How to Do Click to Call on a WordPress Website Homepage

Do you want to add a click-to-call feature to your WordPress website?

With a few lines of code, you can have a click-to-call button on your website that will connect you with a real, live human being via phone call.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to get started. We’ll cover everything from the technical aspects to the user experience so that when your call button is pressed, you can rest assured that you made the right decision for your business.

First Step: Get the Necessary Software

Before you start coding, you’ll need to download a few pieces of software. The most basic software required is a web host, a WordPress plugin, and a contact form plugin. We’ll discuss each one in turn.

1. Web Host

Your website’s hosting service is the place where your website files, such as the content that you write and the images you use, are stored on the internet. When a person visits your site, their own device will need to connect with your web host in order to access your content. Since smartphones aren’t always connected to the internet, having a website that doesn’t work when accessed from a mobile device is frustrating for the user and for your business. A good web host will offer you lots of storage, a simple dashboard, and a money-back guarantee.

2. WordPress Plugin

The WordPress plugin is the software that allows you to add functionality to your website by using a few shortcodes and custom fields. For example, if you want to add a login form to your site, you can use the plugin to easily create a login form and a password reset form. Once those two forms are on your site, you can use the shortcode [login form] to show the login form on your home page. Or, if you want to add a map to your site with all of the locations marked on it, you can use the plugin to create a map with custom fields for locations. You can download the WordPress plugin from the WordPress website for free.

3. Contact Form Plugin

You’ll also need a contact form plugin. If someone submits a contact form on your site, you’ll need to collect their email address and store it so you can send them news and offers from your business. When collecting email addresses, you’ll often be presented with a double opt-in in order to protect the privacy of your users. An email address is not always easy to find, and many people fear spam scams so they are inclined to opt-in for these types of emails.

There are a few popular contact form plugins that you can use to build your site. For instance, if you want to use the Contact Form 7 plugin, all you need to do is install the plugin and use the shortcode [contactform][7] to create a contact form. Once you have a contact form on your site, you can send out emails to your audience about new products, offers, and more!

Putting It All Together

Now that you have a web host, a WordPress plugin, and a contact form plugin, you can start putting everything together. As a new user, you’ll need to create a new blank WordPress website (just click on the button below). Once the WordPress installer loads, click on the blue Get Started button.

From the WordPress dashboard, click on the Add New button to add additional content to your site. In the search bar, type in phone and click on the Phone icon to bring up the search results. Once you see the WordPress Contact Form 7 plugin, click on the download button to start the download process. Once the plugin is downloaded, click on the Install now button to install the plugin. Now that the plugin is installed, you can begin editing the content that is already on your site. To start creating a click-to-call feature, go to the Settings menu and click on the Phone icon.

From the Settings menu, you can configure everything from how the call button will look to whether you want to display an instruction manual or just have a button that can be clicked on. With that last configuration option, you’ll want to make sure that you tell the WordPress software which button will act as the call to action (the button that your users will click on to call you). To create the call button, just click on the Add new button and then click on the Text icon. Once the text field is active, click on the phone icon to bring up the contact form.

Type in your business number and then add a space and your email address. You’ll want to make sure that these fields are preceded by the [cfield_h1] shortcode so that the contact form knows which part of the form is dedicated to collecting contact info.

Once you have all the fields ready, just click on the Save icon at the bottom of the form. You’ll now have a fully functioning contact form that can be used to gather emails for your business.

As a last step, head over to your WordPress dashboard and click on the Settings button next to the Contact Form 7 plugin. From the drop-down menu, select the business phone number you want to use for your click-to-call feature. Be sure to save your changes and then test out your newly added contact form by sending out a few emails to potential customers.

If you want to add a click-to-call feature to your site and don’t want to use a third-party plugin, you can use a few shortcodes and custom fields to make it happen. With a few shortcodes and custom fields, you can have a login form that leads to a live person when clicked on, a map with locations marked on it, and a contact form with a double opt-in for increased privacy. Just remember to keep things simple when first getting started so you can build up your site organically.