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Contact Form 7

Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

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464 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
You Will Need No Other!
By , for WP 3.9

Fantastic plugin. Easy to implement, easy to update, works great.

4 stars
Simple easy-to-use contact form
By ,

I use this plugin on all my sites. It's fairly straight forward and easy-to-use and customize. I would like to see better documentation though.

5 stars
Minimal but helpful
By , for WP 3.8

Easy to customize and worked great.

5 stars
Great!
By ,

Great plugin!

4 stars
Works well
By , for WP 3.9

I've been using it for a while...works well.

1 star
There are better plugins for contact forms
By , for WP 3.9

I recently developed a small WP site for a local non-profit, and decided to give CF7 a spin, as they didn't need anything elaborate to receive email from the public. I wanted to add a CAPTCHA or reCAPTCHA feature for added security to the form (it does not come standard with this plugin; you have to add it by extension with an additional plugin).

The CF7 CAPTCHA extension written by this plugin's author (Real Simple CAPTCHA) required some manual configuration of both the PHP engine (ensuring a GD image library loaded with PHP was activated), and checking or modifying some code in the CF7 plugin folder. Despite the promise of adding a CAPTCHA to CF7 as being 'real simple', that approach seemed too complicated for me.

Others have developed reCAPTCHA extensions of CF7 that generate a short code for pasting into a CF7 form. The reCAPTCHA plugin I used also required obtaining a public and private key from Google in order to activate the reCAPTCHA image (not difficult to obtain). Unfortunately, after activating the reCAPTCHA plugin, and pasting the shortcode into CF7, the reCAPTCHA image didn't show up on my contact page in development. The image DID appear when the site went into production. Then the reCAPTCHA extension hung up CF7 on the live site. Too much bother to troubleshoot.

So I turned off the reCAPTCHA extensions, and ran CF7 alone. I sent a test email from the live site to my Gmail account, but never received the email. I think the problem may be that my host (Dream Host) does not allow PHP to send email without a return-path email address set to the host's domain url (for example, setting return-path to: 'user1@mysite.com'). The ability to set a return-path email is not available at the backend of the CF7 plugin. Nuts!

So I went back to using the Fast Secure Contact Form plugin, which I've used before. It takes a little longer to configure, but it's well documented and worked right the first time. Too bad for CF7. I really wanted to use it, but it just didn't deliver for me.

5 stars
Good Plugin -- DOCUMENTATION is LACKING
By ,

I could not find a single example of the full code for a contact form using Really Simple CAPTCHA. There is documentation on the latter, but never with a full example so you can see exactly one complete form with all the tags in context. It really bugs me when programmers can't be bothered to give context -- there is always this assumption that the user has some familiarity with the code. Really clear, complete documentation == full examples --> yields donations.
Also, can't seem to find documentation on how to send to more than one email address -- at least not in the FAQs.

2 stars
Causes spam problems for me
By , for WP 3.8.1

I tried to use it in 3 different projects and every single time it got me problems with spambot. Recaptcha was enabled and somehow it wasn't enough and I had huge problems dealing with bots sending thousands of emails from my domain every single day.
I switched to another solution, and spambot problem disappeared.

However, I appreciate all the configuration possibilities etc. Great work there!

5 stars
It simply just does the job GREAT
By , for WP 3.9

Sometimes you just need the simpel solutions. I needed some basic contact forms that was easy to adjust for my school project. I have never experienced any problems with the plugin and you can use it and customize the plugin for almost any kind of "form-task". I currently use it on my test project blog here.

I have used Contact Form 7 since the first versions, and it simply just does the job.

5 stars
Works wonderful
By ,

One of the best plugin ever! I use it all the time and my last 2 sitesthis one and this one and were not the exception

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