Last week’s WordPress Wednesday about how to select a WordPress contact form plugin seemed to generate a lot of good discussion, so let’s continue a bit on the same subject. Since last week’s post, a recurring question I’ve been asked here and privately: What about contact form 7? (by Ideasilo)
First off: I didn’t intentionally leave out Contact Form 7, it’s just been a while since I found myself using it. So, let’s have a look at what Contact Form 7 has to offer:
Pros: Very simple, can generate tags & CAPTCHA support (both of which are major limitations of Contact Form ][), I don’t like how it is hidden in the manage menu though, really not standard for a plugin. Great language support. Ability to attach files (WordPress 2.7+). There’s even a bit you can do with Akismet spam integration, though if you use CAPTCHA that’s kind of unnecessary.
Cons: CformsII is much more full featured (think administration, multiple forms on one page, backup/restore, built in css “themes”), and it lacks the refer tracking of Enhanced WordPress plugin.
So there you have it. A bit better than the basic Contact Form ][, though my pick is still the Enhanced WordPress plugin.
And stay tuned for next week’s WordPress Wednesday – we’re going to tackle another most frequently asked question: what kind of commenting system should I use?