About Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is often ranked among the top WordPress contact form plugins. The free version is active in more than one million WordPress websites, and the user rating is at an excellent 4.4 out of 5.

Some highlights that deserve special mention:

  • Fully responsive, SEO, & mobile friendly
  • Customizable email notifications from any form
  • Pre-built templates for a various forms, from contact form over applications to payments
  • The number of integrations is second to none – CRM, payment, automation, SMS and chat services, the list goes on and on.
  • GDPR compliance – Easy to use templates are included for Right to Be Forgotten and Data Export requests. Ties into native WordPress GDPR features for automated compliance.

In this Ninja 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 wrote? I’d love to hear from you!

Ninja Forms: The Free, the Plans and the Add-ons

You can use Ninja Forms for free on as many sites as you want. But you may find that there is a feature from the paid plans which you really need. In case of Ninja Forms, you can actually purchase just that one feature. This will still be cheaper than purchasing the minimum paid plan, and in our Plugin comparison we have taken this into account.

For example, purchasing the “File Upload” add-on and using it on your otherwise free version of Ninja will be much cheaper than buying the basic Ninja Plan. But if you add a couple of paid features to your selection, this may not be true any more.

This is where WP PluginScout comes in handy: our tool will tell you when it is time to upgrade to another plan. Try it now!

Ninja Forms tutorials and video reviews

To help you in your quest, we have featured some 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!

Ninja 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. 

ninjaforms pricing 2020

Does Ninja Forms suit your needs?

Whether or not Ninja 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 fulfil 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!

Ninja Forms Feature List

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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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Advanced Form Fields have have have have
Conditional Logic add-on have have have
Calculations have have have have
Spam Protection have have have have
File Uploads add-on have have have
e-Signature form field missing missing missing missing
Front End Submission add-on add-on have have
Quiz missing missing missing missing
Polls missing missing missing missing
Survey missing missing missing missing
Design
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Modal Forms missing missing missing missing
Gutenberg Block missing missing missing missing
Conversational Forms missing missing missing missing
Display Form Data missing missing missing missing
Form Landing Page Builder missing missing missing missing
Administration
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Schedule Forms missing missing missing missing
Limit Form Submissions have have have have
Excel Export add-on add-on add-on have
Advanced Functions
Validate email missing missing missing missing
PDF Form Submissions add-on add-on add-on have
Autoresponders have have have have
Smart Script Loading have have have have
Custom Search Form missing missing missing missing
User Registration + Login add-on add-on have have
Confirmation Fields have have have have
Save and Continue Drafts add-on add-on have have
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Coupons missing missing missing missing
Geolocation missing missing missing missing
MailPoet Newsletters add-on add-on add-on have
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Mailchimp add-on have have have
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PayPal Express add-on have have have
WordPress Multi-Site have have have have
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Automation
Automatically Populate Fields missing missing missing missing
Form Action Automation missing missing missing missing
Webhooks add-on add-on have have
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Integration: Payments
Paypal Commerce Platform missing missing missing missing
2Checkout have have have have
PayPal Payments Pro missing missing missing missing
Authorize.net missing missing missing missing
Mollie missing missing missing missing
Square missing missing missing missing
Recurly Integration add-on add-on have have
Elavon Payment Integration add-on add-on add-on have
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BrainTree missing missing missing missing
Dwolla missing missing missing missing
Integration: email
SendFox integration missing missing missing missing
Salesforce add-on add-on add-on have
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GetResponse missing missing missing missing
HubSpot add-on add-on add-on have
CleverReach add-on add-on add-on have
Constant Contact add-on have have have
Campaign Monitor Form Integration add-on have have have
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SendGrid missing missing missing missing
Drip Forms missing missing missing missing
ConvertKit add-on have have have
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 add-on add-on add-on have
Dropbox missing missing missing missing
Zoho CRM add-on add-on add-on have
Slack add-on add-on add-on have
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Integration: Other
SMS Notification add-on add-on add-on 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 add-on add-on add-on have
Youtube Signup Forms missing missing missing missing

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Website Planet Review of Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is a flexible WordPress form builder that you can extend with add-ons for email marketing, CRM, and payment processing. It has a refreshingly clean interface that is easy to use if you’re a beginner but also offers advanced tools for developers, too. https://www.websiteplanet.com/form-builders/ninjaforms/#overview

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