Using the popular Contact form 7 WordPress Plugin? The latest update has a new feature called “Validating the Contact Form 7”
It seems that the Contact Form 7 plugin author has not clearly explained how to resolve configuration errors.
If you are seeing “This contact form has a configuration error.” messages and want to fix them, here’s how
Mail Contact Form 7 Settings
Basically, the new validator is complaining for Mail settings for optional fields, confusing part is where it says “This field can be empty depending on user input”
To fix this: press on Mail Tab, and insert any text in to those optional fields making sure that they are not empty.
Note: these Mail settings are not visible to your website visitors and are only related to you receiving the message in your inbox. So you can put any text you want in to the fields, for example insert the text ‘Subject:’ so the field is NOT empty.
This email address does not belong to the same domain as the site
If the email address you specify for receiving emails is not using the same domain address as your current installation, then you will see this error message. NOTE: for 99% cases, this is NOT an error per se (its just that CF7 plugin validation feature picks it up as an error). Because you can send an email to any email client you want.
To remedy this error: change the email address you receive your contact form messages, making sure that it matches the email address that contains your domain name being the same as your WordPress installation. However, you can leave the email address unchanged if you really want to get your emails to another email client (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail or others), and simply ignore the error message if you want to receive your messages using external email address.
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