How to Send Confirmation Emails to Users using Contact Form 7 in WordPress

If you’re using Contact Form 7 on your WordPress website, you might want to send a confirmation email to users who submit their contact information. This not only lets them know that their message has been received, but it also provides a professional touch to your website. Fortunately, this can be easily achieved using a few lines of code.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to send a confirmation email to users using Contact Form 7 in WordPress.

Step 1: Adding the Code

First, you need to add the following code to your functions.php file in your WordPress theme:

add_action( 'wpcf7_before_send_mail', 'wp_daily_send_email_to_user' );
function wp_daily_send_email_to_user($cf7)
    $submission = WPCF7_Submission::get_instance();

    if (empty($submission->get_posted_data('your-email'))){
        return $cf7;
    $message = 'Thank you for your message';
    $subject = 'Contact Request On WP Daily';
    $to = $submission->get_posted_data('your-email');
    wp_mail($to, $subject, $message);
    return $cf7;

This code hooks into the wpcf7_before_send_mail action in Contact Form 7 and sends a confirmation email to the user who submitted the form.

Step 2: Customizing the Email

You can customize the email message and subject by changing the values in the $message and $subject variables, respectively.

Step 3: Testing the Form

To test the form, simply submit a contact form on your website. If everything is set up correctly, you should receive a confirmation email shortly after submitting the form.

Note: In order for this code to work, you must have the “Your Email” field in your contact form. Also, make sure that the email settings in your WordPress installation are properly configured.

Additionally, if you want to send a copy of the confirmation email to yourself or someone else, you can add another line to the wp_mail() function with the email address(es) separated by commas.

It’s always a good idea to send a confirmation email to users who submit their contact information on your website. This not only provides a professional touch to your website but also ensures that users receive a confirmation of their message. With this simple code, you can set up an email confirmation system for users who submit contact forms on your WordPress website using the Contact Form 7 plugin.

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