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 ā€“ calculation, dropdown select, radio, file upload
  • Responsive and accessible by default!
  • Export entries to CSV!
  • A ton of other free features šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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How to configure Caldera Forms (Fix Email not send)

In some cases, the hosting provider blocked email, so WordPress cannot send email. The solution is use SMTP.

Step 1. Caldera Forms > Email Settings

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Step 2.Ā Email System – SendGrid

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Step 3.Ā 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 Settings > API Keys

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Create API Key

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You will be asked to set anĀ API Key NameĀ and configureĀ API Permissions. You can set toĀ Full Access

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Or you could set theĀ Restricted Access. If you do this make sure that the correctĀ Mail Send permissionsĀ are granted asĀ Full Access

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Then clickĀ Create & View.

and here is 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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