Top of the pops: WordPress Contact Forms Plugins

Top of the pops: WordPress Contact Forms Plugins

Lists are everywhere. There are lists of lists, of applications that make lists, and of how to list applications. So let’s dive into the world of the top popular WordPress plugins if you need to add a contact form to your website.

The ​​possibilities

Doing a simple search in the plugins panel within WordPress, with the term “contact form” gives us 4,628 results. Although many of those results are add-ons for many of these plugins, there are still many options. So here we come to our first decision point: how are we going to choose our finalists?

 

I decided to do two simple steps:

 

  1. The number of installations within WordPress: including active installs, reviews, and ratings. As a general rule, always look for all the bad, before you convince yourself of all the good.
  2. Popularity: how many times do these plugins appear in other lists/reviews. What average position do they occupy in these lists?

For this second step, I chose 15 articles after Googling “top contact form plugins WordPress”. The results range from blog posts by the developers themselves, to articles by “digital celebrities” like Neil Patel. Variety again!

You can find the complete list of plugins and the links to each article in this Google sheet. Not all the lists had the same number of plugins, so the variables are not going to be the best, speaking from a purist/mathematical point of view.

The usual suspects

Out of a total of 36 plugins listed, six names made the lists more than 10 times. I immediately discarded one: JetPack, since it is not a contact form per se, but rather a toolkit.

 

It is also good to note that there was a plugin that only appeared once on a list, and appeared as number one. So I had to try it to feed my curiosity and I attached it at the end as a “bonus track”.

 

Notes:

  • All the plugins below, except Gravity Forms, were used in their free version, installed, and activated in less than five minutes.
  • Making basic form fields with name, email, phone, and comments took less than five minutes. Inserting it onto a WordPress site page took less than a minute.
  • The configuration of email notifications was also easy.

So we are not going to delve too much into that. They all deliver what they promise, are easy to use, install, and start to work on any type of forms that you need.

The List

WP Forms

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Forget about code or any other kind of complexities. Intuitive, flexible, full of templates, and compatible with add-ons from PayPal to Salesforce.

 

Although the Lite version limits certain functions, it is a good starting point for many WordPress website projects. You can start expanding its capabilities with a pro version from $39 a year.

 

The process of making a form is easy and intuitive, with a drag and drop interface. You will have a responsive basic contact form ready to use in minutes, sending notifications to your email address.

WPForms is the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin in the market.
WPForms is the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin in the market.
WPForms is the best WordPress contact form plugin. Here are the features that makes . . .

Gravity Forms

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The original premium contact form plugin for WordPress. Although we weren’t able to test it on our sample page, there is a demo available on their website, which gives a general idea of ​​how easy and intuitive it is to use.

 

Gravity Forms is one of the best and most robust plugins on the market;  thanks to its drag and drop interface, options for content, questions, file uploads, and security that it offers.

 

It does not have a free version, but you can start using it for $59 a year.

Build powerful online forms quickly and easily with WordPress and Gravity Forms.
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Build powerful online forms quickly and easily with WordPress and Gravity Forms.

Ninja Forms

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The original premium contact form plugin for WordPress. Although we weren’t able to test it on our sample page, there is a demo available on their website, which gives a general idea of ​​how easy and intuitive it is to use.

 

Gravity Forms is one of the best and most robust plugins on the market;  thanks to its drag and drop interface, options for content, questions, file uploads, and security that it offers.

 

It does not have a free version, but you can start using it for $59 a year.

Build powerful online forms quickly and easily with WordPress and Gravity Forms.
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Build powerful online forms quickly and easily with WordPress and Gravity Forms.

Formidable Forms

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With Formidable Forms, we can do from the basic to the most complex form types. It is one of the most advanced plugins. Apart from its initial function, it has options for data visualization, among other add-ons.

 

You can create surveys, registration forms, payment forms, quizzes, and more. One of the most popular features is the advanced conditional logic options.

 

It has a drag and drop form builder interface, which is not as intuitive as other plugins in this article but offers much more advanced options. You can use its free version and pro plans for $49 a year.

Formidable Forms has all the features you need to build powerful WordPress forms ...
Formidable Forms has all the features you need to build powerful WordPress forms ...
Create beautiful WordPress forms with online form builder software. Drag & drop form builder, profe...

Contact Form 7

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With Formidable Forms, we can do from the basic to the most complex form types. It is one of the most advanced plugins. Apart from its initial function, it has options for data visualization, among other add-ons.

 

You can create surveys, registration forms, payment forms, quizzes, and more. One of the most popular features is the advanced conditional logic options.

 

It has a drag and drop form builder interface, which is not as intuitive as other plugins in this article but offers much more advanced options. You can use its free version and pro plans for $49 a year.

Contact Form 7 is a WordPress plugin available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2. You can download the latest version and older versions from WordPress.org.
Contact Form 7 is a WordPress plugin available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2. You can download the latest version and older versions from WordPress.org.
Contact Form 7 is a WordPress plugin available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2. You can download the latest version and older versions from WordPress.org.

Live Forms

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Ok, I accept that I came to this plugin out of curiosity. It did not appear in any other list, and the only one where it was, was number one! I went straight to try it out, and the feeling was quite positive.

 

Intuitive, drag and drop, and the visual result, to my liking, was the one that I liked the most.

 

You can use it for free, with certain limitations, and the paid versions start at $49 a year.

LiveForms gives life in your online forms, modern easy to use form builder, colorful template custo...
LiveForms gives life in your online forms, modern easy to use form builder, colorful template custo...
WordPress Contact Form, Drag and Drop Form Builder Plugin, build any form with modern easy ...

Conclusions

Getting creative with the lite or free versions of the plugins opens up many possibilities.

 

The usability, the fair learning curve to use them, and the add-ons are very similar.

 

Here is where the ability to choose what we need comes in. Which plugin do the job based on the specific contact needs you have in your WordPress websites?

 

Which one is your favorite?

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