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Contact form to Flamingo

Contact Form 7 to Flamingo

Contact forms are a basic functionality in almost every website – and getting leads is one of the key targets for most commercial websites.

Contact Form 7 by Takayuki Miyoshi is one of the most popular wordpress plugins in general an also specifically as a contact form plugin.

The problem:
Sometimes mail doesn’t work / goes to spam folder / get’s missed.

The Solution:
Save all your leads on top of them being sent to you. There are a multitude of options here (CRM’s, plugins), I found that Flamingo meets the needs of most small/medium sized websites.

Flamingo was made by the same guy who created Contact Form 7 so they work seamlessly together.

Once installing the plugin, you don’t have to do anything, all the leads are recorded into your site.

There are a few advanced settings if you’d like, these are added in the additional settings tab:

flamingo_email: "[the-email-field]"
flamingo_name: "[the-name-field]"
flamingo_subject: "[the-subject-field]"

And you can use plain text and mail tags:

flamingo_name: "[first-name-field] [last-name-field]"

Plugin page

Plugin Documentation

Go ahead, install the flamingo plugin and never loose a lead!

4 comments

    1. Hi Ralf, the additional setting to flamingo don’t add additional fields but ovveride the current ones. So, for example, if on your form you don’t have a “subject” field, you can set one up in flamingo:
      flamingo_subject: “[whichever field you want]”
      You can also just enter a string of text.
      Hope that answers your question.
      Dan

  1. Hi Dan, thanks for your reply. Yes, that is what you described in your post and what I have done, with variables and a string. But in Flamingo, in the list of submissions, I see no difference. Maybe these changes only affect new submissions? Yes! I tried now and submitted a new message. This appears correctly in Flamingo, the old ones are still the same. Perhaps worth mentioning in your post.

    Would you know of a way to change the existing entries, other than search/replace in the DB? Thank you!

    1. Hi Ralf, correct, this only applies for leads going forward and does not change the old ones. I’m not sure there is a way to change except for updating the DB as you mentioned.

      Dan

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