Freeform Documentation

Learn the basics, and get to know Freeform inside and out.

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Installation

Requirements #

Solspace Freeform Lite and Pro are compatible with EE4 and EE3, with mostly the same minimum requirements as listed on the ExpressionEngine Requirements page:

ExpressionEngine 4.x

  • PHP 7 or newer
  • MySQL 5.6 or newer
  • Windows and macOS browsers:
    • Chrome 21 or newer
    • Firefox 28 or newer
    • Safari 9.0 or newer
    • Internet Explorer 11 or newer
    • Microsoft Edge

ExpressionEngine 3.5.x

  • PHP 5.4 or newer
  • MySQL 5.1 or newer
  • Windows and macOS browsers:
    • Chrome 21 or newer
    • Firefox 28 or newer
    • Safari 9.0 or newer
    • Internet Explorer 11 or newer
    • Microsoft Edge

Installing Instructions #

  1. Unzip the download package:
    • Copy the freeform_next folder to your EE site's ./system/user/addons/ directory.
    • Open the themes folder and copy the freeform_next folder to your EE site's ./themes/user/ directory.
  2. Go to the Add-Ons area (under Developer navigation tab), scroll to down to the Third Party Add-Ons section, and find Freeform Pro (or Freeform Lite) in the list, and click the Install button.

NOTE: The new Freeform can be used alongside classic Freeform/Freeform Pro (Freeform Classic) installations if you're wanting to try out Freeform.

Quick Setup #

Follow the steps below to quickly get Solspace Freeform setup in minutes.

Settings #

To customize and configure Solspace Freeform settings, visit the Settings page (Developer > Add-Ons > Freeform > Settings).

Demo Templates #

Install the Demo Templates (Developer > Add-Ons > Freeform > Settings > Demo Templates) to get Freeform up and running on the front end with just a couple clicks!