How to create a website contact form.
Want to turn your website into a lead-generating machine? Learn how to create a contact form for your website to collect user emails, names, and phone numbers.
Use an online form builder.
The easiest way to create a website contact form is to use an online form builder. There are dozens of websites and plug-ins (if you use WordPress) that can build forms in just a few clicks — no coding required.
Most online form builders have templates, so you don’t have to start from scratch. Look through the choices and find one that has all the fields you need for your website.
Once you find the perfect contact form, you can either embed it directly into your website using HTML or activate the plug-in (for WordPress websites).
Create an interactive PDF website contact form.
If you want more control over the contact form creation process, you can build one from scratch. There are a few different ways to create a contact form from the ground up.
Code is the most complicated way to create a contact form, but it’s also the only method that doesn’t involve a third-party resource. Just open your website builder and start coding with HTML or PHP.
For those unfamiliar with coding, an interactive PDF website contact form will give you the freedom to build a form from scratch without code.
With PDF editing software like Adobe Acrobat, follow these steps to create your own interactive form:
- In Acrobat, choose Tools > Prepare Form.
- Select Create New and click Start.
- Add text, logos, buttons, and entry fields.
- Use the Button Properties tab to route button clicks to emails or URL addresses.
- Add hyperlinks for easy navigation.
- Click Save.
You can also edit PDFs online if you don’t want to download additional software. Once you’re happy with the format, export the file as HTML and paste the code into your website. Your new contact form should appear, ready to capture leads.