WordPress is the go-to website builder software for many new businesses such as startups and small and mid-size businesses. The purpose of these business websites is to reach potential customers and clients both locally and around the globe.
Usually, business websites generate leads using forms at various levels of the user journey on the site, for example displaying a Pop-up form when a user spends quality time on your site.
Contact Form 7 being the most popular free WordPress form plugin is used by many of these WordPress websites.
Scalable Contact Forms
As your business grows you would need to use other applications such as Marketing Automation tools, Customer Relationship Management tools, Payment portals, etc.,
So you would need to integrate your contact forms into these 3rd party applications. Though the Contact Form 7 plugin does not have any official add-ons for integration there are many Contact Form integration extensions by other plugin authors. Some are free of cost and others are paid versions. So let’s see them one by one in each category.
Tablesome – Single Solution for All Contact Form 7 Integrations
As I mentioned earlier there are several Contact Form 7 integration add-on plugins but if you want a single add-on for all your Contact Form 7 integration needs you can get the Tablesome plugin.
Tablesome lets you automate all the workflows with the contact forms. When a new form entry is submitted you can automatically send a custom email, add the contact data to email marketing services or CRMs, and many more.
Contact Form 7 – Email Marketing Integrations
You can integrate Contact Form 7 with email marketing tools such as MailChimp, MailPoet, and ActiveCampagin with the available extensions.
How to integrate Contact Form 7 with MailChimp?
Contact Form 7 Extension For Mailchimp
Contact Form 7 Extension For Mailchimp is useful to integrate Contact Form 7 with Mailchimp Audiences to predetermined using Mailchimp API. It supports connecting multiple contact forms with multiple mailing lists and API Keys. You can map other form fields into your MailChimp mailing list.
Related Content – How To Use MailChimp With WooCommerce?
Add-on Contact Form 7 – MailPoet 3
Add-on Contact Form 7 – MailPoet 3 plugin adds a newsletter signup field to your forms created Contact Form 7 plugin so that they can subscribe to the newsletter sent through MailPoet. You can mention which list you want to add the contact information to.
Active Campaign & Contact Form 7
Active Campaign & Contact Form 7 addon helps you easily add your contacts in ActiveCampaign when your contact form is submitted. You can select the ActiveCampaign lists in which you can add the contacts and also select the form fields which you want to add.
CF7 Google Sheets Connector
CF7 Google Sheets Connector plugin helps you to add Contact Form 7 submissions on Google Sheets. Each form entry is added as a new row on Google Sheets through Sheets API.
You can use this Data to send bulk emails in Gmail or any other email marketing tool.
Contact form 7 TO API + Basic Auth
Contact Form 7 plugin does not come with any POST/GET in order to send form data to remote APIs. With the Contact form 7 TO API + Basic Auth and a little bit of coding you can connect with any 3rd party apps with an API Key and transmit contact form 7 entries to remote API using POST or GET.
With a little bit of coding, you can connect Contact Form 7 plugin with any app you use through API.
How to connect Contact Form 7 with CRM apps?
There are several free and premium Contact Form 7 add-ons to connect with popular CRMs. Let’s see them in detail.
Contact Form 7 – Premium CRM Add-ons
Contact Form 7 – Salesforce CRM Integration
You may be aware that SalesForce is the most popular CRM platform to connect sales, service, marketing, and more. The Contact Form 7 – Salesforce CRM Integration add-on allows you to automatically add/update Contact Form 7 form submissions to your Salesforce CRM account.
You can integrate the form created with Contact Form 7 to Salesforce CRM Lead, Contact, or Case.
Contact Form 7 – Zoho CRM Integration
Zoho CRM lets you design your own personalized workflow that meets your specific requirements and preferences. It is an affordable solution for newly launched businesses especially for Lead & Contact management and workflow automation.
The Contact Form 7 – Zoho CRM Integration add-ons lets you add a Zoho CRM Module Field dropdown field in your contact form and lets you send submissions to your Zoho CRM account.
Contact Form 7 – Bitrix24 CRM
Bitrix24 is a great CRM tool to communicate and collaborate especially when you are working remotely. The Contact Form 7 – Bitrix24 CRM add-on allows you to integrate your `Contact Form 7` forms submissions with Bitrix24 CRM. You also use this add-on with Multi-Step Forms.
Contact Form 7 – Pipedrive CRM – Integration
Pipedrive CRM is a great tool to customize your sales pipeline and connect your data with other popular tools such as Zapier, Trello, Microsoft Teams, etc.,
Contact Form 7 – Pipedrive CRM – Integration add-on to send your leads to Pipedrive account. You can map and send the mandatory fields & additional fields from the contact form. It also supports multiple pipelines.
Contact Form 7 – Infusionsoft (Keap CRM) IntegrationKeap CRM (formerly Infusionsoft) is a good platform to combine CRM, marketing and sales automation, and payments. You can use the Contact Form 7 – Infusionsoft (Keap CRM) Integration add-on to capture leads from Contact Form 7 and send form submissions to Keap CRM.
Contact Form 7 – Free CRM Add-ons
CF7 to Webhook (Zapier Integration)Zapier automation tool has mentioned that it plans to integrate Zapier with Contact Form 7 plugin. But if you can’t wait until it’s released you can use the Webhooks by Zapier. So the CF7 to Webhook plugin allows you to integrate form submissions with Zapier Webhooks. You can use form submissions as Zapier triggers and use the form data to perform several actions.
Also See: Uncanny Automator – Zapier for WordPress
Contact Form Entries
Contact Form Entries is a free add-on plugin for saving form submissions from Contact Form 7 plugin. In addition to saving entries, it has several free add-ons that allow you to integrate with various CRMs and Email Marketing applications.
The downside is that you would have to use 3 plugins instead of 2 plugins that would be:
Contact Form 7 + Contact Form Entries + Specific Integration add-on
Contact Form 7 – PayPal & Stripe Add-on
Contact Form 7 – PayPal & Stripe Add-on is a free plugin to integrate payments with the form submission. You can collect payments with a simple form on your site. When the user clicks submit it will redirect to PayPal or Stripe payment page.
Each contact form can have its own PayPal & Stripe settings. You can link form items to quantity and pricing. You could also set the item’s name, price, SKU/ID per contact form.