Please note you will need the following plugins installed to completely automate the process of collection of contracts using Contact Form 7 and WP E-Signature.
WP E-Signature (Plus or Elite license)
Stand Alone Document (comes with above licenses)
*An Elite or Plus license is required and can be purchased at www.approveme.com
Imagine trying to defend yourself in front a judge with nothing but a non-legally binding contract. Your estranged client is claiming that they should not have to pay their invoice, even though you did all the work, and there is a document with their name on it.
“Sorry. There’s nothing I can do. This contract is not valid.”
Something like this can ruin your business, even though you have done absolutely nothing wrong.
The E-Signing industry has a long set of strict rules and regulations that all documents must follow. That goes for all invoices, contracts, and agreements that your business may use.
Instead of guessing whether or not your documents are valid, take the steps to guarantee that they are.
The ApproveMe WP E-Signature Plugin for Contact Form 7 turns your website into a court recognized legal document signing application.
There’s no doubt that Contact Form 7 is a fantastic plugin. It’s able to automate tasks on your site and make gathering user data quite simple. However, it’s important to note that signing legally binding contracts is NOT what they specialize in. That’s where we step in.
The WP E-Signature Plugin for Contact Form 7 ensures that every single contract, form or invoice submitted through Contact Form 7 is 100% UETA/ESIGN compliant.
No more questioning whether or not your forms are legal. Plus, you’ll never need to pay another third-party signing service ever again.
Our team has put a lot of time into building a system that follows all of the rules and regulations of the e-signing industry, not just in the United States, but all over the world.
You have the right to control your user experience.
Most Signature Plugins & Add-Ons only record the details of signatures and send them to your FTP server as image files.
These image files (of your client’s legal signature) are made EASILY accessible to FTP intruders. Other E-sign plugins are not legally binding (and certainly not UETA/ESIGN compliant) because they fail to address most of the industry’s laws and regulations.
Any dispute over your contracts would not be in your favor. If you or a client ever fell victim to fraud or identity theft, you would not have much to stand on. Why risk it?
Some of the Powerful Features of ApproveMe’s E-Sign Plugin for Contact Form 7:
We keep our plugin 100% compliant with the most current e-signing laws. Rest easy knowing that any form or document signed with this plugin will stand up in court.
Unique Signer Downloads
Secure your PDF downloads. Only when the sender is logged in and when the signer uses their unique download invitation can a contract be downloaded.
Encrypted Data Storage
Unlike other plugins, we never store data on easily accessible FTP servers. We encrypt and store data in different strategic locations in your database. Everything is fully secure.
In fact, if a hacker were to even attempt to unencrpyt you data, the entire file would destroy itself. We invested heavily into the security of this plugin so that your documents will be completely safe.
Instant Trigger Redirects
Redirect your signers to their contracts immediately after filling out a form. This will help move your clients down the funnel without forgetting any steps or getting confused by directions. It will be much easier to get your contracts signed.
Get your contracts signed from anywhere. Our plugin works with all desktop and mobile browsers for both Android and iOS devices including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.
Dynamic Form Fields
Take sections on info from your forms and dynamically insert them into your contracts. Now all of your contracts will be customized for your clients.
Signing Reminder Emails
Having trouble getting your client’s signature? Set up automatic reminder emails to make sure they sign. You choose the trigger date and frequency. The plugin does the rest.
Zero Monthly Fees Per User + Unlimited Users
There are no limits to how many contracts you can create. Everyone on your team can have access to the plugin. We simply don’t believe in limits, or hidden fees.
Secure your contracts and rest easy. click here for a demo
Need Customer Support?
To prevent support tickets from getting lost in the abyss, we created a full support resource on our website. (There is no support offered on the wordpress.org forum.)
Simply log into your account and submit a support ticket www.approveme.com/support and we’ll do our best to help you out.
Have non-support related questions? Feel free to contact us on our contact form page.
As an extra bonus for getting this far, here’s a resource we created to show you the importance of contract security:
To see Contact Form 7 to WP E-Signature in action see the demo video below:
*Although the WP E-Signature Plugin will meet the requirements of the vast majority of e-signature laws, it is up to the end user to verify legality in their country of business.
Additional important PDF capabilities and workflows for Contact Form 7 Signature Add-On
- Fully automate the signature collection procedure for your individual or small company
- Download a copy of the signed document from your website as a PDF
- Sync your Dropbox account with a Signed PDF
- Email yourself and the signer a copy of the PDF which is UETA/ESIGN compliant
Your own WordPress website stores and encrypts all documents (not a random third party site)
Find out more details about document security of the WP E-Signature here: Security UETA/E SIGN Protection
7 Ways to Protect Your Company from Contracts That Aren’t Binding
An active WP E-Signature business license is necessary for the Contact Form 7 Signature plugin to function. To get yours, you can simply buy a copy at (www.approveme.com)
Zero Monthly Expenses • UETA & ESIGN Compliant • Legally Binding • 100% Money Back Guarantee
Every signed document could be saved as a PDF, placed in an email, instantly synced to a Dropbox account and much more! You choose exactly how you want it to work!
An up to date Ultimate, Business or Pro License is needed for ApproveMe’s Contact Form 7 Signature plugin to run smoothly
Where do I go for help on additional pre-sale questions?
Please feel free to contact us at anytime with any additional questions you might have at our contact form page.
How it Works:
*The plugin for Contact Form 7 is easy to setup. With an active ApproveMe Plus or Elite license, you can instantly produce legally binding (court accepted) contracts utilizing completed Contact Form 7 data and require your Contact Form 7 submitter to add their signature to your WP E Signature generated contract.
This plugin is perfect for Freelancers, Web Designers, Photographers and Small Business owners who want to simplify and secure their contract generation process.*
This plugin is amazing for Freelancers, Web Designers, Photographers and Small Business owners who want to simplify their contract generation process.
Get started by following these steps to set up your Contact Form 7 Signature Plugin
ApproveMe’s WP E-Signature requires a few more plugins/add-ons to help you release the full power and automate Contact Form 7 as well as Digital Signatures that are legally binding. The following plugins are required:
- Contact Form 7
- WP E Signature (Plus or Elite license)
- E-Signature Add-ons Pack (comes with your license above)
- [Signature Add-On by ApproveMe](this plugin)
Input your ApproveMe license
After buying a license from ApproveMe, you must input your new license key to launch upgrades and access technical support.
Log into your account to download your license key ApproveMe account here (your password is included in the receipt emailed to you)
Set up a blank WordPress page
Once the WP E-Signature plugins and add-ons have been installed and your configurations are saved, you must set up a blank WordPress webpage for every Stand Alone Document (or contract) you will be producing/sending to your form submitters.
Discover more about Stand Alone Documents by visiting this helpful article
Set up a Stand Alone Document
Using your new blank WordPress page, you will then need to produce a Stand Alone Document and then connect the WordPress page to our Stand Alone Document.
Find out more about Stand Alone Documents by visiting documentation page for this add-on.
(optional) Input Contact User Details into a Contract
This step will change depending on what you want for the desired outcome. WP E-Signature is triggered once a Contact Form is submitted. You’ve got the power to incorporate Contact Form user info (which was inputted from the customer once the form was submitted) into a brand new custom contract form which will either be emailed to the customer or shown to the customer after they submit the form.
How to use Contact Form 7 to add form fields details into a contract
Go to the Signer Input Fields/Custom Fields symbol and choose “Contact Form Data”.
Choose the Contact Form that you’ve already made (and want to link with your contract form) using the drop down option list.
Pick the field info you want to include in your new contract.
A shortcode is created using this data. Don’t worry — your customer will only see the real field value when signing your contract.
You can easily transfer the shortcode to any place in your contract form. It will show the customer’s provided info anywhere the shortcode is found.
Select your document preferences and save settings
Once you’ve inserted all the required contract text and linked your WP form fields to your Stand Alone Document, it’s time to choose your document settings.
Important note: Before you can post your contract form, you must link your Stand Alone Document to the blank WordPress webpage you made previously for your contract. Do this by looking for and choosing the webpage from the “Display on this page” drop down option list found under the “Document Options” area.
We decided NOT to include this page in your nav menu since it will be connected to a Contact Form and will not work properly unless it has the field values of that submitted Contact Form.
Almost there… (halfway done)
Once you’ve published your Stand Alone Document, you’re halfway done. In the next step you have to pick your “trigger” and “action” selections for this document in Contact Form 7.
Select LET’S GO NOW! to establish those final Contact Form 7 preferences.
Finalize creating the Contact Form 7 workflow/trigger
Almost there! Now all you need to do is select your contract and your preferred actions once the workflow is activated.
Go to the “Forms” tab located in the WordPress control panel.
Select the form you attached to the Stand Alone Document.
Choose the “E-Signature” choice within the form options and specify the remaining options.
Now You’re done!
To see a live demo of the Contact Form 7 to WP E-Signature visit:
Contributors & Developers
“Contact Forms 7 Digital Signature Add-On” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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FIX: Some minor bugs
ADDED : Rating widget
FIX : Multiple file upload display issue
FIX : Some other minor bugs.
FIX : Image location issue
FIX : Some other minor bugs.
ADDED: License information updated.
FIX: E-mail field not clickable issue
FIX: Fix underline display issue
FIX: Some other minor issue
ADDED: Bulk field shortcode insert option
FIX: Dropdown field linebreak issue
FIX: Blank reminder settings issue
FIX: WP Rocket plugin conflict
FIX: Some other minor bugs.
Version 18.104.22.168 – Merch 17, 2021
FIX: Displaying zero in agreement contract.
Version 22.214.171.124 – February 01, 2021
ADDED : New landing page added after activating plugin
Version 126.96.36.199 – January 04, 2021
ADDED : Line break support for textarea field.
FIX : Duplicate agreement issue.
FIX : Cookie conflict .
FIX : Some other minor issues.
Version 188.8.131.52 – November 10, 2020
FIX: Fatal error resolved when core and business pack inactive.
FIX : Cf7 almost done screen redirect issue.
FIX: After submit “Contact form” it is stuck on “Loading” page
FIX : Undefined index bug
FIX : Deprecated Cod while adding cf7 shortcode
Version 184.108.40.206 – September 1, 2020
FIX: Icon display issue.
FIX : some minor bugs.
Version 220.127.116.11 – June 2, 2020
ADDED: Support snippet in about page.
Version 18.104.22.168 – January 14, 2020
FIX: cf7 checkbox list value display issue
FIX: Contact Form 7 MailChimp Extension conflict
Version 22.214.171.124 – June 25, 2018
FIX: Demo video for plugins is not getting start after click on Play icon
Version 126.96.36.199 – April 19, 2018
FIX: Improved CSS
ADDED: Multiple field value adding into document title
Version 188.8.131.52 – January 31, 2018
FIX: showing value bug fixed in case of disabling cf7 core
FIX: undefined form issue fixed
Version 184.108.40.206 – October 9, 2017
ADDED: Validation message when Signer name & Signer Email address is missing
Version 220.127.116.11 – Septemeber 12, 2017
FIX: Added compatibility with contact form 7 ajax submission
Version 1.5.1 – August 10, 2017
ADDED: Ability to be able to insert data in the title of a Stand alone document
FIX: Notice message display after submit form
FIX: Storing data in e-signature with form integrations
March 13, 2017 – FIX: Bug with contact form custom field used as signature legal name and e-mail address.
March 9, 2017 – FIX: Fatal Error Bug
March 7, 2017 – Live version released on WordPress.org