I am using cf7 form in wordpress admin panel: enter image description here

On front end its working fine but I need in admin panel. I have tried below code in functions.php but it did not work:

add_filter( 'wpcf7_load_js', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'wpcf7_load_css', '__return_false' );

function cf7_script_and_style() {
   // add here the logic to return if this isn't the contact page
   if ( function_exists( 'wpcf7_enqueue_scripts' ) ) wpcf7_enqueue_scripts();
   if ( function_exists( 'wpcf7_enqueue_styles' ) ) wpcf7_enqueue_styles();
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'cf7_script_and_style' ); //or wp_footer or wp_body_open etc

When I submit it, it just reload the page, No email is received. Ajax is also disabled so I believe scripts are not loaded in admin panel. What is your suggestions on it. How can I fix it?

1 Answer 1


The action wp_enqueue_scripts action hook is only on the frontend: try changing this to admin_enqueue_scripts for the admin (untested):

add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'cf7_script_and_style' );


After looking at the definition for wpcf7_enqueue_scripts(), it turns out that CF7 doesn't anticipate being loaded in the admin: who would've guessed. You'll need to copy a lot of that file and adjust it to work in the admin (using admin_enqueue_scripts instead of wp_enqueue_scripts).

  • I tried admin_enqueue_scripts but still same issue. nothing changed :( Jun 14, 2023 at 3:50
  • Took a look at the source code and updated my answer.
    – Caleb
    Jun 14, 2023 at 4:01
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    okay I will have to make custom form then Jun 14, 2023 at 15:24

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