Top 5 WordPress Form Builders for 2019

Most websites use forms. They are ideal for collecting information from front end users. Today, form builders typically offer a visual drag and drop interface for creating these forms. They also typically help you to perform different actions with the captured information. This post reviews the top 5 form builder plugins available for WordPress

Top 5 Plugins

We installed and tested each of the following form builders. We observed several aspects including, ease of setup, features, and documentation. The contenders include

Below we break down the pros and cons of each option and reasons you may or may not be interested in using them

BePro Listings Form Builder


This Form Builder is by far the most powerful Form Builder available for WordPress. Information captured can be exposed to front end visitors for search and filter. No other form builder reviewed today can do this. All features are available for 1 flat price $99. Unlike every other form builder, this solution is built on BePro Listings. This combination provides a range of free features including

  • Front end submissions
  • PayPal payments
  • Email notifications
  • google maps for addresses
  • Search and filter the submissions
  • CSV uploads
  • Apis, webhooks, action hooks, and other integration options
  • 20+ Form Fields including heading, paragraph and the usual input fields
  • Submit your leads to Salesforce
  • Backup and Import Forms
  • Unlimited Forms
  • Drag and Drop Interface
  • Conditional Forms linked to Category or Payment Package
  • (BETA) Each Form can select a custom listing page template.
  • Multisite Compatible
  • Update Capable (Requires BePro Software Updates)
  • Accept Payments for Listing submissions
  • Unlimited Email Notifications and Recipients per form (Requires BePro Email)
  • Buddypress Compatible
  • Easy setup and configuration. No development skills needed

CONTACT FORM 7

With 5+ Million downloads on WordPress.org, this is probably the most popular form builder for WordPress. Its known for its ability to do as the name suggest, create contact forms. Some popular features include

  • Ajax-powered submitting
  • CAPTCHA
  • Akismet spam filtering
  • File Uploading and Attachment
  • reCAPTCHA (v3)
  • Quiz

What’s great about this form builder is the its 100% FREE. The development team offers 1 addon which transparently doesn’t do much. The stay alive by donations. Typically, we do not support plugins which don’t have a monetization plan. However, this plugin is so popular that we anticipate it gets more than enough donations. In addition, the team has proven their ability to support this plugin long term

Gravity Forms

This is a popular form builder for WordPress. Its visual drag & drop interface allows for a no coding approach to creating front end forms for your website. This is one of the first form builder plugins to be offered for WordPress users and hence has a strong following especially with theme makers

To get paypal payments or even webhooks you will need to go for the elite package which is $259. This plugin does not have all the bells and whistles we see in other plugins. It seems they have relaxed in their position at the top. Features you can expect from the basic $59 version include

  • Unlimited Forms
  • Unlimited Entries
  • Conditional Logic
  • Multi-Page Forms
  • File Uploads
  • Automatic Updates
  • Standard Support

Ninja Forms

Known for its direct competition to Gravity forms, this plugin has been growing in popularity. To integrate with Salesforce, this plugin requires $499. However, you can get paypal payments from their base $99 product Popular base features include:

FORM BUILDING ESSENTIALS

  • + Easy Form Layouts
  • + Conditional Logic
  • + File Uploads
  • + Multi-Part Forms

EMAIL MARKETING

  • + Campaign Monitor
  • + Constant Contact
  • + ConvertKit
  • + EmailOctopus
  • + Emma
  • + MailChimp

ACCEPT PAYMENTS

  • + PayPal Express

It should be noted that there is a large team behind this plugin including pippinsplugins.

Formidable Forms

At the time of writing this article, this plugin charges $400 to integrate with Woocommerce and Salesforce at its Elite level. At its lowest pricing level, you will pay $49.Base features include

  • Formidable Views
  • + File Uploads
  • + Cascading Dropdowns
  • + Conditional Logic
  • + Form Scheduling
  • + Repeater Fields
  • + Calculator Forms
  • + Custom Post Submission
  • + Multi-Page Forms
  • + Spam Protection
  • + Surveys & Polls
  • + Graphs & Stats
  • + Visual Form Styler
  • + White Label Form Builder
  • + Unlimited Entries
  • + Unlimited Form
  • 1 site

We like that this team offers a 100% no-risk money back guarantee. They also advertise the features you would expect from form builders and a little more. For example, the ability to break the form up into multiple pages is rare. There is a small team supporting this plugin, so its ability to create and update features will be slower than others

Conclusion

Form Builders are ideal for managing multiple forms on your website. Collecting information from customers is normal and expected. Contact forms, post submissions, and other functions are popular. With any of the plugins listed above you can capture information; however, they are all very different in terms of what can be done with that information once captured

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