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Create a Contact Form in Joomla

ostraining.com Joomla Feb 13, 2012

This tutorial will show you how to create a contact form in Joomla 1.6 / 1.7. We'll use the default Contacts components so no extra extensions are needed.

Step 1: Create the Contact Form

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Go to Components > Contacts.

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Click New.

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Enter your name in the Name field.

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Click the Contact Details tab on the right and enter the information for the contact form. The one absolutely required field is Email - this is where submissions from the form will be sent.

Click Save & Close when you've finished.

 

Step 2: Modify the Options

 

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Click Options.

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In order to improve the display of the contact form, choose Plain under the Display format field. Click Save & Close.

Step 3: Create the Menu Link

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To allow people to see your contact form, go to Menus and add a link to the menu you'd like to use.

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Click Select next to Menu Item Type.

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Click on Single Contact.

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Click Change Contact on the right-hand side.

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Click the name of the contact form you just created.

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Enter a Menu Title for people to click on.

Click Save & Close and you'll be able to visit the front of your site and your new contact form:

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