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Forms on Your WordPress Site1:56 with Zac Gordon
WordPress does not come with the ability out of the box to add forms to a website. If your website has contact forms or other types of forms, it is likely using a form plugin. In this video we will point out a few of the most popular form plugins and how to use them to manage the forms and the emails they send.
[Zac Gordon] Most websites are going to have a contact form of some sort.
It may just ask for your name, Email, and message or it might have multiple forms asking for all sorts of information.
On our site, we have 2 forms: one is a general contact form and the other is a sign up form.
WordPress does not come with native options for creating contact forms.
So, you have to use a plugin. The go to contact form plugin today is gravity forms.
It's a paid plugin but it's absolutely worth it.
When it comes to working with forms on a WordPress site, I highly recommend gravity forms.
Although, it's a paid plugin, it's absolutely worth it
and I encourage you to ask your developer to make sure that they use this for working with forms.
On our site, we have a simple contact form setup using gravity forms.
You could see that we're looking for the person's first name, last name, Email, as well as the message.
Once they fill out the form, you'll see a message confirming that the form was submitted
and depending on how you and the editor have your sites setup, they should also receive an Email confirmation.
As the admin of the site, you'll also get an Email showing what they've filled out in their form
and if you log in to your site, click on forms and entries,
and see a record of everyone who's filled out one of the forms on our site.
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