Caldera Forms is a free WordPress Plugin that creates powerful and responsive form with drag and drop builder.
- Easy to use – drag and drop builder
- Conditional logic for form fields, processors and auto-responder recipients!
- Tons of great field types – calculation, dropdown select, radio, file upload
- Responsive and accessible by default!
- Export entries to CSV!
- A ton of other free features 🙂
How to Install Caldera Forms Plugin
Step 1. Install and Active Caldera Forms
Plugins > Add New > Type “caldera forms” > Install Now
Step 2. Click on Allow & Continue or Skip. Suit Yourself 🙂
How to Configure Caldera Forms
Global Email Settings
By default Caldera Forms users WordPress to send emails. If someone fills in the contact form, it will be sent to your email (Settings > General).
In some cases, the hosting provider blocked email, so WordPress cannot send email. The solution is use SMTP.
Caldera has integrated SendGrid SMTP into the plugin. You just need to access SendGrid, create API Key and fill in.
How to create SendGrid API Key
Step 1. Caldera Forms > Email Settings
Step 2. Email System – SendGrid
Step 3. Go to SendGrid.com and click on Sign Up
Select Free > Try for Free
Fill your information > Click on Create Account
Checking your email and confirm email address
Step 4. Log in to SendGrid and click on Setup Guide
Next, integrate using our Web API or SMTP Key
Next, SMTP Relay
Name your API Key > Create Key
Your API Key
Step 5. Paste Your SendGrid API Key
Caldera Forms > Email Settings
Form Email Settings
You can also configure recipient email for each form. Just edit a form > Email