Contact Form 7
with Really Simple Captcha
This tried-and-true WordPress plugin combo makes quick work of setting up simple contact forms for your site!
Contact Form 7 is a simple contact form plugin that integrates with the Really Simple Captcha plugin (which was designed for use with it) to give you an easy to manage, stable, reliable contact form for your site, for free.
Both of these plugins are available for free in your WordPress dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New -> Search area.
In addition to what I’ve covered in this video, it is possible to do advanced things such as track form submissions with Google Analytics. More info on things such as that can be found on the plugin’s main website: http://contactform7.com/
Because the video can be a little hard on the eyes, this is what my code block looks like. Your captcha value number will be different.
<p>Your Name (required)<br />
[text* your-name] </p>
<p>Your Email (required)<br />
[email* your-email] </p>
[text your-subject] </p>
<p>Your Message<br />
[textarea your-message] </p>
<p>Please Enter The Value Of The Image In The Box Below<br />
<p>Enter Your Answer Here<br />
As I mentioned in the video, your contact form is one of several necessary pages to not only establish your professionalism (as if that isn’t enough!) but certain ones are also required by law AND essential to Google SEO! Whew!
We’ll talk more about privacy policies, terms of service, affiliate disclosures and more in the future. Because of the tentative and fragile nature of those docs, they are something that most of the free solutions just won’t adequately cut and also why I cover my business butt with a LegalShield plan!
Pro Tip – In the contact form settings, set the subject line to something custom and then use a custom filter in Gmail to assign a label and an important/star to it when it comes in so you never miss it.
Questions? Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!
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PS: (11-28-11) If like me you are a PrettyLink Pro user, (which I highly recommend) you may currently be experiencing display issues with this plugin. I talked with Blair & Paul (who rock, btw) yesterday and they will have a patch for it very soon. PrettyLink Lite users should be unaffected as far as I can tell.