Send Contact Form 7 submissions to hundreds of apps using Zoho Flow

Send Contact Form 7 submissions to hundreds of apps using Zoho Flow

Contact Form 7 is one of WordPress's most downloaded plugins for creating customized forms. Once set up, this plugin will send you an email—with the submitted details—every time someone fills out your form.

These forms are a great way to collect information from your audience. But as data from submissions piles up in your inbox, managing it becomes tedious. You'll have to sift through emails, analyze data, and move it all to the right place. You can spend hours of your time doing this manually—or just use Zoho Flow to automate the data transfer.

Zoho Flow lets you set up workflows that run in the background, moving data from your form to other applications automatically. As soon as a form entry is made, your flows will do all the work for you. Creating leads in CRM, adding subscribers to mailing lists, moving data to a spreadsheet—Flow acts as the central hub that gets data from Contact Form 7 and moves it to different apps exactly the way you want it to. This means that even if you don't receive the email from Contact Form 7, you won't have to worry about losing any data.

In this article, we'll guide you through the process of bringing data from Contact Form 7 to Zoho Flow.

How does it work?

The Zoho Flow plugin for WordPress can help bring in data from your Contact Form 7 configuration. Once you install the Zoho Flow plugin to your WordPress account, you’re ready to use Contact Form 7, and other supported WordPress plugins, as triggers for your flows. Then, every time an entry is made, data will be sent to Flow, and you can move it to other applications at your convenience.


  1. Your WordPress account must have the Contact Form 7 plugin installed.
  2. Your WordPress account must have the Zoho Flow plugin installed. 
  3. A Zoho Flow account.

How to set up the data transfer

Once you have the Contact Form 7 plugin installed on your WordPress account, create a form. Then follow the steps below to set up the integration.

Setting up the Zoho Flow plugin (5 minutes) 

  1. Log in to your WordPress account.
  2. On the WP Admin page, in the sidebar menu, navigate to Plugins > Add new.
  3. Search for 'Zoho Flow' using the search bar.
  4. Click Install now, and when the installation is finished, click Activate to activate the plugin in your WordPress account. Now the Zoho Flow menu will show up in the sidebar menu.

  5. From the sidebar menu, navigate to Zoho Flow > Contact Form 7.

  6. Click +New API Key. Provide a short description for the API key.

  7. Copy the API key and click OK.

Setting up your flow (5 minutes)

  1. Log in to your Zoho Flow account.
  2. In the My Flows section, click Create Flow in the top right corner, or the + button on the left.
  3. Enter the flow name and a description (optional), then click Create to be directed to your builder screen
  4. Click Configure in the App trigger box.

  5. Select Contact Form 7 and click Next.
  6. Choose Form entry made.
  7. Click Connect to create a new connection.

  8. Paste the API key that you copied earlier from the Zoho Flow plugin in the API Key field. Also, enter the Base URL. Click Authorize.
  9. Choose your form, then click Done. Now that you have set up the trigger, you can add actions to it.
  10. Once you’ve finished setting up the flow, switch it on.

Note: Your browser and WordPress installation must support TLS v1.2 to work with Zoho Flow.

We're always excited to talk about app integration and business automation solutions. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

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