How to Setup a Contact Form with Jetpack

Posted OnNov 28, 2013     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the process of setting up a contact form with the Jetpack plugin.

Please note: Jetpack requires a WordPress.com account, if you do not have one, you will need to create one — for free — in order to create a contact form. Jetpack also comes with a vast number of other features, most of which are active by default. If this is undesirable for you, you may wish to use Contact Form 7 instead.

Step 1) Log in to WordPress

Step 2) Install and Activate the Jetpack plugin.

Step 3) Connect to WordPress.com as prompted by Jetpack

connect to wordpress.com jetpack

If you do not yet have a WordPress.com account, you will need to create one in this process.

Step 3) Once connected with WordPress.com, you will be taken to the Jetpack page, scroll down until you find Contact Form and click activate.

activate contact form

When it’s ready to go you will see the following.

contact form successfully activated

Step 4) Open the post or page you want your contact form on and click the Add Contact Form button that’s now available.

add contact form

Step 5) Configure the form. By default it asks for a Name, Email, Website, and Comment. You can add and remove fields, move them up or down, and change if they are or aren’t required from here.

contact form builder

When satisfied, click “Add this form to my post”

Step 6) Click Update/Publish to make the contact form live on your site, then check to make sure the contact form is displaying. If you’re using the TwentyThirteen theme, it will look as follows.

contact form

That’s all there is to it. You can use Jetpack to drop a contact form into any post or page that you want. Depending on the theme you are using, though particularly if you’re using a WordPress provided theme, it should look reasonably presentable, but in some cases may look unsightly, in which case you may be required to write some custom CSS for it.

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