Contact Form Problems. Help!

wordpress

#1

Hi,

I am making a small site just for experience purposes, and am struggling to get a contact form working. The site is hosted on Dreamhost, the domain is on Hover and I am trying to send the email from my Wordpress site with my gmail email address. I am currently using contact form 7, which which is known to have problems on Dreamhost but whenever I search of other forms to use, it always comes back to CF7.

I have been researching this for days, and every solution for this problem hasn’t worked. I am currently (unsuccessfully) configuring an SMTP plugin, which is what I am seeing everywhere on the internet, but configuration I have tried with it has failed. I keep getting a “The following recipients failed” error in the debut output of WP SMTP. Any help would be appreciated at this point.

Thanks


#2

the SMTP plugin is going to be your best bet if you can get it working. Do you have a gmail account? if so, try using your gmail account as the SMTP server. I think the settings are something like:
HOST: smtp.gmail.com
SMTP Security: SSL
PORT: 465
SMTP Authentication: Yes

then your username and password to your gmail account.
If that works, it will get you started and you can cross a few things off your list as now working


#3

Okay, so I got the test to work with that configuration. Now should CF7 work now, or is there more setup that I need to do?


#4

send an email to yourself from the contact form and see if it works


#5

Ah yes, okay it does. :slight_smile: thanks for your help, I thought I tried to to that earlier but I guess I never did! It’s so nice to finally move on to the next part of my site.