Important: the export functionality changed in Caldera Forms 1.3.1. In previous versions export as json was the only option. Caldera Forms provides two ways to export forms. The simplest way is to export it as a JSON file. This method is best for backups and moving form configurations between environments. In addition, you can export your form to a file that can be added to a plugin. This is a more advanced option for developers. Exporting A Form In the main Caldera Forms admin page, each form is listed with various options underneath it. This includes an “export” link. When you click this link, you will see a new modal. The default option is “Backup/ Importable (json)”. This is the option that you will use most of the time. Simply click the “Export Form” button to download your form. This file can be used as a backup. It can also be used to import the form into another site or the same site, using the “Import” button at the top of the main Caldera Forms admin page. Using export files is an excellent way to create backups and perform simple migrations or versioning form configuration. Exporting As A PHP File By default Caldera Forms configuration is stored in the database. While this
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