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Creating Your First Contact Form With weForms

weForms is a form builder plugin for WordPress that allows you to quickly add a form to your website. 

Included are over 33 field types to choose from and an easy drag and drop form builder. Making weForms a great contact form option for all WordPress users.

In this article, we will walk you through how to install weForms and how to create a contact form with weForms. 

  • How to Install weForms in WordPress
  • How to Create a Contact Form with weForms
    • Create a Contact Form with weForms
    • Form Settings in weForms
    • Form Notifications in weForms

How to Install weForms in WordPress

Before we can create a contact form with weForms, first we need to install it. 

Step 1: Navigate to Plugins in the left-hand panel, then click Add New. On the Add Plugins screen, type weForms in the search box then click enter on your keyboard. When the weForms plugin appears, click Install Now.

Searching in WordPress for weForms contact form plugin

Step 2: Once installed, the Install Now button will change to Activate. Click the Activate button to install the plugin. 

Step 3: weForms will appear in the left-hand panel once activated.  You’re now ready to begin creating your forms.

Now that weForms is installed, learn how to create a form and add it to your site.

How to Create a Contact Form With weForms

Once you have weFroms installed on your WordPress site it’s smooth sailing. You will be able to easily create a contact form perfectly tailored for your organization or business needs.

Create a Contact Form With weForms

Step 1: Navigate to weForms in the left-hand panel. On the All Forms page, click Contact Form. By default, a contact form will come preloaded. We’ll customize this form for this tutorial. However, you can create a new form by clicking Add Form towards the top of the settings screen.

Step 2: Once you’ve clicked on Contact Form, the next screen will be the editing screen for the form. You will now be able to add, delete, and edit fields for the form. To add a field, click on one of the options in the right-hand panel then drag it over to the form. You can change the position of the new field by dragging it up and down within the form. Also, you can change the name of the form by clicking on the form name right above the display of the form.

Of note, not all field types are available with the free version of the plugin.

Step 3: To edit the new field, hover over it then click the pencil icon. This will work for existing fields as well. The field options will display in the right-hand panel. Within the field options, you will be able to:

  • change the name of the field
  • add field selection options (if applicable)
  • add assistant text (which will give website visitors information/instructions about the field)
  • mark the field as required

Underneath the general options, there is a set of advanced options that you can use to further customize the field. Make sure you click Save Form to save your work.

Form Settings in weForms

Step 1: To edit the overall form settings, click on the Settings tab while in the Form Editor. Once in the Form Settings tab, you will be able to:

  • set up a redirect after the form submissions
  • edit the submission message
  • change the text on the submit button

Step 2: Submission Restrictions. These allow you to schedule a period of time the form is active, require a login to submit the form, and even limit the number of form submissions. Make sure you click Save Form to save your changes.

Step 3: Display Settings. These will allow you to change the position of the field names and enable your theme’s style for the form fields. Make sure you click Save Form to save your changes.

Form Notifications in weForms

Step 1: To edit the notifications settings for the form you created, click on the Notifications tab within the Form Editor. You should already have a default admin notification setup. You can add others by clicking Add Notification above the list of notifications.

Step 2: You can edit your notification settings by clicking on the gear icon, or the name of the notification (in this case, Admin Notification). Within the notification options, you’ll be able to change:

  • the delivery type
  • the receiving email
  • the subject shown
  • the number of fields you’ll receive within the body of the email

Make sure you click Done and Save Form to save your changes.


You should now know how to install the weForms plugin and how to create a contact form with weForms.

Now that you’ve created your form, learn how to add it to your website or explore the overall plugin settings for weForms.

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