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Contact Form 7 Plugin Help

Displaying a Form

Let’s start with displaying a form on your page. First, open the  Contact > Contact Forms menu on your WordPress administration panel. You can manage multiple contact forms there.

 

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Just after installing the Contact Form 7 plugin, you’ll see a default form named “Contact form 1”, and a code like this:

<pre>[contact-form_7 id=”1234″ title=”Contact form 1″]</pre>

Copy this code. Then, open the edit menu of the page (‘Pages’ > ‘Edit’) into which you wish to place the contact form. A popular practice is creating a page named “Contact” for the contact form page. Paste the code you copied into the contents of the page.

Now your contact form setup is complete. Visitors to your site can now find the form and start submitting messages to you.

Customizing a Form

You may feel that the default form is too simple for you and you want to add more fields to it. You can edit the form template in the admin screen and add other fields.

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To add fields to a form, make tags for them and insert them into the ‘Form’ field. You’ll find unfamiliar codes in the ‘Form’ field, for example, [text* your-name]. These codes are called “tags” in the vocabulary for Contact Form 7.

A tag has a rather complex syntax, but don’t worry! You don’t have to learn it. You can use the “Generate Tag” tool to generate as many tags as you want.

The second word in the tag is its name. For example, the name of [text* your-name] is ‘your-name.’ This name is important as it is used later in your mail template.

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