Caldera Forms

Responsive form builder for contact forms, user registration and login forms, Mailchimp, PayPal Express and more.

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Caldera Form is a free and powerful WordPress plugin that creates responsive forms with a simple drag and drop editor. Caldera Forms has many free user-friendly add-ons for both beginners and web developers. Learn more about Caldera Forms at CalderaForms.com. Caldera Forms’ visual editor simplifies form building for WordPress. 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 site visitors. Anti-spam, AJAX, notification emails, and database entry tracking are enabled by default. Caldera Forms is a free WordPress plugin by Caldera Labs. 5 Stars! “Exceptionally well thought out and executed.” -Pippin Williamson: Developer of Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro and AffiliateWP. Top Features Intuitive user interface ! Easy to use – drag and drop ! Tons of great field types – calculation, dropdown select, radio, file upload Conditional logic for form fields, processors and auto-responder recipients! Front-end post submissions and post editing with the free Caldera Custom Fields add-on NO LIMITATIONS on the number of forms or fields or submissions! Unlimited auto-responders! Anti-spam by default to stop those bots! Export entries to CSV! Responsive and accessible by default! A ton of add-ons to take your forms farther! Free CDN to improve site speed Responsive By Design Caldera Forms is...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage The memory usage of this plugin is more than the average memory usage of other plugins on WordPress.org + 200KB
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  • Minimal impact on pagespeed The impact of this plugin on PageSpeed is less than the average impact of other plugins on WordPress.org + 1000 milliseconds
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  • No PHP errors, warning, notices WP Hive automated test found no PHP error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No Javascript issues WP Hive automated test found JavaScript error/s while activating this plugin on our server
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  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible The latest version of the plugin is not compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Latest WordPress 5.3 compatible The latest version of the plugin is not compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Optimized database footprint The plugin creates less than 50 database tables
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  • No activation errors WP Hive automated test found no activation error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No resource errors WP Hive automated test found no resource error/s while trying this plugin on our server
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  • Frequently updated The plugin was not updated at least once in the last 90 days
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  • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 7.2.16 & WordPress 5.3.
  • The database server is MySQL 8.0.15 and the default PHP memory limit is 256MB.
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About Caldera Forms

Description

Caldera Form is a free and powerful WordPress plugin that creates responsive forms with a simple drag and drop editor. Caldera Forms has many free user-friendly add-ons for both beginners and web developers. Learn more about Caldera Forms at CalderaForms.com. Caldera Forms’ visual editor simplifies form building for WordPress. Set up your form with multiple columns, add additional pages, and....

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Performance

Memory Usage

  • Download Iocn Average memory usage is 643.32 KB
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Page Speed

  • Download Iocn Average page loading time is increased by 0.08 s
  • Download Iocn This is faster than 99% plugins

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+ 0.08s
/(front page)
- 0.16s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
- 0.05s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.08s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.04s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.07s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.1s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.78s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.21s
/wp-admin/upload.php
- 0.02s
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Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark Learn more how we collect the data

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Pages

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Change

Average Change
+ 643.32KB
/ (front page)
+ 56.9KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 79.23KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 79.26KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 78.63KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 78.45KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 79.28KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 78.5KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 67.37KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 108.28KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 99.78KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 78.89KB
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WP-Options

The plugin has added 5 additional options to your WordPress website.

Errors

Memory Usage

  • This plugin uses 643.32KB memory on average, which is more than a plugin should use.

PHP Compatibility Issue

  • The plugin has not been properly activated on PHP 7.2.16. It may not work.

WordPress Compatibility Issue

  • The plugin may not be fully compatible with WordPress 5.3.

JavaScript Error

  • This plugin has 1 JavaScript errors.

Frequently Updated

  • The plugin has not been updated in the last 90 days.

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