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Contact Form 7 Code does not create form on page (5 posts)

  1. ja2006
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi -

    I uploaded the Contact Form 7 Plug-in to my blog, and unzipped and activated it, then followed the instructions to generate the code for all of the form fields. I had used Contact Form 7 successfully on another blog. Once I got all of the form fields generated, I copied and pasted this code into a post on my Contact Form page. It said you could put it into a post, text widget, etc.

    Here is the code with the generated numbers for each field:

    <p>Your Name (required)
    [text* text-815 50/ id:name] </p>

    <p>Your Email (required)
    [email* email-183] </p>

    [text text-441] </p>

    <p>Your Message
    [textarea textarea-81]</p>

    [captchac captcha-132 bg:#FFFFFF size:m]
    [captchar captcha-132]
    <p>[submit "Send"]</p>

    I also uploaded and activated the Really Simply Captcha. Then I got a message that said it would not work unless I had GD and FreeType libraries installed on my server. I guess this is a question for my hosting company, but my most important question here is why the generated code when copied and pasted into a post, does not show up as a "form" on the page? It just shows up as the code. Did I miss something when I created the code? Should I put it someplace else?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe I can't use the Contact 7 Form, if so, does anyone have a recommendation for another WP contact form?

    thank you in advance!


  2. ja2006
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I since partially found out what the problem was. I was copying the wrong code - I just needed one line of code to insert into the page, which was generated at the top of the Contact Form generator Settings page.

    However, I still have an issue with this working because the Really Simple Captcha requires that GD and Free Style libraries be installed on my server. Since they aren't I don't know if I can get this Form to work, unless I call my hosting company to see if they can do something about that.

  3. Jakets
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You can install the Akismet plugin to prevent spam contacts and comments, or if you already have it you don't really need simple captcha.

  4. ja2006
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, but...

    I wanted to use the Contact 7 form, and I can't get the form to work without the Captcha, so it is useless unless the Captcha thing can work. I will probably have to find another contact form, or call my hosting company to see if they can install those missing library things. The thing is, I don't know for sure what the GD and FreeType libraries are, or where you would get those. I assumed they would be provided by the hosting company, or if not, then I guess you can't use them, but thanks for the Aksimet tip. I need to register and get a number for that.

  5. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ask your hosting company to make GD and FreeType available on your site. They must know them.

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