Import Contact Form 7 Into WPForms

How to Export Contact Form 7 to Import Into WPForms

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 it’s super easy to export Contact Form 7 to import into WPForms.

In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to move your forms from Contact Form 7 to WPForms in a few simple steps.

How to Export Contact Form 7 to Import Into WPForms

Follow these steps if you’ve decided to import Contact Form 7 for whatever reason, like if you’ve had issues with Contact Form 7 not sending emails.

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.

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

Import from Other Form Plugins export Contact Form 7 to import into WPForms

Step 3: Choose the Form Plugin to Import

From the dropdown menu, choose which form plugin you’d like to import into WPForms.

If you’ve already read our post on Ninja Forms vs Contact Form 7, you’ll know that WPForms can import forms from tons of different form builders.

Since this example is about importing Contact Form 7 into WPForms, we’ll choose that from the dropdown.

CF7 From Dropdown Menu to export Contact Form 7 to import into WPForms

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.

export Contact Form 7 to import into WPForms 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.

export Contact Form 7 to import into WPForms 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 export Contact Form 7 to import into WPForms 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.

If you’re using Elementor, skip this section and read our guide on adding an Elementor contact form.

To use the block editor, go to the place on your website where you old form is embedded.

For our example, our old form was embedded on the Contact Us page, so we’ll there and open the Page Editor.

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

how to delete contact form 7 code for export

After that, click inside the first block (the blank area below your page title) and click on the Add WPForms icon.

wpforms widget for contact form 7 export

The handy WPForms widget will appear inside your block. Click on the WPForms dropdown and pick the form you’ve just created and that you want to insert into your page.

select exported contact form 7
Now, click Preview, and you’ll see your imported Contact form 7 form as it will appear on your website. If you’re satisfied with the way your WordPress form looks, go ahead and click on Update or Publish and your form will go live on the Internet.

publish exported contact form 7

Take a look at your published page to see exactly how it looks on your website!

contact form 7 export after wpforms import

To view your WordPress form entries after they’ve been submitted, check out this complete guide to form entries.

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Final Thoughts on Contact Form 7 Export

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

If you’re not sure if WPForms is worth it, 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. We also have some tips to help with Ninja Forms not sending email.

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

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