How To Add Name Field In Contact Form 7 In WordPress

Contact Form 7 is a powerful plugin for creating forms in WordPress. In this video tutorial, we will guide you through the process of adding a name field to your Contact Form 7 form. By collecting names from users, you can personalize your communication and gain a better understanding of your form submissions. Let’s dive into the step-by-step guide.

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Having said that, let’s move on to the steps on How To Add a Name Field In Contact Form 7 In WordPress.

Step 1: Access the Form Builder

  1. In the WordPress dashboard, hover over “Contact” in the sidebar and click on “Add New.”
  2. Alternatively, you can follow the same process to add a name field to an existing contact form.
configuring contact form 7 plugin

Step 2: Remove Unnecessary Fields

  1. In the form builder area, you may see default fields that have been added automatically.
  2. If you don’t need these fields, simply click on the “Remove” button next to each field to remove them.

Step 3: Add the Name Field

  1. To add a name field, click on the “Text” tag provided in the form builder.
  2. A pop-up will appear, allowing you to configure various settings for the field.
  3. Check the box to make the name field required if necessary.
  4. You can also add a default value or edit the field name (not the label name) if needed.
  5. Once you have set up the field settings, click on the “Insert Tag” button.
name field tag popup

Step 4: Label the Name Field

  1. Add a label name for the name field. This label will be displayed next to the field on the form, indicating that users need to enter their names.

Step 5: Save the Form

  1. Once everything is in place, click on the “Save” button to save the form.
name field added

Step 6: Embed the Form into a Page

  1. Copy the generated form shortcode.
  2. Edit the page where you want to add the form.
  3. Replace the existing shortcode with the copied shortcode.
  4. Click on “Update” or “Publish” to save the changes.
embedding form to pages

Step 7: View and Test the Form

  1. View the page from the front end to see the name field in action.
  2. The name field will be displayed on the form, allowing users to enter their names.
name field preview

Conclusion: By following this tutorial, you have successfully learned how to add a name field in Contact Form 7. Incorporating a name field into your forms allows you to collect names from users, enabling personalized communication and gaining a better understanding of your form submissions. Contact Form 7 offers a user-friendly interface and flexible options for creating versatile forms in WordPress. By leveraging the name field, you can enhance the effectiveness and personalization of your contact forms.


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