Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Nearly perfect, but learning curve was challenging

  • The only thing that caused me to ding it down to a 4-star instead of 5 what the learning curve was a bit challenging. Ninja Forms has it beat for use-of-use, but Ninja Forms requires a bunch of really expensive add-ons to do what I wanted.

    This was for a non-profit club for which I was building a website, as a volunteer, and they don’t have a huge budget.

    I would have given it a 4.5, but that’s not an option.

    The setup of a membership registration form with email notification, conditional redirection to a thank-you page, and a downloadable database took me about 3 hours total, most of which was spent researching the support forum and finding other (free) plugins to provide the missing functionality. I write software for a living, so it might take somebody with less experience a bit longer than that. But CF7 is definitely usable if you are willing to invest the effort. Don’t give up!

    I also found CF7 a lot more tedious to use than Ninja Forms for a simple contact form, but like I said, I needed something non-trivial on a limited budget. I was able to get everything I needed for a membership registration form using only free plugins.

    I like it enough that I plan to replace Ninja Forms with CF7 in some of my own sites. I’m also favorably inclined to make a donation when I do that.

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