How to Use the Elegant Themes Contact Form Template

How to Use the Elegant Themes Contact Form Template

One of the requirements for displaying AdSense advertisements on your website is to display a clearly identified Contact link that visitors can use to get in touch with you if needed. In the past, I used the Fast Secure Contact Forms WordPress plugin for this. If you do not use Elegant Themes for WordPress, I still recommend it. However, for Elegant Themes users, all themes now have several included page templates that you can use to quickly construct pages such as a simple contact form. Here are the steps for creating a contact form using Elegant Themes page templates.

1. Log in to your website’s WordPress admin page. Click “Pages” on the left side of the page, and then click “Add New” to begin working on a new page.

2. Click the “Template” drop-down on the right side of the page and select “Contact Page.”

3. Click “Regenerate Captcha Numbers” to have a new captcha code generated each time someone views the page (this reduces spam).

4. Type the email address that you would like messages to be sent to.

5. Give the page a name such as “Contact” or “Contact Us” and type a little text explaining what you would like to hear from your users.

6. Click the “Publish” button. If you are not using a custom menu system, your new Contact page becomes available to visitors immediately.

6 Responses to “How to Use the Elegant Themes Contact Form Template”

  1. john says:

    how do you change your email on this contact form?

    • Aiden Clinton says:


      To change your email address, remove the current address in the “Email To:” field and type a new one. Click “Update” to update the page.

  2. Taha says:

    Hi Aiden good info dude i have a problem with this….when i click “Template” drop-down on the right side of the page it only shows 2 options like default page and full width template i don’t show any contact page option there 🙁 please help…

    • Aiden Clinton says:


      Make sure that you are using the latest version of your theme. When you open the “Themes” menu in WordPress, the current version of your theme should be displayed at the top of the page.

      Now go to the Elegant Themes website and log in to the Members section. Click the “Changelog” link next to the name of your theme. If the last update displayed has a higher version number than what you have installed, it’s time to update. If you continue to have a problem after updating, let me know.

  3. Nico says:

    I need, help…
    I can’t find the “Email To:” field !!! When i’m in the edit page, i change the “template” into “contact page” but after that… nothing !
    Where can i find the email address ?

    • Aiden Clinton says:


      You should find the “Email to:” field under the “ET Page Template Settings” box on the right side of the page. The box may not appear until you make another change such as adding a title to the article.

      If you still don’t see the field, click the “Screen Options” tab at the top of the page editing screen. A new pull-down menu appears. Click the “ET Page Template Settings” check box under “Show on screen” and you should be all set.

      Let me know how this worked out for you!