3 WordPress Contact Form Plugins You Need To Know

There are times when a lead will have a simple question that doesn't warrant a phone call, and that's where WordPress contact forms can save the day. 

The contact form is an age-old (and ultra important) tool that allows your site visitors to type in a message that is then sent to you. WordPress doesn't automatically come with a contact form option, so you're left to either code one manually or download a plugin. 

Some contact forms are simple, only collecting your name, email, and a message. Others can help qualify leads with more complex questioning, like company size or industry. The more complex your form, the more likely you are to weed out frivolous messages (though you're also likely to lower your conversion rates). 

If you're having trouble choosing from among the thousands of available plugins out there, we've got you covered. In this blog post, we've compiled a short list of our favorite contact forms, and you should be able to identify one that covers your needs.

Why Use a Contact Form Plugin?

Who wants to bother with coding their own form? There's simply no need. WordPress makes connecting with site visitors simple, and there's no end to plugins and shortcodes available to get the job done.

If you look hard enough, you can find the exact solution that will gather the information that qualifies your leads. For every type of messaging system available, there are thousands of plugins to choose from to get the job done!

How to Choose the Right Plugin

Before you choose a contact form plugin, ask yourself a few questions. Are you looking for full-fledged forms that instantly qualify your leads? Do you need to know things like company size, years of operation, and other kinds of in-depth information?

Or would a simple solution with contact info and a message field serve your purposes? While there's a solution available for every scenario, the three following plugins cover the best features and require zero coding skills.

WPForms  – Starting at $39

(WPForms Lite)

Quick question: are you a beginner? Then WPForms is the plugin you need for your contact form.  

It's that simple. This powerful plugin covers a variety of field options, integrations, and easy-to-learn design features. If you don't have the time (or the need) to build your own forms, WPForms offers template-based options and includes countless integration options. 

It even has an instant notification feature so you can respond to inquiries as soon as possible. This plugin is designed to boost conversions at every angle. 

Top Features:

  • Templates
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Complex form options
  • Built-in smart CAPTCHA and honeypot
  • Surveys
  • Donation forms

WPForms allows you to tackle a huge variety of form types, design options, and lead outreach. And, in our opinion, it beats out thousands of contact form plugins with all its robust features.

Formidable Forms – $99 – $400

When you install Formidable Forms, you're installing a simple-to-use powerhouse. This plugin is a common favorite amongst WordPress users.

Top Features:

  • Calculated fields
  • Drag-and-drop editor
  • Unlimited forms for paid plans
  • Customizable fields for visitors
  • Smart forms (conditional logic)
  • 18 add-ons including payment, language, and mailing list tools

Formidable Forms offers a robust set of features and add-ons that would get anyone's point across.

Gravity Forms – $59 – $259

When it comes to options, Gravity Forms offers a huge array that are easy to master. You can use its premium features on one site for the lowest price or on unlimited sites at the highest.

This plugin offers advanced fields that cover more of your lead qualification needs, such as appointment forms, file uploads, and impressive third-party integrations (including Hubspot and Stripe). Gravity Forms also offers add-ons to cover anything the premium version might've missed.

Top Features:

  • Multi-page forms
  • Entry limits
  • Radio buttons
  • Paragraph fields
  • Dropdown boxes
  • Surveys
  • Quizzes

Gravity Forms is best for users with multiple sites, especially at the price tag. If you can make use of the license, it will prove to be an invaluable conversion resource.

Conclusion

The three contact form plugins above are just a few options in a sea of plugins, but they're our favorites. Giving your leads an easy way to contact you is essential for higher conversions, so go over the features and pick the best fit for your business needs. 

Your contact form will likely be the most critical point of contact you can add to your site. So take care to pick a solution that will make reaching out to you simple and straightforward.

Do you have your own favorite contact form? What do you ask your leads to provide when they contact you? Let us know in the comments!

Categories: Advice
About Trey Briggs

Trey Briggs is a snarky grumbler, content creator, and staff writer for Caseproof LLC. She writes a variety of content for businesses, herself, and her uninterested children. That content is mostly about digital marketing, building value in your business, and the joys, all the joys. When she isn't writing for business, Trey Briggs writes paranormal horror fiction for a largish readership.

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