Contact form that sends the data to email and also to a database list and CSV file.
Opening the contact form messages in Excel: Go either to the "Reports" or "Messages" section. There is a button labeled "Export to CSV". CSV files can be opened in Excel, just double-click the downloaded CSV file, it will contain the selected contact form submissions, one per line.
Deleting a contact form message: Go to the "Messages" section and use the button labeled "Delete" for the contact form message you want to delete. Each row in that list is a contact form submission.
Get the contact form email from the user: The email used as from is a fixed email specified on the contact form settings, this helps to prevent be classified as spam, however when you hit "reply" over the received email, the user's email address will appear allow you to easily reply the contact form messages. The header "Reply-to" is used for this purpose.
Customizing the captcha image: The captcha image used in the contact form is 100% implemented into the plugin, this way you don't need to rely on third party services/servers. In addition to the settings for customizing the captcha design you can also replace the font files located into the folder "contact-form-to-email/captcha/". The fonts are used as base for rendering the captcha on the contact form.
Contact form email format: The notifications emails sent from the contact form can be either plain-text emails or HTML emails. Plain text emails are preferred in most cases since are easier to edit and pass the anti-spam filters with more probability.
Contact form Clone button: The clone button duplicates a complete contact form with its settings. The contact form messages / emails and statistics aren't duplicated.
There is a settings section info each form that allows to specify the label of the submit button.
The class="pbSubmit" can be used to modify the button styles.
The styles can be applied into any of the CSS files of your theme or into the CSS file "contact-form-to-email\css\stylepublic.css".
For further modifications the submit button is located at the end of the file "cp-public-int.inc.php".
For general CSS styles modifications to the form and samples check this FAQ entry: http://wordpress.dwbooster.com/faq/contact-form-to-email#q77
The settings for the email reports (both the global and per form reports) include the following configuration fields:
The messages received via the contact form are stored into the WordPress contact form database table "wp_cftemail_messages". You can export that data in form of automatic email reports or in CSV/Excel format from the messages list area. If needed you can also query that table directly for further processing of the contact form data.
There is an option to import messages into the Contact Form to Email plugin. That option is located below the messages list and is labeled "Import CSV".
The messages can be imported in a comma separated CSV file. One record per line, one field per column. Don't use a header row with the field names.
The first 3 columns into the CSV file are the time, IP address and email address, if you don't have this information then leave the first three columns empty. After those initial columns the fields (columns) must appear in the same order than in the form.
Sample format for the CSV file:
2013-04-21 18:50:00, 192.168.1.12, firstname.lastname@example.org, "email@example.com", "sample subject", "sample message" 2013-05-16 20:49:00, 192.168.1.24, firstname.lastname@example.org, "email@example.com", "other subject", "other message"
Into the "Form Processing / Email Settings" section the first settings field is named "Send email "From" and has the following options:
From fixed email address indicated below - Recommended option: If you select "from fixed..." the customer email address will appear in the "to" address when you hit "reply", this is the recommended setting to avoid mail server restrictions.
From the email address indicated by the customer: If you select "from customer email" then the customer email will appear also visually when you receive the email, but this isn't supported by all hosting services, so this option isn't recommended in most cases.
The Form Builder lets you to add/edit/remove fields into the contact form and also to specify the validation rules for your contact form (required fields, email fields, etc...).
The following field types are currently available in the version published at this WordPress directory:
In other versions of the plugin the following field are also available: Numeric field with specific validations, Date-picker, Checkboxes, Multiple Choice Radio buttons, Dropdown / Select, Upload file fields, Password, Phone with specific validations, static texts, section breaks and page breaks for multi-page contact forms.
Other features in the contact form builder:
Equal fields validation: Use it for example to confirm if the email or text typed in two different fields are the same. This is valid for "Single Line Text" and "Email" fields.
Dependent fields: Use this feature for show/hide fields (any field type) based in the selection made on other fields (checkboxes, radiobuttons or select/drop-down fields). This feature isn't fully available in this version since the related fields aren't included.
Editing the field settings in the Contact Form Builder:
When you click a field already added into the contact form builder area, you can edit its details and validation rules. The following properties are available:
Requires: 3.0.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4
Last Updated: 4 days ago
Active Installs: 40,000+
7 of 8 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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