A Complete Guide to Setup Contact Form and SMTP on WordPress for FREE

After struggling for four hours, installing a couple of plugins and watching 10+ different youtube videos, I finally set up the contact form on my website for FREE.

As I was going through all these steps, I realize there has to be a simpler way and hence I decided to write this blog.
Most of the blogs and tutorials online only mentioned steps of installing a contact form plugin and integrate it to a page. But I had some issue with the SMTP server which means I had to do much more than just installing one plugin. If you don’t have any issue with the SMTP server of your hosting company, then it’s just 10-minute job for setting up a contact form. But if you installed a plugin (any plugin) and it didn’t work the first time, then most probably it’s an issue with the SMTP server and you will have to use some service to fix SMTP. If you don’t know what SMTP is, don’t worry just keep reading.

I am explaining step by step process to set up your contact form. I am using two scenarios for this.

Method 1: Install a ‘Contact Form 7‘ Plugin
This method is good if your SMTP is working if this method doesn’t work then use method 2.

Method 2: Use a 3rd party service for the email server and then setup contact form.

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