Custom Spinner for Contact Form 7


For good reason the Contact Form 7 plugin is the most used contact form plugin for WordPress. The downside is that you see the same boring spinning animation on zillions of websites. The CF7 Custom Spinner plugin allows you to customize this loader animation!


Customize the spinner animation in ‘CF7 Custom Spinner’ section of your WordPress Dashboard. That’s it!

Customization Options

This plugin allows you to choose from

  • 12 animations
  • 16 colors
  • 3 sizes

(which gives a total of 576 possible combinations)


The only requirement for this plugin is that you have the Contact Form 7 plugin installed and activated.


Support Forum


How to customize the Loader Animation of Contact Form 7

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Thanks a lot to Takayuki Miyoshi for the great Contact Form 7 plugin. Thanks a lot to Tobias Ahlin for creating the beautiful CSS only loading spinners.


  • Customize the spinner
  • Test it live on your site (this shows the spinner animation immediately without the need to click the submit button on your form)
  • The custom spinner in action


Will it work with the theme I’m using?

Of course I can’t guarantee that, but actually the plugin should work with every theme.

What about Web Browser compatibility?

This plugin uses pure CSS animations, which are supported in the latest version of all major browsers. Browsers with support for CSS animations make up about 95% of all usage worldwide. Browsers that do not support CSS animations will display the loader without animation.

What about performance?

The CSS code is not generated each time a page is requested but only when saving the settings, so you don’t have to worry about any negative performance effects.

What about page size?

The plugin only adds some CSS code. It does not use images. It does not generate additional server requests. The size of the CSS code depends on the complexity of the anmiation. The most complex animation generates additional CSS code of about 3 KB. Nothing to worry about.

Is it possible to prevent the CSS code from being loaded on pages where it is not needed?

The CSS code generated by the Contact Form 7 Custom Spinner plugin automatically is not added to a page on which you prevented the Contact Form 7 stylesheet from being loaded. You don’t have to care about this.

Where can I get help?

Please use the Support Forum.


27 2732 October 2732 000000 2021
The plugin installed OK and recognised my forms, but it didn't work at all. Not in the test mode offered from the setup page, or on the live CF7 forms. The only thing I could do was toggle between the different spinner options in the test page. I have no idea if I was doing something wrong because there was no documentation as far as I could see. No troubleshooting guide anywhere, and no answers to similar problems from other users in the forums.
22 2223 May 2223 000000 2020
Need an option to add custom HEX color though... It's impossible to match provided swatch with the color of my website design (and many of websights I suppose)
16 1657 September 1657 000000 2019
Worked perfectly! Thank you!
13 1356 January 1356 000000 2019
So incredibly simple. I messed around for a couple of hours trying to change the awful contact 7 spinner. This worked like a charm. It was so easy I was stunned. THANK YOU!!!
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“Custom Spinner for Contact Form 7” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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