Jetpack Adds Support for Custom Contact & Email Forms


Wow, Jetpack, one of the top WordPress plugins that I install on every blog that I manage, keeps getting better and better!


The last update that I posted was about how they added email subscription options for self-hosted bloggers and now they’ve released custom forms!

It’s as simple as clicking the little icon on the top of your editor and then clicking “add this form”! Could it get any more simple?

You can even customize some of the email notifications as well.

Many of you should be looking into this as a serious alternative to the many other options that are available to you as it’s closer integrated with your blog than many others and it’s already baked into an existing plugin that you (should) already have.

In fact, check it out here on my About Page near the bottom!

Have you checked out the new super-simple form builder for your blog needs? I’d give it a spin!

  • Irfan Siddiqui

    Just got to know about it yesterday that via email I’d received from them. Right after their email I updated my contact form and it’s now more handy than it was previously. What you say?

    • John Saddington


  • Chris Wiegman

    This is very interesting. Do you think these will be a threat to Gravity Forms?

    • Ben Terry

      I don’t know if it will be a huge threat to Gravity Forms, but it is nice to have a great, free option.

      • Chris Wiegman

        Good point. Although Contact Form 7 and others have done a descent job in the free market.

        • John Saddington

          the more the merrier at this point.

  • Brandon

    I use jetpack on my site! It is awesome! I am using it for stats, post options, and email subscriptions.

    • Ben Terry

      Nice! I was skeptic at first in using Jetpack, but I have really come to love using it.

  • Kulwant Nagi

    I Personally don’t love this plugin as it slow down the sites !!

    • John Saddington

      ah, too bad!

  • Beth Zimmerman

    I just used this for my contact form and was able to delete an extra plug-in. I really like the way it looks. And I love that if I ever want to include a contact form in a post … I can do that too!

    • Ben Terry

      Any time you can cut back on plugins you are doing your website a favor in making it more speedy.

  • Alan Reeves

    Great info. I have thought about using Jetpack but have never taken the leap. The custom contact forms would be a great addition to my tools. Thanks

    • Ben Terry

      Alan, definitely check out Jetpack for your WordPress blog. It’s a great tool and I was uncertain about it at first, but I have grown to really like it.

  • Cortney Campbell

    Hey John!

    Ok, so I asked about Jet Pack at our Wino Blogger’s Meet-Up and you blogged about it THAT DAY! (: Too bad I was the ONE PERSON there who somehow didn’t know that. Thanks for the info in this post. I need to become more proficient in my WordPress platform!

    • John Saddington


      i was wondering if you had read about it… ;)

  • Michael Wilson

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have Jetpack but was unaware of the new contact form feature, I’ll be adding this to a couple of my websites ASAP.

    • John Saddington

      sweet! enjoy!

  • Jay Killeen

    What’s your thoughts John on the Jetpack forms compared to Gravity. Everyone seems to rave about Gravity but I am not sure whether it is just cause they have a super sweet affiliate program. I personally use both and know Gravity has some great advanced features, do they stack up to Jetpack or is Jetpack just about doing the basics really well?

    • John Saddington

      i use gravity forms a lot. i really do like it but only for specific circumstances. for my blog here i’m just using jetpack which does just fine!

      • Jay Killeen

        Cool that is pretty much the same situation I am going for. Gravity is great on larger websites where you would like to redirect enquiries or have a form generate pages for you based on the content. Jetpack works well out of the box when you only have one form on your site usually on your contact page. Thanks for the heads up :)

        • John Saddington

          sure thing!