Contact Form 7 – Post Fields

Description

Contact Form 7 is a fantastic plugin for form. The post-fields extension enables you to create image drop-down-menues, checkboxes and radio-buttons based on posts or other kinds of content (custom post types).

Features of post fields

  • beautiful drop-down-menues, checkboxes and radio buttons with post image, excerpt and meta data
  • selection of the post type (posts, pages, custom post types)
  • selection and limitation of categories (taxonomies)
  • customized/individual formatting of the label
  • configuring the value attribute
  • pretty post hyperlinks in the message body
  • customized sorting of the post type
  • limitation of the post type based on its particular status (published, draft etc.)
  • The default value of the field can easily be selected by using $_GET or $_POST variables (see FAQ).

Required Plugin

  • Contact Form 7 by Takayuki Miyoshi – Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.

Languages

  • English
  • German

Screenshots

  • The post image radio buttons with meta data
  • The posts image drop-down-menu
  • The posts drop-down-menu
  • Post select field generator

Installation

  1. Download and install the required Contact Form 7 Plugin available at https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/
  2. Upload ‘contact-form-7-post-fields’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  4. You will now have a “posts drop-down-menu”, “posts image drop-down-menu”, “post checkboxes” and “post radio buttons” tag option in the Contact Form 7 tag generator.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download and install the required Contact Form 7 Plugin available at https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/
  2. Upload ‘contact-form-7-post-fields’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  4. You will now have a “posts drop-down-menu”, “posts image drop-down-menu”, “post checkboxes” and “post radio buttons” tag option in the Contact Form 7 tag generator.
Where can I find the new post fields and how can I use them?
  1. Make sure that you have installed and activated the required plugin Contact Form 7.
  2. In the menu, navigate to the item “Contact”, create a new or edit an existing form.
  3. You can find 4 new fields in the tab “Form” now: “posts image drop-down-menu”, “posts drop-down-menu”, “post checkboxes” and “post radio buttons”.
Why can’t I find my own type of content (custom post type) in the list?

The only types of content displayed are those declared as public.
See register post type.

How can I make my form in the front end use a standard value automatically?

This can easily be done by using $_GET or $_POST variables.

  1. In the post field shortcode, add the option “default:get” or “default:post” (instructions), e.g. [post_select post_select-1 publish default:get post-type:post value-field:title orderby:title order:DESC “%title%”]
  2. On your website, move to the form with the following $_GET parameters: http://www.yourdomain.at/contact/?field_name=post_id

If you have integrated your form into a single post template, you can use “default:current_post” to set the default value equal to the current post.

What kind of post meta keys can be used for the label?
  1. Single text meta keys
  2. Sequential arrays will be changed in a string list (comma seperated)
  3. Associative arrays are no supported
How can i style the posts image drop-down-menu?

The posts image drop-down-menu is build with the jQuery select2 libary.
You can style with CSS the drop-down-menus using the class “select2” and/or “select2-container”.

How can i print pretty post hyperlinks in the message body
  1. Select the “Permalink” option from the value field in the post field generator.
  2. Check the “Use HTML content type” box in the Mail setting.
I found a bug, what shall I do?

If you have found a bug in my plugin, please send me an email with a short description.
I will fix the bug as soon as possible.

You like my plugin and you’d like to support me?

Thank you very much!
In case you want to show how much you appreciate my work, I’d be very grateful if you could give me positive rating with WordPress-Page and/or donate a small amount to me.

Reviews

Amazing plug-in

This plug-in did everything I was hoping for, and did it very well. The developer also provided amazing tech support when I had a question. Bravo, and thank you!

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Contributors & Developers

“Contact Form 7 – Post Fields” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.7.1

  • Bugfix in posts image fields css file (clearfix)

1.7

  • CSS optimizations in all posts image fields

1.6

  • Code and performance optimizations
  • Changed the name of the image size to “wpcf7-post-image”
  • Changed the order of the form tags

1.5

  • Bugfix in “posts image drop-down-menu” when select multiple and include_blank
  • Bugfix in “posts image drop-down-menu” (dashicons) when no thumbnail is available
  • Add “permalink” and “author” tags to the label format

1.4

  • Introduction of a new “posts image drop-down-menu” field
  • Changed the deprecated class WPCF7_Shortcode to WPCF7_FormTag
  • Bugfix when the “posts drop-down-menu” has the option “include_blank”

1.3

  • Post meta keys available in the label formatting

1.2

  • Changed the deprecated function wpcf7_add_shortcode to wpcf7_add_form_tag
  • Translation fixes

1.1

  • Translation fixes

1.0

  • Initial Release