Contact Form 7

Description

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Docs & Support

You can find docs, FAQ and more detailed information about Contact Form 7 on contactform7.com. If you were unable to find the answer to your question on the FAQ or in any of the documentation, you should check the support forum on WordPress.org. If you can’t locate any topics that pertain to your particular issue, post a new topic for it.

Contact Form 7 Needs Your Support

It is hard to continue development and support for this free plugin without contributions from users like you. If you enjoy using Contact Form 7 and find it useful, please consider making a donation. Your donation will help encourage and support the plugin’s continued development and better user support.

Recommended Plugins

The following plugins are recommended for Contact Form 7 users:

  • Flamingo by Takayuki Miyoshi – With Flamingo, you can save submitted messages via contact forms in the database.
  • Bogo by Takayuki Miyoshi – Bogo is a straight-forward multilingual plugin that doesn’t cause headaches.

Translations

You can translate Contact Form 7 on translate.wordpress.org.

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload the entire contact-form-7 folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

You will find ‘Contact’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.

For basic usage, you can also have a look at the plugin web site.

FAQ

Do you have questions or issues with Contact Form 7? Use these support channels appropriately.

  1. Docs
  2. FAQ
  3. Support Forum

Support

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the entire contact-form-7 folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

You will find ‘Contact’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.

For basic usage, you can also have a look at the plugin web site.

Reviews

Works, but processes very slow after submitting form

We have been using contact form 7 for many years on many websites. It always worked great but over the past two years, the submit form processing time for contact 7 forms is extremely slow and we are missing messages because customers visiting our website are closing the page or going somewhere else because they think the form is not working.

We know this because we are hearing it repeatedly from customers who have emailed us directly to tell us our contact forms are not working. They are working – but they take a minute or longer sometimes to process after the form is submitted leaving customers wondering if the message was sent.

In our testing, contact form 7 has actually been getting worse with its submission process over time and we have had to replace contact form 7 with another premium form plugin on most of our websites.

We have emailed this to the developer in past years and we have also read of many other people have the same issue but it was never addressed.

Since nothing has been done – we are leaving a review. Hopefully, Contact Form 7 will be fixed so that it works faster in the future.

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Contributors & Developers

“Contact Form 7” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Contact Form 7” has been translated into 42 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Contact Form 7” into your language.

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Changelog

For more information, see Releases.

4.9.1

  • Code using create_function() has been removed to avoid security risks and warnings given when using with PHP 7.2+.
  • Display the notice of config validation again to encourage admins to apply some important validation items recently added.
  • REST API endpoint returns more specific HTTP status code 409 instead of 400.
  • Fixed appearance of configuration error signs in the Additional Settings tab.

4.9

  • Supports subscribers_only setting
  • Changes the default value of WPCF7_VERIFY_NONCE to false
  • WPCF7_FormTagsManager::collect_tag_types() supports invert option
  • New filter hooks: wpcf7_verify_nonce, wpcf7_subscribers_only_notice, wpcf7_remote_ip_addr, and wpcf7_submission_is_blacklisted
  • Fixed: Form-tag’s tabindex option did not accept 0 or negative integer values
  • Shows a validation error when no option in a radio buttons group is checked
  • Config validator: Adds a validation rule against the use of deprecated settings (on_sent_ok and on_submit)
  • Allows to pass the skip_mail option through the WPCF7_ContactForm::submit() and WPCF7_Submission::get_instance() function parameters.
  • Triggers wpcf7beforesubmit custom DOM event. You can manipulate the formData object through an event handler.

4.8.1

  • wpcf7.initForm JavaScript function added to isolate form initialization process.
  • Fix response message duplication caused by repeated click on submit button.
  • Clear $phpmailer->AltBody to avoid unintended inheritance from previous wp_mail() calls.
  • Fix incorrect character count of textarea input.
  • Akismet: Exclude the comment_author, comment_author_email, and comment_author_url values from the comment_content value.
  • REST API: More reliable approach to build route URLs.
  • Include free_text inputs into event.detail.inputs.

4.8

  • Stopped using jquery.form.js.
  • Added custom REST API endpoints for Ajax form submissions.
  • WPCF7_FormTag class implements ArrayAccess interface.
  • WPCF7_FormTagsManager::filter() filters form-tags based on features they support.
  • New form-tag features: do-not-store, display-block, and display-hidden
  • Removed inappropriate content from h1 headings.
  • Added the support of size:invisible option to the reCAPTCHA form-tag.