Is your Essential Addons for Elementor form not working?
Emails from a contact form are super important, so it’s frustrating when your form doesn’t seem to be sending emails.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to easily fix the issue with WP Mail SMTP.
What Is Essential Addons for Elementor?
Essential Addons for Elementor is one of the most popular third-party addons for Elementor.
It extends the functionality of Elementor by providing extra features and widgets, like:
- Protected content – show content to authorized users only
- Image hotspots – add tooltips to an image
- Particle effect – add a background effect that moves with the mouse
- Reading progress – shows how long it’ll take to read an article.
The plugin also has its own contact form styler that works with different contact form plugins.
This allows you to style your contact forms using the Elementor editor.
We’re going to explain how to fix your emails if your form doesn’t seem to be working.
How To Fix Essential Addons for Elementor Form Not Working
To follow this guide, you’ll want to figure out which plugin is actually powering your contact form. If you’re not sure, jump to step 1 to start working through the guide:
- Check Contact Form Settings
- Install WP Mail SMTP Plugin
- Connect Your Website To Email Service
- Enable Email Logging
- Force From Email
Let’s first check the contact form settings.
1. Check Contact Form Settings
To start, you’ll want to figure out which contact form plugin you have.
You can take a look at your Installed Plugins to see which ones are activated on your site.
We have guides for most of the popular contact form plugins for WordPress. Click on the name of your plugin and you’ll see a tutorial that explains how it’s set up:
After reviewing your notification settings, keep reading. We also need to add an SMTP plugin to handle the emails coming from your contact form.
2. Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin
WP Mail SMTP is the best SMTP plugin for WordPress. It solves email deliverability problems by connecting your website to a dedicated email provider. This adds authentication to the emails that will stop them from going to spam.
Regardless of the contact form plugin you have, WP Mail SMTP is essential. Let’s install it now and get it set up.
First, go to your WP Mail SMTP account. Click on the Downloads tab and get the latest version of the plugin file.
Next, open up your WordPress dashboard and upload the zip file to the plugins page. If you need help with this part, jump over to this guide to installing a WordPress plugin.
After the installation, be sure to Activate the plugin. This will start the Setup Wizard in your browser. The wizard will help you configure the plugin in few easy steps.
Now we’re ready to choose a mailer.
3. Connect Your Website To an Email Provider
In this step, we’ll connect your website to a mailer service that’ll handle your outgoing emails from WordPress.
Click on the Let’s Get Started button to begin.
WP Mail SMTP offers various email provider APIs. You can also use the Other SMTP option if you already have an SMTP server in mind.
Here are a few tips to help you choose an email provider:
- If you have a website that sends transactional emails, you need a provider specifically designed for that. We recommend either SMTP.com or Sendinblue.
- If you already have an account with Google Workspace/Gmail, you can use that. Keep in mind that the setup takes a long time, so another option might be a better fit. On the plus side, you can use a Gmail alias to send WordPress emails if you want to.
Go ahead and choose the email provider that you think is the best fit for you.
Once you choose a mailer, open the documentation page and go through the steps to set up the service on the mailer website.
|Mailers available in all versions||Additional Mailers in Pro|
|SMTP.com||Microsoft 365 / Outlook.com|
|Google Workspace / Gmail|
When you’ve establishedh a connection between the mailer and your website, switch back to this guide and follow the steps below.
4. Enable Email Logging
After you’ve set up your email provider in WP Mail SMTP, you’ll then see some additional features that you can enable: Detailed Email Logs and the Weekly Email Summary. We recommend that you turn both of these on.
Check out this article on how to create a WordPress email log for more details about how this feature works.
Finally, there’s one more thing we recommend to improve email deliverability.
5. Force From Email
If you’re using a page builder or a block plugin to display contact forms, it can be quite confusing trying to keep track of the settings for each one.
Now you’ve got WP Mail SMTP up and running, it’s important that all of your emails are sent from an authenticated address. The easiest way to do this is by using the Force From Email setting.
From the WordPress dashboard, go to WP Mail SMTP » Settings.
Scroll down to the From Email section and check the box next to Force From Email.
You can also set a default From Name for all emails which will override the settings in other plugs.
To do that, enter a name in the box and click Force From Name.
Now, emails from all plugins will use the email address you authenticated in WP Mail SMTP.
Next: Configure Your DMARC Records
Emails from your website might still go to spam if you don’t have the right DNS settings.
To get yours set up, check out our guide on how to add a DMARC record.
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