The old built-in contact form system was in need of a major overhaul, and that’s exactly what it got in this update. The new forms are not just contact forms, but fully customizable forms with the ability to add or remove fields, select from a variety of field types, and mark specific fields as required.
The team also added a new “Feedbacks” section to the Dashboard, which is basically similar to the Comment management section, but specifically for managing the data collected by your new forms. As with comments, all form data is passed through Akismet to keep the spam bots from abusing your forms.
Of course, the new custom form system isn’t just for WordPress.com users. Users with self-hosted/installed WordPress blogs can enjoy the new system by installing and activating the Grunion Contact Form plugin.
Have you had a chance to try the new custom form system? What do you think of the improvements?
Disclaimer: I work for Automattic, Inc.