WPForms is often ranked among the top WordPress contact form plugins, and not only is it widely used with 3+ million active installations, but the User rating at wordpress.org is at 4.9 – a score that’s almost impossible to beat.
Some highlights that deserve special mention:
- WPForms has a drag and drop interface, so you can easily add custom form fields and rearrange them as you like – no code required.
- 100% mobile responsive contact form solution, so your contact forms will always look great on all devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop).
- Regarding Performance, WPForms claims to be one of the fastest WordPress contact form builder plugins around.
- Payments made easy – collect payments, donations, and online orders.
- They have a HUGE form template library, with 100+ pre-built form templates to help you save time.
- Developer friendly: WPForms comes with tons of hooks and filters to create custom functionality.
In this WPForms 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.
WPForms 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!
WPForms 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 WPForms suit your needs?
Whether or not WPForms 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!
WPForms Feature ListSuggest a change
|Features tracked in WP Plugin Scout||WPForms Free||Basic||Plus||Pro||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|
|Review Before Submit|
|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|