How to get posted data from cf7 form?

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Contact Form 7 (CF7) is a popular plugin in WordPress for creating and managing forms. To retrieve posted data from a CF7 form submission, you can use hooks and filters provided by CF7. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Use CF7 Hooks:

CF7 provides hooks that allow you to add custom functionality when a form is submitted. You’ll be able to access the submitted form data through these hooks.

Add Custom Code:

Add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file or a custom plugin:

// Hook into CF7's form submission
add_action('wpcf7_before_send_mail', 'custom_cf7_submission_handler');

function custom_cf7_submission_handler($contact_form) {
    // Get form submission data
    $submission = WPCF7_Submission::get_instance();

    if ($submission) {
        // Get posted data
        $posted_data = $submission->get_posted_data();

        // Now you can access and process the submitted data
        if (isset($posted_data['your_field_name'])) {
            $submitted_value = $posted_data['your_field_name'];
            // Process the value as needed

In the above code, replace 'your_field_name' with the actual name of the field you want to retrieve data from.

Customize and Process Data:

Inside the custom_cf7_submission_handler function, you can access the submitted data and process it as needed. You can use the $posted_data array to retrieve the values of specific fields.

Remember that the field names are case-sensitive and should match the names you set in your CF7 form.

Advanced Processing:

Depending on your requirements, you can perform various actions with the submitted data, such as sending it to a database, sending emails, or integrating with third-party services.


Test the form submission to make sure your custom code is properly retrieving and processing the submitted data.

Remember that modifying plugin behavior with custom code might require periodic updates as the plugin evolves. Additionally, always keep backups of your code and test any changes in a safe environment before applying them to a live site.