Now in Drupal 8, forms are in core. Will be saying to goodbye to those popular Drupal 7 modules? Read on and find out …
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The Contact module in Drupal 8
By default, Drupal 8 has the Contact module enabled, which wasn’t true in Drupal 7.
The Contact module has also been greatly enhanced. No longer does it simply provide a contact form on user profiles.
Drupal 8 provides two default contact forms: “Personal contact form” and “Website feedback.”
“Personal contact form” is the form that’s added to each user’s profile:
“Website feedback” is a generic website contact form. Drupal automatically provides a link to this form from the footer:
Contact form settings
Each contact form has 2 main settings:
So you won’t see any of the more advanced Webform features such as redirecting users to particular URL after submission.
Contact form fields and settings
In Drupal 8 you can add fields to forms, so you can create complex forms with no contributed modules.
Forms also have custom elements: such as “Sender email,””Recipient username,” and “Send copy to sender.” These can be arranged in the “Manage Display” tab of each form.
Storing contact form messages
So can we say goodbye to Webform and Entityform and rely entirely on the Drupal 8 core? No. Not yet.
The one key feature that’s missing with the Contact module is the ability to store messages sent through the forms.
This is odd, because Drupal 8 deals with contact messages as entities. You can add comments to them, for example. You just can’t see them!
To solve this problem. you’ll need a contributed module called Contact Storage. The author says they hope to have this in core for Drupal 8.1 and that would make a lot of sense, filling this functionality gap.
After installing and enabling Contact Storage, you’ll see an addition tab with a list of messages: