Caldera Forms Getting Started: Creating A New Form

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This getting started guide covers the processes of creating a new form. More specifically, this article covers creating a new form from a pre-configured template and creating a new form from a completely blank template.

What Types Of Forms Can I Build With Caldera Forms?

Caldera Forms in one of the most robust WordPress form builders currently available, and, in combination with some of our extensions, can allow you to create a wide variety of forms, that might include:

  • Standard Contact Forms
  • Registration & Login Forms
  • Dynamic Forms – where fields can change based on the users answers
  • Customer Application Forms
  • Product Purchase Forms
  • Support Ticket Forms
  • Newsletter Sign-Up Forms
  • Lead Capture Forms
  • Various types of Calculators
  • Feedback Survey Forms

Creating A New Form From A Template

Create Form pop-up windows displaying template optionsIf you are unfamiliar with building a form, using one of our pre-configured templates is a great way to learn our Caldera Forms system and is an excellent way to quickly get a form up and running on your WordPress website.

Steps To Create A Form From A Template

Step 1 : Go To The Caldera Forms Admin Page

Starting from the WordPress Dashboard, you can navigate to the Caldera Forms Admin Page by hovering over the Caldera Forms icon and in the drop-down menu clicking on Forms.

Step 2 : Create A New Form

Create a new form by clicking on New Form in the top Caldera Forms menu bar. This launches the Create New Form pop-up window.

Step 3 : Select a Template And Enter Form Details

In the pop-up window, click on any of the form templates. Caldera Forms ships with many helpful templates. Many Caldera Forms extensions provide additional templates. Clicking on Change Template will allow you to choose either a different template or a blank form. Once you have selected a form, enter a Form Name, then click on Create Form. You are now in the Caldera Forms Layout Builder, and can start building your new form.

Creating A New Blank Form

Create Form pop-up windown displaying blank form optionsIf your project requires you to develop a specific form for your WordPress website, and you’re comfortable with building forms, our blank template gives you a fresh canvas to create any type of form you’d need.

Steps To Create A Blank Form

Step 1 : Go To The Caldera Forms Admin Page

Starting from the WordPress Dashboard, you can navigate to the Caldera Forms Admin Page by hovering over the Caldera Forms icon and in the drop-down menu clicking on Forms.

Step 2 : Create A New Form

Create a new form by clicking on New Form in the top Caldera Forms menu bar. This launches the Create New Form pop-up window.

Step 3 : Select Blank Form And Enter Form Details

In the pop-up window, click on Blank Form and enter a name in the Form Name field, then click on the Create Form button. You are now in the Caldera Forms Layout Builder, and can start building your new form.

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