Contact Form 7 Tips [Beginner to Advanced] | [ Updated in 2020]

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      Contact Form 7 Drag and Drop Files Upload

      Filedrop addon will help you to enable drag and drop files upload functionality. JavaScript will handle errors.

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      Contact form 7 code generator

      Just go to
      and paste your html form code it will convert to cf7 shortcode.

      Contact form 7 checkbox value in email

      Add checkbox name shortcode to mail section message body.
      Example cf7 shortcode [checkbox checkbox-403] the n we want add [checkbox-403] in message body.


      Contact form 7 autoresponder hook


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      Contact Form 7

      Best tips for contact form 7. It will speed up your WordPress development. CF7 can manage multiple contact forms and customize based on your needs.  CF7 Ajax-powered submitting is available. It is a most used contact form in WordPress. Easy to use and highly customizable contact form.


      Contact Form 7

      How do I create a contact form form contact 7 in WordPress?

      • Login to wp-admin and go to  plugins > add new plugin
      • Search “contact form 7” then click install and activate it.
      • Go to Contact  (left sidebar) and click add new.

      • Save or update the form  and copy shortcode then paste shortcode to your page


      How do I add Captcha to contact form 7?

      • Go to contact > Integration 


      How do I add Captcha to contact form 7

      • Click on setup integration 
      • Then go to  admin console  and click on create button (plus ‘+’ symbol top right)
      • Copy site and secret key to CF7 integration page.
      • Finished, Please check your CF7 form in your website.


      Save submitted data to the database

      We can use a CFDB7 addon to save submissions to the database. It is the best plugin to save data to the database. No need to configure. Just upload to your WordPress wp-admin plugins and activate it. It is 100% free plugin. More add-ons are available.

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      Get posted data before sending email

      We can use the hookwpcf7_before_send_mail.

      Disable mail function in CF7 forms:-

      Skip mail function using a filterwpcf7_skip_mail.

      Mail not sending

      You should check the “from” field is your website email address. Commonly some server is disabling PHP mail function. So we can use SMTP mailer class. It will reduce spam problem also.

      Install SMTP plugin and configure with your email SMTP authentication.

      Redirect after submission

      Method 1
      We can use wpcf7mailsent DOM event. Copy and paste following code to footer.php in your theme or paste to js file and call that js. window.location.href will redirect to thankyou page.

      Method 2
      Add following code in CF7 additional settings configuration page.
      on_sent_ok: "document.location='/thank-you-page/';"

      CF7 javascript events

      How to use Contact Form 7 in my own HTML?

      HTML to CF7 converter is available.
      Just copy and paste your HTML code it will convert to CF7 code. After that, We can use generated cf7 code for your contact form.

      Custom validation to check business email and phone number

      Add the following code to your theme functions.php file.

      How to use conditional fields?

      We can use the Conditional Fields plugin. Implement conditional login by “Conditional fields Group” additional tag.


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