What is the Best WordPress Form Plugin?

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If there’s one thing WordPress has a lot of, it’s form plugins. Despite offering similar core functionality, these various WordPress form plugins are definitely not created equal; and with so many choices out there, how do we know which form plugin is best for our own WordPress projects?

You’re in the right place. 🙂 Read on for the complete, honest breakdown of the best WordPress form plugins, and our clear recommendations for which ones you should use yourself.

The Best WordPress Form Plugins—the TL;DR

If you want to skip the in-depth reviews and get straight to the good stuff, here you go:

Best Free WordPress Form Plugin

Ninja Forms. If you’re on a budget, Ninja Forms Lite is the best free WordPress form plugin of the ones I looked at. It’s straightforward to use, lets you build most forms, stores entries for you, and protects against spam.

Best Premium WordPress Form Plugin

Gravity Forms. It’s a close-run race between the top three of Gravity Forms, WPForms, and Ninja Forms, but my top pick is Gravity Forms. As it’s been developed over years, Rocketgenius have engineered a lot of functionality into the core plugin, and it offers more add-ons than its rivals.

The main complaints with Gravity Forms are the lack of form templates, and form previews not reflecting your theme style; however, these aren’t enough to keep it from the top spot.

WPForms or Ninja Forms are also fine choices, but their renewal costs are higher than Gravity Forms. Of those two, I found WPForms a little more user friendly and functional—for example, WPForms has an add-on for surveys and polls, while Ninja Forms does not.

That’s the core of it. Read on for in-depth context and analysis on our choice of the best WordPress form plugins.

What WordPress Form Plugins are Useful For

Forms on your WordPress site are a crucial way for your visitors to communicate with you. Aside from the (comment) forms baked into WordPress, most sites have a contact form for fielding visitor inquiries, and the way to get these forms is through a WordPress form plugin.

If you want to get more creative, you can also use forms for the following purposes:

  • Add email addresses to a subscription list
  • Register users on your site, and allow them to edit their profiles on the front end
  • Survey your visitors
  • Allow users to upload content, say, for sending in a resume or submitting a post
  • Take payments and donations – if you don’t want to build a full ecommerce store, a form can do the job

To add contact forms or other forms, you’ll need to add a form plugin to your site.

How We Tested: What Features Should a WordPress Form Plugin Have?

To determine which is the best WordPress form plugin, let’s take a look at what you should expect to get with them.

1.     Forms are easy to construct

Most form plugins have a drag and drop builder to place and rearrange fields on the form. Some offer template forms which you can use as-is or customize for your own needs.

2.     Choice of form fields

More form fields mean more types of form you can make. Some forms may require less common form fields such as file upload or password fields.

3.     Conditional logic

“If X then Y.” With conditional logic you can show or hide form fields, redirect to pages or change who the form is emailed to dependent on the user’s choices. For example, if someone answers a form question with ‘Yes’, they might get follow-up questions on that topic. If they say ‘No’, they won’t see these questions on the form.

4.     Save and continue

Long, multi-step forms can be daunting for users to complete. If users know they can save their responses and continue at another time, it improves the conversion rate.

5.     Integrations with other software

With the right add-ons, your forms can take payments (e.g. through Stripe or PayPal), add emails to an email marketing list (e.g. MailChimp or ConvertKit) or pass data to CRM software (e.g. Salesforce or Hubspot), saving you time.  Zapier is a very useful integration as it connects with over 2,000 web apps.

6.     Anti-spam

Unfortunately, contact forms can be abused by spammers. Good form plugins reduce the risk of spam by having an anti-spam honeypot or allow you to add a question or a CAPTCHA to your forms to block submissions from bots.

7.     Save form submissions

This is really important if your website has an issue sending emails, or your email’s anti-spam filter is over-zealous. When form entries are saved for viewing later, there’s less chance you’ll miss vital form responses. Odds are you’ll store some personal data from your forms, so you have to balance this with your data protection policy.

WordPress Form Plugins: Free vs. Paid

Search for “form” on WordPress.org’s plugin directory and you’ll find no shortage of free form plugins.

Search Results for “form”

Most of these plugins follow a freemium model where the core plugin is free, but you can pay for an upgrade with more features. For example, conditional logic is typically a paid feature.

Free form plugins vary in quality, and there are so many I didn’t have time to try them all, so I narrowed the list down to six. I included Gravity Forms in the list, which is not free but is one of the leading form plugins.

Candidates for Best WordPress Form Plugin: Our Individual Reviews

Here are the form plugins I tried:

  1. Ninja Forms
  2. WPForms
  3. Wufoo
  4. Contact Form 7
  5. Gravity Forms
  6. Ultimate Form Builder

Out of these, I’ve had some prior experience with Contact Form 7 and Gravity Forms, but not the others, so I was interested to see how they compared.

1. Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms

First up on our hunt for the best WordPress form plugin is Ninja Forms, which is aimed at users of all levels. It’s popular, with over 1 million active installs on WordPress.org.

I tried version 3.4.24.3.

Ninja Forms: At A Glance

Pros
  • Good all-rounder
  • User friendly
  • Stores entries
  • Spam protection
Cons
  • Needs paid add-ons for some types of form
  • Not all form templates are free

Ninja Forms’ drag and drop interface makes form creation easy, and there’s a good selection of fields to choose from.

Ninja Forms form fields

Ninja Forms also has premade forms, a great time-saver when creating a new form. Take a look at our quick guide on making a Ninja Forms contact form to see how to build one in minutes.

Some Ninja Forms premade forms

One catch, however, is that not all these forms are available in the free plugin.

Ninja Forms inherit your theme’s form styling. You have the option of adding custom classes to form elements as well.

Ninja Forms Quote Request Form

The Ninja Forms dev team have thought hard about privacy, with a number of features to support GDPR compliance. These include turning off storage of form submissions within WordPress and adding checkboxes to affirm consent to process personal data.

You can export and import forms to use them on other websites, and form submissions too.

Ninja Forms upgrade

If you want to build more complex forms, such as ones for user registration, posting from the front end, multi-step forms, or payment forms, you’ll need to pay for Ninja Forms add-ons.

Ninja Forms has different pricing tiers which bundle certain add-ons together – Personal, Professional and Agency  –  all billed yearly. Prices start from $99/year (without discount). Happily, if you want one specific add-on only, you can buy it à la carte for an annual fee.

Ninja Forms pricing

Check out the full list of Ninja Forms add-ons and integrations.

Thanks to Ninja Forms, I tried some of the add-ons:

  • Conditional Logic
  • User Management
  • Front End Posting
  • File Upload
  • Stripe

Here’s an example of Conditional Logic for a form. This success message has two conditions. It’s only shown when you’ve (a) selected a meal and (b) commented on it.

Ninja Forms conditional logic success message

The premade User Registration Form has a flaw: it doesn’t have username, email and password as required fields. If email is blank, you won’t be able to send password reset emails, so you need to set all these fields as required.

Another missing feature when registering users is requiring a particular password strength. It’s only too easy for people to register with ‘password’. Thankfully, the login form doesn’t save submissions!

The Create a Post form, which uses the Front End Posting add-on, saves visitor submissions as draft posts, or any post type. If you enable the File Upload as well, the post can include a featured image.

You can map your form fields to your existing taxonomies and include custom fields as well.

I found Stripe simple to set up, particularly with the Stripe Payment form template. Your buyers will be directed to Stripe to complete the payment process. Recurring payments are supported too.

Ninja Forms: Feature Summary

  1. Forms are easy to construct ✅ yes, however some premade forms need paid add-ons
  2. Choice of form fields ✅ yes, 28 in the free plugin
  3. Conditional logic 👑 with a paid add-on or membership
  4. Save and continue👑 with a paid add-on or membership
  5. Integrations with other software 👑 with a paid add-on or membership
  6. Anti-spam ✅ yes, a honeypot is inbuilt, and you can add a Recaptcha, anti-spam fields or other plugins
  7. Save form submissions ✅ yes, in free and paid versions

Ninja Forms: Verdict

Ninja Forms’ free WordPress form plugin is a great entry-level form builder – quick to pick up and use, and reasonably functional. You can extend it with paid add-ons to build more sophisticated forms.

2. WPForms

WPForms Lite

WPForms Lite is the basic version of the WPForms plugin. It has over 3 million active installs.

I used version 1.6.1.

WPForms: At A Glance

Pros
  • Easy onboarding
  • Imports forms from other plugins
  • Good for survey forms
  • Well documented
Cons
  • Free (Lite) version has limited form fields
  • No storage of entries for free

WPForms has a nice onboarding wizard to help you create your first form in under 5 minutes. (I made mine in under 2!)

If you just need a simple contact form, this is a breeze, as you can pick that option from the template forms.

WPForms Challenge

WPForms’ drag and drop builder is simple and intuitive to use. One oddity is that radio buttons are called ‘multiple choice’.

You can adjust the styling of your finished form so it uses all of WPForms’ styles, some or none at all.

WPForms Suggestion Form

As well as the standard form import and export, I like that you can import forms from some other form plugins – Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms or Pirate Forms.

While I expected the free version of WPForms to be limited, I was surprised that quite a few form fields require a paid upgrade. These include address, phone number and website, which I’d consider fairly standard form fields. This obviously restricts the type of forms you can make.

WPForms Address Field is a Pro Feature

WPForms Lite also doesn’t save form entries for viewing within the admin: that’s a paid feature.

WPForms Upgrade

To get more out of WPForms, you need to purchase one of its paid plans. Pricing starts at $79/year for a single site license. The prices below have a 50% introductory discount.

WPForms pricing

The higher plans offer more features and integrations. For example, the Pro plan offers you:

  • Form abandonment: follow up with people who have partially completed forms.
  • Signature: capture and save signatures on forms.
  • Geolocation: collect and store geolocation data when a form is submitted.

Thanks to WPForms, I tried out the Pro plan with a variety of addons.

Out of these, I really liked the Conversational Forms, which makes elegant forms, reminiscent of TypePad’s. When your visitor answers a question, the form scrolls down to the next one. Only one question at a time is visible, keeping the user focused.

WPForms Conversational Form

WPForms’ User Registration form lets you set registrations to be approved by clicking a link in an email or manually by an admin – thus helping to prevent spam. However, you can’t enforce strong passwords on the form, and there isn’t a ready-made form for users to update their profile on the front end.

Using Surveys and Polls, as well as seeing individual responses, you can view the aggregate data, which is very useful for finding the most common responses.

WPForms Survey Form answer

Conditional logic worked well with my survey form too, as you can see:

WPForms Conditional Logic
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Stripe seemed complicated to set up, so I tried PayPal, which was much easier. Anyone paying via a form by PayPal is directed to PayPal’s site to pay.

WPForms: Feature Summary

  1. Forms are easy to construct ✅ yes, with the drag and drop builder
  2. Choice of form fields ✅ limited to 11 in WPForms Lite, another 20 in the paid version
  3. Conditional logic 👑 only if you pay
  4. Save and continue ❌users can’t save forms to continue later
  5. Integrations with other software 👑 only the Constant Contact email integration is free, all other add-ons are paid
  6. Anti-spam ✅ via honeypot and CAPTCHA
  7. Save form submissions 👑 only if you pay

WPForms: Verdict

WPForms Lite is easy to use but it is let down by limited form fields and no storage of form submissions. The paid WPForms is a much more powerful product with comprehensive documentation.

3. Wufoo

Wufoo by Survey Monkey

Wufoo is a form building service from SurveyMonkey which you can sign up to for free.

Wufoo: At A Glance

Pros
  • Hundreds of template forms
  • Can notify you by text of form submissions
  • Huge number of integrations
Cons
  • Doesn’t join so well with WordPress
  • Free version limits form entries

One big plus is that you can choose from over 400 template forms. That’s a fantastic range, covering many sales and marketing needs such as surveys, quotes and order forms.

Wufoo Wedding RSVP form

Because Wufoo is independent of WordPress, you can’t build certain types of forms, like a WordPress user registration form or a front end posting form.

You get some limited use of conditional logic – for each form you can add 3 “field rules” to show or hide fields based on responses, and 3 “page rules” to skip to different pages in a multi-step form.

Wufoo has a few different form themes (styles) to pick from, and you can create your own, incorporating your own brand colors and elements.

Wufoo form periwinkle theme

A unique feature is that you can choose to send text messages to your phone about form submissions, as well as email.

Wufoo Notification Settings

You can’t control the form confirmation message or send a confirmation email unless you upgrade, though, and I think the free confirmation message (“Great! Thanks for filling out my form!”) is a bit too casual for a business-related form.

Embedding your Wufoo form within WordPress

Once you’ve built your Wufoo form, you can embed it in your WordPress site. You need two things:

  1. An embed code from Wufoo which will be something like this:
[wufoo username=”examples” formhash=”z7w4r7″ autoresize=”true” height=”517″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]
  1. The Wufoo Shortcode Plugin which renders your form in WordPress.

One problem with the embedded form was that it took a few seconds to load. This was a bit unsettling, and might deter your visitors.

Limits on the Wufoo free plan

Wufoo’s free plan is limited in the following respects:

  1. Users associated with your account (only 1)
  2. Forms you can build (maximum 5)
  3. Number of form fields you can include in a form (maximum 10)
  4. Form responses you can collect from all your forms (maximum 100).

The form response limit of 100 is the most jarring, as none of the other form plugins have this restriction. On most sites you would quickly reach your quota.

Wufoo’s paid plans – what do you get?

Wufoo pricing

Upgrade pricing starts from $19/month if billed monthly, or $14.08/month if billed annually. Upgrading is a must if you want to accept more form entries, take payments from your forms or integrate with other services. There are over 2300 integrations available, a staggering number.

Paid account owners can also track their forms with Google Analytics, encrypt some form fields and password protect forms.

Wufoo: Feature Summary

  1. Forms are easy to construct ✅ yes, especially with the many template forms
  2. Choice of form fields ✅ 17 for free, but a few you have to pay for
  3. Conditional logic ✅ yes, but limited unless you pay
  4. Save and continue❌ no, but partial entries on multi-page forms are saved
  5. Integrations with other software 👑 many, only if you pay
  6. Anti-spam ✅ Wufoo uses a smart CAPTCHA
  7. Save form submissions ✅ yes, but within Wufoo’s site, not WordPress

Wufoo: Verdict

While Wufoo has excellent form templates and integrations, it doesn’t combine as smoothly with WordPress and requires a paid plan to be truly useful.

4. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 (CF7 for short) is the granddaddy of WordPress form plugins. It’s been on the WordPress.org plugin repository for over 10 years, and it is still insanely popular with over 5 million active installs. So, could it be the best WordPress contact form plugin?

I tried version 5.1.9.

Contact Form 7: At A Glance

Pros
  • Includes a file upload field
  • Spam protection
Cons
  • Clunky user interface
  • Lack of integrations
  • Needs add-on plugins for added functionality

Because of its age, CF7’s interface is clunky by modern standards. Form fields are added via HTML and shortcodes, rather than a visual builder. Check out our quick guide on making a contact form with Contact Form 7.

New contact forms all follow the same template – name, email, subject, message – which means some editing in the Form and Mail tabs if you are building another type of form.

Contact Form 7 basic contact form

You can import and export CF7 forms easily enough by using the Import and Export options in the Tools menu.

Integrations are very limited. You can integrate your forms with Constant Contact and you can add Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 to your forms. That’s it.

Contact Form 7 form with Recaptcha

Contact Form 7 doesn’t save entries to the database, either. To get round this, you can install the Flamingo plugin by the same developer, Takayuki Miyoshi.

The Configuration Validator, intended to spot form configuration errors that could hamper emails being sent, can be a source of grief. If you have problems understanding and solving configuration errors, read this post on fixing CF7 configuration validator errors.

Does Contact Form 7 have a paid version?

Contact Form 7 doesn’t have a paid version, but other developers have created add-on plugins to add further functionality. Here is a selection:

Contact Form 7: Feature Summary

  1. Forms are easy to construct ❌ you can’t start with a blank form, and the shortcode system is less elegant than drag and drop for most users (though it might be better for some disabled users)
  2. Choice of form fields ✅ 15 are included, including file upload
  3. Conditional logic ❌not without adding another plugin
  4. Save and continue❌ no
  5. Integrations with other software ❌only 2 natively, some others are available via other plugins
  6. Anti-spam ✅ yes, through Google reCAPTCHA v3, and you can add other plugins for more protection
  7. Save form submissions ❌ no, unless you add Flamingo or another storage plugin

Contact Form 7: Verdict

For a basic contact form Contact Form 7 will do, but it’s very limited. If you are on a budget, you can extend Contact Form 7 with other free plugins, but they may offer varying levels of support because they’re made by a range of developers.

5. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms

Our next contender for the best WordPress form plugin is Gravity Forms, another well-established plugin which launched back in August 2009. I tried version 2.4.18.7.

Gravity Forms: At A Glance

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • GDPR compliance
  • Spam protection
  • Some unique features
Cons
  • No template forms
  • Form previews don’t reflect theme style

Gravity Forms has no free version, but you can try before you buy with a free back-end demo including all its features.

Gravity Forms Version 2.5 is currently in beta testing. It promises a new form editor, more accessible forms, better theme integration, and improved markup and styling.

Here is a sneak peek of the new user interface. As you can see, it’s been Gutenbergized!

Gravity Forms 2.5 editor

Gravity Forms Pricing

There are 3 pricing tiers, Basic, Pro and Elite. Prices start from $59/year for a single site.

Gravity Forms pricing

All licenses offer the same basic form fields, but the higher paid plans let you install Gravity Forms on more sites and give you more add-ons.

See the full list of Gravity Forms add-ons by tier.

The Basic license is enough for most email marketing providers, but you’ll need Pro or higher to take payments through Gravity Forms.

Using Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms also makes use of drag and drop to build forms. If you need a hand, visit our quick guide on building a Gravity Form.

Gravity Forms drag and drop

Unfortunately, Gravity Forms doesn’t supply any premade forms, though I did find a few on a third party site, Gravity Examples.

I like the Bulk Add / Predefined Choices option which you can use to quickly populate form fields with common options. You can also save your own custom choices for reuse.

Gravity Forms Bulk Add Predefined Choices

Your completed forms will inherit your theme’s styles, except in preview mode. You can make use of Gravity Forms’ extensive CSS classes and IDs to style a form exactly the way you want.

Form confirmations (the message on a page the user sees when a form is submitted) and form notifications (the emails sent out) are super customizable. You can use conditional logic, which is built-in to the plugin, when crafting them.

For instance, you could build a form for a volunteer organization that notifies a different team depending on the state the user is based in.

Gravity Forms Notification Conditional Routing

Gravity Forms has multiple ways to fight spam:

  1. Anti-spam honeypot (turn on in the form settings)
  2. CAPTCHA
  3. Question which will defeat most bots
  4. Integration with Akismet plugin
  5. Limit the number of form submissions

Gravity Forms stores all form entries in a table in the WordPress database. To help with GDPR compliance, you can configure its privacy features in a form’s Personal Data settings. Gravity Forms also integrates with several third-party plugins to protect form data.

Gravity Forms Personal Data settings

Testing Gravity Forms add-ons

I tried out the following add-ons:

  • Advanced Post Creation
  • Chained Selects
  • Stripe
  • Survey
  • User Registration

A number of these require you to create a feed to pass the form data to the right place. If you miss out this step, your form won’t work.

You can make a front end posting form with Gravity Forms alone using its Post Fields. The Advanced Post Creation add-on gives you more control: you can create pages or custom post types, schedule posts in the future and select the post author.

One quirk I discovered when you use the Advanced Post Creation add-on is that you need to use a File Upload field rather than the Post Image field to add a featured image.

I found Stripe pretty easy to set up to build an order form. The form takes the payment directly on your website, rather than redirecting you to Stripe’s website, which is less friction for a visitor.

The User Registration add-on has a couple of handy features:

  • Integration with PayPal Standard.
  • Set the password strength you will allow and show a strength meter.
Gravity Forms strong password

Chained Selects is a powerful add-on which alters the content of a select field depending on a previous choice. See it in action below, for choosing a make and model of car.

Gravity Forms Chained Selects
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Gravity Forms: Feature Summary

  1. Forms are easy to construct ✅ yes, via drag and drop, though there’s no premade forms
  2. Choice of form fields ✅ yes, 34, plus a few more on the higher plans
  3. Conditional logic ✅ yes, on all plans
  4. Save and continue✅ yes, on all plans
  5. Integrations with other software ✅ yes, more on higher plans
  6. Anti-spam ✅ yes, multiple methods
  7. Save form submissions ✅ yes, and you can control how long they’re saved for

Gravity Forms: Verdict

Gravity Forms is a mature plugin which lets you build just about any kind of form you can imagine. It has a wide range of add-ons, which has been extended further by third party developers.

6. Ultimate Form Builder

Ultimate Form Builder Lite

Finally, we come to Ultimate Form Builder Lite: the free version of Ultimate Form Builder by AccessPress Themes. It has over 20,000 active installs. I tested version 1.4.5.

Ultimate Form Builder: At A Glance

Pros
  • Stores entries
  • Spam protection
  • Multiple form styles
Cons
  • Poor user experience
  • No premade forms
  • No integrations

Straight away you’ll see this plugin is really basic. You need to build your forms from scratch, as there are no premade forms.

The user experience wasn’t great: I had to do more clicking than I expected to build anything and some of my choices weren’t updated instantly. Weirdly I found I had to add a submit button to my forms, as the plugin didn’t.

Ultimate Form Builder Lite form builder

To deter spammers, you can add an anti-spam math question or a Google CAPTCHA.

You can export your form entries to CSV, but I couldn’t see a way to export or import forms themselves. (This does seem to be an option in the paid plugin.)

Regarding form styling, the plugin gives you six templates to choose between, or you can turn off styling altogether and have your theme handle it.

Ultimate Form Builder Lite form template 3
Ultimate Form Builder Lite form template 3

Upgrading to Ultimate Form Builder – what do you get?

Hats off to AccessPress Themes for providing a free back end demo before you buy.

Ultimate Form Builder costs one-time payment of $29.

Ultimate Form Builder

In return, you get:

  1. Extra form fields, including a date picker
  2. Conditional logic
  3. More control over email notifications
  4. Another 4 styling templates
  5. Multi-step forms
Ultimate Form Builder booking form

One huge disadvantage is no integrations. That bars you from making a payment form or a form that connects to your email list. This is very disappointing for a premium form plugin.

Ultimate Form Builder: Summary

  1. Forms are easy to construct ✅ yes, drag and drop builder
  2. Choice of form fields ✅ only 11 in the Lite version, 16 additional in the paid version
  3. Conditional logic 👑 only in the premium version
  4. Save and continue❌no
  5. Integrations with other software ❌ no
  6. Anti-spam ✅ yes, with inbuilt CAPTCHA
  7. Save form submissions ✅ yes

Ultimate Form Builder: Verdict

Ultimate Form Builder is not as user-friendly as some of the other plugins, and while the full version is competitively priced, it’s just not in the same league as other premium form plugins.

So, What is the Best WordPress Form Plugin?

The key questions are: what do you need your forms to do, and do you have money to spend?

If you need advanced features and integrations, they will cost money. Start with Gravity Forms as the best premium choice.

If you just need one simple contact form, a free plugin should do. Go with Ninja forms.

WordPress in All Its Forms

Do you agree with the choices above? Which form plugin is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you in the comments, or in our Facebook group. Thanks for reading!


12 Responses

Comments

  • RSolution says:

    You left out 2 very strong contender:

    1. Caldera Form
    2. Formidable Form

    Interestingly, with the central role Elementor hold in my workflow, all my form need is being met with Elementor Form + Dynamic Contents for Elementor. It’s an amazing combination that has drastically reduce the need for quite a number of other plugins.

  • Brian says:

    Altho that provides a good overview of forms creation etc, most of our clients need a straight-forward integrated solution. And that needs to be one they can understand across the full requirements.

    We’ve found Airtable is a wonderful solution, both the back end and user interfaces.

    Rapid learning and rapid development and rapid deployment – perfect for busy creatives and developers.

  • It’s a mistake that you overlooked WP Fluent Forms.

  • Surprised you did not include Formidable Forms. Free version has good basic features need for most simple forms. Similar to Gravity Forms in terms of form creation. Easy to build, good layout and styling

  • bage says:

    Never heard of caldera forms?

  • Cathy Hoelzer says:

    Happy Forms is a great form builder, too.

  • Ronald says:

    I really like WPForms, it is user friendly and can do about anything from simple to advanced forms.

    Gravity Forms is several steps down when it comes to ease of use, but can obviously do any form imaginable.

    However, due to the high renewal costs of WPForms I recently decided to give Quform a go. It is really good, and easy to use. A great choice as long as you don’t need a payment option in your forms.

  • Stephen J says:

    “Forminator – Contact Form, Payment Form & Custom Form Builder” blows the doors off all of these choices.

  • Marketer says:

    It’s August 2020 and you missed Fluent Forms? This article could be written in 2016 with the same content. It reminds me of missing Oxygen Builder in your page builder’s articles. Or missing GridPane in your hosting reviews. Guys, you should really update your WordPress vision in 2020!

    • Fred Meyer Fred Meyer says:

      Thanks for your thoughts. There are always names you could add to any review. Would you like to say anything about the particular merits of the services you mentioned?

      • Marketer says:

        Hi, thanks for not ignoring my post 😉

        Fluent Forms is the fastest and very well featured form plugin. Great integrations, in-house statistics, custom email notifications, multi-step forms, conditional fields, calculations, payments, and CPT submissions. Oh, yes, you can also register new users with those forms! All those features are built-in, so you don’t need additional add-ons, and third-party plugins.

        Oxygen Builder is a little different thing from other builders. It disables the WordPress theme system completely. Imagine it more like a templating system, where you can create custom templates for posts, CPT’s and integrate with ACF and Toolset. The sites made with Oxygen Builder are the fastest in the WP ecosystem.

        Gridpane is exclusively made for cloud hosting of WordPress websites on cloud servers like Digital Ocean, Vultr, and Linode (or any other cloud hosting). Their stack is the most advanced in the ecosystem – their server-level caching, staging sites, updates, multisite support, etc. The best thing is their in-house support. And we’re not talking about standard good support like from Siteground. Those guys from Gridpane just know their stuff, they’re WordPress and Linux server experts, so you can expect unexpected support :-).

        All of them are quite new things in the WordPress ecosystem. So, rare blogs write about them. But, I’m 100% sure it will change in – not the coming years – but in the coming months!

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