Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Custom contact form (should be easy)?

  • I’ve been reading the documentation but just cannot get this to work. I want a form that will ask for NAME, PHONE, EMAIL, and then an area for free-form text comments, probably up to 500 characters if that matters. Then I want that info to be emailed to me. I’m 99% sure this can be done with ContactForm7 but I cannot get it to work. Can someone help?

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  • I might be able to help.
    I can get the form to work, but not using reCaptcha, that doesn’t seem to work with the latest WB release.

    What version of WP are you using, and are you using the latest Contact Form 7?


    WP v4.7.3, Contactform7 v4.7

    Seems like what I want to do should be simple enough but I must be doing something wrong, would appreciate any help as far as how to set this up.

    Have you created a form yet?

    Can you post the code?

    This is code that i have for a sample form:

    <label> Your Name (required)
    [text* your-name] </label>

    <label> Your Email (required)
    [email* your-email] </label>

    <label> Subject
    [text your-subject] </label>

    <label> Your Message
    [textarea your-message] </label>

    [submit “Send”]

    Then, right above the tabs where you make your form, there is the code that you copy and paste into your post, and that will become your form when you view the post. It looks like this:

    [contact-form-7 id=”170″ title=”Contact Form 170″]

    Do you follow what i am saying?


    aha! not sure what i was doing wrong but eye-balling it character by character compared to what you posted here, i deleted everything and re-entered it, now is working! may have just been a stray character in there somewhere.

    now the biggest problem is that when sending it to my gmail account, it always ends up in the spam folder. damn gmail. i know that issue is beyond the scope of this plugin but if you have ideas on that, that would be great!

    Sorry. I dont do much GMAIL.

    My guess is GMAIL has s a setting that can filter messages based on IP, or subject, or sender. If not, i bet someone made something that does that.

    Good luck and good job figuring it out.


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