A contact page is how generally a reader of your blog or an advertiser, sponsor or someone with a general query would reach you through.
BlogSpot (Blogger) is an ideal choice for beginners to learn the basics of blogging and understand how it works.
BlogSpot users can use a contact form in their widgets, but you can not add them to the pages. This a problem for newbies.
So make sure you create these pages as soon as you start your blog.
In this tutorial, I’ll help you to create a contact us page and add a contact form in your BlogSpot blog. I’ll show you two different and easy way to do this, you’ll have choices.
Method one is by using a third-party tool, and method two is by using an official Blogger “contact us” gadget. Feel free to choose any.
Method No. 1 – Using 123FormBuilder
This is my favourite tool to create any kind and type of forms for all non-WordPress sites.
123FormBuilder (previously 123 ContactFormBuilder) is a cloud tool to build any type of online forms, manage workflows, and collect their data very quickly.
It works for every CMS platform, including BlogSpot and WordPress.
Step 1- Go To 123FormBuilder and Create A Free Account
Step 2 – Login To Your Dashboard and Click On The Arrow Next To The Create A New Form Button. Click on contact form & Lead form option.
A Contact Form Will Appear On The Second Page Which Is Ready To Be Used. You can add any extra fields you may want by clicking the fields button.
Click on save and publish button.
Step 4 – Go to your Blogger blog dashboard and click on add new page. Name this page, “Contact Us.”
Step 5 – Click on the HTML format editor button and paste the code here (Press CTRL + V to paste) and click publish.
Your contact form is now live on your blog. Take a look at it.
Let’s move to our second method
Method 2 – Customizing the Blogger “Contact Us” Gadget
Blogger Gadgets section has an official contact us gadget, but you can not use it on any of your pages. It’s only accessible through sidebars. Follow this tutorial below to customize it for using it on pages.
Step 1 – Go to your Blogger dashboard and click on the layout tab.
Step 2 – Click on add new gadget.
Step 3 – Select the contact us gadget from the menu and click on the add button. Uncheck the visible option and save the gadget.
Step 4 – Add a new page to your blog. Name this page, “Contact Us.” In the HTML editor of this page copy and paste the following HTML contact form code:
<div id="custom_ContactUsFromForBlogSpotBlogger" class="widget ContactForm"> <div class="contact-form-widget"> <p>Get in touch with us by filling out the form below.</p> <div class="form"> <form name="contact-form"> <p></p> Your Name <br> <input type="text" value="" size="30" name="name" id="ContactForm1_contact-form-name" class="contact-form-name"> <p></p> Your Email <span style="font-weight: bolder;">*</span> <br> <input type="text" value="" size="30" name="email" id="ContactForm1_contact-form-email" class="contact-form-email"> <p></p> Your Message <span style="font-weight: bolder;">*</span> <br> <textarea rows="5" name="email-message" id="ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message" cols="25" class="contact-form-email-message"></textarea> <p></p> <input type="button" value="Send" id="ContactForm1_contact-form-submit" class="contact-form-button contact-form-button-submit"> <p></p> <div style="text-align: center; max-width: 222px; width: 100%"> <p id="ContactForm1_contact-form-error-message" class="contact-form-error-message"></p> <p id="ContactForm1_contact-form-success-message" class="contact-form-success-message"></p> </div> </form> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <span class="widget-item-control"> <span class="item-control blog-admin"> <a title="Edit" target="configContactForm1" onclick="return _WidgetManager._PopupConfig(document.getElementById("ContactForm1"));" href="//www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=8799058979810298021&widgetType=ContactForm&widgetId=ContactForm1&action=editWidget§ionId=sidebar-right-1" class="quickedit"> <img width="18" height="18" src="//img1.blogblog.com/img/icon18_wrench_allbkg.png" alt=""> </a> </span> </span> <div class="clear"></div> </div>
Important – Make sure you change the BlogID located in line 33 of the code above with your blog’s original ID. You can find your BlogSpot blogID by going to your BlogSpot blog dashboard and looking at your URL in the browser’s’ address bar. Here’s how it looks for reference:
Turn off the comments for your contact us page and make sure you add it to your menu so that it is easily accessible.
Congratulations! – Your contact us page is now live. Go have a look at your contact form and test it for the first time.
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