How to integrate Contact Form 7 to your WordPress site

A website without a contact area is like an office without any clients’ entrance. A complete website has at least one contact area on a particular page. It works like a bridge between the visitors and the site owner. A full functioning contact area lets you transform your curious visitors into clients. Sometimes, visitor feedback helps you improve your site. Contact Form 7 comes handy in this case. Contact Form 7 is capable of managing multiple contact forms.

You can also customize the form and the mail contents easily with simple markups. It supports Ajax-powered submission, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins having plenty of active users.

There are many ways you can have a contact area on your WordPress site. It is absolutely free and very easy to use. Once you go through this article, having a contact area on your WordPress site would be as easy as a pie.

Let’s go straight to the installation.

First of all log into your Admin Dashboard then go to Plugins and click Add new

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In the very next window, you will see Plugins search bar with customized search option. Just write Contact Form 7 like the photo below then click install option of the Contact Form 7.

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Once you are done with the installation, the Activate button shows up right in the place of install button. Click on the Activate button. Your Plugin will be activated instantly.

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Now it comes to what to do with it. Contact option is there in your Dashboard. Go to the Dashboard and click on Contact. You see there is a default contact form made for you in the name of Contact form 1. If you hover over the Contact form 1, you will see the edit option just under it. Click on Edit.

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Now it is time to customize your form as per your requirements. You can add text areas, check boxes, drop-down options and more.

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When you have made your form ready, click on the mail option to set the email address where this mail will go.

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After clicking on the Mail tab you have to write your Email address in the ‘To’ field then copy the shortcode just as the photo below says.

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It is time to set this form to your contact page. Go to edit mode of that particular contact page and paste the shortcode

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Click Update option of this page. Your Contact page now looks like this.

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If you have followed all the steps I mentioned here, you’d have no problems integrating Contact Form 7 to your WordPress site. For more of such WordPress, issues keep visiting our Themeum blog. Wish you all the best.

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