Unable to solve the mail-to-spam problem despite the email@example.com address in the "from" form
Contact Form 7, as it is today, is not intuitive plugin. Unfortunately, this is not for beginners. While it can be with a good explanation. I was a year ago switched to this plugin with Gravity Forms. The reason: the author of the Contact Form 7 plugin gives priority to Plain Text and knows the value of it. I'm a web developer with experience. However, my migrate to this plugin was not painless. After several days of research, reading and studying my form started to work perfectly. And this is my favorite.
- Forcing plain text, not HTML
- Clean code
- Nothing unnecessary
- No precise instructions
- Instructions not easy to understand
- Instructions are not in one place
- Instructions are lumped as with a shovel
- There are no screenshots
- Screenshot (currently on WordPress) does not mean anything
How to improve this plugin
- Make more screenshots (here on WordPress). Images are worth more than words.
- Create ready-made forms. They can be imported in XML format.
- Make instructions for quick start. PDF can also.
This plugin is not bad but can be much better. My rating is 4 out of 5.
it no longer works after the latest update. :(
Sadly this was one of the best plugins and is now completely useless as it no longer works after the latest update. Constant error messages means anyone attempting to contact you won't be able to get through to you. There are many complaints in the forums with many different approaches and hacks in order to get it to work again. I wasted many hours going through all the suggested fixes on the forums and finally got it working but it's not worth the trouble in my opinion. I suggest you don't waste your time and instead try a different plugin that just works.
Syntax errors for every single one of my websites.
The form now requires an email that matches the domain name, which 90% of my websites do not have.
This is incredibly stupid and now every single form has errors that render them useless!
This update is needed because of new changes in mail handling
If you get the error
'This field can be empty depending on user input."
place in subject section of mail configuration in plugin setting
If you get error
"the email doesn't belong the same domain"
I suggest to place in future a more clear advice in plugin configuration section so people can see more easily the reason and importance of latest update.
Thank you :)
I very much resent the fact that the latest update has wasted so much of my time. The developer of this plugin must be planning to abandon it in the near future. I am certainly abandoning it NOW.
Terrible upgrade with unneccesary configuration errors and terrible feedback and documentation so solving is a hassle. Used to be the best contact form.
I always prefer this plugin. I love it.
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