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.

Privacy Notices

With the default configuration, this plugin, in itself, does not:

  • track users by stealth;
  • write any user personal data to the database;
  • send any data to external servers;
  • use cookies.

If you activate certain features in this plugin, the contact form submitter’s personal data, including their IP address, may be sent to the service provider. Thus, confirming the provider’s privacy policy is recommended. These features include:

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

Reviews

Bring back Recaptcha v2

Well, this was a great Plugin until they decided to completely switch to Recaptcha v3 without the option to choose. Recaptcha v3 brings several disadvantages to the website, although v2 works perfectly fine:

Recaptcha v3 works in the background, not even on pages with contact forms, but rather on the whole website. This is because google analyses the behaviour of the users to determine whether the user is a human or a robot. To obtain enough data recaptcha v3 must be implemented on every single site of your website to work properly.

This adds quiet some extra loading time on your pages, as well as brings up even more privacy concerns. To face the privacy problem, recaptcha will also add a badge on your website to inform users about the privacy notice.

In my opinion the best option is to just refuse to update. Unfortunately this only works as long as there are no security concerns with the old version.

I hope the plugin author wakes up and brings recaptcha v2 option back otherwise the users will flee away.

Calm down and rollback to v2 here’s how…

Guys we have all been using this amazing plugin free of charge for years. Yes the latest version has issues however I believe these will be resolved by the developer. If you’re not happy you can rollback to the previous version by doing the following:

1. Deactivate and delete plugin (copy form settings as you will lose them)
2. Download old version (5.0.5) available at the bottom of this page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/advanced/
3. Install plugin manually and setup recaptcha using v2

Don’t upgrade to 5.1, reCaptcha v3 broken

Version 5.1 allows form submission for non-javascript users using reCaptcha v3. Except that’s how I expect most spambots work. No option to revert to reCaptcha v2. I hardly ever got spam with reCaptcha v2, but I’m getting lots with this upgrade. I’m reverting to version 7.5.0.5 of the plugin, but will look elsewhere for a different plugin if this is not fixed.

bad decision on recaptcha v2/v3 – bring back v2

Adding to the mix – I hate the V3 Google icon that gets added to your site and the choice is eliminated to choose v2/3. Reverting to earlier version of the plugin until this is reconsidered. Still a good plugin, so I am not going to ding you with a 1 star like others have done, but the removal of this choice was a bad move.

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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 53 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.

5.1

  • Introduces the Constant Contact integration module.
  • Updates the reCAPTCHA module to support reCAPTCHA v3.
  • Adds Dark Mode style rules.

5.0.5

  • Fixes the inconsistency problem between get_data_option() and get_default_option() in the WPCF7_FormTag class.
  • Suppresses PHP errors occur on unlink() calls.
  • Introduces wpcf7_is_file_path_in_content_dir() to support the use of the UPLOADS constant.

5.0.4

  • Specifies the capability_type argument explicitly in the register_post_type() call to fix the privilege escalation vulnerability issue.
  • Local File Attachment – disallows the specifying of absolute file paths referring to files outside the wp-content directory.
  • Config Validator – adds a test item to detect invalid file attachment settings.
  • Fixes a bug in the JavaScript fallback function for legacy browsers that do not support the HTML5 placeholder attribute.
  • Acceptance Checkbox – unsets the form-tag’s do-not-store feature.

5.0.3

  • CSS: Applies the “not-allowed” cursor style to submit buttons in the “disabled” state.
  • Acceptance Checkbox: Revises the tag-generator UI to encourage the use of better options in terms of personal data protection.
  • Introduces wpcf7_anonymize_ip_addr() function.
  • Introduces the consent_for:storage option for all types of form-tags.

5.0.2

  • Added the Privacy Notices section to the readme.txt file.
  • Updated the Information meta-box content.
  • Use get_user_locale() instead of get_locale() where it is more appropriate.
  • Acceptance Checkbox: Reset submit buttons’ disabled status after a successful submission.

5.0.1

  • Fixed incorrect uses of _n().
  • Config validation: Fixed incorrect count of alerts in the Additional Settings tab panel.
  • Config validation: Fixed improper treatment for the [_site_admin_email] special mail-tag in the From mail header field.
  • Acceptance checkbox: The class and id attributes specified were applied to the wrong HTML element.
  • Config validation: When there is an additional mail header for mailboxes like Cc or Reply-To, but it has a possible empty value, “Invalid mailbox syntax is used” error will be returned.
  • Explicitly specify the fourth parameter of add_action() to avoid passing unintended parameter values.
  • Check if the target directory is empty before removing the directory.

5.0

  • Additional settings: on_sent_ok and on_submit have been removed.
  • New additional setting: skip_mail
  • Flamingo: Inbound channel title changes in conjunction with a change in the title of the corresponding contact form.
  • DOM events: Make an entire API response object accessible through the event.detail.apiResponse property.
  • HTML mail: Adds language-related attributes to the HTML header.
  • File upload: Sets the accept attribute to an uploading field.
  • Introduces the WPCF7_MailTag class.
  • Allows aborting a mail-sending attempt using the wpcf7_before_send_mail action hook. Also, you can set a custom status and a message through the action hook.
  • Acceptance checkbox: Allows the specifying of a statement of conditions in the form-tag’s content part.
  • Acceptance checkbox: Supports the optional option.
  • New special mail tags: [_site_title], [_site_description], [_site_url], [_site_admin_email], [_invalid_fields], [_user_login], [_user_email], [_user_url], [_user_first_name], [_user_last_name], [_user_nickname], and [_user_display_name]
  • New filter hooks: wpcf7_upload_file_name, wpcf7_autop_or_not, wpcf7_posted_data_{$type}, and wpcf7_mail_tag_replaced_{$type}
  • New form-tag features: zero-controls-container and not-for-mail