Contact Form 7 Gated Content

Description

Contact Form 7 Gated Content is a lead-capture extension for Contact Form 7. This plugin adds options to your CF7 forms to gate access to a file so users don’t see a download button until after the form has been successfully submitted. Repeat visitors will be presented with the download button only, so repeat form submissions are not required.

Image Credit: Uehara, Konen, Artist. Secchū Mimeguri. Japan, None. [Between 1900 and 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008660511/.

Issues?

If you’re experiencing an issue with the plugin, please file an issue on our GitHub.

Screenshots

  • Options Panel
  • Before Submission
  • After Submission
  • Repeat Visit

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the contents of /contact-form-7-gated-content/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Contact Form 7 Gated Content Plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

What kinds of files can I gate?

Anything that can be uploaded to the WordPress media library.

Can the download button be customized?

Yes! You can customize the output of the download box with CSS, or you can add this snippet to your theme\’s functions.php file:

function my_content_button($url, $button_text, $button_classes, $content)
{
  return "$button_text";
}

add_filter('wpcf7_gated_content_button', 'my_content_button', 10, 3);
Can I disable the default CSS?

Yes! The default CSS can be disabled on a per-form basis.

Does this secure my files?

No! Gating content does not secure it from outside access. While it does restrict visibility of a download link to those who have completed your form, it does nothing to make the file private. Anyone with the attachment link or a properly formatted cookie will be able to access your file.

Reviews

April 18, 2019
Looks like a cool plugin, but breaks my site. - WP 5.1.1 - Divi 3.22.1 I can update the review if the bug gets fixed! Thank you. Edit: Bug now fixed.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

  • 1.0.8 Add art assets
  • 1.0.1 Fix deployment issues
  • 1.0.0 Initial release
  • 1.2.0 Fix issue with multiple download buttons
  • 1.3.0 Fix issue with breaking other shortcodes
  • 1.4.0 Added option for setting download target; fix bug where we always show download button; add option to disable download button
  • 1.4.1 Fix bug with default option for enabling forms set to false