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WordPress WPForms Lite Plugin Settings post helps you set up the plugins basic settings, email, validations, integrations and more.

Last Updated: April 17, 2024

Latest News: Updated the changelog in the document.


WPForms Lite plugin allows you to drag and drop fields into a form, which helps you to create forms very easily.

For some the simple action of dragging the field into a position makes their job easier when creating forms. The other very important factor is that it has already built templates for you to use. This simplifies the process of creating different contact forms for your site.

There are extra templates and addons available in the Pro version. I highly recommend you to upgrade to the pro version if you require more functionality, different contact forms and more flexibility.

WPForms Lite Changelog

  • Changed: “What’s New” modal should be displayed based on the major version of the plugin.
  • Changed: Improved Akismet integration efficiency.
  • Fixed: Antispam token was passed as a simple form field, not protected from spam bots.
  • Fixed: PHP warning was thrown in case of anonymous form submission when User ID smart tag was used.
  • Fixed: Image positioning in the “What’s New” blocks wasn’t always correct.
  • Fixed: Modal windows were not displayed on small screens.
  • Fixed: The animation for opening the “What’s New” modal worked improperly when the modal had small content.
  • Fixed: The background was not entirely dimmed when scrolling the “What’s New” popup.

What you need:

WPForms Lite Plugin Tutorials:

  1. Settings
  2. Create Simple Form
  3. Fields
  4. Form Settings
  5. Tools
  6. Troubleshooting

WordPress WPForms Lite Plugin Settings

Step 1 ) The following image WPForms Admin Menu shows you the admin menu list when you log into your website. Here you have the option to add, create and set up the following.

WPForms Menu List:

  • All Forms
  • Add new
  • Entries
  • Settings
  • Tools
  • Addons
  • Analytics
  • SMTP
  • About Us
  • Community


Step 2 ) Go to WPForms -> Settings tab to start configuring the settings as illustrated in the image below. The following is a list of settings for you to manage and make changes too.

WPForms Settings

  • General
  • Email
  • Validation
  • Integrations
  • Geolocation
  • Access
  • Misc


Step 3 ) The General tab allows you to enable the following options.


  • License Key


  • Include Form Styling
  • Load Assets Globally


  • GDPR Enhancements
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.

Email Settings

Step 4 ) The Email tab allows you to manage the following options.

Email Settings Part 1

  • Optimize Email Sending
  • Template
    • HTML Template
    • Plain text

Step 4-a ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

Email Settings Part 2

  • Header Image
  • Background Color
  • Carbon Copy
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.


CAPTCHA Settings

Step 5 ) The following image CAPTCHA allows you to enable captcha in your forms. Once you activate CAPTCHA a new option box will be displayed when you create a new form or edit a form. You can configure the following options.

Note: Visit the following URL Visit reCAPTCHA to learn more about reCAPTCHA.

CAPTCHA Settings

  • hCaptcha Settings:
    • Site Key
    • Secret key
    • Fail Message
    • No-Conflict Mode
    • Preview
    • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.
  • reCAPTCHA Settings:
    • Type
      • Checkbox reCAPTCHA v2
      • Invisible reCAPTCHA v2
      • reCAPTCHA v3
    • Site Key
    • Secret key
    • Fail Message
    • No-Conflict Mode
    • Preview
    • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.



Step 6 ) The Validation tab allows you to edit the messages displayed for each field.

Validation Messages

  • Required
  • Website URL
  • Email
  • Email Suggestion
  • Email Restricted
  • Number
  • Number Positive
  • Confirm Value
  • Input Mask Incomplete
  • Checkbox Selection Limit
  • Character Limit
  • Word Limit
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.


Step 7 ) The Integrations tab displays a list of integrations addons available for your site.

Integrations Addons List

  • Constant Contact
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Aweber
  • Campaign Monitor
  • Drip
  • GetResponse
  • MailChimp
  • Salesforce
  • Sendinblue
  • Zapier

Geolocation and Access

Step 8 ) Geolocation and Access are premium products.


Step 9 ) The Misc tab allows you to enable the following options.

Misc Settings

  • Hide Announcements
  • Hide Admin Bar Menu
  • Uninstall WPForms
  • Allow Usage Tracking
  • Disable Email Summaries
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.



That’s how simple it is to configure the settings in the plugin.

Click on the following link Create Simple Form to complete the next tutorial.

If you have any questions please let me know.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

  4 Responses to “WordPress WPForms Lite Plugin Settings”

  1. thanks for providing step by step guide, can you provide me some name of WordPress plugins for database uploading.

    • Hi, are you looking for a plugin to upload a database to your site or an addon to upload a database for this plugin?

  2. can u tell me how to apply custom validation for number

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