Ever since I started my blogs I’ve been looking for a good WordPress plugin that would create a contact form. I tried one popular contactform plugin a while ago, but I could never get it to work on my blogs.
Now I’ve discovered Wp-ContactForm, and in combination with the Exec-PHP (note this isn’t the more commonly used PHP-exec plugin – this one works better, well for me anyway!) I now have contact forms on each of my blogs.
One of the features of this contactform plugin that I really like is the ability to create drop down lists within the contact form. There’s often more than one reason why someone might want to contact the author of a blog using a contact form. It might be to have a private conversation about a post or about exchanging links or perhaps to request advertising. You can see an example of this sites contact form by clicking on the word contact in the top nav bar.
You can add security questions of your choosing when you set up your contact form too. I’m using a simple math equation, but you could ask your visitor to answer a more complex question or repeat a code and you can request that the case of the letters be ignored or otherwise. Hopefully this helps prevent abuse by spam bots. I haven’t used the contactform plugin long enough to know how well this feature is working yet.
Try the plugin out if you want to give your site visitors another way to contact you other than via you comment section.