The goal of many websites is to have a visitor fill out a contact form and become a new lead. There are entire agencys dedicated to optimizing your site to increasing the likelihood someone will fill out your form. For most large companies, these contact form submissions will get filtered into a CRM, and directed to the appropriate channels. For many smaller businesses though, these submissions simply get sent as an email, which can quickly become very disorganized.
Now what happens in the event something goes wrong with your email? Or for some reason you can no longer access it? Or when the contact form was originally set up, an incorrect email address was used?
Normally those leads would have been lost, and you’d be kicking yourself for the lost opportunity, but now there’s a simple way to ensure a record of your contact form submissions get stored in your WordPress database.
Insert Contact Form DB Plugin
Contact Form DB is an amazing free plugin that will capture every field in your form in the WordPress database, then let you either view the Data on a WordPress page, or export it in a variety of formats. With over 400,000 installs and a 4.9 Rating, it’s continually growing in popularity. Once you install the plugin, it will automatically sync up with the following contact forms:
- Contact Form 7 (CF7) plugin
- Fast Secure Contact Form (FSCF) plugin
- JetPack Contact Form plugin
- Gravity Forms plugin
- WR ContactForm plugin
- Form Maker plugin
- Formidable Forms (BETA)
- Forms Management System (BETA)
- Quform plugin (BETA)
- Ninja Forms plugin (BETA)
- Caldera Forms plugin (BETA)
- CFormsII (BETA)
- FormCraft Premium (BETA)
- Enfold theme forms
Not too shabby for a free plugin! We highly recommend installing this plugin on any site that captures data through a contact form, you never know when you’ll need it, and it may be a huge lifesaver!
Bonus: Multi Page Forms!
While we are talking about contact forms, we also wanted to let you know about a quick way to create multi-page forms. These can be helpful when you are having a user fill out an application, and don’t want to overwhelm them with too many fields on a single page. The Contact Form 7 Multi Step Module is a fairly simple to use plugin to help facilitate multi page forms. As the name suggests, it only works with Contact Form 7.