How to add a Contact Form to connect visitors with the listing owner?

You can dis­play a Con­tact Form on List­ings (see exam­ple) using the WP Job Man­ag­er — Con­tact List­ing (free) plu­g­in in com­bi­na­tion with any of the fol­low­ing:

The own­er of the list­ing is the user that cre­ates the list­ing. If you, as the web­site admin add a cou­ple of list­ings to your web­site, you’re the own­er of those list­ings and you’ll get the mes­sages sent through the con­tact form. Also, if a restau­rant own­er vis­its your web­site and adds his busi­ness, he will be the own­er of that list­ing and the mes­sages will be sent to his email address.
You can check the own­er of your list­ings by sim­ply edit­ing them from the dash­board area and hav­ing a look at the Post­ed by sec­tion. There you can see the user­name of the user that cre­at­ed the list­ing.

To add a con­tact form to your list­ings just fol­low the steps below:

Step 1  Install the Contact Listing Plugin

Install and acti­vate the WP Job Man­ag­er – Con­tact List­ing plu­g­in from Appear­ance → Plu­g­ins.

Step 2  Install one of the three integrated Contact Form Plugins

Now you need to acti­vate one of the three inte­grat­ed con­tact form plu­g­ins:Grav­i­ty Forms, Nin­ja Forms, or Con­tact Form 7.

Step 3  Setup your Forms

Cre­ate your form and assign it from List­ings → Set­tings → Con­tact a List­ing Form.

Please read the respec­tive doc­u­men­ta­tion for fur­ther con­fig­u­ra­tion options for each plu­g­in.

Step 4  Add the Contact Form to the Listing page

All you have to do to make it work is to add the Con­tact Form to the List­ing page. You can usu­al­ly do this by adding the rel­e­vant wid­get to the Sin­gle List­ing page, or using a short­code:

  • Grav­i­ty Forms → Use the “Form” Wid­get
  • Nin­ja Forms → Use the “Nin­ja Forms” Wid­get
  • Con­tact Form 7 → Use a “Text” Wid­get and paste the pro­vid­ed [short­code]

For com­plete doc­u­men­ta­tion about the WP Job Man­ag­er — Con­tact List­ing please vis­it the offi­cial doc­u­men­ta­tion for this plu­g­in.

This article applies to Listable, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on September 21, 2017

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