Contact Form Block


Simple, yet pretty and perfect for most of us. You will love this contact form! Through its Gutenberg block (or shortcode), you can add it anywhere and make it yours in a few clicks. Lightweight, clean UI, no need to set up anything special or download more plugins. It doesn’t use any JS or CSS files (except if you active ReCAPTCHA). You can find more information on this plugin on Meow Apps: Contact Form Block.

Why another Contact Form? I have tried many plugins in the past, and I found them all too heavy and complicated. Most of the time, I just wanted a simple contact form. Why would I need to create a new form in a list of forms, manually decide the fields and make sure everything is well set-up? And why do I need more plugins in order to add ReCAPTCHA support, or even pay for such a basic option?


The Contact Form Block has been designed to be used within the Gutenberg Editor. You can modify the labels of the main fields (Name, E-mail, and Message) and the overall design. A header can also be added, with an image and some text. The text and color of the submit button can also be customized. There are 3 basic themes available: None, Default and Meow Apps. None will add no styles to your contact form, Default will make it work on any theme, and Meow Apps will look a bit more solid.

The shortcode [contact-form-block] can also be used, just as it is! That shortcode can be used anywhere, in your widgets for example. Have a look at the tutorial to learn how to use it.

For the ReCAPTCHA and the other various settings, please visit the Contact Form page under the Meow Apps menu in your WordPress Admin.


  • The default behavior of this contact form is to send an e-mail to the admin of the WordPress install. That can be easily modified through the available WordPress filters.
  • ReCAPTCHA v3 is currently used as an Anti-Spam. If you are interested, you can also develope your own ‘human check’. Have a look at this.

Best Practices

This contact form follows the best practices, in order to guarantee a maximum conversion rate.

  • Vertical layout (multi-columns result in a loss)
  • Labels above the fields (instead of placeholders or tricks)
  • Explicit and colorful submit button (labelled ‘Send’ instead of ‘Submit’, by default)
  • A limited number of fields (after 3 fields, the conversion rate goes down)
  • No captcha (don’t worry about spams, this contact form includes ReCAPTCHA_v3, which is invisible)
  • Use a header (with a small image), that will motivate the user to contact you


This Contact Form’s goal is to remain simple and fast. New fields and features can be added through its filters and actions, but I will not make the core more complex and heavy.

Languages: English.


  • Contact Form Block.


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Contact Form
  • Contact Form Block


  1. Upload contact-form-block to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


4. Juli 2024.
As a freelance developer, I’ve worked with many contact form plugins over the years. Contact Form Block stands out for its simplicity and performance. The codebase is clean and well-documented, making it easy to extend or customize when needed. I love that it uses native Gutenberg blocks – no need for shortcodes or extra CSS. The lack of bloat means faster page loads, which my clients and their visitors appreciate. One feature I particularly like is the ability to add custom validation rules. It gives me the flexibility to create more complex forms when required, without resorting to heavier plugins. The only downside is the limited selection of pre-built templates, but for a free plugin, it’s hard to complain. This has become my default choice for most client projects.
20. Juni 2024.
No visible impact on the website, still in staging phase, no malfunction to report as of now
19. Juni 2024. 1 reply
After battling with WP Forms for several hours, the Light version, not making reCaptcha showing on my contact form, I decided to kick it out…as I see many people have done before me.I remembered that Jordy Meow ad a contact form, and since non of the plugins from him has given me anything buy „Oh thank you Cool Cat for saving my life“ kind of feelings, I guessed this would also be one of these blissful moments. And Jordy’s cat delivered this time around also. What a truly super contact form, and the installation is so simple I can do it blindfolded while being in another room. I have no skills whatsoever when it comes to „backend“ stuff, and I had been battling for hours with this other crap form, and then its truly liberating to connect with yet another super plugin from Jordy Meow. I would take both him and his cat out for a snack, if I was in Japan. I have many of his plugins, 2 PRO – the rest free plugins, and I will NEVER opt for anything else if Jordy have a solution I can use! I build on .local and push to .net, and Jordy’s plugins have never failed me ONCE! Thanks Jordy🙏🏻
22. Februar 2024.
There is really little to add to the title of this review other than to congratulate the Developer Mr. Jordy Meow. As mentioned in the title of this review, the Contact Form Block WordPress plugin is really well designed and coded, it also turns out to be very streamlined, lightweight and packed with lots of features and most importantly it works perfectly (mind you, do not confuse the errors that can be caused by an incompatibility with obsolete versions of PHP, because using the updated versions of PHP and supported by this plugin, although I have been using this plugin for a long time, I have not yet encountered any errors in this plugin).Basically, with Contact Form Block, this simple but very powerful WordPress plugin, you can thanks to its block for Gutenberg (or shortcode), add it anywhere and simply use it right away. Also the user interface is very light and clean and there is no need to configure anything special or download other plugins and finally it doesn’t use any JS or CSS files unless you decide to enable ReCAPTCHA, that’s all. Oh I forgot… it is completely free! To finish I still give my compliments to the Developer Mr. Jordy Meow and I can only recommend you to try it because it is really an Excellent plugin for WordPress and I am very proud to have completely translated it into Italian! Greetings and have a nice day.
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Contributors & Developers

“Contact Form Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Contact Form Block” has been translated into 10 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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1.0.1 (2024/07/07)

  • Update: Stable and mature plugin. It is now 1.0.0+ 🎉
  • Info: There are many (complex) contact forms for WordPress. It is difficult for this one to get visibility. If you would like to help, and enjoy this plugin, remember to write a little review for it. Thank you 🎵

1.0.0 (2024/06/02)

  • Update: Common libs.

0.3.4 (2023/11/15)

  • Add: Block fields now feature unique IDs for improved functionality and distinction.
  • Update: Enhanced CAPTCHA integration using WordPress HTTP API for better reliability.
  • Fix: Fixed settings redirection issue from the plugin page for a smoother user experience.
  • Fix: Corrected the argument order in add_filter function for proper functionality.

0.3.3 (2023/10/15)

  • Fix: The calls to add_filters had swapped parameters.

0.3.2 (2023/09/22)

  • Update: Optimized bundles.
  • Fix: Compatibility with PHP 8.4.

0.3.1 (2023/08/01)

  • Fix: The Captcha v3 was not working properly.

0.3.0 (2023/02/16)

  • Fix: Load the CSS locally instead of from its URL.
  • Update: Async loading of Captcha.

0.2.9 (2022/11/12)

  • Added: Support for the new WordPress 6.1.
  • Update: Enhanced the UI.

0.2.8 (2022/07/27)

  • Update: Compatibility with WP 6.
  • Update: Admin and Neko UI.

0.2.7 (2022/02/01)

  • Update: Better CSS.
  • Update: Fresh build of the scripts.
  • Update: Compatibility with WP 6.9.

0.2.6 (2021/09/23)

  • Updated: Common 3.6.
  • Updated: Admin and UI refreshed.
  • Update: Changed the form button from an input to a button element.


  • Update: New admin.
  • Fix: Was showing a license issue.


  • Update: Added the IDs on the fields.
  • Update: New dynamic UI for settings.


  • Fix: Accessibility issue with label ‘for’ not matching input ‘name’.


  • Fix: Avoid a potential warning.
  • Fix: Open a new page when Google link is clicked.


  • Fix: There was a little notice in the logs in come cases.


  • Fix: Translation in French was not working for ReCAPTCHA_v3.
  • Update: Added some code example for a human-check question addon (in the addons directory).


  • Fix: The phone field was not returned properly to the form.


  • Fix: A variable used for CSS was wrong.
  • Fix: The text on the button can now be changed.
  • Update: More i18n support was added.
  • Update: It doesn’t use the standard post handler anymore (admin-post.php) since it wasn’t working with security plugins which modify the url of the wp-admin. Now using a custom handler. If you prefer the previous behavior, please change the $use_admin_post variable to true in the core.


  • Fix: Warnings with the latest version of WordPress.


  • Add: New phone field (which is also a good example if you would like to add your own fields).


  • Fix: Remove the useless header_image_url variable.


  • Add: Redirect URL.


  • Add: Google ReCAPTCHA_v3.


  • Add: Use the e-mail of the sender for the Reply-To.


  • Fix: Issue when resetting the button colors.


  • First release.