Contact Form Email


Contact Form to Email features:

► Email delivery & notifications    
► Saves messages into database
► Export to Excel / CSV
► Printable list of messages
► Visual drag and drop form builder 
► Anti-spam captcha 
► Field validation
► Printable reports
► One-click contact form
► Classic and ajax submission available
► Automatic email reports
► Supports GDPR compliant forms
► ... and more features (see below)

The Contact Form to Email is a powerful and easy WordPress plugin to create contact forms and send their data email addresses.

Contact Form to Email also saves the contact form data into a database, provides printable reports and the option to export selected data to CSV/Excel files.

Contact Form to Email Main Features:

  • Email delivery / notifications: The contact form data is sent by email to one or more email addresses. It also supports the configuration of auto-replies to the user who filled the contact form.
  • Form data saved into the database: Avoid losing submissions and keep a record of the received contact form messages.
  • Printable list of messages: Get the list of contacts received from the contact form within a selected date range and print it.
  • Export data to CSV/Excel: Export the contact form data to a standard format that can be used by other applications. Export the email addresses and other contact form data using date and text search filters.
  • Automatic reports: Provide automatic reports of the contact form usage and data entered into the form. Report of daily submissions and accumulative hourly report. Printable reports for specific fields into the contact form. Helps you to understand your data.
  • Automatic email reports: Automatic reports sent to the indicated email addresses on a regular period.
  • Form Validation: Set validation rules for each contact form field. Keep your data clean.
  • Anti-spam protection: Built-it captcha anti-spam protection. No need to rely on external services for the contact form anti-spam protection.
  • Drag and drop contact form builder: A basic and easy to use contact form builder for customizing the form fields and form validation.
  • Customizable email messages: Specify the text of the contact form email notifications. Supports both plain text emails and HTML formatted emails.
  • Multi language support: The contact form builder allows to enter the field labels and validations in any language. It supports special characters.
  • Classic and Ajax submission: After clicking the submit button the user can be redirected to a „thank you“ page or a „thank you“ message can be displayed in the same form page without having to refresh it. This can be configured in the settings.
  • Enable/Disable notifications: Both email notifications to administrators and email confirmation to users can be optionally enabled or disabled form the settings area.

Contact Form to Email – More features

There are also commercial versions of the Contact Form to Email with other features not listed here that can be get at

Commercial version can be converted in a payment form / booking form with integration with mulitple payment gateways: PayPal Standard, PayPal Pro, Stripe,, Skrill, Mollie / iDeal, TargetPay / iDeal, SagePay, RedSys TPV and Sage Payments. Payments are SCA ready (Strong Customer Authentication), compatible with the new Payment services (PSD 2) – Directive (EU).

Commercial version also features a ultra-powerful visual form builder, file upload fields, conditional logic, multi-page forms, WooCommerce integration, Mailchimp integration, Clickatell and Twilio SMS integration, iCal attachments, signature fields to sign with the mouse or directly in the touchscreens, etc…

Contact Form to Email Messages List

The messages list helps to check the past contact form submissions and print or export them. Includes a search/filter form with the following options:

  • Search for: Search for a text into the contact form messages.
  • From … to: Date interval to be included in the list/reports.
  • Item: You can have more than one contact form. Select here if you want to get the results of a specific contact form or from all contact forms.
  • Filter: Shows the list according to the selected filters/options.
  • Export to CSV: Export the CSV data according to the selected filters/options.

The CSV file will contain a first row with the field names and the next rows will contain one contact form submission per row, with one for field on each column. This way you can easily import the data from other applications or just select the columns/fields that you need (example: select only the emails). A CSV file can be opened and managed using Excel.

The list of contact form messages is shown below the search area. A print button below the list provides the messages list in a printable format.

The Contact Form Reports

The reports section lets you analyze the use of the contact forms and the data entered into them. The first section of the reports is a filter section similar to the one that appears in the messages list page. Below the filters section there are three graphical reports:

  • Submissions per day: The report will display in point-lines graphic how many contact form submissions have been received each day in the selected date range. This report can be used to evaluate the contact form peaks and measure the impact of marketing actions.

  • Submissions per hour: The report will display in a point-lines graphic how many contact form messages are received on each hour of the date; this is for the total messages in the selected date range. This report can be used for checking peak hours and focus the support service on those hours.

  • Report of values for a selected field: Select any of the contact form fields and other information fields (like date, IP address, hours) to get a report of how many times each value have been entered or selected. This is very useful if you form is used as a poll to get feedback from users, it makes easy to generate a report on selectable contact form fields. This report can be used also to study the most common data entered in the contact form and get a better idea of your customer’s profile and needs.

A print button at the end of the page can be used to print the report of the values for the selected contact form field in a printer-friendly format.

Automatic Email Reports

The Contact Form to Email plugin allows the setup of two types of automatic (periodical) Email reports:

  • Global Email Reports: Can be setup below the list of forms. This report sends a report with the new submissions of all forms every the specified number of days.

  • Form Email Reports: Can be setup on the settings page of each form. This report sends a report with the new submissions of the related form every the specified number of days.

The reports are attached in a CSV / Excel file into the emails. In both cases the destination email addresses, email subject, email text and the report’s interval can be specified. More info available in the section „Other Notes“.

Language Support

The Contact Form to Email plugin is compatible with all charsets. The troubleshoot area contains options to change the encoding of the plugin database tables if needed.

Translations are supported through PO/MO files located in the Contact Form to Email plugin folder „languages“.

The following translations are already included in the plugin:

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese(Brasil)
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Afrikaans (af)
  • Arabic (ar)
  • Armenian (hy_AM)
  • Azerbaijani(az)
  • Basque (eu)
  • Belarusian (be_BY)
  • Bosnian (bs_BA)
  • Bulgarian (bg_BG)
  • Catalan (ca)
  • Central Kurdish (ckb)
  • Chinese (China zh_CN)
  • Chinese (Taiwan zh_TW)
  • Croatian (hr)
  • Czech (cs_CZ)
  • Danish (da_DK)
  • Dutch (nl_NL)
  • Esperanto (eo_EO)
  • Estonian (et)
  • Finnish (fi)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • Galician (gl_ES)
  • Georgian (ka_GE)
  • German (de_DE)
  • Greek (el)
  • Hebrew (he_IL)
  • Hindi (hi_IN)
  • Hungarian (hu_HU)
  • Indian Bengali (bn_IN)
  • Indonesian (id_ID)
  • Irish (ga_IE)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Korean (ko_KR)
  • Latvian (lv)
  • Lithuanian (lt_LT)
  • Macedonian (mk_MK)
  • Malay (ms_MY)
  • Malayalam (ml_IN)
  • Maltese (mt_MT)
  • Norwegian (nb_NO)
  • Persian (fa_IR)
  • Punjabi (pa_IN)
  • Romanian (ro_RO)
  • Serbian (sr_RS)
  • Slovak (sk_SK)
  • Slovene (sl_SI)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • Swedish (sv_SE)
  • Tagalog (tl)
  • Tamil (ta)
  • Thai (th)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Contact Form to Email Updates

New features has been published in the current Contact Form to Email version 1.2.7 based on the feedback received and we would like to thank you all the people that have supported the development, provided feedback and feature requests. The plugin is currently over the 630,000 downloads/installations and a new set of updates is already being prepared, any feature requests will be welcome. Thank you!

New: Form Builder

In the latest update a form …


  • Adding fields to the contact form
  • Editing fields from the contact form
  • contact form processing settings
  • contact form validation settings
  • Inserting a contact form into a page
  • Built-in captcha image anti-spam protection
  • New Wordpress Editor (Gutemberg) integration
  • Elementor integration


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Contact Form to Email


To install Contact Form to Email, follow these steps:

  1. Download and unzip the Contact Form to Email plugin
  2. Upload the entire contact-form-to-email/ directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the Contact Form to Email plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  4. Configure the contact form settings at the administration menu >> Settings >> Contact Form to Email
  5. To insert the contact form into some content or post use the icon that will appear when editing contents


Q: How can I add specific fields into the email message?

A: There is a tag named <%INFO%> that is replaced with all the information posted from the contact form, however you can use also optional tags for specific fields into the contact form.

For doing that, click the desired field into the form builder and in the settings box for that field there is a read-only setting named „Field tag for the message (optional):“. Copy & paste that tag into the contact form message text and after the form submission that tag will be replaced with the text entered in the form field.

The tags have this structure (example): <%fieldname1%>, <%fieldname2%>, <%fieldname3%>, …

More info and supported tags at

Q: Can I add a reference to the item number (submission number) into the email?

A: Use the tag <%itemnumber%> into the email content. That tag will be replaced by the contact form submission item number.

Q: The contact form doesn’t appear. What is the solution?

A: The cause is in most cases a conflict with a third party plugin or with the theme. To fix that, go to the „troubleshoot area“ (located below the list of forms in the settings area) change the „Script load method“ from „Classic“ to „Direct“.

If the problem persists after that modification please contact our support service and we will give you a solution. We will appreciate any feedback to make the contact form avoid conflicts with third party plugins/themes.

Q: I’m having problems with non-latin characters in the contact form.

A: Use the „troubleshoot area“ to change the character encoding. Try first with the UTF-8 option.

Q: I’m getting this message: „Destination folder already exists“. Solution?

A: The free version must be deleted before installing the pro version.

If you are uploading a new version via Plugins – New – Upload and a previous version is still installed, then delete the previous version first. This is a safe step, the plugin’s data and settings won’t be lost during the process.

Another alternative is to overwrite the plugin files through a FTP connection. This is also a safe step.

Q: How to edit or remove the form title / header?

A: Into the form builder in the administration area, click the „Form Settings“ tab. That area is for editing the form title and header text.

It can be used also for different alignment of the field labels.

Q: Can I align the form horizontally in two or more columns?

A: Into the form editor click a field and into its settings there is one field named „Add Css Layout Keywords“. Into that field you can put the name of a CSS class that will be applied to the field.

There are some pre-defined CSS classes to use align two, three or four fields into the same line. The CSS classes are named:


For example if you want to put two fields into the same horizontal line then specify for both fields the class name „column2“.

Q: What means each field in the contact form settings area?

A: For each contact form you will be able to edit the following settings:

Form Processing / Email Settings:

  • Send email „From“: Indicate if the email will be sent from a fixed email address or from the email address entered by the customer. This is explained in more detail in the „Other notes“ tab.
  • „from“ email: The email used as from in the notifications (for fixed „from“ addresses).
  • Destination emails (comma separated): List of administrators that will receive the email notification.
  • Email subject: Subject of the notification email sent after completing the payment.
  • Include additional information?: Optional information about the user IP and browser.
  • Thank you page (after sending the message): After the completing the payment the user may go back to a page into your website (usually a „thank you“ page). Type the page address into this field.
  • Email format?: Select if the email will be sent as plain-text or HTML-formatted.
  • Message: Content of the notification email that you will receive after each submission of the contact form. Keep the tag , it will be replaced automatically with the form data send by the user.

Form Builder: The drag and drop contact form builder. It’s explained in detail in the „Other notes“ tab.

Submit button: To specify the label of the contact form submit button (no need to add it from the visual contact form builder). Contains also other settings and instructions for further customizations to the contact form submit button and contact form CSS styles.

Validation Settings: This area contains the „texts“ used for the contact form validations. You can easily translate them to other languages.

Email Copy to User:

  • Send confirmation/thank you message to user?: Select if you want to sent the „confirmation/thank you“ message to the user.
  • Email field on the form: Select here the field that contains the user’s email on the contact form.
  • Email subject: Subject of the email sent to the user after payment
  • Email format?: Select if the email will be sent as plain-text or HTML-formatted.
  • Message: Content of the email sent to the user after payment. The tag will be replaced by the information sent using the contact form, if needed.

Captcha Verification:

  • Use Captcha Verification?: Select if the captcha image will be used in the contact form to prevent spam.
  • Width: Width of the captcha image.
  • Height: Height of the captcha image.
  • Chars: How many characters will appear in the captcha image.
  • Min font size: Minimum size used for the font (randomized).
  • Max font size: Maximum size used for the font (randomized).
  • Preview: Preview for checking how the captcha image will look.
  • Noise: Amount of noise to make it stronger.
  • Noise Length: Length of the noise to modify its look.
  • Background: Background color.
  • Border: Border color.
  • Font: Base font used to render the text. Four options already included.

Automatic Reports. Send submissions in CSV format via email: This area contains many settings to automatically send reports every the specified period of time containing the data of all the contact forms submitted during that period of time. The report settings are explained more in detail in the tab „Other Notes“ (see „Customizing the automatic email reports“). Note: All the submissions are stored into the contact form database, so can be easily recovered when needed.

Q: Can I get the URL of the page where the form was displayed before submission?

A: Yes, you can add the tag to the email content and that tag will be replaced with the address of the page where the form was displayed and submitted.

Q: How can I apply CSS styles to the contact form fields?

A: To modify the whole styles of the contact form fields and labels, add the needed styles into the „Customization area >> Add Custom Styles“ (at the bottom of the page that contains the list of forms)

  • Change the styles of all the field labels:

fbuilder, #fbuilder label, #fbuilder span {

color: #00f;

  • Change the styles of all the input and textarea fields:

fbuilder input[type=text], #fbuilder textarea, #fbuilder select {

border: 2px solid #00f;

  • Change the contact form submit button:

fbuilder .pbSubmit {

color: #00f;
font-weight: bold;

  • Change the „contact form title“ and „header description“:

fbuilder .fform span {font-size:16px;}

On the other hand to modify only a specific field into the contact form:

  • Step #1: Into the contact form builder, click a field to edit its details, there is a setting there named „Add CSS Layout Keywords“.

  • Step #2: You can add a class name into that field, so the style specified into the CSS class will be applied to that field.

  • Step #3 (Note): Don’t add style rules directly there in the contact form builder but the name of a CSS class.

  • Step #4: You can place the CSS class either into the CSS file of your template or into the file „wp-content/plugins/contact-form-to-email/css/stylepublic.css“ located into the Contact Form to Email plugin’s folder.

Examples: Add a class named „specialclass“ into the setting „Add CSS Layout Keywords“ and add one of these CSS rules into the mentioned file:

  • For changing the field label:

    .specialclass label {
    color: #00f;
  • For changing the input or textarea of the field:

    .specialclass input[type=text],.specialclass textarea,.specialclass select {
    border: 2px solid #00f;

To get the modifications shown into the public contact form you may have to refresh the page twice or clear the browser cache to be sure that the old CSS styles aren’t still being shown from the cache.

More info at add the needed styles into the „Customization area >> Add Custom …


2. Oktobar 2022. 1 reply
I really love this plugin and it always work great with my website and I suggest that any other person with a website that need something like this should give this plugin a try.
21. Januar 2022. 1 reply
This plugin saves me the time and tediousness of playing postmaster to every contact us inquiry that comes in, and it helps to reduce the number of email addresses that are live on your posts and pages. Highly recommended.
6. Septembar 2021. 1 reply
It is very simple and effective. You can even avoid using Google Captcha, as this plugin comes with its own bot/spam deterrer. I like it!
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Contributors & Developers

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