Emails Configuration

With Kali Forms you can configure one or multiple email notifications for each form submission. In this article we will present all the configuration fields available for the plugin specific emails.

Configure email notifications

  • The Email Name: the name of the email is automatically generated from the subject field. This is only meant to help you differentiate between the emails you configure for your form.
  • From name: the name of the email sender.
  • From email: the email address that sent the notifcation.
  • To email: the recipient of the email notification, this can be either the submitting user or the site admin.
  • Reply to: the email that will be used when the recipient uses the Reply option from his email account.
  • CC email: the email that will receive a carbon copy of the notification.
  • BCC email: the email that will receive a blank carbon copy of the notification.
  • Email subject: the subject of the notification.
  • Email message: the actual message of your notification.

You can use the following placeholders to send website or submission related information in the email notifications.

General placeholders
  • {sitetitle} – the title of the website the form was submitted on.
  • {tagline} – the slogan of the website.
  • {siteurl} – the WordPress Address (URL).
  • {homeurl} – the website URL.
  • {admin_email} – the email of the website admin, as configured in the WordPress Settings >> General.
Form specific placeholders
  • {field-name} – you can send the information submitted in a particular field by using the field name in the placeholder syntax.
  • {submission_link} – if you are using the Submissions add-on, this will return the URL of the page that displays the form submissions.
  • {imagePreview:{upload-field-name}} – when using an upload field in your form, this will help display the uploaded image in the body of the email.

The email notifications also support attachments. You can attach a file already uploaded on your server or a file added through a File upload field in your form.

1. Attaching a file already available on your server.
This can be done in two ways:

  • By adding the path to the file
  • With the help of the file id from the default WordPress Media Manager.
    Media manager file id
    The id of the file is the value set for the item parameter.

2. Attaching a file added through a File upload field.
When an upload field is available in the form a checkbox group will be generated in the email configuration, just select the field and the file uploaded through it will be attached to the email.
Select upload field

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