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Having a contact form on your WordPress website is a great way for your visitors to communicate with you. While there are many plugins for WordPress that allow you to add a contact form to one of your website's pages, Contact Form 7 makes it a simple task.

This contact form system is recommended for our Business Hosting plans.

How to Add a Form in WordPress

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Plugins -> Add New and search for the plugin "Contact Form 7"
  3. Click "Install" and then click on "Activate" to install and activate the plugin so you can use it
  4. Click on "Contact" in your WordPress Dashboard left side menu pane. Contact Form 7 comes preconfigured with one form already set up to use. If you want to use the basic form simply copy the code at the top of the form. You can change where the email is sent to by changing the email address under the "Mail" section in the "To:" heading.
    Configure form Edit sent email settings
  5. Paste the code into a post, page or text widget that you'd like the form displayed on and click "save" or "update"
    add shortcode in visual editor
    Now when you visit your site you should see your form displayed where ever you posted the code from above.
    live contact form

Improve your contact form with Contact Form 7 security features. If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center.

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n/a Points
2019-04-13 9:58 am

The form worked but there is no button to send the filled out contact form. Could someone please advise me on how to add the button so the filled out form can be sent to the designated email address?


Thank you

1,104 Points
2019-04-15 9:52 am
Did you add the [Submit "send"] text to the end?
n/a Points
2019-03-07 9:33 am

Very useful material added to his bookmarks. I tried many different services for creating online calculators, among which Contact Form 7 and uCalc plugin were the most popular. Pretty good tools for creating calculators.

n/a Points
2018-12-09 6:17 am

When I post my contact form, there is a string of text under it, [contact-form-7 id="103" title="Contact"]

3,737 Points
2018-12-10 3:30 pm
That looks like shortcode used for the contact form plugin as a placeholder to load specified content. Are you seeing this in the editor or on the actual contact form?
n/a Points
2018-12-08 3:28 am

Can you tell me how to make an autoreply to the comment sender, stating, for example, that his/her message is already sent to the admin? thanks!

3,737 Points
2018-12-10 4:03 pm
You can configure this in the Messages tab displayed when editing the contact form.
n/a Points
2018-12-01 5:27 am

Whenever somebody is submitting form it is showing following error:

"There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later."


3,737 Points
2018-12-03 1:14 pm
Hello. Unfortunately, there is not enough information to diagnose the issue you are experiencing. I recommend reviewing your Exim/mail server logs to find out more information pertaining to the issue with sending your emails from the contact form.
n/a Points
2018-09-23 7:40 pm

I want to capture the data inputed into the fields of the form. How do I do this.  I seem to be missing something. Thanks.

3,737 Points
2018-09-24 10:58 am
The data entered into the fields of the form will be emailed to you. Be sure to enter your email address under the "Mail" section in the "To:" heading, as described in Step 4.
n/a Points
2018-08-29 12:28 am

Hello sir, can you tell me where i can see when any one fill up this form.

31,539 Points
2018-08-29 10:28 am
When someone fills out and submits the form, an email will be sent to the address in the "Mail" section, this is covered in Step 4 above.
Thank you,
n/a Points
2018-05-23 7:59 am

Nice tutorial! This is massively helpful to used my business site development. I absolutely like this tutorial. Great work.



n/a Points
2018-04-14 3:09 am

Thanks mate, now I feel its easy to create contact form with they method, you have explained. Kudos!

n/a Points
2017-08-02 7:43 am

Excellent tutorial! Really your tutorial was fully informative. It’s quite flexible and easy to use. Great work.



n/a Points
2017-06-19 1:13 am

Excellent tutorial! It was really helpful to used my business site development. It worked great for a form a added to the footer. 



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