If you are looking to add forms in your WordPress website then here are the best form plugins that you can use to add forms.
1) Contact Form 7
This is one of the basic form builder plugin available for WordPress and it’s free. You can create and customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
After you install the plugin, you can find “contact” menu in wordpress dashboard where you can add contact forms. The plugin comes with the sample contact form that you can edit and create your first contact form. You can add the contact form using the shortcode to post or page.
Contact Form 7 comes with features like CAPTCHA, AJAX-powered form submission, and spam filtering.
2) Ninja Forms
Ninja Form is the freemium plugin which comes with simple drag and drop form creation interface. Beginners can quickly and easily create complex forms with absolutely no code. For developers it comes with plenty of hooks and filters.
Ninja Forms also allows you to extend functionality using premium plugins for connecting with campaign monitor, freshbooks, salesforce, SMS notifications, etc.
The Free version of the plugin is good for beginners while the premium version is perfect for highly growing or established businesses. However, the premium plugins seems to be expensive if you have limited budget.
3) Formidable Forms
Formidable form is a freemium plugin that has Drag & Drop interface like Ninja Forms. You can create fully responsive forms which will look perfect on any device.
With Formidable forms you can create contact forms, surveys, quiz forms, registration forms, payment forms, purchase forms, etc. It comes with powerful addons to extend the functionality.
Formidable forms also support calculation fields to create complex calculations required for building different calculators like mortgage, car payment, EMI, loans, etc.
Formidable forms plugin is best for developer or agency that is looking to build form-based solutions or data driven web application.
4) Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is a premium plugin that allows you to build forms quickly and easily. You can create responsive forms that look perfect on any device.
Gravity Forms plugin comes with several features unique to other form builder plugins. It has so many addons to extend the functionality of the forms. There are more than 30 form fields available. You can apply conditional logic for the fields to display.
Gravity forms does not have a free version, so it can be a bit expensive than other WordPress form builder plugins. However, if you are using it on multiple sites and projects, then the cost should not be a problem.
WPForms is a freemium plugin which is simple and easy to create contact forms, submission forms, payment forms, etc.
This plugin is also a drag and drop form builder. It allows you to create nice looking forms simply by dragging and dropping the elements. You can either choose a template or create a new form. You have an option to customize the form and is also responsive that looks good on all devices. This plugin also support addons to extend the functionality of the forms.
WPForms is good for beginners and growing businesses. There is also a free plugin so you can later upgrade to the premium version if you need. The plans are really affordable if your budget is low.
Contact forms are important for communicating with your visitors, but the number of plugin options can be overwhelming. In the above article I have tried to explain what’s unique about every form plugin so that you can decide on your needs.
Please let me know which form builder plugin you are going to try and please share if you like this article.