Wordpress: Contact Form 7 SMS
The first answer is a resounding “Yes”. You can absolutely set up Contact Form 7 to send SMS. Even better, it’s only a 2 minute job which doesn’t involve messing about with the code. It’s all done from the Contact menu in your Wordpress site.
It’s very basic really, you set up Contact Form 7 to send and email to Clockwork’s email to SMS function and it’s automatically converted to SMS and sent to the relevant network/ mobile phone.
I’ll assume you have Contact Form 7 installed and have a Clockwork SMS API account. If not, then you’ll need to do those tasks first.
So here we go, Contact Form 7 SMS, you’ll need to include
- The destination mobile phone number in the "To" field as part of an email address as follows: 07741234567@YourApiKey.clockworksms.com
- Your email address in the "From" field. The one you signed up to mediaburst with. We need this to identify the incoming email.
- The text message content in the email body (ideally less than 160 characters).
You can see this in action here.
I’ve used the Mail (2) section of Contact Form 7 because I only want summarised information sent via SMS to my mobile, the full contact form submission is still sent via email as usual.
And the second answer is also “Yes”. Clockwork can send the message to just about any country in the world, just make sure you prefix your mobile number with the relevant international dialling code.
And that’s how to set up Contact Form 7 SMS, couldn’t be easier.