When it comes to adding a simple contact form to a website or adding an advance one, WordPress users are spoilt for choice and If you own a personal blog or website, you know how important it is to have a contact form on your site.
This WPForms review gives you an idea of why it is the best and your next alternative to other form builder plugin.
Contact Forms have changed the way how we contact a site owner, send some attachments to a designer or collect payments through a simple form.
A form builder now can help you to create a membership form, Survey Form, Feedback form, Newsletter form, Donation Form or even subscription-based services can be created.
This doesn’t end here.
Finding a plugin that works as all-rounder without compromising with the performance and security is hard.
and that’s where WPForms rise on top.
WPForms is a powerful form builder plugin from the creator of WPBeginner, Syed Balkhi also known for the OptinMonster plugin.
With a rating of (4.9-stars on over 3,512 reviews) and 1+ million active installations on WordPress.org plugin repository, WPForms seems to be the best alternative for all the form builder plugin.
Some Examples of What you can create with WPForms Pro can be found on Demo Page.
Don’t take my words.
Let’s take a look at what WPForms has to offer, and it is worth the price tag or not.
WPForms Lite vs WPForms Pro
WPForms is a freemium plugin and so You can enjoy some basic features for free. The free version covers all the basic utility for a normal website that requires only a simple contact form.
You can install the free version from here: Go to Plugins > Add New > Search for Plugin > Click Install > Activate.
You will be welcomed with “Getting Started” Page and You can start with creating your first Form.
You can start with a Blank Form or Select a Template and modify it as per your need.
The Drag and Drop Builder of WPForms is easy to use and You can easily customize the Form with additional fields just by Dragging to the form area.
To edit an actual form field, you click on it. Then, you’ll be able to configure the forms:
- Label: This is what appears above the field
- Format: This will be unique for each type of field
- Required*: Whether or not visitors need to fill out the field to submit the form
- Conditional logic: with the paid version
- Description and other details
Once the form is completed, You can set up the General, Notification and additional Integration Settings available on the PRO version.
Click on EMBED to get the shortcode. You can use this shortcode in Classic Editor or in Shortcode Block in Gutenberg editor. You can also directly use WPForms Widget Block to add a form anywhere.
Remember: WPForms comes with reCAPTCHA protection so Don’t forget to enable it from WPForms > Settings > reCAPTCHA.
Additionally, You can Customize the Appearance of Forms by restricting, adding CSS of the plugin to direct theme’s style.css file and make customization. This can help you with some overwrote CSS problem.
Overall, The free version covers all the basic features includes
- Drag and Drop Form Builder
- Spam Protection
- Responsive Mobile Friendly
- Instant Notifications
- Entry Management
- Pre Form Templates
- Basic Spam Protection
- Form Design and Customization
Now, Let’s explore the Pro version of WPForms.
WPForms Pro unlocks the treasure and gives infinite possibilities to create and customize powerful forms in a site. It offers Basic+Advance features includes
Basic Features +
- Advanced Form Templates
- Smart Conditional Logic
- Multi-Page Forms
- File Uploads
- User Registration
- Custom CAPTCHA
- Email Marketing Integration
+ Other Powerful Add-ons
For me, After File Uploads and User Registration, Two New and Recommended add-ons are Surveys and Polls Addon and Form Pages Addon available on WPForms PRO plan.
1. Surveys and Polls Addon
This addon will help you to easily create surveys forms and You can analyze the data with interactive reports.
2. Form Pages Addon
One can Create “distraction-free” form landing pages to boost conversions.
Testing the Pro Version of WPForms.
Download WPForms Pro, and Install it manually from Plugins > Add New > Upload.
Upload and Activate the plugin.
The interface is the same but the advance features are now active to use. Let’s take a look on few:
With the Pro version, you get access to a large variety of field types, including fields for:
- File uploads
- Product selection
- Calculator fields to calculate the total price based on a user’s selection
Here are some of the WPForms features that You’ll love.
1. Protect Your Forms From Spam
There are hundreds of unwanted emails are sit on your Email account without a form. What if you add a form? It creates the risk of getting more spam emails.
WPForms provide the feature to enable reCAPTCHA or custom reCAPTCHA to protect your forms from being spammed by Bots, Auto submitter software.
Custom Captcha Addon in WPForms provides the facility to create your own CAPTCHA type like Math, Q/A.
2. Create A Custom Login/Registration Page
WPForms User Registration add-on helps you to create your own login or registration forms that you can embed anywhere in your site.
You can use WPForms Pro to create a membership site that requires custom Login and Registration page in the WordPress site.
3. Manage Form Submissions From Your WordPress Dashboard
How about managing form data in your WordPress Dashboard? This plugin provides the facility to save all the data from a form and show it on the WordPress Dashboard of your site.
You can filter the form data as needed and even export them to a CSV file in case if you want to work with them in another tool.
This is super useful and saves your time checking emails. It is also useful that you have a backup of all the data even somehow emails are deleted.
4. Create Order Forms And Accept Payments
The form of Making money online from Advertisement is restricting and Donation is taking place. Even you can create a small fee based recurring subscription site or use this with your services like
With the Stripe or PayPal add-ons, you can use WPForms to accept payments or donations.
You can even calculate different payment amounts depending on what a user selects gives the ability to find the items based on user choice.
5. Run Powerful Surveys And Polls (And Analyze Results)
With the Surveys and Polls add-on, You can create interactive surveys and polls for your WordPress site. You can also create simple multiple choice polls to collect feedback from your visitors.
This is the most interesting and useful add-on. I will cover more about it in a separate article.
6. Create Landing Pages using Form Pages
With the Form Pages add-on, You can create completely custom “distraction-free” form landing pages to boost conversions (without writing any code).
This is also a useful add-on if you want to create multiple types of Landing Pages. I will cover more about it in a separate article.
7. Collect Real Signatures Via Your Forms
You can also collect Signatures using your contact form and Signature field (paid) type.
This is useful if you for Business and Firms, that requires the user signature to fill a form. CA firms, Tax filing, Signing Petitions or Agreements and Business can use this to collect the signatures directly from their WordPress site.
8. Condition, Restriction for How, Who Can View And Submit Forms
Sometimes, It is worth to restrict something from a common visitor and spammers.
Using WPForms Pro, You can restrict some forms, create conditional logic to protect the form to How and Who can access it.
9. Connect To Your Favorite Email Marketing Service(s)
Email Marketing is really important and it is important in every business or niche you are running or not. Collecting Visitor’s Email and Integrating it with your favorite Email Marketing Service is Bonus point to WPForms.
It is also a time saving, and You will get hundreds of Emails from your users for free.
10. Automate Your Workflows With Zapier
With all the things mentioned above, You can automate your WPForms work with Zapier.
Zapier is a freemium service that lets you “connect” different apps together. Currently, it supports over 1,000 apps, including popular apps like:
- Google Sheets
- Office 365
With WPForms’ Zapier add-on, you’re able to connect your WordPress forms to any one of those 1,000+ apps, unblock the various possibilities of working with WPForms and other tools from one panel.
WPForms Premium Pricing Options
Okay, How much does WPForms cost? There are four options for purchasing WPForms.
Currently, they are running 50% OFF for new customers. USE Coupon SAVE50.
$79 $39.50 for use on one site.
$199 $99.50 for use on three sites, plus extra email marketing integration features.
$399 $199.50 for use on 20 sites, plus payment and other features.
$599 $299.50 for use on unlimited sites, plus WordPress Multisite support.
Renewals are yearly at full price. Cancel anytime.
You can test drive the pro version and if you are not able to find it worth, simply ask for a refund within 14days for 100% refund of your money. It is a win-win deal.
WPForms is a user-friendly form Builder plugin that offers powerful features with ease of use. It is lightweight and bloat-free.
The Pro features can be used by a beginner to create advanced form or system in the site in a few steps. You can use it to create a membership site, accept payments, survey your visitors, create appointment bookings, build your email list, and of course to just create a simple contact form.
If you are looking for something, that is really simple to use and offers more at the pricing, WPForms is the way to go.
What is your favorite form Builder? Do share what contact form plugin currently you are using.
- Review of: WPForms Pro
- Description: WPForms is a form Builder Plugin for WordPress.