I am going over a tutorial for WP and in it, the instructor is able to add in a contact form field from a menu option "Add Contact Form", I do not see this on 4.2.2.

Is this possible to do without using a contact form plugin for this?

Edit: After scouring the web, I came across this link that goes over similar steps: https://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

In it, they mention the following:

How to add a Contact Form

  1. Hover over My Sites and click on WP Admin
  2. Click Pages > Add New
  3. Click Add Contact Form
  4. Click Insert Into Post to generate your form’s shortcode
  5. Publish the page, and view your form

I do not have the option for 'Add Contact Form' next to 'Add Media' above the text box of the page. Is there an option to turn this on somewhere?

2 Answers 2


If you install Jetpack which is a product of Automattic/WordPress you will then have the form feature you mention in the link you provided.


  • Bummer can't get this to work as my WP project is local and not on the Wordpress.com site, as it tries to connect using this plug-in. Your website needs to be publicly accessible to use Jetpack: site_inaccessible Error Details: The Jetpack server was unable to communicate with your site http://wordpress.local [IXR -32300: transport error: http_request_failed Couldn't resolve host 'wordpress.local'] May 27, 2015 at 5:01
  • Once you make it live then it would be easy to add, you will need to register for a wordpress.com account too.
    – Bjarni
    May 27, 2015 at 5:30

That isn't Core. The tutorial is using a plugin, or something built into the theme.

You don't need to use a plugin, but if you don't you will need to code your own form and form handler.


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