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Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 isthe most popular plugin in the entire WordPress repository. At the time of writing this article, there are over 5 million active sites,using this pluginand if you look at the most popular WordPress pluginsof all time, you’ll see it’s number one on the list. The reasons it’s on the top is: it does its job well.
There are a number of add-ons build by the community that extends features of Contact Form 7.
There it is, install,and activate.Now we’re ready to create the form.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Contact Form 7 ” color=”blue” align=”left” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-external-link” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwordpress.org%2Fplugins%2Fcontact-form-7%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Step 1 ) Install Contact Form 7 Plugin ( Learn how to Install a Plugin )
After successful installation, Plugin creates a demo Form for you that you can access in Contact Menu.
Displaying a Form
Let’s start with displaying a form on your page. First, open the ‘Contact’ > ‘Contact Forms’ menu on your WordPress administration panel. You can manage multiple contact forms there.
Just after installing the Contact Form 7 plugin, you’ll see a default form named “Contact form 1”, and a Shortcode next to it.
Copy this code. Then, open the edit menu of the page (‘Pages’ > ‘Edit’) into which you wish to place the contact form. A popular practice is creating a page named “Contact” for the contact form page. Paste the code you copied into the contents of the page.
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Customizing a Form
The default contact form is too basic & you can add more fields to it. Contact Form 7 offers all type of input tags.
To add fields to a form, make tags for them and insert them into the ‘Form’ field. You’ll find unfamiliar codes in the ‘Form’ field, for example, [text* your-name]. These codes are called “tags” in the vocabulary for Contact Form 7.
You can edit mail templates in the ‘Mail’ field set as you did with the form template. You can use tags there as well, but note that tags for mail are different from those tags for forms.
Tags you can use in a mail template contain only one word in brackets and look like [your-name]. You should be aware that this ‘your-name’ is the same as the name of the form tag which is noted in the previous example. The two tags correspond with the same name.
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Saving Contact Form Values to Database (Important)
Flamingo is a message storage plugin originally created for Contact Form 7, which doesn’t store submitted messages.
After activation of the plugin, you’ll find Flamingo on the WordPress admin screen menu. All messages through contact forms are listed there and are searchable. With Flamingo, you are no longer need to worry about losing important messages due to mail server issues or misconfiguration in mail setup.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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