Material Design for Contact Form 7


Contact Form 7 forms can be as responsive and interactive as an app, just by adding Google’s “Material Design” theme.

Contact Form 7 style

This plugin provides a bunch of shortcodes that are made to wrap around your Contact Form 7 shortcodes and apply a material design theme to them.

Contact Form 7 + Material Design in action

Take 30 seconds and see how your contact forms could look. Watch the video below and/or play with the live demos.

Contact Form 7 can be more interactive

Make your form fields react to user input more intuitively. Field labels start as placeholders and float up when you focus the field. Checkboxes and radios animate when you click them. Submit buttons include the Material Design ‘ripple’ effect. And more!

Currently supported:

  • Light or dark theme
  • Text input (includes text, email, url, tel, number, date)
  • Textarea with optional auto-resizing
  • Select/drop-down menu
  • Checkboxes
  • Radios
  • Acceptance
  • File upload field
  • Submit button (including loading spinner)
  • Quiz
  • ReCaptcha
  • Other (validation/success messages etc)

Works with:

Pro version:

  • Customize colours and fonts
  • Arrange fields into columns
  • Turn radios and checkboxes into switches
  • Group fields into sections with cards
  • Direct email support

You can upgrade to pro at any time without leaving WordPress.

Responsive Contact Form

Material Design for Contact Form 7 is fully responsive. It adapts to your screen size and works on any device.

Contact Form Style

Material Design for Contact Form 7 applies the default Material Design colours and fonts to your form by default, but you can use the WordPress customizer to change the fonts and colours to your liking if you’re on the Pro version.


  • Blank form
  • Form interacts with user input


  1. Upload the zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

OR go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add new’, and search for ‘material design for contact form 7’ to install through the WordPress dashboard.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

OR go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add new’, and search for ‘material design for contact form 7’ to install through the WordPress dashboard.

What is Material Design?

Material Design is a set of guidelines, written by Google, that outline how your website or app should look and behave. Most Google apps use Material Design, including Android itself.

Do I need a Material Design theme as well?

Not at all! The beauty of Material Design is that you can take as much or as little of it as you like. It’s perfectly fine to just have your forms styled with Material Design and not the rest of your site.

For more ways to add Material Design to your WordPress site (without changing your theme), see WordPress Material Design.

How do I use this plugin?

All documentation can be found by clicking ‘Help’ (top right of the screen) and then ‘Material Design’ from the CF7 form editor screen.

For a more in-depth tutorial, see How to apply Material Design to Contact Form 7.

It doesn’t look right for me!

Some themes have styles that override the material design styles. If this happens to you, post a link to your form page in the support forum and I’ll help you fix it.


Gives a professional new look to CF7 forms with minimal work

This plugin works well to apply a stylish appearance to CF7 forms without too much work for the user.
The instructions are clear and I had no problem converting existing forms to use the new styles.
When I raised issues the developer was quick to come back with helpful answers.

I have used both the free and premium version of this plugin.

so good

Best Contact Form 7 sub plugin, so beauty material design

Highly recommended!

I chose the commercial version because of its added features and support, which is excellent. Highly recommended.

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Contributors & Developers

“Material Design for Contact Form 7” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed a bug where you needed to toggle “Use custom styles” off and on again before it actually worked


  • Fixed a checkout issue


  • Behind-the-scenes updates


  • Fixed a JavaScript error in last release


  • Add customization option for button colours
  • Allow organising checkboxes and radios into columns
  • Fix “Changes you made may not have been saved” message on unedited forms
  • Allow hiding admin customize message on front end
  • Fix close button on ad for premium version
  • Update Freemius API
  • Better default styles for text field labels


  • Add a fix for themes that turn the submit input into a button


  • Added integration with Contact Form 7 Live Preview plugin


  • Added more customization options
  • Updated Freemius SDK
  • Added a shortcode to ensure layout attributes work when deeply nested
  • Fix a Firefox bug with select options on dark theme
  • Added some CSS to make themes less likely to override styles


  • Freemius SDK update, fixes a bug with staging/deployment
  • Added an affiliate program – earn money by promoting the plugin


  • Fix a bug with file inputs inside conditional field groups


  • Fix a bug with Safari and multi-column layouts


  • Added customize link to front end forms


  • Allow integration with other plugins
  • Updated documentation


  • Update Freemius SDK


  • Fix a bug with required select fields


  • Fix a bug with text field default values


  • Fix a bug with quiz field
  • Dequeue Roboto if not needed


  • Fix a couple of IE Edge bugs


  • Fix acceptance field bug


  • Fix iOS datepicker bug
  • Fix a CSS conflict with a WooThemes theme


  • Improve file upload styles


  • Update min-height of autosizing textareas


  • Feature: auto-resizing textareas
  • Better escaping of attributes and html
  • Better customization for file input
  • More consistent checkbox alignment with long and short labels


  • Make [md-text] shortcode work with html5 datepicker


  • Fix a negative margin issue with CSS grid


  • Minor behind the scenes updates


  • [Premium version] allow turning checkboxes and radios into switches
  • Update to fix vertical spacing with CSS grid


  • Added file upload field


  • Added spacing options
  • Added support for quiz and recaptcha


  • Improved docs


  • Minor bug fixes
  • Ensure CF7 plugin is active


  • Added plugin sub-menu page
  • Add pro version info


  • Under the hood updates


  • Refactored CSS to be more specific
  • Added dark theme option


  • First release