Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Receiving form submissions with Flamingo, part of WordPress Plugins: Contact Forms (2014).
…In my opinion the one major downside to using contact form 7 is that it…sends all submissions to email addresses by default…and does not store the messages within WordPress.…Fortunately, the developer has created a separate plug-in called Flamingo that…integrates automatically with contact form 7 and collects all inbound messages.…So you can still add the feature.…You just have to add another plugin for it to work.…So, because I want the messages to be stored within WordPress…so I can easily access them and I don't have to…worry about email breaking down, I'm going to go to Plugins>Add New, search…for Flamingo, just like the animal, and install the Flamingo Plugin.…
Once activated, Flamingo appears on my admin main menu directly above contact.…And here you see that Flamingo provides me…with two things, address book, and inbound messages.…That's because Flamingo is actually a very rudimentary…CRM system, that stores information on the people…who contact you in an address book and…then link those people to the messages they send.…
- Installing and activating contact-form plugins
- Adding a basic contact form
- Creating advanced fields
- Viewing and exporting form submissions
- Receiving form submissions