Best Form Builder Plugins for WordPress – Creating Custom Forms

Best Form Builder Plugins for WordPress – Creating Custom Forms

Most of the time you find Contact Form 7 as a form builder plugin suggested by every second theme you install. As you see the form building capabilities of Contact Form 7, you may think that WordPress plugins are not capable of building a sophisticated form. But let m tell you that Contact for m 7 is the least capable of all WordPress Form builder plugin. Let us discuss about some highly capable WordPress form builder plugins, using them you can make any type of form you may imagine.

List of WordPress Plugins for Creating Forms

1. Gravity Forms –

It is the most praised WordPress plugin for creating Forms. You can create all type of forms be it subscription form, registration form, enquiry form etc. Its base plugin is available only as premium offering while there are a number of addons for this plugin available as free plugin. You can take a demo of Gravity forms from its website (https://www.gravityforms.com/pricing/)

Author – Katz Web Services, Inc.

Rating – 4.5 / 5

Installations – N/A

Subscription Type – Basic Version is free, Premium at $ 59 annually.

How to install & Use – Go to the official website of Gravity Form and signup. You can buy an yearly subscription at $59. Once you take the subscription you can download the plugin files in zip. Follow the below steps to install it:

Step 1 – Go to file manager via FTP account or File manager from cPanel and reach to the wordpress installation directory, it most of the cases it should be public_html. Open – wp-content –>plugins folder.

Step 2 – Upload the zip file downloaded from Garavity form website.

Step 3 – Unzip the files.

Step 4 – Now go to the Admin panel of your website and move to the installed plugin section. You will now be able to see this Gravity form plugin in the list.

Step 5 – Click the activate button. Wola ! you have the Gravity Form plugin installed.

Step 6 – Go to the settings sub section of Forms section and enter the license key to activate it fully.

Step – 7 – Now you will be able to use the freely available addon of Gravity form.

You will find a new tab in the left sidebar of your admin panel below the Settings tab – Forms.  Manage the setting as per the requirments. You can create various type of forms as per your requirements.

Main Features – 

  • Various pre-built tamplates and functions are available.
  • Conditional fields can be created
  • File upload options can be provided.
  • Email notification setting can be managed.
  • Login & Registration forms also can be created.
  • Forms can be integrated with various other plugins like Woocommerce, buddypress etc.

Where to find – Click here 

Check out the video tutorial about Gravity Forms :

 

2. Formidable Forms –

It is a very versatile and easy to use WordPress plugin for creating forms for WordPress website. It offers almost similar features to Gravity Forms with 2 major differences –

  1. Its basic version is available as a free plugin while you can take license for the premium version for additional functionalities
  2. It is more of a visual setup tool. So it is very easy to use in comparision to Gravity forms.

Author – Strategy 11

Rating – 4.5 / 5

Installations – 200,000 +

Subscription Type – Basic Version is free, Premium at $ 49 annually.

How to install & Use – Go to your WordPress admin panel and search for  Formidable. Click for install and then activate it. You will find a new tab in the left sidebar of your admin panel below the Settings tab –Formidable.  Manage the setting as per the requirments.

Main Features – Most of the major features are more or less similar to Gravity Forms.

Where to find – Click here 

Check out the tutorial video about Formidable :

 

3. Contact Form 7 –

It is a very simple and easy to use WordPress plugin for creating small forms. Though its capabilities are limited, it is the most used plugin for Forms. Most of the WordPress themes comes pre-packaged with this plugin.

Author – Takayushi Miyoshi

Rating – 4.5 / 5

Installations – 5 million +

Subscription Type – 100% free

How to install & Use – Go to your WordPress admin panel and search for  Contact Form 7. Click for install and then activate it. You will find a new tab in the left sidebar of your admin panel below the Settings tab –Contact.  Manage the setting as per the requirments andcreate forms as per your need.

Main Features – It has only basic form features like creating form fileds and setting up Email notifications.

Where to find – Click here 

Check out the video tutorial about Contact Form 7  :

 

4. Ninja Forms –

It is again a very versatile type of WordPress plugin for creating forms. You can create any type of basic to advanced type of  form using this plugin. It is available free with basic features, while a premium version is also available with additional features. Also there is a wide range of Free / Paid addons available for this plugin.

Author – The WP Ninjas

Rating – 4.5 / 5

Installations – 1 million +

Subscription Type – Basic Version is free, Premium at $ 99 annually.

How to install & Use – On your WordPress admin pane go to Add New Plugin section and search for Ninja Forms. Click for install and then activate it. You will find a new tab in the left sidebar of your admin panel below the Settings tab –Forms.  Manage the setting as per the requirments and create forms as needed.

Main Features – Most of the major features are more or less similar to Gravity Forms

Where to find – Click Here  (https://wordpress.org/plugins/ninja-forms/ )

Check out the official video about Ninja Forms :

 

5. WP Forms –

What it does – WP Forms is termed as Drag and Drop WordPress form builder. Though all the other form builder plugins also offers drag and drop functionalities, WP forms offer a much sophisticated system. It is available as free plugin with the name – Contac Form by WP Forms which is a lite version of the full plugin.

Author – WP Forms

Rating – 5/5

Installations – 700,000 +

Subscription Type – Free version is available as Contac Form by WP Forms. Premium at $ 39 annually.

How to install & Use – You can buy subscription from WP Forms official website (https://wpforms.com/pricing/) and download the plugin as zip file. You can install it in exaclty similar way as we did for Gravity Forms.

Main Features – Most of the major features are more or less similar to Gravity Forms.

Where to find – Click Here (https://wpforms.com)

Check out the video tutorial about WP Forms Plugin :

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