Contact Forms

What did you ask for? Contact forms. What you get? Contact forms!

Now people can send you an email without you ever publicly displaying your email address.

Here’s how: put

[contact-form]

in any post, and a simple contact form asking for the sender’s name, email address, website and comment will be inserted. When someone submits a message through the form, you receive that message in an email.

Your email address is never shown, and the sender never learns it (unless you reply to the email!).

As an added bonus, all the messages people send to you through the contact form are filtered through Akismet. That should help reduce the amount of spam you get.

Tips:

  • The email is sent to the author of the post with the contact form in it. So if you have multiple authors on the same blog, each can have his or her own contact form.
  • You can put contact forms in Pages as well as posts. In fact, you’ll probably find them more useful there.
  • The email you receive will tell you if the message was sent by a logged in and verified WordPress.com user or not.
  • Make sure to uncheck “Allow Comments” in the blue “Discussion” box when you make the contact page. Thay way, people won’t get confused about the difference between the contact form and the comment form.

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  1. Corinne

    awesome new feature! thanks!

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  2. Carlos Leiva

    Wow! Great feature. I am a new user and I think I will be here a lot.

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  3. faithfulweb

    Yee-haw. Thanks, WP!

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  4. abu ameerah

    now that is just delicious…

    thanks!

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  5. EscRiBiTioNiSt*

    ็Hmm.. just wonder if instead of getting an e-mail to my inbox, can we have a message box where keeps a mail-in from WP users or others?

    The difference between this message box and comment box is that the message box does not show the messages posted/ sent by senders (while comment box shows all comments posted).

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  6. EscRiBiTioNiSt*

    ^ With this, we do not need to share our e-mail address when we reply any mail-in.

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  7. Mateo

    Yeah, I appreciate it very much.

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  8. Tina

    Yay! Thanks 🙂 I’m going to set it up right now.

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  9. outeasy

    I’m lonely. [contact-form]

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  10. hanzahar

    now i regret register my own domain lol

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  11. royalflare

    you guys are so good to us. thank you very much!

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  12. Tana

    I like this. Thanks.

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  13. the forester

    This is a fabulous idea — thank you! I, too, would like to see a way to add the contact form to the sidebar, as I suspect a lot of people look near the top of a blog for a way to email their vitriole directly.

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  14. mms911

    That’s Really GREAT … Keep it Up Brothers

    Thank You Very Much

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  15. Maltesh Ashrit

    Incredible !!!!

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  16. verbocity

    A very good addition. This will help much in reducing spams. Keep up the good work.

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  17. newhoosier

    Fantastic!

    I was always hestitant to send an email to another WordPress user by way of my admin knowledge if they commented and I needed to talk privately. Now, I can just go to their blog and fill in their contact form.

    Kudos!

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  18. C4RL05

    I LOVE this!!!

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  20. Lauren

    Helpful, uncomplicated asset; thanks, guys.

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  21. parafonos

    Amazing !!!

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  22. Philip

    I’ve been waiting for a feature like this! Thanks!

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  25. univent

    Thx WordPress! You just made my day.

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  26. yongsheng

    every time a new feature is added, there’s scores of lovely comments, and here’s mine: brilliant idea.

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  27. Infected

    Awesome, it’s about time 🙂

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  28. The Art Ministry Team

    Great…dreams do come true LOL

    Many thanks

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  29. tobeme

    Excellent feature!

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  30. Eng Aun

    That’s a very useful feature, applies well to personal weblog as well as small websites… I already added one to my blog! Great job and many thanks!

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  31. Jason Haeger

    This rocks. Thanks!

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  32. Javyer

    Muchas gracias, hacía falta algo como ésto. Poco a poco wordpress.com va mejorando ^.^

    Un saludo.

    A lot of thanks. WordPress.com needed a contact form. ^^

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  33. Syafrizal

    I’m loving it!

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  35. agarithia

    and the crowd goes wild!

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  36. Lijin

    great

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  38. Ryan Deschamps

    Great addition, and the random one too. You guys have been busy.

    One suggestion, can the form be downsized a little? I removed comments from the page and *still* missed seeing the form (*blush*). I managed to fix it in the css file, but it would be nice to shrink it if possible.

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  39. Aris

    Thank you! Excellent addition.

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  40. JustAnotherMommy

    Thanx! I love it!

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  41. JustAnotherMommy

    P.S. I Put it in a page that asks for feedback and questions, perfect!

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  42. Jersey Guy

    Thanks! Excellent addition.

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  43. butterfly

    Fantastic 🙂

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  44. dhagahbur

    thanx you,

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  45. cagribey

    This rocks. Thanks!

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  46. BatakNews

    very useful “trick”. 🙂

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  47. Hameed Khan

    Excellent work! I just feel like you can read our minds.

    Thanks once again.

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  50. michaelsanford

    Bloody fantastic !

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  51. michaelsanford

    PS What would be cool: adding YouTube, contact-form, and other widgets as buttons in the edit window, I’ll never remember all the codes.

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  52. tudor3l

    thanks a lot!

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  53. koolio

    Sweet – I’ve been waiting for this. Thanks!

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  54. hellesvik

    Juhu!

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  55. HaVai

    Cool. Thanks!

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  56. sharissa

    Cool. 🙂 Thanks.

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  57. Lisa Warninger

    Very cool! Thanks wordpress, you guys are awesome!

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  58. ikads

    Will be useful for my website. Thanks.

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  59. aTho

    Thank you and it really very usefull form me. 😀

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  60. chanux

    WordPress Rox again & again

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  61. Stephen Elliot

    Man, I really like this feature! I’m with Ryan Deschamps though, I’d love to be able to resize it. Is that possible?

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  63. Fatih SIMSEK

    i’ll try it ty so much. it’s so easy

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  64. typingisnotactivism

    thankyou mdawaffe

    whew, and i thought i was going to say something predictable.

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  65. froggiequeenfadness

    wow that is so cool

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  66. tigerplug

    Great addition, I will be making use of it.

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  67. dotnetolympians

    thats another great feature

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  69. Ezequiel Ponce

    Amazing! I love wordpress 😛

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  71. Khaidar

    wow. that’s cool. thanks.

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  73. richy2rich

    This is a good day regarding useful additions. Thanks

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  74. evachen

    good~ shounds easy to use and manage~

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  75. zyski

    Yes. very simple I use it on my site.

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  76. bebeborn

    I was wainting for it! Enjoy together!

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  77. dharmagypsy7

    Well, I have yet to get an e-mail but I put it on my blog… great feature!!! Cheers

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  79. erikcurtis

    Ooh Snap. This is blog goodness.

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