Creating Custom Warnings and Conditions for Contact Form 7

The most Contact Form plugin for WordPress is Contact Form 7, indeed. It has very simple structure and shortcode logic. By default it offers very simple features, meanwhile there are a lot of custom addons for it.

Sometimes i need to put some unique custom rule inside Contact Form 7, without finding corresponding addon.

Here is how i do this:

Let’s say that we have created new form via wp-admin left menu -> contact -> new form.

We have dropdown selection component there.

<p>Select the product you are interested in:
[select* product-name id:product_name include_blank "Product A" "Product B"]
</p>

So, we want that custom warning or information box to appear if a client chooses “Product B”.

Here is how to do that:

  1. We add hidden information box inside Contact Form.
  2. Write small jQuery code directly for Contact Form textarea which will implement the logic.
....
<p>Select the product you are interested in:
[select* product-name id:product_name include_blank "Product A" "Product B"]
</p>

<p style="display:none;background: #b0ffb0;padding: 10px;border-radius: 5px;" id="product_b_box">You can find more information about Product B in this <a href="#">FAQ</a>.</p>

<p>[submit "Send"]</p>

<script>
jQuery("#product_nam").change(function(){
if (jQuery(this).val().indexOf("Product B")>-1){
jQuery("#product_b_box").show();
} else {jQuery("#product_b_box").hide();}
});
</script>

That’s all. Now you will get the view like this:

Contact form 7 custom javascript

And just in case, here is how Contact Form editor should look like after this implementation:

Contact form 7 custom javascript - editor side

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