How to Add a WordPress Contact Widget in the Sidebar

Do you want to make it easy for visitors to contact you? If so, you can display your information with a WordPress contact widget.

This is a simple addition that allows you to show information like an email address, phone number, fax number, address, social media profiles, and more.

Displaying this type of information is essential for business opportunities and customer convenience.

Today, I will demonstrate how to add a WordPress contact widget by using the Contact Information Widget plugin.

Why Add Contact Information?

Depending on the nature of your website, giving visitors the ability to contact you may be vital.

For example, if you are a freelance writer, it is quite common for customers to contact you through email. Thus, displaying that information on your website is essential for success.

However, there are plenty of other reasons.

If you own a physical location, your website is most likely intended to help people find where you are. Thus, displaying your address is imperative and you can even go a step further by using Google Maps.

How to Add Your Contact Information in the Sidebar

Contact Information Widget is a simple plugin that adds a new widget to WordPress. This widget allows you to display your contact information including the company name, address, phone number, and email address.

There’s not much to it, but it’s a great way to display your contact information in the sidebar.

Step 1: Install Contact Information Widget

Click on Plugins and select the Add New option on the left-hand admin panel.

Add New plugin

Search for Contact Information Widget in the available search box. This will pull up additional plugins that you may find helpful.

contact Information Widget for WordPress

Scroll down until you find the Contact Information Widget plugin. This tutorial is for the one created by Shital Marakana. It has over 5,000 active installs.

Click on the “Install Now” button and activate it for use.

Install the Contact Information Widget for WordPress

Step 2: Add the Contact Information Widget

First, go to the widget area of WordPress. To do this, click on Appearance and select the widgets option. Once inside, you simply need to pick the widget area you want to use.

I am picking the sidebar in this case, but the process is identical for any widget section.

Simply click the “+” button and search for the Contact Information Widget. Click on it to add it to the sidebar.

Add Contact Information Widget to WordPress

Step 3: Enter Your Contact Information

All you need to do is now fill in the widget. You’ll be able to enter a title, which should probably be “Contact Information” for clarity, company name, address, phone number, and email address.

Fill out the contact widget

After you are done, click on the “Update” button on the top right to save the changes. Afterward, you can check to see the widget on your website.

Update Button

Congratulations on learning how to add your contact information to the sidebar of your WordPress website. You can revisit this widget area to update the information as needed.

Note: If you want to provide multiple contacts, you can add the same widget to the same area and fill it in with different information. You can help differentiate the two of them by changing the titles of each to reflect whose info it is.

Create An Email Address Specifically For This

Unfortunately, providing your contact information can leave you wide open to spam bots.

This is especially true for any email address. For this reason, you should make sure the email you include is for business only. Using your personal address not only looks unprofessional, but it will just flood it with spam.

The best options are to use your real name as the email address, or your company name.

Make Yourself Available

The entire point of displaying your contact information is so visitors can actually contact you. Thus, you need to make sure you regularly check what is posted.

You do not want to miss a customer’s email or phone call. Odds are if you miss it once, you will never hear from them again. You should also consider adding some social media icons as well.

These will help your visitors connect with you on the various platforms you are located on.

How long did it take you to add your contact information on WordPress? Did you display a map on your sidebar?

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