As simple as contact forms may look, creating one can be tricky. If you want to create one from scratch you’ll need to use HTML code for its structure, CSS for its style, and PHP to integrate it with your server – and the same applies if you want to customize a readymade form that you found elsewhere.
Instead of that, an easier way (especially if you don’t want to have to write code) is to use the AidaForm Online Form Builder. It will let you create a custom-built contact form of your own without forcing you to jump through any hoops.
How to Create a Contact Form Using AidaForm
To learn how to make a contact form in HTML using AidaForm the first thing you should do is sign up for a free account and log in. Once you do you’ll be in the members’ area, and from there it just takes a few simple steps to create your contact form:
- Start creating the form by clicking on the ‘Create a Form’ button and selecting a template to use. After that just type in the name that you want to use for your form and click ‘Create’.
- Add the fields that you want to include in your contact form by opening up the ‘Form Elements’ section in AidaForm’s Form Editor. From the range that is available you should be able to select fields for the name, email address, and text area of your contact form – along with a wide range of other options should you require them
- Customize the fields if you want to and adjust the label, hints, error messages and other settings. If not you can just use the automatically-generated defaults and leave it be.
- Select a theme by opening up the ‘Form Designer’ and choosing one of the options that are available. It is possible to customize each theme and adjust its fonts and colors, and the alterations you make will be applied consistently across your form.
- Publish the form when you’re done by clicking on the ‘Publish’ button. In AidaForm you can opt to publish your contact form by exporting the HTML embed code that you can copy and paste on your website, or by generating a direct link that you can use.
That is really all there is to it, and as you can see there isn’t anything complicated. Make no mistake if you want you can take advantage of some of the other features in AidaForm to include CAPTCHA verification, Paypal payments, or integrate your forms with MailChimp or Zapier to expand their functionality further.
By the time you’re done you should have a contact form that is not only functional – but looks great too.