Easily Add Forms To WordPress With Contact Form 7

One of the things many people ask me is what WordPress plugin I use on my blogs and websites to create contact forms. The answer is Contact Form 7. I’ve been using it for a long time now and really like the simplicity of it. I also like the fact that it allows you to manage multiple forms from with the same dashboard.

However, configuring the plugin can be a tad bit confusing if you’ve never used it before. So I put together a quick tutorial to show you how to get it up and running on your blog or website.

How To Configure Contact Form 7

Once you play around with it, you’ll master the controls and be able to build forms in a matter of minutes.

Use A Different Plugin?

If you use a different contact form plugin, feel free to share it below. I’m always on the lookout for new plugins to try out.

Posted By: Justin Wright

This post was published by Justin Wright on September 24th, 2009.

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  1. alaJoAnn 2 December 2009 at 9:02 am permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial, Justin. But I’m still unsuccessful getting Contact Form 7 to include attachments (uploaded photo files).

    Would you be willing to share a copy/paste example for uploading files in the form?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    • Justin Wright 4 December 2009 at 1:04 am permalink

      You might want to double check and make sure you add the correct code to the “file upload” section at the bottom. If you create a file upload button, it adds the code to the form that looks something like this:

      [file file-976]

      You would then put this in the file upload section at the bottom:


      Hopefully that helps with the uploading.

  2. GDT 10 December 2009 at 10:18 pm permalink

    Justin, Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have been searching all day trying to figure out why my contact form 7 did not work and then I finally found your page and with your help my contact forms work now.

    Thanks A Bunch!


  3. Brandon 17 February 2010 at 1:49 pm permalink

    I greatly enjoy this plugin.I am using the contact form 7 like a registration form for my website. Say the person comes to the question that is a yes or no question. If they check “yes” an additional registration form opens up below the registration form they just filled out. What I am trying to do is set it up so people can register more than one person at a time. Is this possible?

  4. Quinton 10 May 2010 at 6:10 am permalink

    Thank you for this, it really help out a lot on this website : Contact form example

  5. Mark 19 July 2010 at 2:53 pm permalink

    Every developer of a WordPress plugin should (have someone) provide a demo and a VIDEO Tutorial. Thank you for your direction. With my past experience with other plugins over the past few years you’ve probably saved me hours is not days pouring over volumes of misdirection.

    You should consider a business: WP Plugins for the rest of us … it would be my first stop after downloading a plugin.

    Visual is everyone’s first language.

    Thank you so much!

  6. Ihsan 21 August 2010 at 12:14 pm permalink

    how do i make certain words bold?

  7. visitor 23 November 2010 at 7:15 pm permalink

    The Contact Form 7 is now on the second page of plugins in WordPress. I had a hard time finding it to install! Otherwise, what a great introductory tutorial, thanks for providing this.

  8. Sunil Sheoran 10 March 2011 at 3:41 am permalink

    Nice plugin, I’ve been using it for a while on my websites. Would recommend it to everyone.

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