You’re wordpress website start to come in shape, you have posts, pages, widgets and menus.
What about receiving email ?
Yes you need to allow people to reach you, for that all website use code and protocole that’s are around since the internet debut. But for wordpress you need to start coding stuff that already exist.
So we gone use a plugin to set up a email form and start receiving emails. Plugins are extensions that allow you to add features to your WordPress core installation.
- we gone look for a plugin for email,
- install it,
- and set up some essentials part of it.
Find a plugin for emails
Go to your plugin admin page, add click to the ‘add new’ button.
On the plugin page you can just make a search from the search box, we gone make a search for ‘contact form’.
As you can see you have a lot of choice. You can choose any plugin that you want, before that, it’s good to get more informations, just click on the button with that mention to know more about the extension, when you done click ‘install now’, and after that ‘activate’.
For the tutorial we have chosen the plugin ‘Contact form 7’. After installation you’ll get a new tab on admin menu name ‘contact’ with a enveloppe as a icon.
When you go to the plugin page, you have a default contact form already set with a shortcode. This form contain already all you need to receive emails, so copy the shortcode.
Yes indeed the plugin uses your email address as a admin of the website and will sent all new email to that address, you can customize the form and settings by clicking on the ‘edit’ available below the form name, it appears when you hover the form name.
You can now paste the shortcode on a page to display a contact form as content of this page.
To create a menu for you new contact form page see the post on menu creation on WordPress.
Check you the page on you website and test the emails, well done ! You can receive email now.