Dieses Plugin ist nicht mit den jüngsten 3 Hauptversionen von WordPress getestet worden. Es wird möglicherweise nicht mehr gewartet oder unterstützt und kann Kompatibilitätsprobleme haben, wenn es mit neueren Versionen von WordPress verwendet wird.

Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms


Pirate Forms is no longer under active development. We recommend using WPForms because it is the most beginner-friendly WordPress contact form plugin in the market.

In Sep 2018, Pirate Forms was acquired by WPForms. We’re retiring Pirate Forms in favor of the modern form builder by WPForms, so users can have access to best user experience and more powerful WordPress form features.

Stay in touch with your visitors very easily. Pirate Contact Forms offers you a great and friendly contact form for your website.
This is an easy-to-use WordPress contact form with captcha plugin. To create a contact form you just need to use the [pirate_forms] shortcode or use the WordPress contact form widget.

Time-saving features available in the FULL WPForms version:

  • Unlimited Forms
  • Email Marketing Integrations (MailChimp, AWeber, Constant Contact, and more)
  • Payment Integrations (PayPal and Stripe)
  • Surveys & Polls Addon
  • Conditional Logic
  • User Registration, Geo-location, File Uploads, Multi-Page Forms, and a whole lot more.

Learn more about WPForms Pro

Why use our responsive WordPress Contact Form:

  • Es ist einfach zu verwenden

Diese Contact Form 7 Alternative ist sehr einfach einzurichten. Du kannst schnell ein ansprechendes Formular erstellen, indem du den Shortcode verwendest und dorthin kopierst, wo du es hinhaben möchtest.

  • Es ist völlig anpassbar

Das Plugin Pirate Forms ermöglicht dir, was du möchtest, anzupassen. Du kannst die Feld-Beschriftungen ändern und entscheiden, welche Nachricht deine Besucher sehen sollen, wenn es zu einem Fehler kommt. Du kannst auch entscheiden, welche Felder notwendig sind und welche nicht.

  • Stellt reCAPTCHA zur Verfügung

Vermeide Spam-Nachrichten und stell sicher, dass die E-Mails die du erhältst, vollständig an dich adressiert sind.

  • Wahlweise mit SMPT

Pirate Form comes with basic SMTP options, so you won’t miss any email from your visitors. The messages will be safely delivered from the source to your personal e-mail address.

However for a more reliable SMTP solution, we recommend using WP Mail SMTP by WPForms which is the most popular WordPress SMTP solution being used by over 1 million websites.

  • Speichert Kontakte in speziellen Datenbankeinträgen

Durch Speicherung der E-Mail-Adressen kannst du alle Kontakte in einem Archiv behalten. Pirate Forms stellt dir dafür eine Kontaktdatenbank zur Verfügung.

Ein einfach zu verwendendes WordPress-Plugin zum Erstellen von Kontaktformularen durch Verwendung des Shortcodes [pirate_forms] oder des Widgets „Pirate Forms“.

  • Provides option to allow submitting the form using AJAX

Standard contact forms work just fine, but you can make them nicer by using AJAX to submit the form data in the background.

Pirate Forms allows you to take advantage of this great feature using the [pirate_forms ajax=“yes“] shortcode or the ‚Submit form using Ajax‘ option in the Pirate Forms widget.

  • What PirateForms isn’t for now

This is not a form maker or drag & drop builder plugin nor „the best contact form plugin“. You cannot add new fields or create multiple forms (subscription forms, payment, order, feedback or quote) with Pirate Forms.

This is why we recommend using WPForms which is the most beginner friendly drag & drop WordPress form builder in the market.

Pirate Forms is no longer under active development

Pirate Forms is no longer under active development. We recommend using WPForms because it is the most beginner-friendly WordPress contact form plugin in the market.

In Sep 2018, Pirate Forms was acquired by WPForms. We’re retiring Pirate Forms in favor of the moden form builder by WPForms, so users can have access to best user experience and more powerful WordPress form features.

What’s Next

You may also want to consider checking out our other projects:

Visit WPBeginner to learn from our WordPress Tutorials and find out about other best WordPress plugins, best WordPress hosting solutions, and see our step by step guide on how to start a blog.


Pirate Forms was acquired by WPForms and is no longer being actively maintained.

WPForms is absolutely, positively the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin on the market. It is both easy and powerful.

We took the pain out of creating online forms and made it easy. Check out all WPForms features.

Also, I’m the founder of WPBeginner, the largest WordPress resource site for beginners. It was a huge priority for me to make a WordPress contact form plugin that beginners can use without any training.

I feel that we have done that here. I hope you enjoy using WPForms.

Thank you

Syed Balkhi


  • Screenshot 1. Wie man das Kontaktformular in Seiten/Beiträgen verwendet
  • Screenshot 2. Wie man die Formularbeschriftung anpasst
  • Screenshot 3. Wie man reCaptcha verwendet
  • Screenshot 4. Aktivieren von SMTP


Dieses Plugin unterstützt 1 Block.

  • pirate-forms/form


Das Aktivieren des Plugins Pirate Forms funktioniert wie bei jedem anderen Plugin. Wenn du das Plugin-Paket bereits auf deinen Server hochgeladen hast, kannst du zu Punkt 5 unten springen:

  1. In deinem WordPress Back End gehe zu Plugins > Hinzufügen
  2. Gib im Suchfeld „pirate forms“ ein
  3. Unter „Pirate Forms“ klicke auf den Link Installieren
  4. Sobald der Vorgang abgeschlossen ist, klicke auf den Link Plugin aktivieren
  5. Jetzt kannst du Kontakt-Formulare hinzufügen, solltest aber zuerst ein paar Einstellungen vornehmen. Diese findest du unter Einstellungen > Pirate Forms
  6. Nimm die gewünschten Änderungen vor, klicke dann unten auf den Button Änderungen speichern
  7. Um dieses Formular einer beliebigen Seite oder Beitrag hinzuzufügen, kannst du „[pirate_forms]“ kopieren und in den Seiten- oder Beitragsinhalt einfügen oder eintippen. Das Formular sollte nun auf dieser Seite erscheinen.


How I can get support for this contact form plugin?

We have retired Pirate Forms. We recommend switching to the free WPForms plugin for a more user friendly and powerful WordPress form plugin.

How long will Pirate Forms be maintained after the acquisition by WPForms?

In Sep 2018, Pirate Forms was acquired by WPForms. We’re retiring Pirate Forms in favor of the modern form builder by WPForms, so users can have access to best user experience and more powerful WordPress form features.

This means that there will be no new feature updates. We will continue to maintain the Pirate Forms plugin for any major security issues for the next 6 months.

Can I easily migrate my forms from Pirate Forms to WPForms?

Yes, we created a 2-step migration wizard to make it easy for all Pirate Form users to switch to WPForms.

You can see the step by step instructions in this guide.


6. Januar 2020
About a month ago, contact form entries stopped coming in via email and I just checked the system and it displayed „Mail sending failed! (Could not instantiate mail function.)“ in the Mail Status page on ‚edit.php?post_type=pf_contact‘ I haven’t changed any settings and wasn’t sure of where I could get any support from so I can keep using it. Thanks, Luke
29. Dezember 2018
Плагин был действительно крутым, простым, готовым решением как для новичков так и для профессионалов. Очень жаль что закрылся и так жидкое пустил в души подписчикам PRO версии, неприлично врать. Обещанной PRO версии от WPForms мы так и не получили. Поддержка тупо не отвечает.
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2.5.2 – 2019-07-26

  • Improved security of notfication emails.

2.5.1 – 2019-01-17

  • Remove third party library not needed, from composer (mailin-api).

2.5.0 – 2018-09-18

  • Pirate Forms was acquired by WPForms.
  • We’re retiring Pirate Forms in favor of the modern form builder by WPForms, so users can have access to best user experience and more powerful WordPress form features.
  • Added migration wizard to move forms to WPForms.

2.4.4 – 2018-07-13

  • Fixed compatibility with All in One SEO Pack plugin
  • Fixed problem with form not working with the ajax option
  • Option to save the attachments files
  • Improved recaptcha button layout on mobile devices

2.4.3 – 2018-06-25

  • New Gutenberg block for the default Pirate Forms form
  • Made the checkbox field to store in the database for GDPR compliance
  • New option to disable tracking of the IP for GDPR compliance
  • Replaced subscription form with Sendinblue form

2.4.2 – 2018-06-07

  • NEW support for submitting Ajax forms with [pirate_forms ajax=“yes“]
  • Added compatibility with WordPress 4.9.6 Export and Erase Personal Data options
  • Fixed issue with form caused by the reCaptcha
  • Fixed compatibility issues with the wpDataTables Lite plugin

2.4.1 – 2018-05-07

  • GDPR compliance

2.4.0 – 2018-04-02

  • Improves compatibility with various themes.
  • Adds support for two new custom fields.
  • Adds filter for custom classes into form fields.
  • Adds visual/text switch to form wyiwyg editor.

2.3.5 – 2018-03-05

  • Fix characters encoding issue in the subject field.
  • Fix issue with spam label with two forms on the page.
  • Allows zip files to be attached in forms.
  • Adds a filter to dynamically change the subject.
  • Adds options to send a copy of the email to the sender.

2.3.4 – 2018-02-15

  • Added missing Loader.gif file
  • Fixed undefined notice
  • Fix submit button leaving form when ReCaptcha is enabled

2.3.3 – 2018-01-06

  • Fix double reCAPTCHA box bug.
  • Fix custom spam trap alignement error.

2.3.2 – 2017-12-28

  • Fix for tooltip admin behavior.

2.3.1 – 2017-12-28

  • Improves layout and compatibility with various themes.
  • Improves form default email format.
  • Fix issues with various special characters in the magic tag fields.

2.3.0 – 2017-11-27

  • Adds email content wysiwyg editor.
  • Improves layout for custom spam trap.

2.2.5 – 2017-11-16

  • Adds compatibility with WordPress 4.9
  • Minor improvement for toggle the password in the admin form fields.

2.2.4 – 2017-11-13

  • Improved assets loading, loading them only they are necessary.
  • Remove hide/show effect for reCaptcha.
  • Add toggle for password field.
  • Add new docs, keeping them in sync with HelpScout .
  • Adds more integration with the pro version.

2.2.3 – 2017-10-24

  • Improves compatibility with Hestia theme.
  • Adds option to set form label classes.

2.2.2 – 2017-10-20

  • Hide email entries in frontend queries.
  • Adds filter for form attributes.
  • Fix issue with attachment fields not working when spam trap is active.
  • Adds support for more integrations in the pro version.

2.2.1 – 2017-10-10

  • Fix issue for multiple forms on the same page.
  • Fix issue with reCAPTCHA keys.
  • Capture failure reasons and corrected email status.

2.2.0 – 2017-09-27

  • Adds integration with Akismet for spam block.
  • Adds another spam tramp mechanism, independent from Google reCAPTCHA.
  • Adds filter for customizing the email body.
  • Improvements for compatibility with the pro version.

2.1.0 – 2017-08-26

  • Improved compatibility with the pro version.
  • Fixed broken form layout on certain themes.
  • Improved security.
  • Added test email functionality.

2.0.5 – 2017-08-16

  • Fixed compatibility with the pro version for multiple fields.
  • Fixed default consistency between forms.

2.0.4 – 2017-08-14

  • All fields are now optional.
  • Fixed redirect after form submission.
  • Added more flexibility for changing the layout via dynamic CSS classes.

2.0.3 – 2017-08-10

  • Fixed fatal errors on some environments because of anonymous functions usage.
  • Fixed thank you message when nonces are disabled.
  • Added compatibility with pro version.

2.0.2 – 2017-08-07

  • Fixed none option for thank you page.
  • Fixed various issues with form layout.
  • Added support for future pro version.

2.0.1 – 2017-08-01

  • Fixed backwards compatibility with Zerif themes

2.0.0 – 2017-08-01

  • Major code refactor ( Please TEST BEFORE updating).
  • Added multiple filters and hooks to be easily extended by developers.
  • Fixed some issues with attachment fields.
  • Added support for TLS.
  • Added support to change browser required messages.


  • Fixed security error when upload field was active.


  • Added integration with custom emails plugin
  • Fixed text domains errors


  • Escape form fields ( Thanks to Gabriel Avramescu gabriel.avramescu@ituniversity.ro )


  • Fixed php strict standards error
  • Update tags
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.6


  • Fixed IP issue when using web server behind a reverse proxy
  • Fixed W3C compatibility issues
  • Remove pcf=1#contact from url when theme is different then Zerif
  • Removed blacklist option and made it default set to true
  • Display site key and secret key fields only if recaptcha option is selected
  • New attachment option
  • New thank you URL option
  • New option to make the nonce optional


  • textarea field not saving


  • Update screenshots
  • Added a clearfix after the Pirate Forms widget to avoid messed layout
  • Update compatible WordPress version number


  • Fix issues with checkboxes not saving data
  • Redo the layout of the plugin’s admin area


  • Fix issues with multiple forms on same page
  • Aktualisierung readme.txt


  • Aktualisierung der Mitwirkenden Namen
  • Option die reCAPTCHA-Sprache zu ändern


  • Behoben #55 reCAPTCHA zu weit unten


  • Behoben Layout-Problem #52


  • Aktualisierung readme.txt
  • Aktualisierung der Übersetzungsdateien
  • #42, Übersetzungsproblem behoben