Anyone can build & maintain a custom WordPress site without any coding knowledge. With plugins you can create anything on your site, including custom forms, without ever touching a line of code.Every plugin listed here is outstanding. They’re all incredible so the best choice depends on your needs and level of experience in WordPress. I’ll cover each one in detail to help you find the right form builder for your website.
ZigaformZigaform is a flexible and Ultimate WordPress form builder plugin which allows you to build responsive forms on few minutes using a simple yet powerful drag-and-drop form creator. Also it provides amazing form elements and skin live customizer that makes you to build professional forms. Also it provides an administration section where site admins manage tons of form options. It’s really easy to customize and you don’t need programming skills.Zigaform is a 100% mobile responsive contact form solution, so your contact forms will always look great on all devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop).Key Features:
- Smart conditional logic.
- Highly customizable
- Easily customizable form editing
CaptainFormFirst on this list is CaptainForm and it’s a fantastic choice for beginners. It comes with a free plan that limits you to 3 forms just for testing. If you only need a simple contact form you could run this free forever.But the true benefits come in the paid options that store data and handle all processing. When you get a paid plan you’ll have access to dozens of pre-built form templates for quizzes, surveys, polls, product order forms, email signups and so much more.Plus you can quickly extend these forms with 3rd party tools like PayPal/Stripe for payments, Dropbox for storage, or MailChimp for email marketing.The goal of CaptainForm is to connect into the services you already use to save you time. Why reinvent the wheel? CaptainForm’s support team can help you solve common setup problems and they’re always working to improve the plugin.If you consider how much time you’ll save building your site and solving problem this is a no-brainer. Not to mention the cheapest tier equates to about $3/mo which is perfect for any small business site or newly-minted WP blog.
Gravity FormsMost WP users love the Gravity Forms plugin for good reason. With 33 different field types, a drag & drop builder, plus many different submission options, this plugin has it all.You have the ability to create any type of from including user file uploads, quizzes, polls, and the typical contact form. You can also manage how the form submission is sent whether via email or stored in the database. Certain people can be notified when the form is submitted which adds another layer of communication.Each form can be as long as you need with options for multi-page forms and advanced fields for details like addresses, phone numbers, and auto-verified emails. And with all these features you better believe it also supports checkouts for shopping carts.If you’d like to use WooCommerce then Gravity Forms can be a nice plugin to add into your site. But it’s just as useful for simple email opt-in fields or basic website contact forms too.The Gravity Forms site offers a number of add-ons for specific features based on the account plan. The developer license comes with everything including Slack and CRM platforms. If there’s anything you use to manage your business I’d bet Gravity Forms has an add-on available.Whether you’re building a custom WP registration form, setting up a time-sensitive survey, or building a super detailed contact page, Gravity Forms covers it all.Their support is immaculate and the visual builder is one of the best you’ll find for WordPress. Highly recommended for WP users of all backgrounds & experience levels.
Ninja FormsThe greatest feature with Ninja Forms is the live visual form builder. It comes with default elements for all form inputs like phone number, address, and e-mail with built-in verification features.You can even try a live demo of Ninja Forms to see how it works. Their pricing is very reasonable for the quality and their smallest “Personal” plan should be perfect for just one website.You can always try Ninja Forms totally free but you won’t get the pro features like payments and custom form handling. Each form generates a unique shortcode which you copy/paste into any page(s) you like.Working through the dashboard you get full control over the style, position, and settings of the form. It even comes with translation support for dozens of foreign languages.By default any plan you get will support custom templates, all layout styles, and all form fields including file uploads. But you can also grab add-ons which may be cheaper than buying a higher plan.For example, if you just need MailChimp support you can get that with the cheaper plan rather than upgrading to a higher one. And there are easily 30+ add-ons to pick from with support for everything from Freshbooks to Paypal and even Trello.Ninja Forms is great and it’s one of the few plugins you can actually test in your browser. I definitely recommend looking over the plugin’s features to see if it can meet your expectations of a form builder.
Formidable FormsA cheap yet sturdy option for WP form design is Formidable Forms. They charge a flat rate for the initial plugin and 1 year of support.Each plan comes with different features but they all have a few things in common:
- Licences ranging from 1 to unlimited sites
- Save & resume on all forms
- Supports file uploads
- Default form templates
Wufoo For WordPressWufoo is not by itself a plugin, but rather an online form builder. This site lets you create any form you like using their website. Then you can embed the code onto your site.All form submissions go through Wufoo which can save your server from heavy loads.But there is a sweet Wufoo WordPress plugin that lets you generate shortcodes for your Wufoo forms. These shortcodes use square brackets and can look like HTML code, but they’re so much easier to use.You do not need to understand coding to learn shortcodes. They use settings attributes within the square brackets that look kinda like this: [wufoo form=”1″]By using this plugin you won’t need to write a single line of code yourself. Wufoo generates the shortcode on their website so you literally just copy/paste into your page and you’re done. The plugin takes care of the rest.This does mean you’ll need a Wufoo account but you can sign up for free just to test the waters. It’s a WP-friendly service and great for offloading forms away from your web server.
Visual Form BuilderWhile this may not be the most updated plugin out there, it’s definitely one of the stablest and most widely used with an easy 100k+ installs.The Visual Form Builder plugin is totally free and made specifically for WordPress. It comes with a button-based visual editor on the backend with input fields, checkboxes, select menus, and pretty much every other feature you’ll ever need.It uses the drag-and-drop feature built into WordPress making it crazy simple to pick up. Visual Form Builder even takes extra settings for custom CSS classes and options for required fields. Validation can be handled with ReCAPTCHA or a simpler Q&A type security question.Take a look at the plugin page for a broader guide. It covers all the basics of setting up a brand new form, customizing the style, and getting it placed onto any page on your site.This is one of the best form builders for beginners who have no idea what they’re doing. It is by far one of the strongest free options available but it seems geared more towards contact forms over anything else.So if you need a payment gateway or e-mail capture this probably isn’t the best plugin. If you’re willing to get dirty with some code you can make adjustments, but I’d recommend this more for beginners who want dynamic contact forms from scratch.
Form MakerOne of the newer free plugins on the market is Form Maker. It’s an excellent choice for more complex form pages that need extra elements like embedded maps or upload fields.The visual editor has big buttons where you can add specific types of fields or elements on the page. It’s great for contact forms but also many others like surveys, polls, user signups or pretty much anything.Default input fields look incredible and very minimalist. You can fit these forms onto any WordPress website and they’ll blend right in.With a detailed options page you can also choose where the form data should go when submitted. This offers far more control over the form itself, something you don’t always find in free plugins.You can pick from multiple color schemes, multiple columns, and many other design styles all for free. This is seriously one hell of a plugin!I absolutely recommend Form Maker for any webmaster who doesn’t know how to write code. It’s a pristine plugin with so many features and a visual editor that even a monkey could learn.
Contact Form 7My absolute favorite contact form plugin has to be Contact Form 7. It’s been around for years and it’s one of the few plugins that still has active support from the developers.This is totally free to install on any site you run. It doesn’t come with any branding or annoying features on the frontend, just a simple contact form. You can even add extra form fields to gather extra info from people(budgets, project ideas, priority, etc).You get full control using the CF7 backend in your WordPress admin panel. You can even make multiple contact forms to add onto many different pages of your site. They can each send to a different email address making this plugin quite versatile.Just note that CF7 does not have much in the way of customization. You can write CSS code targeting the CF7 elements, but it doesn’t have a visual editor for non-coders.If you’d prefer a contact plugin that lets you restyle the form I actually recommend the FS Contact Form. It’s also free and has a similar design like CF7, however you can directly edit CSS in the admin panel.You cannot go wrong with either of these contact plugins but if you have no coding experience and want a simple solution go with CF7.
Visual Form Builder ProVFB Pro is yet another paid plugin attached to a one-time fee. It’s a reasonable price for everything you get and certainly one of the cheaper options.The smallest plan supports one site but it should have enough features to work well:
- Unlimited forms
- Unlimited fields
- Spam verification tools
- Visual builder & email designer