Can I move my Licenses to other sites

If you are a current CF7 Skins customer, you can change any licenses to another site at any time.

Follow these steps to change the site where your license is activated

1. Login to your cf7skins.com Account. You will find links to your downloads and licenses there.

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2. Click on the View Licenses link for the license you wish to move.

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3. Click on Manage Sites.

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4. Use the Add Site button to add your new site URL.

You can also deactivate an existing install to free up a slot for a another site. For example, you can de-activate an install on http://youroldsite.com and re-activate it on http://yournewsite.com.

Tip: If you move your site after you activate your license, you will need to change the site location in your Account to receive update notifications.

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Can I upgrade my CF7 Skins licenses

Can I upgrade my CF7 Skins licenses

If you are an existing CF7 Skins customer, you can upgrade easily from any current CF7 Skins purchase to just about any other CF7 Skins purchase at any time.

Follow these steps to upgrade

1. Login to your cf7skins.com Account. You will find links to your downloads and licenses there.

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2. Click on the View Licenses link for the purchase you wish to upgrade.

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3. Click on View Upgrades.

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4. Select your preferred Upgrade License option.

You will just need to pay the difference from your current license to upgrade.

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CF7 Skins Styles not applied in my form

For CF7 Skins & it’s Add-ons to work you need to select one of our CF7 Skins Styles.

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Tip: The currently selected Template & Style are shown in red near the top of the Skins metabox.

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We recommend you initially select the Default Style which is the minimum needed to support CF7 Skins our Add-ons CF7 Skins Ready, CF7 Skins Multi & CF7 Skins Logic.

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This lets you see what your form looks like with CF7 Skins added to form styling applied in current WordPress theme.

You can pick any of other CF7 Skins styles if you want which will give significantly more detailed styling of your form.

Tip: We recommend you initially select the Default Style which is the minimum needed to support CF7 Skins.

This lets you see what your form looks like with CF7 Skins added to form styling applied in current WordPress theme.

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How do I create a form with CF7 Skins

What does CF7 Skins do?

CF7 Skins extends the power of Contact Form 7, making it easier for regular WordPress users to create forms using built in Templates, and make them visually appealing with a range of attractive Styles.

Templates

CF7 Skins comes with several commonly used form Templates – like User Registration, Customer Survey, Event Registration, etc.

Each CF7 Skins Template provides the form content and layout required for your form, including both HTML and Contact Form 7 Tags. The template acts as an easy to follow guide, which can be adapted to your particular requirements.

Styles

CF7 Skins also makes it possible for you to beautify your form with CSS styling. It comes with many different Styles that you can choose by simply clicking on them.

Each Style covers the full range of standard form elements available within Contact Form 7.

Skins

Together these Templates and Styles provide Skins for Contact Form 7, hence the name ‘CF7 Skins’.

Each CF7 Skin provides a complete solution for your Contact Form 7 forms.

  1. form content and layout (Template) – HTML
  2. form presentation (Style) – CSS

Template [HTML] + Style [CSS] = Skin

 

CF7 Skins makes it easier for regular WordPress users to create advanced and beautiful forms, using Contact Form 7, without knowing HTML or CSS.

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How does CF7 Skins differ from Contact Form 7?

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins. It allows you to create and embed forms into your WordPress powered website.  It is free to download and quite easy to use for some basic form creation needs.

While Contact Form 7 forms are easy to create and implement – building complex forms and getting them to look how you want does take some skill.

Experienced WordPress users, skilled at using HTML and CSS, are able to style their Contact Form 7 forms to their particular requirements, but this requires a level of skill beyond many people.

CF7 Skins

CF7 Skins extends the power of Contact Form 7, making it easier for regular WordPress users to create complex forms, using built in Templates, and make them visually appealing with a range of attractive Styles.

Together these Templates and Styles provide a complete solution for your Contact Form 7 forms.

  1. form content and layout (Template) – HTML
  2. form presentation (Style) – CSS

Contact Form 7 provides the platform to create forms and CF7 Skins provides building blocks to quickly produce beautiful advanced forms.

What are Templates?

A CF7 Skins Template provides the form content and layout.

The Template section includes a range of commonly used forms.

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Select a Template that is closest to your need.

Once you have found your Template, you can see more about it under Details. Then, click Select to apply it to your form.

Once you select a Template, you can Save it as it is, or modify it to include or exclude fields and text.

Each Template acts as an easy to follow guide, which can be adapted to your particular requirements.

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What are Styles?

CF7 Skins Styles are what makes your form look great – by applying CSS styling to your forms.

This covers things like the color of each title or field, padding around the text, and the changes that occur when you hover over some form elements.

In the Style section, you can find a Style you like by using one of the following filters:

– Featured
– Popular
– Latest

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Or you can use Feature Filter if you are looking for something specific. Finally, there is a Search box at the far right of the screen.

Once you have found a style you like, you can see more about it under Details. Then, click Select to choose the style that will be applied to your form.

The Style will also be applied to any new fields you add to your form.

That’s it! The Style you chose will be applied to your form. You’re ready to Save and see what it looks like.

Tip: If you have multiple forms for your site, any Style can be applied to any Template.

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How do I find & select a Template?

When searching for a Template, choose one that most closely represents the fields that you need for your form.

You can select from the range of templates available, by using one of the following filters:

– Featured
– Popular
– Latest

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Or, use the Feature Filter to drill down into specifics.

Finally, there is a Search box at the far right of the screen.

1. Using the Search option, type in the first two or three letters of what you are looking for. For example, ‘Reg’ will pull up two different Registration forms.

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You can see more about each template under Details.

2. Once you have found a Template that is close to what you want, Select it.

3. Once you select a Template, you can Save it as it is, or modify it to include or exclude fields and text (see How do I edit my CF7 Skin Form).

Note: If you select a different Template, the Form section will be replaced with the new selected template.

Tips:
1. If you think CF7 Skins is missing a popular form, get in touch with support to make a template request.

2. For a full step-by-step on creating and editing your CF7 Skin, check out our Create a form with CF7 Skins tutorial.

How do I find & select a Style?

You can look through the range of Styles using one of the following filters:

– Featured
– Popular
– Latest

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Or, use the Feature Filter to drill down into specifics.

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Finally, there is a Search box at the far right of the screen.

You can see more about each style under Details.

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Once you have found a Style you want to use, Select it and Save your form to apply that style to your form.

Note: You change the Style used on any form at any time by simply selecting the new style and saving your form.

Tip: For a full step-by-step on creating and editing your CF7 Skin, check out our Create a form with CF7 Skins tutorial..

How do I create a form with CF7 Skins?

Once you have downloaded and activated the CF7 Skins plugin, you are ready to get started.

1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and click on Contacts in the admin menu.

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2. Now select an existing Contact Form 7 form or create a new one (see How do I start a form with Contact Form 7).

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3. You can minimize the Form section for the time being by clicking on the arrow button on the far right corner of the Form section. Or you can simply scroll down to the Skins section.

Tip: You can minimize each section (known as a Meta Box in WordPress) by clicking on the arrow button on the far right corner and drag & drop the sections to re-arrange them. Your revised layout will be saved and loaded when you use Contact Form 7.

4. Under the Skins section you can choose a Template or a Style for your form.

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5.  Click the Template tab. Choose one that most closely represents the fields that you need for your form, then click Select. If you’d like to see some more information on this template first, click Details.

6. Once you select a Template, you can Save it as it is, or modify it to include or exclude fields and text (see How do I edit my CF7 Skin Form).

7. Click the Style tab. Find a style that you like and click Select.

8. After selecting a Template and Style for your form, you need to scroll up to the top of the page and click Save.

9. After you click Save, underneath the name of your form, you will see a code snippet that would look something like this:

[contact-form-7 id="1541" title=“My Form"]

This code snippet is called a Shortcode – you need to highlight and copy this code.

10. Go to the post or page in your WordPress Admin where you want to add your form. Paste the Shortcode in the location where you want your form to be displayed.

11. Save your post or page, and then visit that page or post on your WordPress website to see your form in action.