Last week I was contacted by a Financial Planning company to help them fix their Contact Form 7 plugin that was not sending emails after it was filled out. This is a fairly common problem with WordPress and in their situation, they happened to be hosting with a basic GoDaddy shared hosting account.
When a client filled out their contact form on the contact page the message was not getting delivered. This was a major problem as they were missing out on critical lead data.
In order to fix this we setup a Mailgun account on behalf of the client. Mailgun is a service that will handle the delivery of your WordPress emails for you so you don’t have to rely on your shared server environment. Configuring Mailgun is fairly easy but does require some DNS changes which we took care of for them.
After setting up Mailgun the contact form emails began sending successfully again.
Categorised in: Wordpress Fixes
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