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Import Contact Form 7 Into WPForms

How to Import Contact Form 7 into WPForms (Step by Step)

by Lindsay Liedke on Jul 25, 2018

Have you decided to make the switch from Contact Form 7 to WPForms? As the most beginner friendly contact form plugin on the market today, you can bet WPForms makes importing forms into your WordPress website easy to do.

In this article, we’ll show you how to import Contact Form 7 into WPForms in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Install and Activate WPForms

The first thing you’ll need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

Step 2: Access the Form Importer Tool

After you install and activate WPForms, go to WPForms » Tools.

WPForms Tools

On the next screen, you’ll see a section labeled Import from Other Form Plugins.

Import from Other Form Plugins

Step 3: Choose the Form Plugin to Import

From the dropdown menu, choose which form plugin you’d like to import into WPForms. Since this example is about importing Contact Form 7 into WPForms, we’ll choose that from the dropdown.

CF7 From Dropdown Menu

Click Import. Now you can choose which forms from Contact Form 7 you’d like to import into WPForms.

To do this, click on the individual forms in the Available Forms column .

If you want to import them all, click Select All.

Available Forms

When you click on the form you want to import, it’ll be added to the Forms to Import column.

Forms to Import

When you’ve selected all the forms you want to import, click Import.

If the import was done right, you’ll see a success message. You’ll also see quick links to edit or preview the form.

Form Import Success

If by chance any of the form fields didn’t import correctly, the importer tool will let you know.

Form Import Problems

The form importer tool will also import all your form notification and confirmation settings. However, it’s always a good idea to read up on setting up form notification emails and how to set up form confirmations in WPForms to make sure these settings are configured exactly the way you want them to be.

This is especially true of you want to set up multiple form notifications for your WordPress forms.

And, if after you’ve imported your Contact Form 7 forms into WPForms you notice you’re not receiving all of your email notifications, be sure to check out how to get WordPress form notifications using the WP Mail SMPT plugin.

Lastly, make sure to preview your imported forms before moving on to the next step.

This is what our imported form looks like:

Preview of Imported Form

Step 4: Add Your Form to Your Website

Now it’s time to replace your old Contact Form 7 form with your newly imported WPForms form.

To do this, go to the place on your website where you old form is embedded.

For our example, our old form was embedded on a blog post, so we’ll go to the blog post and open the Page Editor.

Visual Editor of Old Post

Delete the old shortcode that Contact Form 7 used to display your form on your site.

Next, click on the Add Form button and select the imported form you want to add to your website from the dropdown menu. Again, click Add Form.

Add Form

You’ll notice a new shortcode has now been added to the Page Editor.

New WPForms Form

Now, you can preview your page or post to make sure the imported form still looks the way you want it to. This is what our form looks like:

Final Form

If you want to make changes to this form, all you have to do is go to WPForms » All Forms, and find the form you want to change.

Customize Final Form

Here you can either click on the form name, or hover over the form name and click Edit. This will bring you to the WPForms form builder where you can customize the form in any way you want.

WPForms Form Builder

When everything looks the way you want it too, update the post or page your old form was on so site visitors can now see your new form.

And there you have it! Now you know how to import Contact Form 7 into WPForms.

If you’re not sure whether to make the switch from Contact Form 7 to WPForms, be sure to check out this comparison and see for yourself how much easier to use and feature-packed WPForms is when it comes to your email marketing efforts.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.

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