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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 22, 2020

Latest News: Updated the changelog.

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

  • Added: Admin bar menu item.
  • Added: Form Builder alert when using browser “Back” button if form contains unsaved changes.
  • Added: Settings > Emails: “Optimize Email Sending” option which enables sending emails asynchronously.
  • Changed: Async form notification emails are now off by default.
  • Changed: Number Slider field display improvements on small devices.
  • Fixed: Error if there are some plugins or themes add widget_title filter.
  • Fixed: Choice Images not displaying in form notifications if no label is set.
  • Fixed: Form Builder “drag zone” not available when all fields are deleted.
  • Fixed: Empty div appended to end of form display.
  • Fixed: Block alignment issues (WordPress 5.4+).
  • Fixed: Form Builder field option panel is not available if field is placed before the last form field.
  • Fixed: Fallback population for fields with choices (checkbox, radio etc) when special characters are used.
  • Fixed: Integrity of decoded data with additional sanitizing.
  • Fixed: Compatibility issues with Elementor.

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


Step 2 ) Go to WPForms -> Settings tab to start setting up and making changes to the plugins settings. The following is a list of settings tools for you to manage and make changes too.

WPForms Settings

  • General
  • Email
  • Validation
  • Integrations
  • Misc


Step 3 ) Go to WPForms -> Settings -> General tab to start making changes to the plugins settings. The following is a list of options you can manage under the General tab.


  • License Key


  • Include Form Styling
  • Load Assets Globally


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


Email Settings

Step 4 ) Go to WPForms -> Settings -> Email tab to start making changes to the plugins email settings. The following image allows you to select from one of the following e-mail template format.

Email Template Settings

  • HTML Template
  • Plain text


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

Email Settings

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


reCAPTCHA Settings

Step 5 ) The following image reCAPTCHA allows you to enable recaptcha in your forms. Once you activate reCAPTCHA a new option box will be displayed when you create a new form or edit a form.

Note: Remember to visit the following URL Visit reCAPTCHA to learn more.

reCAPTCHA Settings:

  • Type
  • Site Key
  • Secret key
  • No-Conflict Mode
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.


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

Validation Messages

  • Required
  • Website URL
  • Email
  • Number
  • Confirm Value
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.

Step 7 ) The Integrations tab displays the integrations addons available for your site such as Constant Contact, MailChimp, Zapier, and more.

Misc Tab

Step 8 ) Go to WPForms -> Settings -> Misc to enable the following options.

Misc Settings

  • Hide Announcements
  • Uninstall WPForms
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete the settings.



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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