Basic Settings in Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress

Posted OnJul 9, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

This section of the guide to the Fast Secure Contact Form WordPress Plugin will take a look at the basic settings of your contact form.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) Head to FS Contact Form via the Plugin dropdown on the Dashboard. From here, you will see a Toolbar that comprises of various different types of settings, including Field, Styles, Security and more. The default settings section is Basic Settings, and that is what we will go through on this section of the guide.

The Basic Settings is the first port of all for when you need to get the shortcode for your completed form. You can cut and paste this into the HTML code of any post or page (usually the bottom) and add it to your sidebar using the Text Widget in the Widget section of the Appearance section of the Dashboard.

You can also change the name of the form, which is especially useful if you are going to make more than one form for use throughout your site.

The Welcome Introduction is the text that will be above the form. Something like Get in Touch is good for a generic contact form. You can change <p> to <h1> or <h2> if you want the text to stand out more before the form.

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Step 3) The next section is Email Settings. Here you can change the email address of the webmaster, which should always be the most commonly used email address for the business or individual running the site. You don’t want to miss any contact from customers or subscribers. You can also add Bcc addresses that are not shown in the email but whom will also receive a copy, which is useful if you have multiple managers or admins.

The Email Subject Prefix is what will always come up in the Subject Header of the email (e.g. Hello or I have an enquiry). The Return Path Address is the server email address the messages are sent from. If your form does not send any email, enter your site email address, then test the form again. It could be that your emails are being sent to the spam folder. Sometimes it is better if the Email To and the Return-path address are separate email addresses, but registered at the same domain.

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The next step of the guide will focus on Configuring Fields in Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress.

 


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