How to Install & Configure Caldera Forms

Caldera Forms is a free WordPress Plugin that creates powerful and responsive form with drag and drop builder.

Free Features:

  • 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

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Activate

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Step 2. Click on Allow & Continue or Skip. Suit Yourself 🙂

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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).

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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

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Step 2. Email System – SendGrid

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Step 3. Go to SendGrid.com and click on Sign Up

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Select Free > Try for Free

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Fill your information > Click on Create Account

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Next

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Checking your email and confirm email address

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Step 4. Log in to SendGrid and click on Setup Guide

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Next, integrate using our Web API or SMTP Key

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Next, SMTP Relay

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Name your API Key > Create Key

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Your API Key 🙂

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Step 5. Paste Your SendGrid API Key

Caldera Forms > Email Settings

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Form Email Settings

You can also configure recipient email for each form. Just edit a form > Email

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Test form

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Done!

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