Contact Forms 7

Well, c’mon, let’s go to create a leads on contact forms with one of the most popular forms plugin on the WordPress Scene: Contact Forms 7. The advantage of this plugin is that it is free to use, and it has a trendy community that improves its features every day.

Install Contact Forms 7 AutomatorWP integration

After installing this great plugin, you will need to get our free integration for AutomatorWP, so please, download it from your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add new.

On the search field, type Contact Forms 7 AutomatorWP and click Install and then Activate.

Create a Contact Form 7 form

A wonderful thing Contact Forms 7 has is that you already have a Contact Form available and ready for use! So you do not need to create any other form. That is enough.

The automation mode

  1. Go to AutomatorWP > Automation > New Automation
  2. Select the anonymous one. Remember AutomatorWP can only set anonymous automations with only one trigger.
  3. Trigger section > Contact Forms 7 > Guest submits a form, and we have to select Contact Form 1.

Let’s go to the Actions section. You can choose between using an existing user or creating a new one. We recommend selecting the first option: Existing user, to check if the user who has filled the contact form is already created on your system.

  1. Choose the Existing user option.
  2. Choose the option Email from Field to search the user selection field.
  3. Infield value input, select the hamburger button and click on Guest submits {form} and then on Form field value option.
  4. After clicking on the form field value, you will see a filled text on the field with a structure similar to TRIGGER_ID:form_field:FIELD_NAME. Let’s see every element:
  • TRIGGER_ID is a number generated automatically by WordPress, so you do not have to touch it. Yeah, please do not touch it. Let it like it is.
  • form_field is the name of the tag you are using, so you have to keep this text as it is too.
  • FIELD_NAME is the only text you have to change by the field slug name of your Contact Forms 7. You can find it on Contact > Contact Forms > Form you are using. And on the big field where you create the form, there is a kind of shortcode Contact Forms 7 uses for displaying its fields. For example, in [text* your-name], the field slug name will be your name, and that is the string we have to copy and paste on our automation to map this field.
  1. Copy the field slug name and paste in those places you would like to map from this form to create your user. Most important? your-email one.
  2. Finally, press Save the action and Save & Activate the Automation.

Your Contact Forms 7 form is ready to get leads!