So you have started your new fishing blog, you have added a few static pages telling people about yourself, and you have a few posts created… So what about if people want to get in touch with you about your blog, perhaps a company wants an advert on your blog?!?
Well, you are going to need a “contact us” style page, where a visitor could enter their email address, maybe their Website URL, and a message to you….
At FishinBlogs it couldnt be simpler. Firstly though you need to have activated Jetpack (this requires a free account at WordPress.com) This is pretty easy to do and you should see a message when you first log in to your dashboard on how to activate.
You need to hover on the “Pages” tab on the left hand side of your admin panel – This opens up the pages sub menu, click on “Add new” to create a new static page.
Next, simply add a title to the page, you might want this to be “Contact Us” or maybe just “Contact” – Thats up to you!!
Underneath the permalink you will see the Add media button, and then another button which if you hover over it says “Add a custom form”
Once you click the Custom form button, you are greeted with a popup box where you can customise your contact form. There is also extra help provided on the right hand side to let you know about the different features. You can add extra fields if you like, and view all your messages from within your dashboard.
Once you are happy, simply click “Add this form to my post” – This will add the code required for the form to work along with your customised fields.
It should look something like this!!
I know – It looks complicated….but you dont have to do anything with that code now, simply just click the publish button and you are done!!!
If you want to add a message before the contact form just hit Enter, a couple of times before the [contact-form… bit to drop the code down a couple of lines and type as normal!!!