Forty Million Downloads for Contact Form 7
Renowned as one of the web’s most long-running and best-reviewed plugins, Contact Form 7 has become a WordPress staple. It’s been up on WordPress.org for an entire decade and the plugin recently surpassed an eye-watering 40,000,000 downloads.
Modestly described as ‘just another contact form plugin’ on the WordPress Plugin Directory, Contact Form 7 has over 1,000,000 active installs and has been regularly updated since its inception. The plugin’s author, Takayuki Miyoshi, has kept it free from day one and is passionate about the importance of free plugins. In fact, he even spoke about the topic at WordCamp Tokyo 2015.
So what exactly does Contact Form 7 do?
In a nutshell, it allows users to create fully customisable contact forms on their WordPress site. It features simple set up and great security features, including anti-spam elements and CAPTCHA. It’s also extremely diverse, with its uses ranging from file upload forms to email sign up and support forms.
Simply put, if you’re going to feature a contact form on your website then there’s no other plugin you should be considering. Are you a fan of Contact Form 7? Make sure to let us know in the comments!