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WordPress. How to deal with [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] error

This tutorial shows how to deal with Contact form 7 “Not Found” error in WordPress.

WordPress. How to deal with [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] error

Contact form is set up with Contact-form-7 plugin. First you create the desired layout and fields and then shortcode for this form is generated. It will be used in the page to display the form itself.

Contact form 7 “Not Found” error might appear in the page though:


It means the shortcode used is incorrect. The error can be resolved with the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Pages> All pages> select the page with the form (usually that is ‘Contacts’). Locate the shortcode used for the contact form in there. It should be replaced with correct shortcode.

  2. Open Contacts> Contact Forms section. There will be a list of available forms to use. Refer the shortcode tab there and copy the value:


  3. Get back to the Contact page. Delete the old value and paste the correct shortcode instead. Update modifications and view the results.

Contact form appears on the page now.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

WordPress. How to deal with [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] error

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