Create a new Contact Form 7 for the Video Essay Submissions

The very first thing you need to do is to create a new Contact Form 7 Form that will be used to handle all of the Video Essay Submissions, to do this, go to Contact > Add New:

You will be then taken to the Add New Contact Form:

Proceed to enter the Form Title and the form template as pictured below, you can use the following template to get started:

    Full Name <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionUserName class:sec-form-text-field]

    Email <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [email* videoSubmissionUserEmail class:sec-form-text-field]

    Image <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [file* videoSubmissionUserImage limit:52428800 filetypes:png|jpg|gif class:sec-form-file]

    Grade Level <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionGradeLevel class:sec-form-text-field]

    High School or College Name <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionSchoolName class:sec-form-text-field]

    City <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionCity class:sec-form-text-field]

    State <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionState class:sec-form-text-field]

    Essay Title <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionEssayTitle]

    Essay Short Description <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [textarea* videoSubmissionEssayDesc class:sec-form-textarea]

    Essay Video <span class="sec-red">*</span>
    [text* videoSubmissionEssayUrl class:sec-form-text-field]
    <small>Please enter the full URL for your YouTube or Vimeo video. Please note you can't submit a private video, it needs to be set to either public or unlisted.</small>

    [submit "Submit Video Essay"]

Once you are done setting up your form, click on the “Save” button to save your form:

Once your Form is saved, you will noticed that your form has some errors that needs to be fixed:

To fix these issues, click on the “Mail” tab:

On the “Mail” tab you will notice that the configuration for the email that is sent when a submission is submitted via this form is using the default Contact Form 7 configuration:

To fix this, make sure your Mail settings are similar to the configuration as pictured below:

You can also copy/past the Message Body below if you want to:

Video Essay Submission From:
 Name: [videoSubmissionUserName]
 Email: [videoSubmissionUserEmail]
 Photo: [videoSubmissionUserImage]
 Grade: [videoSubmissionGradeLevel]
 School/College: [videoSubmissionSchoolName]
 City: [videoSubmissionCity]
 State: [videoSubmissionState]
 Title: [videoSubmissionEssayTitle]
 Video URL: [videoSubmissionEssayUrl]

When you are done making your changes, make sure to click on the “Save” button again to save your changes.

(Optional) Flamingo Integration

If you installed Flaming to store all of your submissions on your site, while on your Form edit page, click on the “Additional Settings” tab:

On the Additional Settings field, enter the following code:

flamingo_email: "[videoSubmissionUserEmail]"
 flamingo_name: "[videoSubmissionUserName]"
 flaming_subject: "[videoSubmissionUserName] - [videoSubmissionEssayTitle]"

What the code above will do is setup this Form to use the fields listed above for the Email, Name and Subject fields on the Flaming Inbound Messages page:

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