Add Hidden Fields to Contact Form 7
The Contact Form 7 plugin has over 1 million active installations, yet the great plugin still lacks a simple feature: hidden fields. This plugin adds hidden fields to Contact Form 7 once and for all.
Inserting dynamic values
You can also choose to have the value of the hidden field dynamically populated in your form when you are contacted. To do so, choose the “Default value” to be:
post_title– Inserts the title of the post/page
post_category– The categories of the post or page
post_url– The URL of the post or page
post_author– The author of the post or page
custom_field-[Name]– The value of a post or page’s custom field. If you had a custom field “Foo”, you would use the following as the hidden field value:
The following values will be replaced if an user is logged in:
user_name: User Login
user_id: User ID
user_email: User Email Address
user_display_name: Display Name (Generally the first and last name of the user)
user_url: User Website
And you can also use it for user custom meta data using the format of
user-jabber: Jabber / Google Talk
user-description: User Bio
You can also use a filter: hook into the
wpcf7_hidden_field_value filter to modify the value of the hidden field using
add_filter(). If you know the ID of the input, you can also use the
Now, when someone contacts you using your Contact Form 7 contact form, you can have lots more information about their visit – and you’ll see it when you receive the email that tells you you’ve been contacted.
Easily Send All Submitted Fields At Once
Save time setting up your form emails…and never miss a field!
One of the limitations of Contact Form 7 is that you need to manually add each field to generated emails. This means that if you update the form with a new field and forget to add it to your email message, you won’t receive it in your email. No longer..
Using the Send All Fields module, you simply need to add
[all-fields] to your message, and you will receive every field submitted. If you use HTML formatting, the formatting even looks nice.
Visit the official Contact Form 7 Modules plugin page for more support & additional information
- Upload plugin files to your plugins folder, or install using WordPress’ built-in Add New Plugin installer
- Activate the plugin
- Edit a form in Contact Form 7
- Choose “Hidden field” from the Generate Tag dropdown
- Follow the instructions on the page