , Great Tutorial , Keep it up i like it
Have a nice day ahaed
Thanks for dropping such a wonderful comment. and good to know that you find the article useful enough.
Have a wonderful week start 🙂
I Agree with you, all blogs need a contact page and i wonder why some of them are not using it..I’ve been using the contact form 7 on my Entertainment Blog “MY360VIBES” and i really love the way it works, what i love most about Contact form 7 is the file attachment TAG…it helps a lot.
As for askimet, i’ve not really tried using it but i will give it a try and see how that turns out…Thanks for sharing BabaModder…have a great Weekend!
Indeed you do know your way around the contact form 7 and i love that 🙂
Try out the akismet attached and see how beautiful it will go 🙂
Have a wonderful week ahead…
Well I have been using contact form 7 for all blogs for contact pages and I must I’ll have check your suggestions too.
i am sure you will love my recommendation, Rajkumar 🙂
Have a blessed week ahead…
Amazing article!! Thank you for sharing this information with us.
I want to install new theme for my WordPress website. Can you recommend me the best one !!
If you are planning to go for the premium theme, i would suggest the Genesis theme for it flexibility. But if you want the free theme, using the WordPress theme shop would be your best choice.