Wordpress Plugins Frequently Asked Questions - Slick Contact Forms
To use custom styling for the WordPress Slick Contact Forms Plugin you can add custom CSS rules to your theme’s style sheet. The CSS code given below, which is taken from the black skin can be used as the template to create these styles.
Some of the rules depend on the position of the form – if you are unsure … more
Note: This is for the floating form only and does assume that you have a basic knowledge of CSS. For the slide out version of the contact form see – Creating a custom skin for a slide out contact form.
To use custom styling for the WordPress Slick Contact Forms Plugin you can add custom CSS rules to your theme’s … more
If jQuery is hardcoded into your theme files this may cause plugins that rely on jQuery to break as reloading the jQuery library a second time overwrites previously loaded jQuery plugin files.
To avoid this you can add jQuery via your functions.php file using a built-in WordPress function. This will coordinate between all of the files that require the library … more
The twentyeleven theme has a setting, which allows you to turn off the sidebar for pages/posts.
If your widget is only appearing on the home page go to:
Check the setting for “Default Layout” – make sure that the “One-column, no sidebar” option is NOT selected. … more
The problem is caused by the jQuery plugin that creates the sticky/floating tab not be loaded.
There are 2 main reasons for this:
The footer.php file is missing the wp_footer() function.
Check your theme’s footer.php file and make sure it contains the following code:
The jQuery library is being loaded again
If your theme files or another plugin are not … more
The contact form plugin uses the php mail() function for sending the submitted form email. This is standard with php but some web hosting companies may disable this feature or require authentication in order to send outgoing email from your server.
Usually if the email sending has failed you should see the following error message from the contact form – … more
Whenever WordPress updates any plugin file ALL files in the plugin directory are first deleted and the updated files reinstalled.
This means that any modifications you may have done to the plugin files or if you have created your own custom skin in the plugin’s skin folder, will all be deleted.
Any changes you make to the plugins CSS should … more
If you are able to receive emails without any problems from your WordPress site and you ARE NOT getting any error messages … more
Sometimes, when the page first loads, you may see the contact form appearing briefly in the widget area before disappearing when the sticky or floating tab is created. This occurs because the jQuery that creates the sliding or floating tab can only initialise after the form is available on the page. Sometimes this is more obvious in certain browsers/pages.
You … more
Event tracking for google analytics can easily be added to the contact form using jQuery to initiate the event tracking code when the form submit button is clicked:
Change the 3 parameters according to your requirements:
The name you supply for the group of objects you want to track.
A string that is uniquely paired with … more
The best way to add vertical text to the contact form tab (and be compatible across all browsers) is to use a CSS background image.
First create your contact form tab in any graphics program – as a rough estimate you can use the “Contact Us” tab on our contact form, which is 40 pixels wide.
Delete any text in … more
In addition to using the shortcodes explained in the slick contact forms plugin page the contact form tab can also be opened and closed by manually adding a CSS class to any HTML element. This means you can use images, list items or even whole blocks of text to activate the sticky/floating tab.
- To toggle the contact form open/closed use