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How to Move from Contact Form 7 to WPForms

Would you like to switch from Contact Form 7 to WPForms? Our form importer tool makes it easy to move your current forms into WPForms so there’s no need to rebuild them from scratch.

In this tutorial, we’ll discuss how to import forms from the Contact Form 7 plugin to WPForms.

Import Forms From Contact Form 7

Before we get started, be sure to install and activate the WPForms plugin.

To access our form importer tool, you’ll need to go to WPForms » Tools. Here, you’ll see a section titled Import from Other Form Plugins.

Open the WPForms form importer

In the dropdown, you can select Contact Form 7 as the source of your existing forms. Then, go ahead and click the Import button.

Select a form plugin and import

Next, you’ll be able to choose which specific forms you’d like to import from the Available Forms column. Once selected, these forms will display in the Forms to Import column.

When you’ve selected all the forms you’d like to import, you can click the Import button.

Select forms to import from Contact Form 7 to WPForms

When the import has completed, you’ll see a success message as well as quick links to edit or preview any imported forms.

Import from Contact Form 7 is complete

To make the import as smooth as possible, the importer tool will let you know if any fields weren’t able to be imported due to compatibility issues.

WPForms importer will note any fields that were not imported from Contact Form 7

The WPForms importer tool will also import notification email and confirmation settings from your existing forms. To learn more about the options available for these settings in WPForms, be sure to check out our tutorials on setting up notification emails and choosing confirmation settings.

Please always review and test your imported forms to be sure everything is set before using on a live page or post.

Once you’ve checked over your imported forms, you can use them to replace your previous forms.

Add Your Forms to a Page or Post

To replace your old forms with WPForms, you’ll first need to open the page editor where an older form is embedded. From the editor, you can click the Add Form button.

Next, you’ll be able to choose which form you’d like to add to the page, as well as whether you’d like to display it’s title and/or description.

Select a form to display shortcode

After clicking the Add Form button, you’ll see the WPForms shortcode added to your page editor.

WPForms shortcode in the WordPress editor

That’s it! You’re now able to quickly bring in your forms from Contact Form 7 to WPForms.

Next, would you like to find out how form entries work in WPForms? Our guide to form entries discusses the many features WPForms offers for entry management.