Aug 262019

Very Simple Contact Form Plugin post helps you set up and configure this very simple contact form and more.

Last Updated; January 29, 2023

Latest News: Updated the changelog.


VS Contact Form 13.5 Changelog

  • Textual changes
  • Minor changes in code


WordPress has many different contact forms available for you to download. However some of them a very complex and heavy in resources for sites and servers. This contact form on the other hand is lightweight and helps you create simple contact forms. After all not everyone requires a complex contact form in their site. If you are looking for a simple contact form then look no further, this is the contact form plugin for you.

All you need to do after configuring the plugins setting is add the following shortcode [contact] to a page. If you don’t want to add a page, you can use the widget to display your contact form on the sidebar. Alternative you can use both methods to display your contact forms.

The form has the following fields available for your contact forms.

Contact Fields:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Subject
  • Message
  • It also has a privacy consent checkbox and a simple numeric captcha.

What you need:

Very Simple Contact Form Tutorials:

Very Simple Contact Form Plugin

Step 1 ) Go to Settings -> VS Contact Form as illustrated in the image below, to start setting up the simple contact form.


Step 2 ) The following image illustrated the different tabs available in the plugins admin menu for you to set up.

Very Simple Contact Form Settings Tabs

  • General
  • Labels
  • Messages


General Settings

Step 3 ) Go to Settings -> VSCF -> General tab to start making changes to the plugins general settings. The following is a list of options you can manage under the General tab.

General Settings Part 1

  • Uninstall = Do not delete form submissions and settings.
  • Email = Enter your email address.
  • Email = Disable email to admin.
  • Submissions = List form submissions in dashboard.
  • Reply = Activate confirmation email to sender.
  • Labels = Hide labels and use placeholders instead.Labels remain available for screen readers.


Step 3-a ) The following image allows you to edit the following fields.

General Settings Part 2

  • Subject = Disable subject field.
  • Sum = Disable sum.
  • Links = Default value is One. Allow or disallow links in Message field.
    • One
    • Allow
    • Disallow
  • Bad words = Disallow bad words in form submissions. Use a comma to separate multiple words.
  • Bad words = Ignore form submissions with bad words. Form submissions are not listed in dashboard and no email is send.


Step 3-b ) The following image allows you to edit the following fields.

General Settings Part 3

  • Input = Default value is 100. Limit input by using the maxlength attribute.
  • Textarea = Default value is 10000. Limit input by using the maxlength attribute.
  • Privacy = Activate privacy consent checkbox on form.
  • Privacy = Disable collection of IP address.
  • Anchor = Scroll back to form position after submit.
  • Debugging = Display anti-spam errors underneath form.
  • Click on Save Changes button when you complete the settings.


Labels Settings

Step 4 ) Go to Settings -> VSCF -> Labels tab to edit the following fields.

Labels Settings Part 1

  • Name
  • Email
  • Subject
  • Message
  • Privacy
  • Submit


Step 4-a ) The following image allows you to edit the following fields.

Labels Settings Part 2

  • Name error
  • Email error
  • Subject error
  • Sum error
  • Message error
  • Links error
  • Bad words error
  • Privacy error
  • Click on Save Changes button when you complete the settings.


Messages Settings

Step 5 ) The following image Messages allows you to set up the following options.

Messages Settings

  • Thank you message
  • Reply message
  • Click on Save Changes button when you complete the settings.



If you have any questions please let me know.


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