Create Contact Page with “Fast Secure Contact Form” WordPress plugin

In this WordPress Video Tutorial I show you how to easily create a Contact Page in about 5 minutes using the “Fast Secure Contact Form” WordPress plugin as found on the WordPress.org website.  I’ve been using this plugin on Jupiter Jims Marketing Team website for a few years now.  I use it on all the sites I build for my clients, unless they want a premium contact plugin, in which case I recommend Gravity Forms [this is NOT an affiliate link].

I took a screenshot of the Fast Secure Contact Form plugin details from the WordPress.org website and included it below.  You can see at a glance that this plugin is rock solid with a great reputation according to many independent reviewers.

Please share with us which contact form WordPress plugin is your favorite in the comment section below.  If you have never used a WordPress contact form plugin before, then let me know if you found my FREE WordPress Video Tutorial helpful! Thanks so much!

Fast Secure Contact Form Details

Data from WordPress.org

 

 

Article Written by Jim Landers aka “Jupiter Jim”

 

 

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35 comments… add one
  • Chery Schmidt Feb 5, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Wow Jim This was Great I am definitely going to use this. You did a great job putting a video together for us to see how easy it is t use. Thanks for sharing Chery 🙂

  • Mr. Real Estate Feb 7, 2013, 11:49 pm

    I love the flexibility of Custom Contact Form but can’t get anything other than the text fields to work (I need radio, checkbox or dropdown) Do you have any insight into what might be the problem? Is it a theme problem? If so, I’ll use a custom theme. Also, do you have any experience with WPStoreCart?

    Thanks.

  • Dr. Erica Goodstone Feb 8, 2013, 1:34 am

    Jim,

    I love your simple video explanations. I have a question. Why would I want a contact form within a blog post? I do have optins within a few widgets which take the reader to my Aweber list.

    When would you use the contact form within your post, for what purpose?

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

    • jupiterjim Feb 8, 2013, 2:07 am

      Dr. Erica,

      Thanks so much for commenting on my site. Please give me the exact time in the video where is says to add a contact form to a blog post so I can re-edit the video and take that confusing part out of the video. I have shot over 87 WordPress Tutorials with over 95,000 Video Views on YouTube and really take pride in my work. So please let me know what part of the video is not clear, OK?

      Some of my videos have been watched over 7,000 times. If this is going to be one of those videos, I would hate to waste the time of over 7,000 people watching this video. Obviously, I need to Re-Edit this video immediately!

      So if you could help me clarify the confusing part of the video, I would greatly appreciate it.

      Just let me know where in the video it says to add a contact form within a blog post, OK?

      Thanks so much for taking the time and energy to watch my video and comment on my blog post!

      ~ Jupiter Jim

      • Dr. Erica Goodstone Feb 8, 2013, 10:36 am

        Jim,

        You may not have said you were placing the contact form within a blog post but at some point you mentioned going back to the post on the dashboard, and maybe you meant the page.

        My question is, why would I put a contact page on my site instead of using an autoresponder system?

        • jupiterjim Feb 8, 2013, 12:05 pm

          Dr. Erica,

          You said: “You may not have said you were placing the contact form within a blog post but at some point you mentioned going back to the post on the dashboard, and maybe you meant the page.”

          It would help me out tremendously if you would please just note the time in the video that I tell my viewers to add a contact form to a blog post, or where in the video that I even use the word “post” or “blog post”, because I can definitely see how that would be confusing to a lot of people, such as yourself.

          I truly need to edit that confusing verbiage out of the video IMMEDIATELY!

          In my mind it seems clear that I am telling people to add the Contact Form to the Contact Page, but often the teacher cannot see what the student sees, of course.

          Once again, thanks again for taking the time to watch my video and comment on my blog.

          p.s. I am in a rush right now, but I will answer your other question about contact form versus autoresponder later. That’s a very good question.

          ~ Jupiter Jim

          • Dr. Erica Goodstone Feb 8, 2013, 3:27 pm

            Okay, I listened again and you did not say “post.” What happened is that when I saw you putting text within a page in the Visual Editor I got confused and was thinking of it as a Post rather than a page.

            Dr. Erica

          • jupiterjim Feb 8, 2013, 3:54 pm

            Dr. Erica,

            Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me. I was on the verge of taking down the video and re-shooting the whole thing.

            As for the question regarding the autoresponder versus contact form, here’s the short answer: Aweber autoresponders are basically just for collecting email addresses. You can set them up so that the visitor can leave a message, but they can only leave ONE Message Once in their lifetime — when they first sign up for the email list. The next time they fill out the box for the autoresponder, Aweber says “you are already subscribed” and will forward no message or information from the visitor. The contact form in this video allows a visitor to “leave a message” whenever they want as many times as they want (without being added to an email list). That’s the short answer, I’ll share more later. Thanks for your prompt responses, Dr. Erica.

  • Ammar Ali Feb 8, 2013, 10:26 am

    Hi Jupiter,

    I’ve used many plugins for contact form and found Contact Form 7 best among them. 😀

    I’ve a custom contact form option in my skin for thesis. But I’m not using it as it don’t provide much features like Contact Form 7/

  • Sadie-Michaela Harris Feb 9, 2013, 3:40 pm

    Jim thanks for this tip. I use Contact Form 7 for a non premium plugin, always good to have other options which come recommended from other professionals, I appreciate the heads up I’ll give it a whirl on one of my sites. Do you prefer it over Contact Form 7 for any particular reason? 🙂

  • marquita herald Feb 9, 2013, 7:12 pm

    You create such great tutorials Jim. I use the Fast Secure Contact Form plugin and the best thing I can say about is I never think about it – which means there are no problems – which means I’m a happy camper.

  • Teresa Farrell Feb 9, 2013, 10:46 pm

    Great tip and I like video tutorials. I went and added a contact page to my site! Thanks, Teresa

  • Donna Merrill Feb 10, 2013, 2:42 pm

    Thank you Jim!

    You have made this so easy to understand. And coming from me, that says a lot! I have a page on my blog for a “contact form” but this is quite better than that.

    Thanks for explaining this!

    Donna

  • Clare Feb 10, 2013, 5:05 pm

    Hi Jim,
    You are the one who introduced me to this contact form plug – in and it has been excellent on my site. I will now be adding it to my second site, again thanks to you. I have had great experience with it. I have seen it work incredibly well on the chocolate site I run, I get lots of genuine inquiries about the chocolate. You cannot run a professional site without a good contact page!
    Thanks
    Clare

  • Real Estate Guy Feb 13, 2013, 12:13 am

    Excellent information. I use Fast Secure Contact Form and Contact Form 7 but I like what I see in the slick contact plugin.

  • Michael Shook Feb 13, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Thank you for putting this tutorial together, Jim. Sometimes when I get to the codex and I am trying to decide which plugin to use for what purpose I get confused with all the different choices.

    I usually use Contact Form 7, but I really like the simplicity of this plugin for my contact page. And I really like that it is secure. Thank you.

  • SEO Philippines Feb 16, 2013, 4:38 am

    You always have an awesome post Jim. With the video tutorial, it really helps a lot to understand more about the post.

    Looking forward for another great post from you.

    -Armon

    • jupiterjim Feb 16, 2013, 5:43 am

      Thanks so much for the compliments, Armon! Love your blog too!

  • Osho Garg Feb 16, 2013, 8:11 am

    I am also using “Fast Secure Contact Form” in my site. It is an excellent plugin to contact with blogger

  • Dena-Lynn Feb 16, 2013, 7:48 pm

    What a very clear tutorial, Jim. I use Contact Form 7 and I like that one a lot and it was easy to install as well.

    So glad that I came across your blog, I use Thesis so I expect that I’ll be visiting you often.

    Dena Lynn

  • Akos Fintor Feb 16, 2013, 8:13 pm

    Hey Jim,

    Beautiful. That’s the plugin I use on my blog. Great tutorial.
    Tweeted ! 🙂

  • Kimberly Castleberry Feb 16, 2013, 11:47 pm

    Great review of FSCF Jim. It’s definitely becoming a possible alternative for some. Did you ever find out what it’s performance is doing compared to CF7?
    Kim

    • jupiterjim Feb 17, 2013, 12:50 am

      Kimberly,

      Glad you like my post / video. I never did compare performances between the two leading free WordPress Contact Plugins because I and my clients have always had great luck with it and it’s almost as popular as Contact Form 7 which means it must be highly competitive with it.

      On the other hand, I was thinking that would be a great blog post for you to do someday soon. What do you think?

      Have a great weekend and thanks for all your tireless free help to the blogging and FB communities!!!

      ~ Jupiter Jim

  • Lydia Brown Feb 17, 2013, 9:54 am

    Great tip Jim as usual. You always make things seem so easy. You are a great teacher.

  • Nile Feb 17, 2013, 10:53 am

    I use Gravity forms and hook all my clients up with it. I previously used Dagon Design’s Form mailer plugin…. but it became a bother to manually shortcode a form together. I rarely look at other plugins, but looks like I need to take more looks into other contact forms for my own resource page for others to use. Not everyone is ready off the bat to buy a premium plugin and sometimes I do forget that…lol

  • Raena Lynn Feb 17, 2013, 11:23 am

    Hi Jim,

    Your tutorial is excellent. It’s about time I put a contact form on my blog. I’ve used a couple of contact form pop ups, which I removed because I don’t like them. I felt it was a distraction and I’d rather have a form for someone who is choosing to contact me rather than bothering them when they are visiting my blog.

    I would like to see a comparison between Fast Secure Contact for and Contact Form 7.

    Your instructions are very straight forward and easy to follow. Greatly appreciated!

    Raena Lynn

  • Yorinda Feb 18, 2013, 4:22 pm

    Hi Jim,
    thanks for showing how to use this plugin and how it works.
    The confirmation page and the captcha is a great add on to the form.
    What do you use instead of Akismet?

    I appreciate all the extra explanations of what to look for before installing a new plugin.

    Thanks again.
    Cheers,
    Yorinda

    • jupiterjim Feb 23, 2013, 5:53 am

      I use the GASP anti-spam plugin built into CommentLuv Premium! Thanks for commenting, Yorinda!

  • Garen Feb 22, 2013, 10:45 pm

    Hey Jim,

    I have been using fast secure contact form for many years. I used to just use contact form 7 (or I forget the name of it), but was apprehensive to change it since I grew accustom to it. However, once I started using this one I really did like it. I don’t use the meeting scheduler either. For my business I just manually put in my Skype and ask people to leave a message if they need something urgent 🙂

    • jupiterjim Feb 23, 2013, 5:50 am

      Garen,

      Thanks for commenting. I first started using Contact Form 7 (you remembered it perfectly) but every time I see a WordPress Blog that has a problem with the contact form, it is usually Contact Form 7. Now, I realize that it’s a good and popular form plugin. I have just used Fast Secure Contact Form for about 2 years and use it on all my client sites and love it!

      Love your blog too , By the Way!

      • Garen Feb 23, 2013, 1:04 pm

        Hey Jim,

        Thanks for the compliment on my blog 🙂

  • Sarah Arrow Feb 23, 2013, 11:34 am

    I love Gravity Forms, but if I ever move back to another contact form plugin, then I know where to come to put it all together – thanks Jim for a resourceful post.

  • Lydia Brown Mar 4, 2013, 1:18 pm

    Jim your tips are so helpful and the video is a great guide. Thank you for continuing to share your knowledge.

    • jupiterjim Mar 5, 2013, 4:59 am

      Thanks, Lydia! Love your blog too!

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