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 Fields – Automatically 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.
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 ListSuggest a change
|Features tracked in WP Plugin Scout||Formidable Free||Basic||Business||Elite|
|Form Submission Notifications|
|Import / Export forms|
|Drag and Drop Editor|
|Unlimited Form Fields|
|Customize HTML / CSS|
|Advanced Form Fields|
|e-Signature form field|
|Front End Submission|
|Complex (Multicolumn) Layouts|
|Display Form Data|
|Form Landing Page Builder|
|Limit Form Submissions|
|PDF Form Submissions|
|Smart Script Loading|
|Custom Search Form|
|User Registration + Login|
|Save and Continue Drafts|
|Automatically Populate Fields|
|Form Action Automation|
|Paypal Commerce Platform|
|PayPal Payments Pro|
|Elavon Payment Integration|
|Campaign Monitor Form Integration|
|Multilanguage Plugin Integration|
|Pipe Video Recording|
|Youtube Signup Forms|