Multilingual Contact Form 7 with Polylang


This plugin makes it possible to use Contact Form 7 forms on multilingual pages by using Polylang and its string translations.

Other than existing solutions you don´t have to create a form for each language, but you can use one single CF7 form for all languages.

How does it work?

With this plugin active, you can setup translatable placeholders in your forms, emails and form messages.

The placeholders are using curly braces, like this: {Text to translate}.

When these are setup, you can then translate the strings in Languages > String translations, filter for “Contact Form 7”

Translate form messages

This plugin gives you two ways of translating the form messages.

The simple way: You only have to make sure the form messages are all set to the english default values. Then they are automatically translated via the normal plugin language pack.
You may have to update your WordPress language packs after setting up your languages in Polylang.

The custom way: Set the strings (or part of strings) you want to have translated in curly braces and they will appear in the Polylang string translations where you can translate them.


  • Make strings translatable by putting them into curly braces

  • Translate strings in the Polylang String translations

  • Example contact form in different languages


  1. Upload the zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You also need the plugins [Contact Form 7] ( and [Polylang] (
  4. Create a from and add the strings that have to be translated in curly braces, e.g. {Your Message}
  5. Translate the strings in Polylang via Languages > String translations, filter for “Contact Form 7”
  6. Create a page for the form for every of your website´s languages and add the same form to all of them


Why are the form messages not translated ?

Make sure the form messages are set to their english default values (which might not be the case if the general UI language is different to english).
Also make sure the Contact Form language packs for all your site´s languages are installed.

Alternatively you can add curly braces around the message texts, so they are translatable via the Polylang string translations

What about feature X

Just go to the support forums and kindly ask for it, then we´ll see what we can do. Thank you!


19 september 2021
A clean, simple implementation that gives a quick way to add multi-language support to our forms. Nicely done!
8 september 2021
Спасибо! Это самое лучшее решение, нет нужды создавать кучу разных форм, а потом путаться в них.
9 juli 2021
Most simple approach when you want to simply use a form in multiple languages. Thanks for this plugin!
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  • fix issue of strings needing a second reload after language change to be displayed correctly
  • fix form lang attribute to be set to current locale


  • remove test setting


  • Initial release