Debugging Contact Forms not Sending Email on WordPress

Fixing a contact form is one of the best ways to improve a conversion rate.

Form error

if your form is not sending and the form error message is something like server error. email not sent, The below is a collection of things to try to fix the form.

Debugging checklist

  • There could be multiple form plugins on the site. Ensure your testing / configuring the correct form.
  • Is the server able to send email? Test server is able to send email install set it to use plain php, and use the test email function. This will also give you an error log.
  • Change the receiving email address. Sometimes issues arise if forms have the same to/from sender.

Just get it to work

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