WPforms Contact form not working?

wordpress

#1

Hi, I’m trying to add a contact form onto my wordpress site, specifically WPforms. I tried to send test emails to myself and none went through. After some googling, I found out that I may need to use mailgun to help emails get sent. I’m up to the part where I need to create a subdomain for mailgun.com, but once I try to use that subdomain on mailgun, I get the error message " Your domain name must be a valid URL".

The subdomain I created on Dreamhost is email.mywebsite.com, and it’s not letting me use it.

I’m open to any other easier suggestions on adding a contact form.

Thanks


#2

The From address is important to gettng mail out. You can’t spoof, it must be From an email address on your account, it can’t be From something else like Gmail.

I don’t know why you can’t use an “email.” Sub-domain, but that’s easy to get around-name it something else.


#3

It’s not mandatory to use mailgun. You should be able to use your DreamHost SMTP server or sendgrid or sparkpost or elasticmail… there are so many options :slight_smile:

Before switching to mailgun, did you find out why your test emails didn’t get sent? Checking logs, error messages and any visual clue is a good start to understand why tools fail.