Having a site is the first step towards a better connection with your audience. Whether you’re just trying to display something or engage people in a conversation, they will want to contact you from time to time.
During years of working on different projects and trying to contact admins from all over the world, we have encountered numerous sites that didn’t have any contact information at all! Don’t you just hate that?!
When you create a website, we suggest that you create a contact page as soon as possible. Sometimes, it will be just enough to list your email address, phone number, and physical address. But since it’s 2017 and WordPress counts tens of thousands amazing free and premium plugins, you can do so much more for your blog. Instead of a simple list, why not embed a beautifully designed contact form that will work for you as your personal messenger?
To help you decide which plugin to use for embedding a contact form, we are about to show you some of the most popular choices.
Ninja Kick: WordPress Contact Form Plugin
It will take just one look at the demo contact form to fall in love with this fantastic plugin! On a click of the button, Ninja Kick: WordPress Contact Form Plugin pushes the content so that it can create space for the beautiful contact form. The plugin provides you with rich customization options so you can modify animations, styles and color schemes with ease.
Whether you need a simple form with basic fields or more complex ones, Ninja Kick is there for you. It even works with Contact Form 7 and makes the popular plugin even better and visually more appealing.
There are three themes you can choose from, a social bar, and even MailChimp support. There is a reason why more than 3,000 users purchased this plugin, and we’re sure you will like it, too.
With more than 800,000 active installations, Ninja Forms is one of the most popular contact form builders for WordPress. Since the plugin is suitable both for WordPress beginners and developers, it surprises us that the number isn’t even bigger.
The plugin features a gorgeous drag&drop builder so beginners can create their first contact form without seeing even one line of code. On the other hand, more advanced users can utilize built-in hooks, filters, and even apply custom field templates.
There are no limitations on the number of forms, fields or submissions so you can relax and enjoy the plugin. Managing forms is super-easy, and it is nice to know that the developers prepared the entire library of premium add-ons that can transform the free plugin into practically anything you like. Connect favorite newsletter accounts, paying gateways or connect to a CRM software.
Gravity Forms is one of the most popular premium form builders for WordPress. That’s not by accident because the plugin gives you the complete freedom over forms. By using its advanced editor, you can create anything from a simple contact page to a multi-page form that accepts payments.
Use standard form fields, add advanced ones or add upload option if you need to. Gravity Forms allows you to schedule forms and use them during specific time only.
You can also easily limit the number of entries and use post fields. If you wish to, it’s easy to extend the plugin with dozens of add-ons that will let you work with numerous marketing services, CRM software, paying gateways, and much more.
This flexible WordPress plugin counts more than 300,000 active installations. It allows you to create contact forms, polls, surveys, and even lead generation forms for your site. Since it features a nicely built drag and drop form builder, you don’t have to have any experience with WordPress to create your first contact form.
There are quite many field types that you can use like single line text, URL, email, paragraph text, radio, checkbox, and dropdown. To protect your form, you can use reCaptcha.
Customize templates to your likings, export and import forms to different sites, and do much more with this free plugin. If you decide to extend it, you should know that there is a PRO version that will give you practically unlimited options and features.
Form Maker by WebDorado is another amazing form builder plugin that counts more than 90,000 active installations. Create simple contact forms, surveys, questionnaires, registrations, online applications, and much more. The plugin features a drag&drop editor that’s easy to use, so you can build practically anything you want.
Form Maker lets you do much more than embedding your forms; show them in a popup, toolbar or scrollbox.
Fast Secure Contact Form
The developers of Fast Secure Contact Form didn’t like the whole idea behind templates. They feel that you should be able to add a contact form to your site quickly, without messing around and editing templates. So, instead, you get to create forms simply by arranging the fields you need. You can work with text, textarea, checkbox, checkbox-multiple, radio, select, select-multiple, attachment, date, time, hidden, password, and fieldset fields.
The plugin allows users to send emails directly to site’s administrator and also schedule a meeting with them. You can assign one or multiple contact addresses. It connects with Akismet and includes reCaptcha to fight spam.
File attachments are supported, as well, and it’s always good to know that the plugin creates backups of all your forms and settings.
Unlike previously mentioned builders that allow you to customize contact forms in details, Pirate Forms gives you just one option. You don’t get to drag and drop block elements, and there are no additional form types; just that one contact form that you can embed on your WordPress site in a matter of seconds.
After installing the plugin, you just need to put the shortcode where you want to display the contact form. There are a few settings you can adjust, but basically, the Pirate Forms will look the same anywhere you use it.
It provides reCaptcha to stop spam and uses SMTP so that you can relax and receive messages via a secure protocol. If you need anything more than a simple contact form, go back on this list and choose any other plugin.
Jetpack’s Contact Form module
Jetpack is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress. It offers dozens of different features, and it is basically a bundle of plugins that work here as modules. Although we would not recommend Jetpack just for contact forms (because it will install all other modules as well), the chances are that you already have the plugin up and running. In that case, you should take a look at its Contact Form module that may be just good enough for your site.
The plugin provides an elegant contact form builder that will embed the form anywhere you like it. If you use Akismet, Jetpack’s module will use it to check form submission and combat spam.
Contact Form 7
We can’t finish the list without mentioning the most popular contact form plugin for WordPress. It may not be the best one out there, but with more than three millions existing installations, it’s just something you can’t overlook.
The plugin allows you to create simple contact forms which can be embedded anywhere on your site. Contact Form 7 is more suitable for WordPress developers than beginners since it requires you to work with HTML tags. It doesn’t have the most intuitive user interface, but since you’re getting it completely free, it doesn’t hurt to spend a few more minutes to create a contact form that you can use on any number of websites that you want.
If you are looking for a plugin that will help you build a WordPress contact form in just a few minutes, look no further. WPForms is aimed at beginners, and it allows you to use a powerful drag&drop builder. So you can simply move the fields around the screen until you get the perfect contact, subscription, payment or any other type of form that you need. Create forms from scratch, or simply load any of the templates that are completely editable.
WPForms will notify you about leads so you can quickly answer emails or manage contacts.
If you want to work with advanced fields, have spam protection, professional support and much more, you will be interested in one of their premium plans as the free version is very, very limited and usefull only for the very basic use.
GetSiteControl Contact Form
GetSiteControl is a new kid on the block in comparison with many other solutions on this list, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Along with a contact form, it brings a subscription form, a survey form, a Live chat, a notification widget, and a set of social media buttons – all in a single dashboard. If you’re on WordPress, there is a plugin available but you can as well install it on other website platforms as a cloud tool.
The free version allows up to 50K form views per month, includes basic customization, scheduling, and real-time form usage statistics.
However, it’s the premium feature-set that makes GetSiteControl a powerful solution for user interaction. And for $19 per month, it’s more than affordable. You’ll be able to set up an autoresponder, A/B test the form, integrate it with 3rd-party apps, show it on the chosen pages or to the defined audiences based on their location, device, referral source, UTM, and behavior on the website.
Whether you need a simple contact form that you can set up in a second or a custom made one with dozens of advanced fields, there’s a WordPress plugin for you on this list. Most of the plugins we mentioned in this article are free, but also ready for expansion. So if you decide to upgrade any of the plugins, you can expect a complete contact form solution that will help you build forms of all types on all WordPress sites that you have.
Now you don’t have an excuse – create that contact page and let your visitors send you a message.
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