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In this quick free wordpress tutorial we will show you how to create a contact form on wordpress without the use of plugins. The contact form we will build is using a page template, data processing and error handling and Adding jQuery verification for our form.

– The first thing you have to do is to copy the page.php code into a new file named page-contact.php.

– We have to add a comment at the beginning of the contact.php file to make sure WordPress will treat the file as a page template. Here’s the code:

<?php
/*
Template Name: Contact
*/
?>

Your contact.php file should look like this:

<?php
/*
Template Name: Contact
*/
?>

<?php get_header() ?>

	<div id="container">
		<div id="content">
			<?php the_post() ?>
			<div id="post-<?php the_ID() ?>" class="post">
				<div class="entry-content">
				</div><!-- .entry-content ->
			</div><!-- .post-->
		</div><!-- #content -->
	</div><!-- #container -->

<?php get_sidebar() ?>
<?php get_footer() ?>

-We create a simple contact form. Simply paste the following code within the entry-content div.

<form action="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" id="contactForm" method="post">
	<ul>
		<li>
			<label for="contactName">Name:</label>
			<input type="text" name="contactName" id="contactName" value="" />
		</li>
		<li>
			<label for="email">Email</label>
			<input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="" />
		</li>
		<li>
			<label for="commentsText">Message:</label>
			<textarea name="comments" id="commentsText" rows="20" cols="30"></textarea>
		</li>
		<li>
			<button type="submit">Send email</button>
		</li>
	</ul>
	<input type="hidden" name="submitted" id="submitted" value="true" />
</form>

– The form looks pretty good, but right it is very useless because it does not send any email. What we have to do is to verify if the form has been submitted then verify if fields have been filled correctly.

Paste the following code between the Page Template declaration and the get_header() function:

<?php
if(isset($_POST['submitted'])) {
	if(trim($_POST['contactName']) === '') {
		$nameError = 'Please enter your name.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else {
		$name = trim($_POST['contactName']);
	}

	if(trim($_POST['email']) === '')  {
		$emailError = 'Please enter your email address.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else if (!preg_match("/^[[:alnum:]][a-z0-9_.-]*@[a-z0-9.-]+\.[a-z]{2,4}$/i", trim($_POST['email']))) {
		$emailError = 'You entered an invalid email address.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else {
		$email = trim($_POST['email']);
	}

	if(trim($_POST['comments']) === '') {
		$commentError = 'Please enter a message.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else {
		if(function_exists('stripslashes')) {
			$comments = stripslashes(trim($_POST['comments']));
		} else {
			$comments = trim($_POST['comments']);
		}
	}

	if(!isset($hasError)) {
		$emailTo = get_option('tz_email');
		if (!isset($emailTo) || ($emailTo == '') ){
			$emailTo = get_option('admin_email');
		}
		$subject = '[PHP Snippets] From '.$name;
		$body = "Name: $name \n\nEmail: $email \n\nComments: $comments";
		$headers = 'From: '.$name.' <'.$emailTo.'>' . "\r\n" . 'Reply-To: ' . $email;

		wp_mail($emailTo, $subject, $body, $headers);
		$emailSent = true;
	}

} ?>

– Now we have to display error messages below the related field, for example “Please enter your name”. Below you’ll find the complete form page template that you can use “as it”.

<?php
/*
Template Name: Contact
*/
?>

<?php
if(isset($_POST['submitted'])) {
	if(trim($_POST['contactName']) === '') {
		$nameError = 'Please enter your name.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else {
		$name = trim($_POST['contactName']);
	}

	if(trim($_POST['email']) === '')  {
		$emailError = 'Please enter your email address.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else if (!preg_match("/^[[:alnum:]][a-z0-9_.-]*@[a-z0-9.-]+\.[a-z]{2,4}$/i", trim($_POST['email']))) {
		$emailError = 'You entered an invalid email address.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else {
		$email = trim($_POST['email']);
	}

	if(trim($_POST['comments']) === '') {
		$commentError = 'Please enter a message.';
		$hasError = true;
	} else {
		if(function_exists('stripslashes')) {
			$comments = stripslashes(trim($_POST['comments']));
		} else {
			$comments = trim($_POST['comments']);
		}
	}

	if(!isset($hasError)) {
		$emailTo = get_option('tz_email');
		if (!isset($emailTo) || ($emailTo == '') ){
			$emailTo = get_option('admin_email');
		}
		$subject = '[PHP Snippets] From '.$name;
		$body = "Name: $name \n\nEmail: $email \n\nComments: $comments";
		$headers = 'From: '.$name.' <'.$emailTo.'>' . "\r\n" . 'Reply-To: ' . $email;

		wp_mail($emailTo, $subject, $body, $headers);
		$emailSent = true;
	}

} ?>
<?php get_header(); ?>
	<div id="container">
		<div id="content">

			<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
			<div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
				<h1 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
					<div class="entry-content">
						<?php if(isset($emailSent) && $emailSent == true) { ?>
							<div class="thanks">
								<p>Thanks, your email was sent successfully.</p>
							</div>
						<?php } else { ?>
							<?php the_content(); ?>
							<?php if(isset($hasError) || isset($captchaError)) { ?>
								<p class="error">Sorry, an error occured.<p>
							<?php } ?>

						<form action="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" id="contactForm" method="post">
							<ul class="contactform">
							<li>
								<label for="contactName">Name:</label>
								<input type="text" name="contactName" id="contactName" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['contactName'])) echo $_POST['contactName'];?>" class="required requiredField" />
								<?php if($nameError != '') { ?>
									<span class="error"><?=$nameError;?></span>
								<?php } ?>
							</li>

							<li>
								<label for="email">Email</label>
								<input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['email']))  echo $_POST['email'];?>" class="required requiredField email" />
								<?php if($emailError != '') { ?>
									<span class="error"><?=$emailError;?></span>
								<?php } ?>
							</li>

							<li><label for="commentsText">Message:</label>
								<textarea name="comments" id="commentsText" rows="20" cols="30" class="required requiredField"><?php if(isset($_POST['comments'])) { if(function_exists('stripslashes')) { echo stripslashes($_POST['comments']); } else { echo $_POST['comments']; } } ?></textarea>
								<?php if($commentError != '') { ?>
									<span class="error"><?=$commentError;?></span>
								<?php } ?>
							</li>

							<li>
								<input type="submit">Send email</input>
							</li>
						</ul>
						<input type="hidden" name="submitted" id="submitted" value="true" />
					</form>
				<?php } ?>
				</div><!-- .entry-content -->
			</div><!-- .post -->

				<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
		</div><!-- #content -->
	</div><!-- #container -->

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>

– Our form is now working perfectly. But we can enhance it by adding a client side verification. To do so, I’m going to use jQuery and the validate jQuery plugin. This plugin is great because it allows you to verify that a form has been filled correctly, quickly and easily.

The first thing to do is to download the validate plugin and upload it into your theme file (under a /js directory). Once done, paste the following into a new file:

$(document).ready(function(){
	$("#contactForm").validate();
});

Save it as verif.js in your /js directory.

Now we have to link the javascript files to our theme. Open your header.php file and paste the following within the and tags:

<?php if( is_page('contact') ){ ?>
	<script type="text/javascript" src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/js/jquery.validate.min.js"></script>
	<script type="text/javascript" src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/js/verif.js"></script>
<?php }?>

Now Your form will be validated on the client side by the jQuery validate plugin.

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