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Simple Email Form


Easily add a simple email contact form to your WordPress site.


  • Easily add the simple email form to a page or post using the shortcode “[simple-email-form]”.
  • Add simple email form to a template using the “simple-email-form” action.
  • Customize the template by adding simple-email-form.php to your theme.
  • Ability to display your email address above the form (optional, your email address is encoded with HTML entities if shown).
  • Google reCAPTCHA (optional).
  • Responsive, so it looks good on any device.
  • Client and server side validation.
  • AJAX form submission.
  • Scripts and Styles are minified and only loaded when used.


  • Simple Email Form options page.

  • Simple Email Form in action using the Twenty Sixteen theme.


1. Upload to your plugins folder, usually `wp-content/plugins/`

The plugin is in the form of a directory called ‘simple-email-form’.

2. Activate the plugin on the plugin screen.

3. Change settings on the “Settings > Simple Email Form” options screen.


March 6, 2017
Nice and clean. Simple Code fits autmatically in theme-design. Easy adjustments can be done via template-structure. Thats what I was looking for. Thanks.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Email Form” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Simple Email Form” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • First Stable version


  • Rewrote plugin to work with latest version of WordPress (4.6.1).
  • Removed TinyMCE button to insert shortcode.
  • Replaced captcha with Google reCAPTCHA v2.
  • Added AJAX form submission.


  • Fixed bugs with some translations (updated .pot).
  • Added language code support for Google Recaptcha.
  • Fixed bug with new lines in email message body.


  • Fixed missing translation (updated .pot).
  • Fixed email subject encoding issue.
  • Added “simple-email-form-headers” filter.

  • v2.0.3 =

  • Changed text domain from “simple-email-form” to “snsimple-email” for easier WP translations.

  • v2.0.4 =

  • Added German translation (thanks @bwaack).

  • Fixed issue with right border of input/textarea sometimes getting cutoff.