WordPress developer Munir Kamal has launched a brand new plugin referred to as CF7 Blocks that does precisely what it says within the identify. It brings blocks to certainly one of WordPress’ most beloved plugins, which has stored the identical acquainted interface and has not but adopted the block editor.
The Contact Form 7 plugin was created by WordPress developer Takayuki Miyoshi, who has devotedly stored it up to date for the previous 15 years. His stalwart dedication to keeping it free forever is without doubt one of the causes it has grown to greater than 5 million lively installs. The developer group has constructed tons of of integrations and extensions for CF7 as a result of customers discovered it simple to construct kinds with its easy interface.
CF7 customers at present edit kinds within the plugin’s devoted interface. The plugin additionally features a block, so customers can return to the block editor and choose a kind to embed.
The brand new CF7 Blocks plugin makes it attainable to edit CF7 kinds utilizing WordPress’ default editor, as a substitute of getting to mess with shortcodes and HTML. It nonetheless has its personal devoted Contact kind enhancing web page, besides with the flexibility to customise fields as blocks. New kinds will use the block interface and previous ones can nonetheless be edited utilizing CF7’s default HTML editor.
CF7 Blocks gives a extra intuitive expertise with pre-made kind templates that can robotically insert the required blocks so customers don’t have to start out from scratch.
Within the block settings, customers can simply customise the textual content of the labels, enter a price for placeholders, toggle the label on or off, mark fields as required, customise dimensions, and extra. Fields can simply be dragged and dropped for re-ordering, a characteristic that’s particularly helpful with lengthier, extra advanced kinds.
One helpful characteristic is that kind fields can simply be reworked into different fields with the clicking of a button, making it simple to customise a kind when the pre-set templates aren’t precisely what is required.
In the identical custom of Contact Type 7, CF7 Blocks is accessible at no cost within the WordPress plugin listing. The plugin additionally has its personal website the place customers can subscribe to get updates and discover out what’s coming quickly. Kamal stated customers can anticipate extra fields to be added to the plugin in future releases past the usual fields that include Contact Type 7. Design choices for visually styling and customizing kinds are one other characteristic on the roadmap for CF7 Blocks.