About Formidable Forms

Formidable Forms claims to be a “solutions-focused” WordPress form plugin. It’s drag & drop approach lets you intuitively create everything from a contact form, survey, quiz, registration form, payment form, purchase, email marketing, to calculator form. 

Some highlights that deserve special mention:

  • Visual Styler – Getting your contact forms to look amazing in your theme is no longer difficult.
  • Tons of Form Templates – Not just contact forms, but calculators, payment forms, and WooCommerce forms.
  • Integrated Views – Transform entries into listings, directories, calendars and powerful front-end content.
  • Repeater Fields – Simply collect multiple sets of data like team registrations, work history, and events.
  • Dynamic FieldsAutomatically populate fields with saved entries, user meta and much more.
  • Easy to Customize – Adding customizations couldn’t be easier with 125+ hooks and customizable HTML.
  • Quizzes – Turn your forms into automated quizzes with all the grading done for you.

In this Formidable Forms Review, we will show all the features we track. Please note that there may be more features in their repertoire, but we had to limit ourselves to those which appear in more than one plugin, or have a substantial value for the average user, which can be the case for some innovative and unique feature.

Of course, we’re always open for your suggestion!

Further, we are curating a hand-picked list of video tutorials and in-depth reviews which we found for this plugin. Again, please send us a message if you believe we missed out on a valuable resource. Maybe one you just made? Let me know in the comments.

Formidable Forms tutorials and video reviews

To help you in your quest, we have featured some WPForms tutorial videos below so you get a hands-on impression of how the plugin looks in the backend, and what is needed to solve common tasks, such as building a contact form or adding calculations, etc. Please advise in the comments if you think we missed a good one!

Formidable Forms Pricing – What is the true price?

The pricing is subject to change and below is a screenshot from their current pricing in Oct 2020. As you can see, the initial price is heavily discounted, but after a year, the renewal is at full price. This is why we chose to display only the “true” price, which is the one you need to calculate with long-term. 

If you use this just for your personal blog, you may be tempted to buy it and skip the renewal. I suspect this is a widespread behavior, but nonetheless naive: you lose access to upgrades, and put your site at risk of being hacked with exploits which an update of the plugin could prevent.

Even more so when you have clients – it is important to be transparent about the ongoing cost of a site, and to keep the site safe at all times. So I suggest renewing the subscription, but take into account what it will cost once the “introductory pricing” ends. 

Formidable forms pricing in 2020

Does Formidable Forms suit your needs?

Whether or not Formidable Forms can be called the best contact form plugin for WordPress, doesn’t really matter. It should match your needs, ideally not just today, but also in the foreseeable future. As we do not give you a subjective verdict on any of the plugins listed in WP PluginScout, once you find the plugins that fulfill your requirements, you should still test them before you make a final decision.

Each plugin has its own user interface (UI) philosophy, so while each one claims “ease-of-use”, that may not mean you will like their approach. You really have to see and experience yourself!

Formidable Forms Feature List

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Features tracked in WP Plugin Scout Formidable Free Basic Business Elite
Top Features
GDPR compliance have have have have
Form Submission Notifications have have have have
Manage Submissions have have have have
Export Submissions have have have have
Import / Export forms have have have have
Drag and Drop Editor have have have have
Unlimited Form Fields have have have have
Responsive Design have have have have
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Conditional Logic missing have have have
Calculations missing have have have
Spam Protection have have have have
File Uploads missing have have have
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Quiz missing missing have have
Polls missing have have have
Survey missing have have have
Design
Templates missing have have have
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Multi-Page Forms missing have have have
Live Preview missing missing missing missing
Modal Forms missing have have have
Gutenberg Block have have have have
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Form Landing Page Builder missing missing missing missing
Administration
Translations have have have have
Submission Analytics missing have have have
Schedule Forms missing have have have
Limit Form Submissions missing have have have
Excel Export missing missing missing missing
Advanced Functions
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PDF Form Submissions missing missing missing missing
Autoresponders have have have have
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Custom Search Form missing missing missing missing
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Save and Continue Drafts missing have have have
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MailPoet Newsletters missing have have have
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Stripe missing missing missing have
PayPal Express missing missing have have
WordPress Multi-Site missing missing missing have
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Automation
Automatically Populate Fields missing have have have
Form Action Automation missing missing missing have
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REST API missing missing have have
Integration: Payments
Paypal Commerce Platform missing missing missing missing
2Checkout missing missing missing missing
PayPal Payments Pro missing missing missing missing
Authorize.net missing missing missing have
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Square missing missing missing missing
Recurly Integration missing missing missing missing
Elavon Payment Integration missing missing missing missing
EDD Integration missing missing missing missing
BrainTree missing missing missing missing
Dwolla missing missing missing missing
Integration: email
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HubSpot missing missing missing have
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Constant Contact missing missing have have
Campaign Monitor Form Integration missing missing have have
EmailOctopus missing missing missing missing
iContact missing missing missing missing
SendGrid missing missing missing missing
Drip Forms missing missing missing missing
ConvertKit missing missing missing missing
Mad Mimi missing missing missing missing
Mailgun missing missing missing missing
Postmatic missing missing missing missing
Integration: CRM
Agile CRM missing missing missing missing
Google Maps missing missing missing missing
Trello missing missing missing missing
Dropbox missing missing missing missing
Zoho CRM missing missing missing missing
Slack missing missing missing missing
Multilanguage Plugin Integration missing missing have have
Integration: Other
SMS Notification missing missing have have
Google Analytics missing missing missing missing
Easy Pods missing missing missing missing
Pipe Video Recording missing missing missing missing
Freshbooks missing missing missing missing
WooCommerce missing missing missing missing
Google Sheets missing missing missing missing
WebMerge Integration missing missing missing missing
Youtube Signup Forms missing missing missing missing

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