5 Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress Compared

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Are you looking to add a contact form on your WordPress site? Not sure which one of the 1625+ WordPress contact form plugins to use? In this article, we have hand-picked the 5 best contact form plugins for WordPress and compared their pros and cons, so you can easily add a contact form in WordPress.

Contact Forms

1. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is the most popular paid contact form plugin for WordPress. We use it on WPBeginner and all of our other websites. We find it extremely easy to use and has all the functionality one can ask for.

Gravity Forms

Pros

Gravity Forms is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress.

With the help of additional add ons, Gravity Forms can be used to create surveys, quiz, user submitted content, web directory and even lead generation.

It comes with premium support options like FAQs, knowledge base, forums, and email support. This means that help is available when you need it.

Cons

Gravity forms is a bit expensive than other WordPress contact form plugins. However, if you are using it on multiple sites and projects, then the cost should not be a big deal.

WPBeginner users can use this Gravity Forms coupon that will give you 25% off.

2. Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is a freemium contact form plugin for WordPress. It can be used to create highly interactive form with very little effort.

Ninja Forms

Pros

The base plugin for Ninja Forms is available for free from the official WordPress repository. This means you can download and install it on as many sites as you like.

There are premium extensions which allow you to extend Ninja Forms functionality such as connecting with Campaign Monitor, Freshbooks, Salesforce, SMS notifications, etc.

There is a helpful community support option, as well as documentation, guides, and email support.

Cons

Even though the main plugin is available for free, the extensions are not. Buying two or more extensions or even the developer bundle will cost you nearly the same amount as Gravity Forms.

3. Formidable Pro

Formidable Pro is quickly becoming a popular choice among WordPress users and developers. It allows you to quickly create beautiful contact forms and comes with all the goodies you would need from a premium form plugin.

Formidable Pro

Pros

Formidable Pro makes it really simple to set up your first WordPress contact form.

Just like Ninja Forms, the basic Formidable Pro is available for free. This single site license costs $47, and the unlimited license costs $117.

There are 12 add-ons that come with the standard and unlimited plans. This allows you to integrate Formidable pro with MailChimp, Basecamp, Trillio, and many other services through Zapier addon.

Cons

Formidable Pro is relatively new in the race as compared to Gravity Forms. At the moment there are fewer addons than Gravity Forms. But hopefully this will gradually change as their user base grows.

4. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is one of the most downloaded plugin in the official WordPress plugin directory. It is a completely free WordPress contact form plugin offering an alternative to premium plugins.

Contact Form 7

Pros:

Price is probably the most important advantage of using Contact Form 7. You are free to install it on as many sites as you want.

There are several third-party plugins that act as add-on plugins for Contact Form 7. Most of them are available for free.

It is great for creating a basic contact form for your blog.

Cons:

Contact Form 7 can be a bit difficult to set up for absolute beginners. The user interface is not very intuitive.

Since it is a free plugin, support options are limited.

There are several third-party add-ons available for Contact Form 7, but the official plugin website doesn’t have an add-ons directory which makes it difficult to find add-ons to extend the functionality of the base plugin.

5. Fast Secure Contact Form

Fast Secure Contact Form is another popular free WordPress contact form plugin. As the name suggests, the plugin focuses on preventing spam and making contact forms secure.

Fast Secure Contact Form Plugin

Pros:

The most obvious advantage of using Fast Secure Contact Form is the price. The plugin is available for free from WordPress plugin directory.

It uses Akismet spam protection to deal with contact form spam. You can also install a companion plugin to add CAPTCHA support.

Cons:

Integrating it with other apps is not very easy for beginners and non-developers. Also support options are limited because it is a free plugin.

Which is the Best Contact Form Plugin for WordPress?

The plugins we mentioned in this article are can all help you create a contact form plugin. However deciding the best contact form plugin varies based on your needs.

For example, if you are beginner level blogger, and you don’t mind spending a little more time on troubleshooting things, then you can go for Contact Form 7 or Fast Secure Contact Form plugins.

On the other hand, if you want to add complex forms, then you need a premium plugin like Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, or Formidable pro.

Our pick would be Gravity Forms because we use it on all our sites.

We hope this guide helped you choose the best contact form plugin for your WordPress site. You may also want to take a look at our guide on the best WordPress backup plugins compared (Pros and Cons).

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