If you are blogging for a while, you know that there are so many WordPress form builder plugins are available. We have already covered the best ones like Formidable Forms, WPForms, Ninja Forms, Gravity Forms, etc… We’ll always recommend the best tool for our users.
When you check for a beginner-friendly WordPress form builder plugin, Formidable Forms will be in the list.
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What To Look In a Form Builder Plugin?
Like I said above, there are so many free, freemium and premium WordPress form builder plugins are available. Picking the right one might be a hard task for you. Especially if you are a beginner. However, when you need to choose a form builder plugin for your blog, you need to consider these:
- Ease of Use.
Well, in our view, Formidable Forms fits the description.
What Is Formidable Forms Plugin?
A freemium WordPress plugin which is developed by Strategy11. The free version is called Formidable Forms Lite and it can be downloaded from the WordPress plugins repository. Just like every freemium product, the lite version got restrictions. When you have the premium one, you can unlock more features, integration opportunities, and priority support from the author team.
The free version is active on more than 200,000 WordPress websites.
Plus, the author team is working hard to bring new awesome features and fixing bugs.
Alright. Now you know that Formidable is an awesome WordPress plugin you need to try. So let’s move to the tutorial.
How To Create a Contact Form Using Formidable Forms?
For this tutorial, we will be using the free version of Formidable Forms.
Simply log in to your WordPress admin area, go to the add new plugins section. There, search for Formidable Forms and install it on your blog.
Once you got installed the plugin, you need to activate it.
And in the WordPress admin section, you could see the form settings.
Under the plugin settings, you could see something like:
- Import/ Export.
- Global Settings.
All we need is to create a form and embed it on any of our page/ post or custom post type.
In the forms section, click on the add new button.
You’ll be redirected to the form builder page.
There are so many form templates are available. Some of the popular ones are:
- User Registration.
- Payment Forms.
- Donation Forms.
- Product Order Forms.
But sadly, the free version got only one pre-made template – the contact form template. So, choose it. When you need to use those advanced templates, probably you need to upgrade your license to pro.
Now name your contact form and save it.
Now, you are on the form builder wizard.
By default, the template comes with 4 fields.
- First Name.
But on the left side, you will see all available fields.
All the basic fields are available in the lite version.
And on the right side, you can see exactly how will your forms look like – a live preview.
You can always drag fields from the left side and drop them here. The fields will be added to form. But for a basic contact form, these fields are good enough.
By selecting a field, you can modify it. For example, we are going to modify the Name field.
You can choose the priority and add a custom CSS class to the field. And by doing it, you can add additional CSS to your WordPress blog for making the form field a custom one. You need to update the settings after making any changes.
Simple, isn’t it?
From the settings, section, you can configure the additional section.
The important step you need to configure is the “on submit” setting. By default, the system will show a custom message when a website visitor submits the form. But you can always redirect them to a specif URL or show page content.
Update the form.
Embedding The Form
No need to add a single line of code to your website. Plus, you don’t need to edit your theme files also. Embedding can be done using the Gutenberg block or by using a dedicated shortcode.
In the all forms section, you will see your newly created form and a dedicated shortcode of it.
Copy the code.
Go to a post/ page or CPT where you need to display the form. In my case, I am going to add it on a page. Simply paste the shortcode on the editor and update/ publish the page.
On the other hand, you could use the Formidable button to add new forms to the page.
And when you check it from the frontend, you will see the live action of your form.
Pretty cool, isn’t it?
There are some premium features are available in Formidable Forms which you will love.
Wanted to allow file uploads in your WordPress forms?
Normally, folks will upload those files third-party cloud storage and send you the sharable link. Here, you can allow users to upload files through your forms. You’ll get full control of your uploads.
Another great feature which will help you to understand your website visitors.
According to their submissions, choices, we can assign the form actions. There are so many business websites are doing this and works great in 2019.
When someone submits a form, the email will be delivered in our destination email address. [Only if your email delivery system is working. See our WP Mail SMTP review]
Thankfully when you use a premium license key of Formidable Forms, you can easily check all the entries right in your WordPress admin. Do not want to check your destination email address every time.
Formidable Premium Integrations
The Formidable Forms can be integrated with
However, by using Zapier, you can connect almost everything. The premium version is highly recommended for business websites.
Get Started With Formidable Forms
You can get the premium version of Formidable Forms from below.
This is how you can create a contact form using Formidable Forms.
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Ease of Use
Formidable Forms is one of the best WordPress form builder plugins available for WordPress. Here, we are going to show you how can you create contact forms using Formidable Forms.