If you want to receive feedback from your visitors, having a Contact Us page on your site is an easy way to achieve that. Joomla has a default component that allows you to create such page with just few clicks.
List of Contents
- Create a Contact item using the Joomla Contacts component
- Publish the newly created Contact
- Link the Contact page in a Joomla menu
STEP 1 : Create a Contact item using the Joomla 3 Contacts component
First, you need to create the actual content of your Contact Us page. To do this, login your administrative area and go to Components -> Contacts. On this page hit the green New button to create a new contacts page.
Here you need to specify a unique name for that contact. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will make only one Contact Us page. We will not dig further into the different Contact us categories, since they basically use the same logic as Joomla articles. This is why we can safely leave the new contact page uncategorized. Finally, click on the Contact Details tab to proceed with the page creation.
Now you need to enter your contact information. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address, because it will be used by the contact form. Once you fill in all the information you want to share with your visitors, click on the Save button in the top left part of the page.
STEP 2 :Publish the newly created Contact
Now, we need to enable this contact form. To do this, simply hit the red icon next to the Contact Form element in order to change its status from unpublished to published. The icon should turn green and you can proceed with the next step of this tutorial.
STEP 3 : Link the Contact page in a Joomla menu
We’re almost done with the creation of the contact page. The last thing we need to do is to add a Contact Us link to the menu of our site. In our case, we will add it to the main menu. To do this go to Menus -> Main Menu -> Add Menu Item.
On this page there are few things you need to configure. First, click on the Select button next to theMenu Item Type field.
A lightbox will appear asking you to chose the type of menu item you will be creating. Select Contacts -> Single Contact.
Now you need to specify the exact Contact item you want to display in that menu. To do this, hit theSelect button next to the Select Contact field.
Once you do that, choose the form we’ve created through the default Joomla 3 contact component (should be only one contact form that you can click on).
Once you do that, select a title for that menu item. This is the actual text that will be shown on your site menu. Once you fill in that information, click on the Save button in the upper part of the page.
THAT’S IT! You can now navigate to your newly created Contact Us page. Depending on your Joomla 3 template, it will be visualized in a different way but generally should have two parts – the information about your site that you’ve entered and the form to actually send you an email through the site.