The Geeky Guide to WordPress – Creating a Contact Page

As I’ve been doing this blogging thing a little while now and it seemed a good idea to pass on a few of the things that I’ve learned over the five years that I’ve been doing this. In easy and often geeky steps you’ll be taken through the steps and point out the pitfalls of taking your blog seed and growing it into something really amazing.


Creating a Contact Page

A contact page is a secure way to let your readers contact you without them knowing your email address. Giving your email address freely on your blog can invite all kinds of uninvited messages. Creating a contact page is easy, there should be a standard contact page already in your pages when you create your blog, but in case you need to create one this is how you do it.

Go to ‘My Sites’ and select site pages.

Click ‘Add’

Wordpress_Contact Page1

On the new page click ‘Add’ and Select @Contact Form. This will bring up the fields and settings box.

Wordpress_Contact Page2

This is all set up for you, so unless you want to add or remove or edit any fields leave it as it is.

To change the settings, select the settings tab.

Wordpress_Contact Page3

Then this appears with the email address for your blog and the subject line is blank, the email address is a hard setting that can’t be changed but the subject can be what you want.

Click insert.

Personalise the contact page and publish it, link it to your site andthat should be it. Anyone wanting to get in touch can send you an email and they didn’t have to have your email address.

Credit: The third image in the blog was taken from the WordPress help page


I hope this has been useful, let me know if you find this helpful or have issues.

Planet Simon



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18 thoughts on “The Geeky Guide to WordPress – Creating a Contact Page

  1. I already get a ton of spam comments from people selling everything from running shoes to men’s happy pills–can these companies use the contact page as well? Is there a way to filter them out?

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    1. do you also get the viagra comments? I enjoy those…so many maroons thing I actually need a bigger whatsits……when I dont have one to begin with! lol

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    2. No it’s a different mechanism. The comments are almost always automatic, the contact form is a manual email. It won’t stop someone emailing your being annoying but you can block them easily.

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  2. A contact page is an essential for blogger/writers – I know someone who got a 3 book publishing deal through their WordPress contact page – I got a short story published, got to work with a good editor and made some good friends through mine. Bottom line – if you make it hard to be found then no one will.

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  3. is this the thing that pops up when you click comment, or is it just a page to send emails. bear with me, i am not computer literate by any means.

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