SimpleForm

A simple and effective contact form. Ready to use thanks to the SMTP setup options.

SimpleForm is a very simple to manage plugin for creating a basic contact form for your website. Here’s why use it:

Easy to use

This plugin is very easy to set up thanks to a intuitive admin interface. You can quickly create a contact form by using the shortcode and copying it where you want it to appear.

Fully customizable

It allows you to customize everything you want. You can decide which fields to display and what kind of user can see them. You can decide which fields are required and which are not. You can change the field labels and decide what message to display when an error occurs.

Ready to use

It comes with the SMTP option for outgoing email in order to be immediately ready to use. This feature makes it less likely that email sent out from your website being marked as spam and lowers the risk of email getting lost somewhere.

Clean design

We love clean and minimalist design, and for this reason we provide a contact form that is both simple and appealing.

Designed thinking about user experience

It is lightweight and responsive plugin. SimpleForm does not interfere with your site performance. The submission via Ajax, on backend too, allows a seamless user experience without page refreshes. You can show users a success message or redirect them elsewhere after they complete the form. You can also send a confirmation email to thank who contact you.

What SimpleForm is not for now:

There is still much to be done! For now, you cannot add new fields or create multiple forms. You cannot save submitted messages via contact form in the database. Anti-spam options are limited to question/response fields and honeypot fields. Therefore, if you need a complete contact form, there are some great alternatives out there.

Give SimpleForm a try, and find out if it the one you’ve been looking for!

Translations

  • English
  • Italian

Activating the SimpleForm plugin is just like any other plugin.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘SimpleForm’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select simpleform.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download simpleform.zip
  2. Extract the simpleform directory to your computer
  3. Upload the simpleform directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

And once activated ?

You will find the new menu ‘Contacts’ to administration dashboard. Take the time to configure SimpleForm and open the ‘Settings’ page listed below the new menu just added, make the changes desired, then click the ‘Save changes’ button at the bottom. Now, you’re able to add contact form to your website, just copy/paste or type [simpleform] into the page content and save. The form should appear on that page!

Who should use SimpleForm?

Anyone who no needs a drag & drop form builder but is looking for a minimalist and friendly contact form.

Which form fields can be used?

The standard fields that comes with SimpleForm are a name field, an email address field, a subject field, a message field and a consent checkbox field.

Does SimpleForm include spam protection?

Of course, it includes by default two honeypot fields, an invisible spam protection to trick spambots into revealing themselves, and also allows you to enable an optional math captcha field which requires human interaction. Google reCAPTCHA and Akismet are not yet supported.

Does SimpleForm meet the GDPR conditions?

Yes, if you’re collecting personal data you can enable a required checkbox for requesting the user explicit consent. Furthermore, no personal data will be stored in database.

Why am I not receive messages when users submit form?

You need to enable a SMTP server. You can install a dedicated plugin that takes care of outgoing email or you can enable our SMTP option in the settings page. If you have already done, verify the correct SMTP server configuration and always keep the notification email enabled.

Where can I check the submissions of my form?

SimpleForm doesn’t store submitted messages into the WordPress database. This feature has not been enabled but may be considered for a future release. For now, only last message is being temporarily stored. Therefore, it is recommended to verify the correct SMTP server configuration and always keep the notification email enabled.

Is SimpleForm translation ready?

Yes, SimpleForm is ready to be translated in other languages. If you’re a polyglot, help out by translating it into your own language!

Where can I get support?

We provide free support on the WordPress.org plugin repository. Please log into your account. Click on ‘Support’ and in the ‘Search this forum’ field type a keyword about the issue you’re experiencing. Read topics that are similar to your issue to see if the topic has been resolved previously. If your issue remains after reading past topics, please create a new topic and fill out the form.

1.0 (1 December 2019)

  • Initial release
  1. Submissions page

    Submissions page

  2. Edit form page

    Edit form page

  3. Settings page

    Settings page

  4. Messages tab

    Messages tab

  5. Emails tab

    Emails tab

  6. SMTP server configuration

    SMTP server configuration

  7. Notification email

    Notification email

  8. Confirmation email

    Confirmation email

  9. Contact form

    Contact form