Register SendGrid

1. Create an account

https://sendgrid.com/partners/wordpress/ 

2. Register Username, Password and Email Address.

 

Register and authenticate sender domain name

3. Authenticate sender domain name

Click [Settings], then [Sender Authentication] menu

4. Click [Get Started] under "Authenticate Your Domain"

5. Choose DNS host

Choose DNS provider and click [Next]

In this document we'll use Amazon Route 53 for example.

(2) "Would you also like to brand the links for this domain" is an optional.

6. Input your domain name to authenticate

7. Copy authentication DNS records

8. Add copied records to DNS host

Navigate to control panel of DNS Provider.
Then add copied DNS record set to DNS provider
This sample we added the blow record set to AWS route 53

Name: em629.example.com
Type: CNAME
Value: u12006450.wl201.sendgrid.net

Name: s1._domainkey.example.com.
Type: CNAME
Value: s1.domainkey.u12006450.wl201.sendgrid.net

Name: 2._domainkey.example.com.
Type: CNAME
Value: s2.domainkey.u12006450.wl201.sendgrid.net

9. Verify DNS records

Back to SendGrid dashboard, then click [Verify] button to verify

10. Verified

 

Create and get API key

11. Click [Integration Guide] under [Email API]

12. Choose "WebAPI"

13. Click [Choose] on PHP

14. Click [Create API Key]

Name your API Key then click [Create Key]

15. Copy created API Key

  

Install WordPress plugin and verify integration

16. Login to WordPress dashboard.

Search "sendgrid" and install SendGrid plugin

17. Click [Settings] under SendGrid menu

18. Paste API Key

19. Input "Name" and "Sending Address"

20. Save settings

Scroll down and click [Update Settings] to apply settings.

21. Back to SendGrid Dashboard

22. Click [Next: Verify Integration] button

Scroll down to the bottom of page, check [I've integrated the code above.]

23. Click [Verify Integration] button

24. You'll get "It worked!" if you completed settings.

Click [View Email Activity] to confirm sent and received email. 

25. Build your favourite contact form and test it.

That's all!


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