Contact Form 7 WordPress Plugin: How To Use it?

Contact form 7 is one of the top contact form WordPress plugins in the market. This can also be used to build forms and there are many integrations available in the market.

Any Blog, Website or service is incomplete without a contact page. A contact page is basically, where your readers/advertisers/media can use to contact you.

When it comes to WordPress, there are many contact form WordPress plugins out there and one of the most simple and smart ones is, Contact Form 7 WordPress plugin.

Read: 5 Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins: Hands-On Comparison

This is the simplest plugin to get started and once you install it, after that its easy to configure it.

Contact form 7 Setup guide
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WordPress contact form  7 plugin, comes with multiple contact form options and you can add an additional field, for example, if you need to get the phone number of the sender, you can add another field into your form easily.

WP Contact form 7 Plugin features :

  • Multiple contact form
  • Spam prevention
  • Bot prevention with a CAPTCHA
  • Customization enabled

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How to set up Contact Form 7 WordPress plugin:

Go to the WordPress plugins folder and install contact form 7 WordPress plugin. If you are new to WordPress plugins, read my guide on How to install WordPress Plugin.

Once you are done installing  and activating the plugin, go to Contact Form 7 settings by clicking on the left-hand side:

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There is already one ready to use shortcode that you can paste on a page or post on WordPress to show the contact form.

However, if you like to customize your contact form, click on add new and start building your form:

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If you are creating multiple contact form, you can specify different Emails for delivery. This is useful for those services, who have emailed intended for a different department.

In case, if you run a popular blog and get lots of spam, using the generate tag feature, you can add captcha into your contact forms. You need to install a simple captcha plugin to enable the Contact form 7 captcha feature.  To show the contact form, you need to add the following codes: This may differ depending upon your form no.

[contact-form 1 "Contact form 1"]

There is a conditional form for contact form7 addon which is free and adds a lot of value to this plugin. You should definitely check that out here.

After using Contact form 7 for a year I moved to WP Forms, which is also similar to this WP plugin but is very simple to use. So for example, if a sender, came to your site via a search engine, you will see all the pages they have browsed before contacting you.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

8 thoughts on “Contact Form 7 WordPress Plugin: How To Use it?”

  1. Jamie Rockers

    I have started blogging myself. I am trying to find out the basic problems that my blog is having and looking for solutions. Also, I’m searching for some basic things like themes and other stuff.
    I have read your whole article, I am looking forward to getting a positive result after performing this myself.
    Can you suggest me any basic idea that I might need in the future as a new blogger?
    Thank you

  2. Raghav Tripathi

    Great Plugin I Really Like Enhanced WordPress contact form. Thank you Harsh Sir

  3. Gulshan Kumar

    I use ‘enhanced WordPress contact form’.
    It helps me to filter spam message.

  4. krishna chaitanya

    hello harsh
    I am from hyderabad..
    thanks for the contact form plugin..
    Can you please tell how to upload files into the FTP account of cpanel..

    1. Sabarinadh

      Download Filezilla and login with your credentials. On the left side select the folder where your files are present and in the right side click on Public_html.

  5. Istiak Rayhan

    I love this plugin. It is very simple and easy to use.

  6. techprism

    Nice Plugin but it does not provides more functionality than the Sites like JotForm and all which provide advance options. But Plugin is Nice.

  7. George Serradinho

    There are many contact plugins and it’s hard to find the right one. I do my best to stay away from ones that use CAPTCHA, there are sometimes when it does not work.

    I remember trying to leave a comment and it kept on saying that the code I was entering is incorrect. I eventually gave up.

    What I would like to mention is the multiple forms, that’s a bonus if you need it for other details.

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