Plugin / Bootstrap for Contact Form 7

Felix Arntz

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Download and Activation Either download the plugin from within your WordPress site, or download it manually and then upload the entire bootstrap-for-contact-form-7 folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. Setup Guide While the shortcodes generally work the same like in the original plugin, there are a few things to consider. If you like to get started quickly, just copy/paste the content below and adjust it to get the form you like (the code below recreates the default form from Contact Form 7). [text* your-name]Your Name[/text*] [email* your-email]Your Email[/email*] [text your-subject]Subject[/text] [textarea your-message]Your Message[/textarea] [submit "Send"] The following are the most important things that are different in Bootstrap for Contact Form 7: Field labels are now integrated in the field shortcodes, so you don’t need to wrap them in paragraphs when editing the form. Instead, make the field shortcode enclosing and put the label text between the opening and closing tag. Example: [text* your-name]Your Name[/text*] You don’t need to use HTML tags any longer to give your form a layout. The field shortcodes handle this manually, so you should remove all HTML tags from the form editor. Of course you can still use HTML code to separate parts of your form, for example using the
tag. It is recommended to adjust the shortcodes to be conform with the explainations above to ensure perfect results with the plugin and Boostrap themes. For details on everything else that you can do to enhance your forms even further, feel free to check out the Other Notes section.
The form layout (as well as other properties) can be adjusted in the “Additional Settings” tab. Please read the Other Notes section to learn how to do that.
If your labels still appear in a separate line although you have already changed the group_layout, you might still be using the shortcode the same way you did before. Please read the Setup Guide to see what to look out for.
While the option to display radio and checkbox labels before the actual input field is still visually available, it does not work with Bootstrap for Contact Form 7. Radio buttons and checkboxes in Bootstrap follow certain conventions, and switching their order is not part of those. However, you can instead modify the appearance of radio buttons and checkboxes in another cool way (read the Other Notes section to learn how).
Bootstrap for Contact Form 7 is an (inofficial) addon to Contact Form 7. You must have the plugin installed to see any changes. Furthermore you should only use this plugin if your theme is based on the CSS framework Bootstrap.
I preferably take support requests as issues on Github, so I would appreciate if you created an issue for your request there. However, if you don’t have an account there and do not want to sign up, you can of course use the wordpress.org support forums as well.
If you’re a developer and you have some ideas to improve the plugin or to solve a bug, feel free to raise an issue or submit a pull request in the Github repository for the plugin. You can also contribute to the plugin by translating it. Simply visit translate.wordpress.org to get started.

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