Fast Secure Contact Form Email Confirmation Settings

Posted OnJul 13, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

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

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the Dashboard’s left-hand sidebar, scroll down to Plugins and choose FS Contact Form from the dropdown. You will be taken to the Settings page, where you can choose Advanced on the Toolbar as shown below.

The Confirmation Email is the email that the sender receives to let them know that their form has been sent to the website owner. On the Confirmation Email Settings, you can choose what details will come through on that email, including the Name, From and Reply to sections. You can also enable HTML for this section.

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Step 3) The Redirect Settings are useful as they can be used to send the Contact Form user to another page after they have completed the form. These settings will determine what URL they head to and how long the delay will be before they are taken to that page. The redirect can be used to redirect to the blog home page, or a custom Thank You page.

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Step 4) There are a list of submit button input attributes that can be added via the Advanced Form and Email Settings section. These include enabling an HTML anchor tag on the form post URL (e.g. #FSContact1), which will make the page scroll to where your form is when you click submit. This is useful for long page content or when you have multiple forms on one page.

You can also include an option to View/Print the message (useful for keeping records) and a Reset button if you find you need to start from scratch. Click on the Help links next to each individual option for a description of what each option entails.

Finally, you can add an after form message (e.g. Thank you! or We’ll get back to you soon) when a user has sent the form to you.

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Step 5) The Silent Remote Sending Settings allow for site owners to send a completed form silently to a third party remote URL, which you can add below. This can be used for a third party service such as a mailing list API. Select method GET or POST based on the remote API requirement. You can also alter the fields so that only certain enquiries are sent to the third party (e.g. Complaints are not sent, but enquiries are).

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Step 6) The Data Export Settings can be used to export certain field data to a database or CSV file via another Contact Form Plugin.  This means you can create spreadsheets and databases from information given to you via contact forms, including number and types of enquries and complaints, etc.

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The next step of the guide will focus on Enabling Scheduling with Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress.

 


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