What is Contact Form 7?

Contact Form 7 is the preferred plugin to allow your website visitors to contact you by email. This WordPress contact form plugin is very easy to install and use, and is thus one of the most popular.

However, after installing this plugin, you may begin receiving spam emails in addition to the genuine ones. Which is why this article will also show you how to install Captcha to prevent spam from your WordPress contact form.

How to add a WordPress contact form to your site using Contact Form 7:

Step 1

From your dashboard, go to Plugins, click on Add New.

Click Add New - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 2

Search for Contact Form 7

Search for Contact Form 7 - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 3

Under Contact Form 7, click Install Now, and wait for the WordPress contact form to install.

Under Contact Form 7, click Install Now - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 4

When finished, click Activate Plugin. A new menu item called “Contact” is going to appear.

When finished, click Activate Plugin - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 5

Now, let’s install the CAPTCHA plugin by clicking on Add New.

install the CAPTCHA plugin by clicking on Add New

Step 6

Search for Really Simple CAPTCHA.

Search for Really Simple CAPTCHA - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 7

Under the plugin name, click Install Now and then Activate Plugin.

Under the plugin name, click Install Now and then Activate Plugin

Step 8

To setup you WordPress contact form, go to Contact and then Contact Forms. On the list, you’ll see Contact Form 1 as the default form. To customize it, click on Edit. You’ll see lines of code or tags representing input fields for name, email address, subject, message body and the submit button. This is the typical contact form ready to be used. You can customize it by just adding or deleting tags. Let’s add a new tag for CAPTCHA.

You’ll see lines of code or tags representing input fields

Step 9

Click on Generate Tag. From the dropdown menu, select CAPTCHA.

Click on Generate Tag - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 10

Copy the two bottom lines of code and paste them just above the Submit tag of the form.

Copy the two bottom lines of code and paste them just above the Submit tag of the form

Step 11

When done, click Save.

Click Save - How to add WordPress contact form

Step 12

Now copy the contact form code.

Now copy the contact form code

Step 13

Create a new page which will hold your contact form. You may call it “Contact us”.

Step 14

Paste the form code into the page body in text mode. Click Publish to view your contact form.

Paste the form code into the page body in text mode

And that’s it! You have successfully installed your WordPress contact from using Contact Form 7.