Setting Up Ninja Forms
Ninja Forms is our favorite contact form plugin and it's what we recommend for our WordPress themes.
We're often asked how Ninja Forms works, how to set up email notifications, how to add additional fields, etc. Thankfully, Ninja Forms has a wonderful documentation area on their website that goes over everything you need to know about the plugin. Below we'll go over common questions we receive, and where to find the answers on the Ninja Forms site.
What is Ninja Forms?
Ninja Forms is a powerful, free form creation tool for WordPress. The plugin features an easy to use drag-and-drop form builder, making it super easy for beginners to create beautiful forms on their website. Ninja Forms is incredibly versatile and can be used for lots of different kinds of forms, ranging from simple contact forms to complex information collection forms. There are no limits to how many forms you can create. We love this plugin so much that it's what we trust for our own website – our installation form is a great example of a complex form built with Ninja.
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How to set up email notifications
By default, contact form submissions won't be sent to your email address. All form submissions are stored inside your dashboard at Ninja Forms > Submissions. If you'd like form submissions to be sent to your email address, you'll need to set up an Admin Notification. Here's how to do that.
Creating new forms or customizing an existing form
A contact form will already be set up for you when you install Ninja Forms. To learn how to create new forms or add additional fields to your existing form(s), click here.
Troubleshooting Ninja Forms
The most common issue with Ninja Forms is notification emails not being delivered. Here's a detailed article on how to troubleshoot that issue.
Have any additional questions about Ninja Forms?
Since we aren't the developers of Ninja Forms, we aren't able to offer support for their plugin. Ninja Forms has a quick, helpful support team available right here.