Top 12 WordPress Form Plugins

Top 12 WordPress Form Plugins

If you own a website and want to inspire trust to your visitors, one of the most important things you should have on it is a contact form. Yes, something as simple as this can do wonders! Basically, you’re letting them know that you’re running a legit site and if they have any issues or want to send some feedback, they have at least one method of doing it.

We’ve seen quite a few types of contact forms until now, some of them being really shady and hard to use. Seriously, it was almost impossible to send a message to some webmasters, due to the bad functionality of their forms! And because we want you to avoid such situations, we’ve handpicked some of the best WordPress form plugins of the moment and put them in a top, allowing you to choose the one that fits your site the most!

Without much further ado, let’s see what we have for you guys…

#1 Contact Form 7

contact form 7

The first entry in our top is a form plugin able to manage multiple contact form and allow you to customize the form, as well as the mail contents, using a simple markup. It supports Ajax-powered submitting and both CAPTCHA and Akismet spam filtering, so you don’t need to worry about bots trying to send you unwanted messages all the time.

Currently, the plugin is free and the developers are constantly working at it. However, they’re accepting feedback and donations, in order to maintain it free. Currently, it’s one of the most popular options when it comes to the contact form and we’re totally recommending it, no matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced WordPress user.

PROs CONs
Highly customizable Can cause issues with some emails
Suitable for both beginners and advanced users Some updates aren’t actually that good
Simple to use

#2 Ninja Forms – The Easy and Powerful Forms Builder

ninja forms

Next in line comes Ninja Forms, presented as the ultimate free form creation tool for WordPress. With this plugin, you can build forms in just a few minutes, thanks to the excellent drag-and-drop creator. At a first look it may look simple, but believe us, you’re dealing with a very complex tool here!

The plugin features a very easy to use and intuitive user interface and doesn’t have any limitations when it comes to the number of forms, fields, emails, actions or submissions. Also, one thing we really liked is that you can give your users a custom message after completing a form or even redirect them somewhere else!

Developers weren’t forgotten either since they have everything they need in order to build custom submission forms.

PROs CONs
Can be integrated with productivity tools A bit difficult to develop
A lot of add-ons available Updates are faulty sometimes
Works with a lot of mailing list tools  The support can be slow

#3 Fast Secure Contact Form

fast secure contact form

If you’re looking for a plugin that’s very easy to use, no matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced WordPress user, then Fast Secure Contact Form can be the one you need. It comes with several features, including an easy form edit, multiple forms, confirmation emails, no templates and a very interesting option that allows you to redirect visitors to any URL after sending a message. reCAPTCHA is also present, as well as Akismet, so you don’t need to worry about spammers.

What we really like is that you can highly customize it, adding a lot of additional fields to the form, especially when it comes to blocking spam, an issue that a lot of Webmasters are dealing with nowadays. The plugin is also constantly updated, so new features are added from time to time.

PROs CONs
Increased Security Conflicts with SSL certificates can appear
Offers CAPTCHA image support Can fail if you use too man fields
Integrated Free Invoicing

#4 Formidable Forms

formidable forms

Suitable for creating not just contact forms, but polls, surveys or even lead generation forms, Formidable Forms puts at your disposal a couple of pre-built templates, so you can start with ease. To be more specific, you can pretty much do everything with this plugin, starting with the smallest sidebar opt-in form and ending with large job application forms.

Besides this, the plugin comes with an impressive list of additional features, including the ability to send email notifications, integrate reCAPTCHA and Akismet, to keep spam away, or even preview how the emails your subscribers will receive look like.

PROs CONs
Allows you to create unlimited forms Poor support
Allows you to send unlimited email notifications
Saves submissions to your database

#5 Contact Form by BestWebSoft

contact form by best web forms

If you want to receive messages from customers directly to your email address, then Contact Form is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Simply download, activate and paste the shortcode on any page of your WordPress blog or widget, and the form will instantly show up. And you can also customize the way it looks, thanks to the several pre-build options available withing the plugin!

Some of the additional features we like are the possibility to see a lot of information about the sender, the responsive layout, the two column layout, as well as the ability to translate the form in any language, with a simple language customizer. And there’s a lot more than this, but we’ll let you discover it all by yourself.

PROs CONs
Documentation and videos aavailable Free version doesn’t offer that much
Great support A bit difficult to customize at first
Supports several languages

#6 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin by Pirate Forms

contact form by pirate forms

If you prefer a more friendly approach when it comes to staying in touch with your visitors, Pirate Forms can be a really nice solution. It’s very easy to use and, just like the previous entry in our top, it’s child’s play to implement: just paste a shortcode.

The plugin is fully customizable, allowing you to personalize the form. And this includes changing field labels, customizing the message your visitors receive when an error shows up or even decide which fields are actually worth showing up. And thanks to the SMTP option, you can be sure that you won’t miss any email from your potential clients!

PROs CONs
Includes SMTP Support can respond late sometimes
Fully customizable Updates can come a bit late sometimes
Stores contacts in special databases  A bit too simple for advanced users

#7 Contact Form 7 Honeypot

contact form 7 honeypot

Well what do you know, the 7th entry in our top is actually called Contact Form 7! It’s an addition to the great and highly reviewed Contact Form 7, adding basic honeypot anti-spam functionality. Basically, with this add-on installed, you don’t need reCAPTCHA anymore since it does the trick smoothly.

If you’re not familiar with this entire ‘Honeypot’ concept, you should know that it’s able to catch the bots that are responsible for spam and introduces an additional field in the form, which they can’t fill, making the overall form not to validate. Pretty cool, huh? We’re definitely trying this, just to see how it fights that nasty spam!

PROs CONs
Addition of Honeypot functionality Some of the presented features are missing
Great for fighting spam Might not work sometimes, depending on WP version
Easy to use

#8 Visual Form Builder

visual form builder

Moving on, we have another interesting form plugin, allowing webmasters to build and manage all kinds of forms, in a simple interface. It’s a great choice for beginners (and not only) since you can create a fully functional contact form without knowing any PHP, CSS or HTML.

We were also impressed by the list of features this plugin has, including a simple, yet effective anti-spam system, the customized confirmation messages, the ability to save your favorite forms or the multiple field layout options, which allows you to arrange them in two, three or even a mixture of columns. And when it comes to the field types it supports…well, even though we’re using this word once again to describe it, we were once again impressed!

PROs CONs
Includes customized confirmation messages The paid version isn’t actually worth the money
Offers great spam protection The support isn’t great
Automatically stores form entries in WP database  Sometimes, updates can make it worse

#9 Form Maker by WD

form maker by wd

Presented as one of the most user-friendly plugins of the moment, Form Make is great for creating highly customizable, as well as responsive, forms in just a few minutes, using the simple (way too simple, we’d say) drag and drop interface.

If you’re a beginner, you’ll definitely enjoy the fact that it takes just a few clicks to put together some complex HTML forms, as well as configure their structure. It also has a clean visual form editor toolbox, which doesn’t require programming skills in order to create a good looking contact form. This makes Form Maker an excellent choice for users who aren’t that familiar with such plugins.

PROs CONs
Includes a lot of add-ons Support is slow sometimes
Can be integrated with MailChimp Some users are complaining about bugs
Comes with detailed installation and configuration instructions

#10 amoForms

amoforms

It looks like most of these form plugins are trying to make it easier and easier for beginners to use them, since a lot of them, including amoForms, come with a very easy to use interface, allowing anybody to build and stylize any form you need for your WP website. Seriously, you don’t need to worry about any code, paid add-ons or stuff like that.

amoForms also includes a responsive design, integration with Google Analytics, as well as the ability to use a Captcha code or an “Antispam” field. Also, you can even receive files from clients, thanks to the Attach File option available in the form. And if it matters to you, you have access to 27 fully customizable fields, for creating one top notch form on your website!

PROs CONs
Very easy to use interface Support doesn’t answer quick all the time
Integration with Google Analytics
Responsive layout and design

#11 Contact Form by WD

contact form by wd

Next in our top comes another easy to use form plugin, which puts user experience on the first place. WD includes pre-built form templates, as well as workflows, making it pretty much the most beginner friendly option of the moment.

The contact forms you will create are 100% mobile responsive and highly optimized for web and server performance, keeping in mind how important site speed is nowadays, for both SEO and conversions. Therefore, your contact forms will look great and load fast on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops! And if you’re a more of an advanced user, you can also customize the forms to your liking, using section dividers, HTML blocks or custom CSS.

PROs CONs
Supports a lot of languages A lot of fields in the free version are disabled
Comes with detailed installing instructions Free version is simply basic
You can add custom HTML to it

#12 Custom Contact Forms

custom contact forms

And last but not least, we have Custom Contact Forms, a plugin which enables you to build forms and manage submissions the WordPress way. Of course, it was designed with offering a top user experience in mind and the developers managed to successfully achieve this.

Of course, it’s also worth mentioning that this plugin was built for much more than just contact forms, as its flexibility and extensible functionality allow you to create forms for subscriptions, events, payments and many more. Oh, and let’s not forget about the devs offering full support and detailed configuration instructions through Github, so you’re covered all the time.

PROs CONs
Fully responsive Not so easy to use by beginners
Google Maps integration Some users are complaining about crashes
You can add custom text after hitting the submit button and redirect to a custom URL  Not responsive in the free version

And we’re all done, folks! This is where our top with some of the best form plugins comes to an end. As you can see, we tried to pick very easy to use plugins, suitable for beginners, but this doesn’t mean that advanced users can’t fully enjoy their huge lists of benefits.

What do you think about our selection? Are there any plugins which you already tried? Or do you know other that should be present in this list? Let us know, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below!

Actives Reviews Unique Features Pricing Range
 

Contact Form 7

 

 

 

800,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Highly customizable

·         Suitable for both beginners and advanced users

·         Easy to use

Free

 

Ninja Forms – The Easy and Powerful Forms Builder

 

 

300,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Can be integrated with productivity tools

·         A lot of add-ons available

·         Works with a lot of mailing list tools

Free

 

Fast Secure Contact Form

 

 

300,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Increased security

·         Offers CAPTCHA image support

·         Integrated Free Invoicing

Free

 

Formidable Forms

 

 

200,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Allows you to create unlimited forms

·         Allows you to send unlimited email notifications

·         Saves submissions to your database

Free – $399

Contact Form by BestWebSoft

 

100,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Documentation and videos available

·         Great support

·         Supports several languages

Free – $300

 

Contact Form & SMTP Plugin by Pirate Forms

 

 

100,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Includes SMTP

·         Fully customizable

·         Stores contacts in special databases

Free

 

Contact Form 7 Honeypot

 

 

100,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Addition of Honeypot functionality

·         Great for fighting spam

·         Easy to use

Free

 

Visual Form Builder

 

 

80,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Includes customized confirmation messages

·         Offers great spam protection

·         Automatically stores form entries in WP database

Free – $199

 

Form Maker by WD

 

 

40,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Includes a lot of add-ons

·         Can be integrated with MailChimp

·       Comes with detailed installation and configuration instructions

Free – $60

 

amoForms

 

 

30,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Very easy to use interface

·         Integration with Google Analytics

·         Responsive layout and design

Free

 

Contact Form by WD

 

 

20,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Supports a lot of languages

·         Comes with detailed installing instructions

·         You can add custom HTML to it

Free

Custom Contact Forms

 

 

30,000+

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·         Fully responsive

·         Google Maps integration

·         You can add custom text after hitting the submit button and redirect to a custom URL

Free – $35

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