Send Your WordPress Email Through SendGrid in 3 Steps

SendGrid is a Cloud-based customer communication platform for transactional and marketing email. 

SendGrid’s cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining email systems by being one of the leading SMTP provider that allows you to send email without having to maintain email servers.

SendGrid is easy as possible to add reliable, scalable email to your application so that you can focus on building the core features of your product.

If you want to Increase you email deliverability with SendGrid’s plugin on WordPress, then follow along and we will do it together in few simple steps.

First Off, SendGrid can handle your Transactional email, marketing emails, and campaigns regardless of the volume.

SendGrid manages all of the technical details, from scaling the infrastructure to ISP outreach and reputation monitoring to whitelist services and real-time analytics.

Configure SendGrid On WordPress Instance

SendGrid is easy to Setup and configures with WordPress in few simple steps.

Create SendGrid Account

Create SendGrid Account: SendGrid is one stop email solution for your Product or Services that can help you manage marketing database and transactional email service on your WordPress.
With SendGrid Free plan that provides Core Email API Features and Core Marketing Campaigns Features, you are able to send 40000 Emails for first 30 Days, then send 100/day, forever.
Create Free SendGrid Account
Create Free SendGrid Account and verify your email to complete the Sign Up process

Now that you’ve setup SendGrid account. Next step is to generate API keys that we will use to authenticate WordPress access with SendGrid services.

There are two different types of API keys:

  1. Full Access gives all of the API methods.
  2. Restricted Access lets you customize the level of access.
  3. Billing Access gives you access to the billing endpoints.

SendGrid requires that you create a separate API key for making billing related API calls.

Create API Keys
Create API Keys

This segmentation adds an extra level of security by giving you more control over who has access to the various areas of your account.

For more detailed information about API key permissions, see API Keys permissions.

Remember, Free plan excludes:

  • Dedicated IP
  • Subuser Management
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Prioritized Support

Install, Activate and Configure SendGrid WordPress Plugin

  • Install SendGrid Plugin from WordPress Marketplace and Activate
  • Go to Settings and Click on SendGrid
  • Update API Credentials and Mail Settings Information
  • Send Test Email
SendGrid WordPress Configure
WordPress SendGrid Configuration and Test


That’s it, thanks for making it to the end 🙂

Now, that you’ve configured SendGrid Plugin. Know that tracking your emails is an important part of being a good sender and learning about how your users interact with your email.

This includes everything from basics about clicks and opens to looking at which browsers and mailbox providers your customers use. Learn more about Statistics Overview.

You can now reliably Send Your WordPress Email Through SendGrid. Also, Your SendGrid and WooCommerce should work hand in hand.

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