WordPress Plugins: Enhanced WP-Contact Form Added

written by BlogEx on January 10, 2008 in WordPress Wednesdays with 16 comments

One of the most frequent suggestions I’ve received for this site is to have a contact page to make it easier for people to contact me. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how I had missed such a basic element of a website but for whatever reason, I had placed my contact information on my About page. So, while I was updating to WordPress 2.3.2 last weekend, I decided to finally get around to fixing the problem.

I did some quick searching and decided on the Enhanced WP-Contact Form created by Joost de Valk. Not only does it create a contact form, but it also allows the person contacting me to CC themselves and has a math question (spam protection) built in. Another very nice feature is that it can be placed on any post or page of your site. Once you upload and activate the plugin, you simply have to insert the <!–contact form–> tag and presto change-o you’ve got a comment form embedded in your page.

As an added benefit, the form records the referring page and includes that information in the email. If you have multiple forms, this allows you to know exactly which page the email came from. Finally, I created a contact page and moved the contact information over from the about page. In the short time I’ve had the page up, I’ve already received a couple of emails from it so I’m guessing people were previously having a difficult time figuring out how to get in touch with me. I really enjoy interaction with readers and fellow bloggers and I’m hoping this helps facilitate that a bit more. So don’t be shy, click over to the new page and give the form a test drive.