WP Divi theme + email form
Does anyone have experience with the Divi theme on Wordpress?
While the WP install sends email just fine, the form doesn't seem to. I checked most of the usual suspects around WP and the SMTP plugin Cloudron needs, and there's no issue there.
Something with Divi and how it does email that doesn't seem to go through to WP. Their docs all focus on things like mailchimp and sendgrid which we don't use here.
Grateful for any clues that get mail flowing from the front page.
@robi You can quickly check if Disabling mail from validation makes it work - https://docs.cloudron.io/email/#disable-from-address-validation . WP plugins (especially some of these contact form plugins) tend to hardcode the email address to
@girish definitely not something I want to do as it shows me what it's doing in the mail logs. It's not pretty.
Whatever one sets in the Divi form to send mail TO, ends up in the log as mail@<that TO email as a subdomain>:
Connection from 172.18.18.220 denied. Authenticated user email@example.com cannot send mail as firstname.lastname@example.org
So far it seems like an issue with Divi, and a potential workaround is to use another plugin that integrates with it for the contact form that actually respects the WP SMTP settings, such as gravity forms.
@girish It would be helpful if the SMTP Mailer plugin had an option to force a From address, like some other SMTP plugins do.
@robi I'm not too sure of how you are trying to send emails with DIVI, so I'm going guess that you are referring to the EMAIL OPTIN module of the DIVI theme builder.
This actually is the biggest weak of this theme, they do not support the use of standard HTML form within their module, they've only added API connections to a bunch of online services and that's it. Same thing for their plugins btw.
Been trying several times all over the years, to convince and explain them to implement this, just like Thrive Theme does for example, which also can connect with Mautic. Otherwise, for devs and owners of inhouse email servers this module is just useless, and I know for a fact as I've been developing with WP since 2007 and also been using DIVI since its beginnings.
Maybe you could shout to them too lol
@micmc Thank you for this confirmation, it's very surprising this oversight is there.
I don't have an account with them to even open a support request. I tried. My client doesn't care, just wants email form to work.
Sounds like I should recommend Thrive Themes to them.