7 Best Free & Paid Form Builder Plugins For WordPress

Form Builder Plugins For WordPress
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If you have built a form in WordPress to filter out useless contact messages, you might end up saving a lot of time. It will also help you in getting details from readers which will help you to make better business decisions.
It is a no-brainer that the copy (text) on the contact page, service page, and the sidebar should complement each other. I believe you have already got the copywriting part sorted out. Let me make your task easier with a few hand-picked Form builder WordPress plugins.
When it comes to WordPress, which now powers 33% of the websites in the world, there are many form builder plugins. Newbies usually stick with the basic contact form builder plugin (e.g., Contact Form 7) offered by Jetpack plugin.
A blogger who manages the blog as a business usually uses an advanced form builder plugin. For example, Gravity Forms. Depending upon your needs, you should pick one plugin that fits your needs.
Besides specific forms like restaurant booking forms, car rental forms, and professional event forms, people also use forms for various purpose like getting access to webinars, subscribing to newsletters, etc.
For all these purposes, we need to create separate forms. And that’s when form builder plugins come in handy.
The form builder WordPress plugins below allow you to create online forms through a simple user interface. By using these plugins, you can avoid the hassle of creating the forms manually.
In today’s post, I will introduce you to the seven best free and paid form builder plugins for WordPress. Irrespective of the type of form you want, you will find a suitable plugin from this list.

Best Form Builder WordPress Plugins For Beginners & Pro

1. Gravity Forms

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Gravity Forms is a premium contact form builder plugin with lots of advanced features. This is one of the few plugins that allows you to create multi-page forms and show the progress bar.
‘Limit entry’ is another interesting feature in the plugin. By using this, you can make sure that you receive only a certain amount of submission per application.

It is possible to create forms in advance and make them visible for a specific period only. You can display a custom message when the form expires. Gravity Forms also makes it very easy to create order forms.

Besides the default customization, it is also possible to apply custom CSS to your forms. This popular form builder WordPress plugin is priced at $39/year for personal use. If you want an option that is regularly updated, check Gravity Forms WordPress plugin.

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2. Jetpack

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Did you know that Jetpack has a built-in module for creating contact forms?

Yes, that’s right. That means you won’t have to install other plugins for creating the form if you have Jetpack installed. To use the module, you need to activate the feature first. And to do that, go to the Jetpack > Settings page. Find out the module titled ‘Contact Form’ and activate it.
Now, go to the new post editor. In the page, you will find a new button titled ‘Add Contact Form’. You can find it right after the ‘Add Media’ button.
Jetpack Contact Form
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By default, the form will come with four fields – Name, Email, Website, and Comment. You can move, edit or delete any of them. It is also possible to add new fields. On the ‘Email Notifications’ tab, you can customize the recipient and the subject of the notification email. Read Jetpack review.

Here is a video guide on using Jetpack plugin contact form feature:

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3. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7
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With more than 1 million active installs, Contact Form 7 is undoubtedly the most popular free form builder plugin for WordPress. Despite the name, you can use the plugin to develop any form. The plugin also allows you to create an unlimited number of forms. And the forms are customizable using simple markups.
Contact Form 7 provides all relevant features like CAPTCHA, AJAX-powered form submission, and spam filtering. It is possible to customize the emails sent by the plugin. Besides English, the plugin is available in other languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, and Bengali. If you want to store all the submitted messages into your database, you should use a free plugin called Flamingo along with contact form 7.
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4. WPForms

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Syed Balkhi & his team launched this WordPress form plugin in March 2016. Looking at Balkhi’s track record, this seems to be a form builder plugin that you will hear a lot about in the future. Do read WPForms review.

This plugin is by the same company that is behind Opt-in monster. The basic plan of the plugin costs a meager $39/year considering all the features you get with it. You can download the free lite version from here.

Check out WPForms (20% discount coupon: ShoutMeLoud)

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5. Contact Form by BestWebSoft
Contact Form by BestWebSoft
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By using this plugin, you can add a feedback form to your posts or pages. All you need to do is install and activate the plugin and paste the following shortcode into the post body:


It is also possible to customize the default fields and add an extra field for file upload. Besides choosing the receiving emails address(s) for the message, you can choose to send a copy to the user too.

Priced at $30 per year, there is a premium version of Contact Form by BestWebSoft. It has features like custom placeholder text, tooltips, input validation to name a few.

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6. Ninja Forms

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Another very popular builder plugin for WordPress. It boasts of a simple drag and drop form creation interface. Despite the simplicity, there are plenty of hooks and filters available for the advanced users. From the settings section, you can control specific options for each field.

The translation-ready plugin allows you to manage, edit or export the data submitted by the users. You can save any field as favorite and use it on other forms. It is also possible to mark any field as required. You will also find several readymade fields for instant use. The AJAX based submission system and custom date-picker will improve the user experience.

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7. FormCraft – Premium WordPress Form Builder

FormCraft - Premium WordPress Form Builder
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The FormCraft form builder plugin also has a drag and drop interface for creating beautiful forms. As the plugin comes with several form templates, you can get your form ready in minutes. The AJAX-powered plugin works without reloading the page to deliver a superior user experience.
Besides embedding the forms, FormCraft also lets you display forms as popup boxes or slide-in forms. The fully responsive forms could also be set as multi-page. The powerful conditional logics perform various actions like show/hide fields, send email notifications, and alter field values based on the user inputs. The form capabilities could be further enhanced by purchasing add-ons. You can get the feature-rich plugin for $33.

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Your Thoughts: Best Form builder WordPress Plugins

It is impossible to create a functioning modern website without using a form builder plugin. And if you are creating forms quite often, it makes sense to have a form builder plugin installed in your WordPress site

Also see: 5 Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins: Hands-On Comparison

Now that you have gone through the list of 9 best free and paid form builder plugins for WordPress, which one looks the most interesting to you? Let us know in the comments.

Are you using one of these form builder plugins currently or any other form builder plugin? Don’t forget to share your experience by leaving a comment below.

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Foysal loves to dig into WordPress, explore what’s possible and share his knowledge with readers. He also has deep interest in anything related to increasing productivity, writing better and being happy!

42 thoughts on “7 Best Free & Paid Form Builder Plugins For WordPress”

  1. Sazzadul Bari

    Brother Foysal Ahmed,
    The article is pretty cool and informative one. I have been using WP Fluent Form and it’s working very well. Since this is a new one, I can lots of functionality without paying any cost at all. Lately, the plugin released its updated features with pro version.
    I would highly recommend you to give a try to check it. I am super positive about the plugin as I experienced something awesome.

    Have a nice time.

  2. Sahil Thind

    I had worked on Contact Form 7 WordPress plugin and it is easy to use as well. Also heard about Jetpack! It is also good.

  3. Almin Valyani

    Hi, Foysal,

    Nice list!

    I’ve been using Contact Form 7 for a while. Now I am planning to move toARforms
    It seems promising to me.

    The amazing thing about ARforms is, it has both free and premium version. I can start with the free version now and upgrade later if needed.

    However, thanks for sharing this awesome plugin.

  4. Rafi

    Hi Foysal,

    This is undoubtedly a great list. You have covered most of the popular form builder plugins in this article. However, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce weForms ( http://www.wedevs.com/weforms )- the latest addition to the contact form market. It is developed by weDevs, the maker of Dokan and WP User Frontend. It’s very user friendly and amazingly feature rich- just for example- you can find integrations like MailChimp, MailPoet, Slack, HelpScout etc. in the basic version.

    If you can, please take out the time to check it out. I am positive that you will like it!

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Sure, I will check it out!

  5. Jashn Harish

    Great Collection for form building actually i was looking for a contact builder and I got it thanks bro : )

  6. himanshu joshi

    Interesting article !!

  7. Kamlesh

    Hi Foysal,
    Am using Contact Form 7 for my website IndianMagz. Before that i used jetpack, they offer more options like stat view, social media sharing, feedburner form other than the contact form. But the drawback in using jetpack is, sometime it ruins the admin if it happens we have to go to cpanel and often make some corrections in the plugin folder.
    Thanks for Sharing 🙂

  8. Karthik

    Nice list!

    The amazing thing about WPforms is, it has both free and premium version. I can start with free version now and upgrade later if needed.

    However, thanks for sharing this awesome plugins.

  9. Prabhat Jani

    I am using contact form 7 and its working fine for me.

    However great list of plugins.

  10. Shahid

    WordPress contact form is one of the simple and best I have used.

  11. karimunjawa

    this nice list, i dont know about WPForms before. thanks
    btw i use contact form 7 and ninja form :), the easiest way is use cf7 but i like ninja form coz feature and easy too.

  12. Prakhar Shrivastav

    I’m using contact form 7 since 2 years and its really helping like pro. This article is really useful and sharing is a must. Every blogger or any other websites must have a contact form as it helps in engaging readers on your blog and can also be used for the growth of mailing list.

  13. Ronak Toshniwal

    I am using Contact Form 7 and it is pretty fast and simple. Till now didn’t faced any issue in using

  14. Sudip Majhi

    I have been using Gravity Forms since a long time now. This is just awesome. Thank you by the way for other form builders.

  15. Saurabh Chauhan

    I mostly use Gravity Forms on My Blogs. But, Just recently came to knows about WPForms,But It is really Costly for me, Because of Already Purchased Gravity Forms. Please can you Suggest me any Solution for WPForms, to connect it with Multisite Registration Module ? Also Is the WPForms come under GPL Category or Not.?

  16. Naveen

    I use default contact form from Jetpack. And I always use it. It might not be as pretty as some as the others, but it seems reliable.

  17. Vishwajeet Kumar

    I have just install the WPForms to my blog and all I can say that it is really a wonderful plugin to create forms. I will also upgrade to their premium version to make more out of it. thanks for this great article.

  18. rajtreo

    am always using the contact form 7 which makes my works easy. Form maker also a best one it is also free one.

  19. Sateesh kumar

    I am using contact form 7 on my blog but these form builders look promising. I will try them one by one as I am bored of the plain look of contact form 7.

  20. lh.louis

    Hi Foysal,

    I’d love to introduce the SumoMe as well, it is great and these are great plugins for other to use.

    P.S. If possible please help leave a comment at the recent blog post.

    Thank you so much
    Have a great day

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