About Caldera Forms

Caldera Form creates responsive forms with a simple drag and drop editor. Set up your form with multiple columns, add additional pages, and funnel user responses with conditional logic to get more robust data and relevant information from your customers and visitors. Caldera Forms has many free user-friendly add-ons for both beginners and web developers.

According to wordpress.org it is used on more than 200.000 sites and has a respectable user rating of 4.4. 

Some highlights that deserve special mention:

  • Intuitive drag and drop interface.
  • The free version includes tons of great field types – calculation, dropdown select, radio, and even file upload
  • Conditional logic for form fields, processors and auto-responder recipients!
  • Built-in Spam Protection using a highly-effective honey pot instead of adding a Captcha that will hurt your conversions.

In this Caldera Forms review, we will show all the features we track. Please note that there may be more features in their repertoire, but we had to limit ourselves to those which appear in more than one plugin, or have a substantial value for the average user, which can be the case for some innovative and unique feature.

Of course, we’re always open for your suggestion!

Further, we are curating a hand-picked list of video tutorials and in-depth reviews which we found for this plugin. Again, please send us a message if you believe we missed out on a valuable resource. Maybe one you just made? Let me know in the comments below.

Caldera tutorials and video reviews

To help you in your quest, we have featured some Caldera tutorial videos below so you get a hands-on impression of how the plugin looks in the backend, and what is needed to solve common tasks, such as building a contact form or adding calculations, etc. Please advise in the comments if you think we missed a good one!

Does Caldera Forms suit your needs?

Whether or not Caldera can be called the best contact form plugin for WordPress, doesn’t really matter. It should match your needs, ideally not just today, but also in the foreseeable future. As we do not give you a subjective verdict on any of the plugins listed in WP PluginScout, once you find the plugins that fulfil your requirements, you should still test them before you make a final decision.

Each plugin has its own user interface (UI) philosophy, so while each one claims “ease-of-use”, that may not mean you will like their approach. You really have to see and experience yourself!

Caldera Forms Feature List

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Top Features
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Drag and Drop Editor have have have have
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Responsive Design have have have have
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Calculations have have have have
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Polls missing missing missing missing
Survey missing missing missing missing
Design
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Modal Forms missing missing missing missing
Gutenberg Block have have have have
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Administration
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Schedule Forms missing missing missing missing
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Advanced Functions
Validate email add-on add-on have have
PDF Form Submissions add-on add-on add-on have
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Automation
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Integration: Payments
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2Checkout missing missing missing missing
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Constant Contact missing missing missing missing
Campaign Monitor Form Integration missing missing missing missing
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SendGrid missing missing missing missing
Drip Forms missing missing missing missing
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Integration: Other
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Youtube Signup Forms add-on add-on have have

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