Fix broken Caldera Forms

Caldera Form is a free and powerful WordPress plugin that creates responsive forms with a simple drag and drop editor. Caldera Form’s Free version is one of the most popular Form creator plugin at WordPress Plugin Directory.

Caldera Lab’s recently released version 1.5.6.1. People who updated their Caldera Form plugin found that new update has broken all their forms – layout is messed up, validation and submission is not working.

This problem is mainly due to unavailability of JS libraries on CDN (Content Delivery Network) that Caldera Form’s new version needs. If you open one of your Caldera Form in FireFox and check in Console, you will see something like this:

caldera form brokenTo immediately fix broken Caldera forms, either you should revert back to version 1.5.6 or try following:

  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click at Plugins. Find Caldera Forms and click at ‘Edit’ link. This will open Caldera Form Plugin’s core file (caldera-core.php ) in editor.
    caldera-form-edit
  • Find¬† define( 'CFCORE_VER', '1.5.6.1' );¬† and replace it with define( 'CFCORE_VER', '1.5.6' );
  • Click at ‘Update File’ button.