How to Use Lite Connect in WPForms Lite

Would you like to know how to backup your WPForms form entries and restore them later? WPForms does not store entries without a paid license, but you can back them up remotely using Lite Connect for WPForms.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your form entries using Lite Connect for WPForms.


Installing and Using WPForms Lite

You will need WPForms Lite installed and enabled on your WordPress site to enable entry backups. You can install WPForms Lite from the WordPress plugins directory.

If you are unfamiliar with installing WordPress plugins, this guide on WPBeginner will show you how.

Also, check out our article on creating forms with WPForms if you’re not up to speed.

Enabling Form Entry Backups

Once you’ve installed WPForms Lite, go to WPForms » Settings » General.

WPForms Lite settings

Here you will find an option labeled Enable Entry Backups under Lite Connect. To enable entry backups, toggle the Enable Entry Backups setting to the on position.

Enable entry backups in WPForms Lite settings

Alternatively, you can enable form entry backups from the WordPress dashboard. To do this, toggle the Enable Form Entry Backups setting to the on position.

Enable entry backups from the Dashboard.

A dialog will appear with more details about Form Entry Backups. Click the button labeled Enable Entry Backups when you are ready to proceed.

Enable entry backups

Once your site is connected, a dialog will open with a confirmation. You can click Close to dismiss this dialog and continue.

Entry backups enabled popup

You can confirm that entry backups are enabled by going to WPForms » Settings » General.

WPForms Lite settings

If entry backups are enabled, you’ll see the Enable Entry Backups option toggled to the on position.

Entry backups enabled in WPForms settings

Checking How Many Entries Are Saved

You can check the number of saved entries from the WordPress dashboard once Lite Connect is enabled.

Saved entries in the dashboard

You can also check for the number of saved entries from WPForms » All Forms.

Total entries backed up in all forms page

Disabling Backups

If you want to disable entry backups, click the Enable Entry Backups toggle in WPForms » Settings so that the setting is in the off position.

Lite Connect toggle in WPForms settings

Once you’ve clicked this toggle, a confirmation dialog will open. Just click on the Disable Entry Backups button to proceed.

Disable Lite Connect confirmation dialog.

Note: If you disable Lite Connect, you won’t be able to restore form entries upon upgrading to a paid license.

You can enable entry backups again at any time, should you require.

Restoring Form Entries

If you want to restore form entries later, you must upgrade from WPForms Lite to a paid license. For more information on WPForms licenses, see our page detailing the various license levels available.

Once you’ve installed WPForms and activated your WPForms license, you will see a notice about restoring your saved entries at the top of the Forms Overview page in WPForms » All Forms.

Notification to restore entries saved with Lite Connect.

If you click on Restore Entries Now, WPForms will restore your saved entries for you in the background.

Entry restoration in progress.

Once the process is complete, you will receive a notification detailing how many entries have been imported.

Entry restoration complete.

That’s it! You now know how to securely back up form entries using Lite Connect for WPForms.

Next, would you like to know how to use form entries in WPForms? Check out our complete guide to form entries to learn more.