I’m unable to update my licensed plugin

If you’re unable to update your licensed plugin, it might be because you have moved your site after installing the plugin.

Follow the following steps to check if this is the issue:

1. Login to your cf7skins.com Account. You will find the list of your purchases there.

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2. Click on the View Licenses link for the license you are having problem with.

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3. Click on Manage Sites.

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If you do not see the current site you’re using on the list, you need to move your license to the correct site.

If your site does appear on the list, the problem might be something else. Contact us at CF7 Skins Premium Email Support

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

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 preview what my form will look like?

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.

How do I preview what my form will look like?

When selecting a Template or Style for your form, you can click on the Details link to get more information about that template or style.

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From there, you can click on Expanded View to see a larger view of the template or style.

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If you want to see what it will actually look like on your website, follow these steps:

1. After selecting a Template and Style for your form, Save your CF7 Skin.

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2. At the top of the page under the title of your form, you will see a code snippet that looks something like:

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

Highlight this code (it’s called a Shortcode) and copy it.

3. Then go to the page or post you are creating in your WordPress Admin area and paste the Shortcode into your content where you wan the form to appear.

4. On the right hand side under Publish, click Preview Changes to see your form in action.

If your not happy with what you see, all you have to do is to edit your form or select a different Style. Your changes will be applied to the form displayed on your post or page.

How do I save my CF7 Skin?

After you have selected a Template and a Style, scroll to the top and click the Save button.

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This will save the form that you just created using CF7 Skins.

Now to make your form to appear on your post/page:

1. After you save your form, a code snippet will appear under the main title of your form.

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2. Highlight this code (called a Shortcode) and copy it.

3. Go back to the post/page you are working on, copy the Shortcode into your content where you want your form to appear.

4. After you Save your post/page, the form will now appear.

How do I edit my CF7 Skins Form?

Each Template acts as an easy to follow guide, which can be adapted to your particular requirements. You can adjust the layout of your form by simply moving form fields around or you might copy a field similar to what you want and then change it to suit your needs.

If you haven’t selected a Template yet, choose one that has fields closest to what you want in your finished form.

1. Scroll up to the Form section on your screen.

As soon as you select a Template, the Form Editor will be automatically filled with required HTML tags and Contact Form 7 Tags.

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2. Copy and paste lines within the form.

Most users find they can adjust a Template to their requirements by simply copying & pasting.

a. If you are removing fields:

Highlight the line and delete it.

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b. If you are adding fields:

Pick a field similar to what you want, highlight and copy it to where you want and then change it to suit your needs.

Tip: If you want to copy a Fieldset section – be sure to grab everything between the <fieldset> <fieldset/> tags.

3. Use the Generate Tag button to revise Contact Form 7 Tags.

Contact Form 7 Tags have rather complex syntax, but you don’t have to learn it. You can use the Generate Tag tool to generate as many tags as you want. Replace an existing tag with a new one you’ve created.

Review Contact Form 7’s documentation on Tag Syntax. This will let you know which tags and fields you can add to your form.

Tip: To check if you are changing the right text, try saving the form and previewing it after each change.

4. After you have made any changes, remember to Save!

Note: If you select a different template, it will replace the Form section with the new selected template.

Tip: Find another Template that has the field you are looking for.  Copy the line from the Form section, then paste it into the form you are creating. Don’t forget to save your changes after adding the new field.

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What are the benefits of CF7 Skins Pro?

The free version of CF7 Skins is a fully functional plugin on its own, with a range of commonly used Templates & Styles bundled in it.

The premium version, CF7 Skins Pro, offers a wider range of more complex Templates & Styles. It also entitles you to email based support.

Tip: CF7 Skins Pro is also required to access the CF7 Skins range of Add-ons which all require purchase of CF7 Skins Pro to be used.

License & Payment information

License

Your license is valid for one year from the purchase date. An active license key is needed for ongoing access to plugin updates and email support. You will need to renew your license to continue receiving updates and support (discounted renewal rates are available).

After purchasing, you’ll receive a Licence Key via email (or you can visit your Account). The key can be activated from within the plugin or via your account. Keys can also be deactivated from within the plugin or via your account, and re-activated on another site if needed.

Support

If you have a current licence you’ll be able to use our Support page to contact us for help. Premium Email Support is provided to deal with questions and problems from users with an active license key. See our Support Policy for details on the type of questions we can help with.

Updates

An automatic updater is included with the plugin. In order for the updater to work, you need to have a valid license key linked to the website where the plugin is installed.

You will receive notification of plugin updates just like you’re used to with plugins available from the WordPress Plugin Repository. We provide identical update support, although the plugin will be updated from our website instead of wordpress.org.

Note: 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.

Renewals

When it’s time to renew, you get a discount! Your license can be renewed annually at a substantial discount of the price at the time of renewal. We’ll send you an email in advance of your license expiring with instructions on how to renew.

Payments

Our secure payment methods include Visa, MasterCard and Paypal. We are limited to online payments only, we are not be able to accept a money order, accept checks or receive phone orders.

Refunds

If you are not happy with our product or service, let us know within 30 days of purchase and we’ll refund you.

Can I upgrade my license later?

Yes – you can upgrade your license and only pay the price difference from your current license.

Will you automatically charge my credit card for renewal after 1 year?

No – we’ll send you an email before your renewal date with instructions on how to renew at a discount.

What counts as a site?

Any time you activate the plugin license on a site with a new URL, that counts as a site.

But local URLs (such as localhost, 10.0.0.0/8, 172.16.0.0/12, 192.168.0.0/16, .dev, and .local) do not count towards the activation limits of the license. So, for example, http://yoursite1.com and http://yoursite2.com would be two sites but http://dev.yoursite.com and http://yoursite.com would be only site.

Can I use the Personal license on multi-site?

Yes – you will need a license for each website on a multi-site on which the plugin is used.

Can I deactivate installs?

Yes – you can get a list of your currently active installs and deactivate them anytime at your Account.

Does deactivating an install free up some of my install limit?

Yes – when you deactivate an install, it frees up a slot for a another install. For example, you activate an install on http://youroldsite.com. You then de-activate your install and re-install it on http://yournewsite.com.

Can I move licenses to another site?

Yes – 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.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes – you can get a full refund within 30 days of purchase – you just need to ask.

Other pre-sale questions

Feel free to contact us if you have other unanswered questions.

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How do I start a form with Contact Form 7?

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

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2. If your form is in English, click the Add New button. Or, select the language you are looking for.

3. At the top of the page, replace Untitled with a name for your form.

Add a title to your new form

What is the Form section?

The Form section (also known as the Form Editor or Form editing field) is where you can edit your form’s content & layout within the Contact Form 7 plugin interface – see Contact Form 7 Admin Screen.

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When you select a Template, the Form section is populated for you. Each template acts as an easy to follow guide, which can be adapted by the user to their particular requirements.

You can use HTML tags and Contact Form 7 form-tags here. You can also use Generate Tag (known as the Tag Generator) to generate form-tags without any pre-knowledge of them.

For most fields, it’s pretty straight forward and you can customize the text around the form, such as ‘Your Message’ could be ‘Say hi!’.

If you have any issues with the content or basic fields (not the style) in your form, the Form section is the first spot to look!

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How to add a form into a WordPress post or page?

1. After you save your form, a code snippet will appear under the main title of your form.

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2. Highlight this code (called a Shortcode) and copy it.

3. Edit the WordPress page or post where you want the form. Paste the Shortcode into your content where you want your form to appear.

4. After you Save your post/page, the form will now appear.