Contact Form 7 has been probably the most popular form plugin for ages. This plugin provides an easy way of building forms and embedding them anywhere using shortcodes. There are a lot of addon plugins to extend the functionality of the plugin, adding reCaptcha, logging form submissions on the database, using exernal mail server, etc.
If a visitor of our site uses our contact form to send us a message it’s a good idea to send him an email greeting his action. This autoresponder will send an automatic email that will make us look more professional, and we can take advantage of this email to promote some of our products, or just send some interesting info for the user.
Contact Form 7 comes with the possibility of sending two emails on the form submission. Normally we set up the first email to be sent to us, with the form fields attached to it. We can make use of the second email to send an email to the user who is submitting the form. In order to do that we need to modify our contact form and check the Mail(2) checkbox. After checking this option a new settings sections will show up. In this section we need to configure the email to be sent to the user submitting the form, and personalized the content of the message. Please find below an example:
This autoresponder setup will make the plugin to automatically send a greeting email to the email address of the user submitting the form. The possibilities of the automatic email are endless, and allow you to be creative and attach some product bait, links to your content, or any other thing. Use it to promote your products, pages, or just to say thank you for getting in touch.
For more information you can have a look at the official documentation.
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