Are contact forms possible in a non-hosted site?
It seems that a contact form would be one of those basic widgets that would be included for non-hosted accounts. Is it possible to set up a contact form for a basic account? If so, where can I find it?
Ideally I would like users to submit a photo and some text. It doesn’t have to integrate into the CMS at all – I’d just like a very basic email form that send the photo and text to my email address. Is this not possible?
Help would be greatly appreciated. I’m a complete n00b to this.
The blog I need help with is foundaroundthehouse.wordpress.com.
If you mean by “non-Hosted” then yes but not a Widget, you need to learn about Plug-in’s – see below for more info – sorry about the boiler plate but I type slow:
The site you are asking about does not seem to be hosted on WordPress.COM so you need to make friends over at WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using.
This site is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. You should address your questions to WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using: http://wordpress.org/support/
For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
Thank you panaghiotisadam,
I used that contact form you pointed out which will have to do for now. I don’t see any way readers would be able to submit an image though which is disappointing, but a basic text contact form should work for now until there is a time when I decide to host it myself and add plugins.
You could have a field that people would be ask for the url of a picture that you could then fetch and download – more work – but WordPress.COM does not allow people to submit pictures unless they have Posting privileges to a blog as in Contributor, author etc.
Yes, thanks. That’s what I ended up doing, just giving them a field for a link to their image. Only problem though is that my targeted user base is probably less inclined to know how or have access to a location for their photos that is public facing. But again, it’s a good enough start. Thanks again.
You could always include a link to Photobucket and/or Flickr.
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