Contact Form 7 Entries: A Complete Guide for Managing Contact Form 7 Submissions

Introduction to Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is a powerful and flexible form builder plugin for WordPress. With Contact Form 7, you can create any type of form you need, including contact forms, survey forms, order forms, and more. It has 10+ Million Active Installations on wordpress.org. It is a simple yet effective solution for managing form submissions on your website and that’s why it’s loved by lot of WordPress users.

Introduction to Flamingo Add-on for Contact Form 7

Flamingo is a companion plugin for Contact Form 7, designed to help you manage and store form submissions. Flamingo saves the submitted messages from your Contact Form 7 forms in the database, allowing you to view and manage them from the WordPress dashboard.

How to View Contact Form 7 Entries Page

Step 1: Install and Activate Required Plugins

Contact Form 7

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Search for “Contact Form 7”.
  4. Click Install Now and then Activate.

Flamingo: Flamingo is necessary to save your CF7 submissions.

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Search for “Flamingo”.
  4. Click Install Now and then Activate.

CF7 Views: CF7 Views allows you to display CF7 submissions on your site.

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Search for “CF7 Views”.
  4. Click Install Now and then Activate.

To view Contact Form 7 Entries go to Flamingo -> Inbound messages.

Flamingo Menu
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This screen will display all the entries submitted on your site.

To see a particular form entry select your Form from the channel dropdown list and click on the Filter button.

Contact Form 7 Entries Page
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You can also view the Entry details using the links provided. You also get the button to export entries in CSV format, mark all of them as spam, and delete all of them.

View Individual Entry

View Entry Details button
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When you click on the ‘View’ link which shows up when you hover over the subject you will be taken to the individual entry page that will show the form submission data along with other useful information and actions.

Contact Form 7 Entry Details
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How to Display Contact Form 7 entries on Frontend

Flamingo only lets you show entries in the backend of the website. If you are planning to build a directory or you want to display form entries on frontend then you can do that with CF7 Views.

CF7 Views DataTable View
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CF7 Views DataTable addon allows you to display, edit, export, and search form entries directly from the frontend of your website. You can also set conditions to control who can view and manage these entries. If you want to display only the entries submitted by a specific user on the frontend, we have a tutorial for that as well.’

How to allow Users to Edit Contact Form 7 entries on Frontend

CF7 Views Inline Edit Add-on allows users to edit entries from the site frontend. We have a tutorial on How to setup Inline Edit Add-on for CF7 Views Pro.
You can select the fields that can be edited from your View. You can also select the user roles that can edit the entries from the site frontend.

Conclusion

By combining Contact Form 7, Flamingo, and CF7 Views, you can create a robust system for handling form submissions on your WordPress site. Whether you need basic display capabilities or advanced management features, these plugins offer a comprehensive solution.

Need more help? Contact our support team or refer to the CF7 Views documentation for detailed guidance.

With these steps, you can easily display and manage Contact Form 7 submissions on your WordPress site, providing a seamless experience for both you and your users.