WordPress WOW Style Contact Form 7 Plugin – How to add style in contact form 7 to match your design?

Description

The purpose of this plugin: You can style Contact Form 7 forms, like changing colors, shapes, shadows, backgrounds, … without any knowledge of CSS.


This video is my first Styler intro video and contains quick start and quick style tutorials. How to add a style, match with your website style and add background images.
For deeper handling information and tricks look at the video inside the plugins tutorial section.

Please make sure you read the latest changes and benefits from our WP.org changelog to get the most out of the CF7 styling plugin.

This is the story about how to add style in contact form 7 by our new plugin

Melanie and Tobias (me) started using CF7 Forms and we asked ourselves how to add style in contact form 7? We did some research on existing styling contact form 7 wordpress plugins like Contact Form 7 Skins, Contact Form 7 Style. Our main goal was to design a contact form and use this design for other forms, starting from a default template or from the scratch.
What we have seen frustrated us. We thought there must be better ways styling contact forms and thus invented an much easier contact form 7 styler.
This is the beginning of the story about how we got the idea of creating a new plugin to add styles in contact form 7.

How I turned Melanie, an old Contact Form 7 CSS hard coder, into using the WOW Styler for CF7

She said

“why do I have to pay for a plugin license or develop one when you can style everything in the browser and then copy the code into page with the CF7 form?”

And here is why:

  • You need a CSS plugin to add contact form 7 css per page and not to style and have all forms look the same style across the whole website.
  • And you can not place two forms with different styles in one page/post.
  • When it comes to set a background image and align it on the right top angle it needs a bunch of CSS knowledge to do it. Do you have it?
  • Styling is getting even harder when you style a form which is inside a page builder as this could stripe out all your own CSS.

Now Melanie decided to pay a part for the WOW styler development and now she is using it on all her own and her customers websites.

You like to know how to add style in contact form 7 for FREE?

You can use the free trial version with all features!
OR you do it like Melanie and her customers as they are using the premium version for free, because Styler Premium is free when running on a website with an active WP2LEADS Pro version.

Now you know our story and how to use it for free

LET´S GET STARTED BY DOWNLOADING PLUGIN OR SEARCHING FOR “WOW STYLER” IN YOURS WP PLUGINS SECTION

Vlad (Developer), Melanie (Online Marketer since decades) and Tobias (Plugin Innovator) created an completely new plugin with following features.

Features

  • Theme independent styling, changing theme will not reset style
  • Wide Themes, page builder and browsers compatibility
  • Live preview of your form style during designing it. You can see your themed form and the live form at the same time within the split view
  • If your theme provides CF7 styles you can additionally design your form with the styler
  • The Contact Form 7 style plugin is under constant improvement and support. Feel free to submit your wishes to us!
  • Comes for all forms with beautiful default style scheme (thanks to Vlad)
  • WOW Styler you just enable “load in body” to get the style active, especially in page builder/themes that would stripe out your CSS. Therefore, it works with all themes and page builders.
  • Style all forms from the scratch or alter the default scheme with a lot of settings (all settings listed below)

FEATURES on LIFETIME PREMIUM OR with ACTIVE WP2LEADS PRO VERSION

Thank you, Melanie, for the idea to style Contact Form 7 for free with active WP2LEADS license:

  • Style each form individually and attach style to any form
  • Align radio buttons and checkboxes
  • Add a different background to each form
  • Create as many style schemes in CF7 as needed.
  • Load styles in body-tag to show style when CSS is striped out by a page builder/theme. That makes it possible to style CF7 forms in nearly every place.

Quick start ideas how to add style in contact form 7 forms

  • Change colors of the default scheme to meet your corporate identity
  • Change the background of each form and save it as an different scheme like „default scheme + smiling sun“
  • Use the 30 days Pro trial, with all features, with a few clicks, available in plugin, via sub menu. No payment details needed.

ADVANTAGES when you STYLE CONTACT FORM 7 with WOW STYLER

  • Change the Contact form 7 templates with ease.
  • With this CF7 Customizer you can easily create individual designs for your registration form or contact form with just a few clicks.
  • The Contact Form 7 styler works across contact form styles coming with your theme. This means you can be sure that the WOW Stylers design really works in all themes and page builders.
  • If you would like to have an individual contact form 7 styler that will give you a live preview for contact form 7, then the CF7 skin of this form customizer will inspire you.
  • Contact Form 7 style plugin is a contact form customizer that works wonderfully with other contact form 7 add-ons. Perfect collaboration between WordPress form customizer and contact form templates.
  • For some reason you may don’t like your current CF7 style anymore, you can easily return it to the standard of your CF7 templates with one click.
  • The contact form 7 designer as CF7 customizer fulfills every desire
  • Saving your designs in contact form 7 templates saves you a lot of time.
  • The immediate feedback saves you time. The live split view makes it intuitive and easy to use.
  • If you where searching for beautiful contact form designs but could not find something which you can quickly adapt to your websites styling then maybe you´ll find here what you are looking for. Just alter the default style by changing the colors to fit to your websites cooperate design.
  • And with the premium version you can also skin all forms with the same template and you can change only background images per form, to create an eye catcher styled contact form 7 form and just save the new created style scheme with a new name like “default CI + teddy bear background” and you are done.

Let me summarize it.

If you are looking for an easy way to use Contact Form 7 style plugin, which gives you the freedom to style Contact Form 7, saving your own styles, having a split view which is saving your time and which is always supported by humans instead of machines, you should click now the Download Button

My favorite functionality

When you look at the form in front, you can click on the link to directly start styling the current form in the styler.

73 possible form settings: (for more just ask us in support forum)

  • Form Text
    Text Color
    Font Size
    Font Family
    Links Settings Links Color
    Links Hover Color
    Labels Settings
    Labels Color
    Labels Font Size
    Labels Font Weight
    Labels Font Style
  • Form Background Image & Colors
    Background Color
    Background Image (Premium)
    Upload Image
    Image Opacity
    Image Size like cover, contain, repeat vertical, repeat horizontal, repeat both
    Image Position like up, down, left, right and every corner
  • Form Padding, Margin & Border
    Padding
    Margin
    Border Width
    Border Radius
    Border Color
    Form Shadow
    Horizontal Length
    Vertical Length
    Blur radius
    Spread radius
    Shadow Color
    Opacity
    Shadow Position
  • Input Fields Text and Colors
    Make input fields full width? YES/NO
    Font Size
    Line Height
    Text Color
    BG Color
    BG Opacity
  • Input Fields Padding & Margin
    Padding
    Margin
    Border
    Radius
    Color
    Input Shadow
    Horizontal Length
    Vertical Length
    Blur radius
    Spread radius
    Shadow Color
    Opacity
    Shadow Position
  • Checkboxes & Radiobuttons
    Make checkbox item one per line YES/NO (Premium)
    Make radio button item one per line YES/NO (Premium)
    Labels Font Size
  • Button Size, Text & Colors
    Make full width? YES/NO
    Padding
    Text Color
    Hover Text Color
    BG Color
    Hover BG Color
    Font Size
    Line Height
  • Button Border & Shadow
    Button Border
    Width
    Radius
    Color
    Hover Color
    Button Shadow
    Horizontal Length
    Vertical Length
    Blur radius
    Spread radius
    Shadow Color
    Shadow Opacity
    Shadow Position
  • Custom CSS
    clear, preview button

Screenshots

  • How to add style in contact form 7 to meet your sites CI and design? 2. Make radio button items one per line and checkbox items one per line
  • How to add Contact Form 7 background images
  • Lets style Contact Form 7
  • Before - unstyled contactform7
  • Please rate us - form with styler interface with Contact Form 7 style
  • Example how to add style in Contact Form 7 with Sunflower form backgrounds

Installation

Let’s get your forms styled

  • Step 1: Install/activate Contact Form 7 style plugin
  • Step 2: Go to CF7 Styler which is in the “Contact” sub menu

**Pst. If you like some example forms which are already connected to [Klick Tipp an German E-Mail and SMS Marketing Provider] (https://www.klick-tipp.com/15194) Get WP2LEADS too.

If you are using WP2LEADS with an active Pro Version the Contact Form 7 Styler Premium version is free for you.

FAQ

Can I test the Pro version for free and without giving any payment details?

Yes sure, the best things in live you can test for free.
30 days Pro trial with a few clicks is available in plugin and via sub menu.

Why there is a premium version?

We love to create and maintain the styler.
The premium version is to say thank you and to ensure this styler endures maintained forever.

How can I report a bug or request a feature?

Melanie, Vlad, Tobias requested features and you could do, too.
We are more than happy to customize the plugin to your needs.

  • Create video (please avoid to show personal or user data) with free screencast software
  • Share the video via the support forum or via email support@saleswonder.biz
  • You will most times get a solution in one day
Can I earn money with the Contact Form 7 style plugin?
  • Yes we have an affiliate program running that pays you 35% lifetime commission.
    You find the program inside the plugin submenu under contacts, called “Affiliation”.
  • There is even more, when you write a blog post you will get 12 months pro version and lifetime 35% affiliate earnings through your Affiliation link (example 31 € for selling a lifetime version).
  • Here is how to get an affiliate:
  • More sources you could also use:

    https://ps.w.org/cf7-styler/assets/screenshot-1.gif
    https://ps.w.org/cf7-styler/assets/banner-772×250.gif

  • Blog post draft for you to use:
    Do you know already the WordPress Plugin “WOW Style for Contact form 7”?

  • You can style Contact Form 7 forms, like changing colors, shapes, shadows, backgrounds, buttons, … without any knowledge of CSS.

  • Animated tutorial gifs, get faster styled
  • Here is the link to the free Plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/cf7-styler/
Why is the affiliate program not shown to me?

If you get the premium license via an active WP2LEADS version the link is not shown.
Just deactivate WP2LEADS become an affiliate and activate WP2LEADS again.

Server Requirements

Minimum PHP memory 64 M better 128 M
Example: When using a lot of memory consuming plugins and you activate styler or any other plugin you could run out of memory.
This is not only happen with CF7 style plugin but also common with other plugins when you have a small PHP memory limit.
Benefits of a higher PHP Memory: When install and activate plugins you not run into white site so fast.

On Thrive Architect if you see form not styled

Disabled strike styles, like shown in this video or enable load in (Premium)

How to Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nZKsIZEIdmSYClIldum-2hK03nkv9PvY

You have a better, additional translation? Great 😉

Use https://wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/ to generate a .po and .mo file and share files via support@saleswonder.biz thanks.

How can I get the styler version for free?

If you are using WP2LEADS with an active Pro Version, the Contact Form 7 Styler Premium version is free for you.

Reviews

December 16, 2019
Like this plugin so much. It's easy to style each form on all my landing pages.
November 21, 2019
Thank you. I was looking for a working CF7 Styler Plugin, to avoid manual CSS editing. However, I found most are not compatible anymore. They style but do not sent the form anymore. So these Plugins are of low usability. That is why we (Vlad, Melanie, Tobias) built a Styler that does everything easy and beautifully. If something is not working or we missed any function, please write us in the forum. Best regards, Tobias
Read all 3 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“WordPress WOW Style Contact Form 7 Plugin – How to add style in contact form 7 to match your design?” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.7.2 released 2019.02.06

  • Added translations (by Yandex): Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Spanish (Spain), French (France), Japanese, Russian
  • Already translated by humans in English (US) and German (all kinds)
    Benefits of the translations: You feel more home, can work faster and can use this plugin if you do not unterstand english.

  • You have a better, additional translation? Great 😉
    Use https://wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/ to generate a .po and .mo file and share files via support@saleswonder.biz

1.3.7.1 released 2019.01.18

  • Added: Buttons to the tutorial and welcome page
    Benefits: Faster access to the styler

1.3.7 released 2019.01.17

  • Added: 3 Animated gifs, to the wp.org screenshots section and to the tutorial page inside the plugin
    Benefit: Match the form to your style, add background image, get buttons aligned in seconds
  • Added: New shorter intro video
    Benefit: Get faster how the plugin works
  • Updated: Plugin name
    Benefit: One name allover “WOW Style Contact Form 7” for easy search and handling

1.3.6 released 2019.01.10

  • 2 Fixes and 1 small known issue

  • Known Pro version issue: When you add a background and label color to a scheme and activate scheme for all forms, your individual styled forms are styled with the colors too.
    Workaround: Click “Disable style for all forms” and Activate style one by one per form, until fixed ;-), sorry.

  • Fixed: Change permalink handling to show form if permalink not set up
    Benefit: In every permalink setting now the styles previews the form (Thank you Vlad, Brian)

  • Fixed: Link above each form in frontend
    Benefit: With more than one form on a page or post you can now click on edit button above each form, for instant editing (Thank you Vlad)

1.3.5 released 2019.01.07

  • Known Bug: Permalink Settings
    When “Common Settings” set to “Plain” like “http://domain.com/?p=123”
    Results in an 404 in the styler form preview
    Workaround: Please choose a different setting to “Plain”
    Issue sent to developer
    Bug will be fixed.

  • Minimum PHP memory 64 M better 128 M
    Example: When using a lot of memory consuming plugins and you activate styler you could run out of memory.
    This is not only happen with CF7 style plugin but also common with other plugins.
    Task to check memory consumption is on the developers task list.
    Benefits of a higher PHP Memory: When install and activate plugins you not run into white site.

  • Welcome and Tutorial video updated
    now you see the latest styler version in action
    Benefits: See how to style your forms in minutes into an eye catching form with a higher conversion rate.

  • Updated screenshots
    Benefits: You see better how to add style in Contact Form 7 with beautiful backgrounds by looking at the beautiful examples.

1.3.4 released 2019.12.28

I am really sorry the admin bar was not shown.
I got aware of it by using the plugin myself.
Now tested and working 😉
* Fix: Show admin bar on frontend
Your benefit: Have your frontend admin bar, to access backend easily, back
So if you running into trouble please contact us and we will solve issue.
Also feature requests are welcome.

1.3.2 – 1.3.3 released 2019.12.19

  • Split view also in free version
    Your benefit: Always see style changes instantly
    Your benefit: Always see live form style
  • Show duplicated form in second column
    Your benefit: Better comparison of design view and live/unstyled view
  • Reduced menu height on the right side
    Your benefit: More space for styling

1.3.1 released 2019.12.17

  • Fix: Make switch to scroll or fix inside split mode

1.3 released 2019.12.17

  • Added: Split view
    Benefit: See live results when styling or saving style. Best for usability.

1.2.6 – 1.2.7 released 2019.12.03

  • Tip: Opt-in with freemius to get access to extrem long trial period version.
    Your benefit is you can test everything for free without entering any payment infos.
  • Tutorial and welcome page with quick start & quick style video
    Your benefit is an easy start with the styler, i had fun doing this video.
  • Fix an issue when showed wrong style scheme on page loading
    Your benefit is an more intuitive style flow
  • Fix an font family issue seen on Twenty Twenty theme
    Now fonts from styler overwrite theme fonts in form

1.1.9 – 1.2.5 released 2019.11.15

  • Improved german translation by Melanie and Tobias
  • Added: border style settings
  • Added: label font weight and font style
  • Added: Style mode current/live/unstyled dropdown
  • Added: link from frontend to styler
    Benefit: You open a form click on “Open Styler” and edit the style
  • Added: CF7 editor added dropdown to choose style
  • Added: Added clear, preview button to custom CSS Code
    Benefit: Where your create your form you can choose style scheme too.
  • Moved: some functions to premium
    Benefit: You get a CF7 Styler that is supported and working continuously
  • Moved: some settings together to reduce clicking
  • Fixed: Cf7_Quiet_Skin declaration in WP 5.3
  • Fixed: Custom CSS-Code area
  • Fixed: Scrolling issue

1.1.3 – 1.1.8 released 2019.11.09

  • Stunning Background image settings
    like Background Color behind picture,
    Picture Opacity,
    Image Size like cover, contain, repeat vertical, repeat horizontal, repeat both
    Image position
  • Added setting to load styles in body-tag instead of head-tag (Lifetime Premium or WP2LEADS Pro active)
    Case: Themes or page builder plugins can stripe out CSS from head-tag and leave your form unstyled.
    Benefit:
    1) Activate this option per page (directly on page near the form) or globally for all forms to get your styles back
    2) Tested Themes and page builder compatibility: Thrive Architect, Optimize Press, Divi Theme, Elementor
  • Added German translation (Thank you, Melanie and Tobias)
  • Improved saving buttons usability, by conditionally grey out some buttons
    Benefit: You see intuitively what are your next options
  • Disable freemius if wp2leads is pro
    Case: We sell via freemius and we allow to use the premium version for free for all WP2LEADS Pro license holder
    Benefit: freemius will not be shown to you, when you are a WP2LEADS Pro license holder
  • Show sticky message instead of popup alert
    Benefit: You do not have to confirm saving ect.
  • Removed knowledge base link and added all infos to plugin
  • Updated Message with link if CF7 plugin got deactivated on plugins page

1.1.1 – 1.1.2 released 2019.11.06

After a lot of testing we are proud to release our first cf7 styler version on wp.org

  • Added knowledge base link message
  • stay fullscreen after delete color scheme
  • Sanitise values
  • Fixed Quiet_Skin error
  • added Padding to default style scheme
  • uncheck unstyle by default
  • fix mobile and tab view height

1.1.0 released 2019.11.04

  • Install Contact Form 7 (CF7) if not yet installed, because it is a required plugin.
  • Padding for form preview
  • uncheck unstyle by default
  • fix mobile and tab view height
  • Sanitize values
  • Changed slug and title

1.0 released 2019.11.01