Contact Form 7 is a popular and easy to use contact form.
Recently, it randomly stopped working properly and when attempting to submit the form, it would show the following error message in an orange box, “There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later.”
I finally found a fix that involved using a different mail send mechanism explained in the video below.
Steps to fix Contact Form 7 error
- Hosting mail provider may not be configured to use WordPress PHP function so install and activate the WP Mail SMTP plugin
- Create a new email account in your cPanel account ie email@example.com
- Add email and SMTP details into WP Mail SMTP settings