Video: How To Setup a WordPress Contact Page

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in How To, Tips

How to install Fast Secure Contact form on WordPress:
Follow these instructions:

1. Install automatically through the Plugins, Add New menu in WordPress,
or upload the si-contact-form folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
On the Admin screen use the Plugins side menu to select FS Contact Form configure the forms.

3. You must add the shortcode [si-contact-form form=’1′] in a Page, Post, or Text widget. You can find this shortcode on the Basic Settings tab of any form.

Here is how to add to a form to a Page: Log into your blog admin dashboard. Click Pages, click Add New, add a title to your page, enter the shortcode [si-contact-form form=’1′] in the page. Uncheck Allow Comments, then click Publish. Change the number 1 to the correct number of your form as indicated on the Basic Settings tab of any form.

Here is a visual diagram of adding the shortcode to a WordPress page:

For best mail delivery results, be sure to properly configure the email settings on the Basic Settings tab:

Read the following instructions and watch the second YouTube video below:

Set the “Return-path address” setting to a real email address on the SAME domain as your web site. This step really is ALWAYS necessary so mail is properly identified as originating from your server. For best results the “Email To” and the “Return-path address” should ALWAYS be separate REAL email addresses on the SAME DOMAIN as your web site (don’t skip this important step!).

Some people will like to set the “Email To” to a,, or some other webmail address (if that is what you want, go ahead and try it), but the “Return-path address” should ALWAYS be set to a real email addresses on the SAME DOMAIN as your web site. If you try a webmail address and your mail is not sending, try changing the “Email to” address to a REAL email addresses on the SAME DOMAIN as your web site. You can still deliver it to your webmail address by forwarding the email from a setting in your hosting control panel, or configuring your webmail to fetch a mail account.

Next step, check this setting box:
Enable when web host requires “Mail From” strictly tied to site (don’t skip this important step!).

Click “Save Changes”, then test your form’s mail delivery by sending a message from the form on your page. When testing your form on your page, do not fill out the email field with the same email address as the “Email To” or “Return-path address”. Use a different email address because some server’s security settings do not allow email to send from/to the same address.

If you have other forms in use, be sure to repeat these settings for each form.

Now your email is properly configured for best delivery. Your form Email should now be DMARC compliant for users who submit your form with yahoo, aol, comcast, or any other provider who now requires DMARC compliance.

The email you receive will appear to be from your site email address, but because the email header “Reply-to” is set as the form user’s email address. You should be able to just hit reply and send email back to the real sender. Also you should see the sender’s email address in the message content. So it is still possible to send mail to that address if the “Reply-to” is somehow ignored by your email program.

Video: How to add a Contact form with Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress

This video from Compete Now WordPress Tutorials demonstrates how to install a contact form in WordPress.


Video: Basic Configuration and Usage of Fast Secure Contact Form

This video from WPKBdotcom demonstrates the basic settings in Fast Secure Contact Form


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