Just about every WordPress-based website has some kind of online form.
They range from the most basic—contact forms, polls, and email subscriber submissions—to more advanced forms like payment, calculator, and user-submitted content.
Let's start by taking a look at 20 of the most popular WordPress forms available on Envato Market.
If you need to craft a form that's more than your standard contact form, this is what you're looking for.
FormCraft's feature set includes powerful options that are sure to meet almost anything you need to build a WordPress form.
Here are some of the highlights:
You'll find it fully responsive, with retina-optimized images for fields. And if you need to integrate multi-page forms and payment gateways? You can look to the available FormCraft - Premium WordPress Form Builder add-ons.
Quform does a good job setting itself apart from other WordPress form plugins.
The easy to use drag and drop interface and flexible styling are where this WordPress form plugin shines the most.
Fully responsive and with the new Google reCAPTCHA, you'll find this and more:
The unique theming system makes it easy to make your forms look great, but without sacrificing many of the features users are looking for in a premium WordPress form plugin like Quform.
The WordPress Form Builder - Survey & Quiz - FSQM Pro focus is beyond a simple online quiz solution.
Packed with plenty of form-building tools, this stylish plugin brings a unique feature set to WordPress forms.
This is the ultimate online survey and quiz form-building plugin.
Build your forms with the drag and drop form builder, comb through detailed survey analytics, and set up custom redirection based on user scores.
Features also include:
With 35 form elements and 30 themes, you'll find WordPress Form Builder - Survey & Quiz - FSQM Pro the best way to survey and collect user submitted data.
NEX-Forms - The Ultimate WordPress Form Builder may be just that.
At first glance, you'll see features you would expect:
But when you begin to dig a little deeper, you'll see “the ultimate” isn't just over-zealous marketing.
More notable features include:
Finally, it's the NEX-Forms - The Ultimate WordPress Form Builder grid layout system that gives you a lot of drag and drop control with your form layout.
This plugin is great for freelancers and small businesses, offering itemized products and services. And WP Estimation & Payment Forms Builder can be used in conjunction with both Gravity Forms and WooCommerce and set up using PayPal for payment.
Setting up a cost estimation form with payment and subscription option has never been this easy. Additional features include:
The WP Estimation & Payment Forms Builder fills a niche in the WordPress form plugin space and fills it well.
This WordPress form plugin hits a nice mix of features and easy customization.
ARForms is integrated with Twitter Bootstrap, supports seven autoresponder systems, and is fully compatible with WPML.org.
You can embed your forms in the page or choose to have them fly, stick, or pop up on page load. A great option for newsletter signups and announcements.
Additional features include:
There are 24 elements and 500+ icons included with ARForms: WordPress Form Builder Plugin as well as a full-featured styling tool for CSS customization.
And if this isn't enough to get the job done, there are many helpful add-ons available for this full-featured form builder.
Capturing user and customer feedback is quick and easy with this modal feedback form.
The Usernoise Pro Modal Feedback & Contact Form has a great minimal style and is highly configurable.
And it integrates with Akismet to handle spam.
There aren't a lot of bells and whistles with the Usernoise Pro Modal Feedback & Contact Form, but it is a powerful way to connect and collect feedback.
Ninja Kick: WordPress Contact Form Plugin puts an extra kick into your WordPress forms.
You can use this as a stand-alone contact form or use its unique styling and effects in conjunction with popular form plugins like Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, and others.
Website users can immediately call up the contact form without having to wait for a page to load—complete with slide-in animation.
This form plugin does support WPML, but it should be noted that RTL needs to be customized to work properly in Google Chrome.
Ninja Kick: WordPress Contact Form Plugin is a stylish, fast-loading plugin that works great as a contact or newsletter submission form—or even more complicated forms built using more robust WordPress form plugins.
Do you use Gravity Forms? Then take a look at this plugin.
The Gravity Forms Styler makes it easy to customize and style your Gravity Forms. This is not a standalone plugin for building forms, but is used in conjunction with Gravity Forms to easily style forms from within the WordPress Admin.
You can customize all fields, titles, buttons, backgrounds, and more. It even comes with a shortcode builder and widget.
Styling your Gravity Forms is easy with Gravity Forms Styler.
This robust form plugin uses all standard HTML elements and six advanced fields with format and syntax validation.
You can completely style Form Generator with drag and drop tools and an easy to use visual form builder.
But don't let the "easy to use" tools deter you from its functionality.
Options include, but are certainly not limited to:
There are also several file upload options, including the ability to receive file uploads as email attachments.
The Form Generator - WordPress Form Builder has a strong feature set, while being easy to customize and configure.
One does not simply set up a poll on WordPress.
TotalPoll Pro is a pro poll plugin for WordPress—boasting over 70 features.
Fully responsive and easy to include in WordPress using a shortcode, widget, or direct link, additional features include:
Several language translations are available, and if you're planning on publishing many polls or building a site focused on polling, the TotalPoll Pro - WordPress Poll Plugin is SEO friendly.
The ez Form Calculator - WordPress Plugin can be used with WooCommerce and PayPal.
A few use case scenarios include:
Build your forms using the drag and drop editor or use the import/export feature.
Additional features include:
Whether you're using ez Form Calculator - WordPress Plugin as your primary form or along with WooCommerce, you'll find that it really adds up.
AJAX Contact Forms (for WordPress) is a basic jQuery-based, AJAX-powered contact form.
With a curious twist.
You can easily integrate forms into WordPress pages, use anti-spam captcha, and set up multiple forms in the WordPress Admin; but what really sets AJAX Contact Forms (for WordPress) apart from the rest is Twitter integration:
A unique feature for this basic AJAX powered contact form.
Event Booking Pro: Forms Manager Add On extends the power of Event Booking Pro, giving you the ability to add custom fields to your event booking pages.
This is an add-on, so Event Booking Pro is required for this to work.
The Event Booking Pro: Forms Manager Add On includes many input types, including:
Here's a straightforward way to place an age gate between web users and content.
The Adults Only Age Verification System for WordPress has multiple verification methods, is SEO friendly, and works with just about any WordPress theme.
Verification methods include:
You can also change the order of dates. For example: MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY
Whether you're using shortcodes or one of the three included templates, Adults Only Age Verification System for WordPress can send users to the right content.
Extend the power of Contact Form 7 with Storage for Contact Form 7.
This plugin add-on is a good way to avoid servers mishandling Contact Form 7 submissions and losing them into the Black Hole of the Internet.
Just to be clear, Contact Form 7 is required for this to work.
All form submissions are stored in your WordPress database—including attachments. You can also have submissions sent to you via email, but all data is collected in the Admin and can also be exported to CSV.
Additional data collected by Storage for Contact Form 7 includes:
This plugin add-on is a great way to extend Contact Form 7's usability.
This is an add-on plugin; a very nice addition to WordPress Form Builder - Survey & Quiz - FSQM Pro.
Exporter for FSQM Pro - Reports & Submissions takes the user data collected and imports it into a number of useful formats.
Exportable formats include:
You can also include charts with most export formats.
There are some extra customizations you can make to your PDF exports—handy for quick reports—but most users will find the raw data exports extremely useful.
Building a WordPress site that allows visitors to submit standard WordPress posts or post types, whether they're logged in or not, requires a particular set of features.
AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro has that exact feature set.
In full HTML5 responsiveness, you can customize a front-end posting form with all the right options. It's like having several plugins in one.
The included options and features are:
There are other plugins like this, but you'll be hard pressed to find one that offers this much flexibility and options.
AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro does a great job of bringing everything that's in the post admin side of WordPress and bringing it to the front end.
Much like the previous plugin, Frontend Publishing Pro brings the back end of WordPress to the front.
Configure an unlimited number of forms—with your settings and restrictions for each form—and easily add them to any page using a shortcode.
You have the option to give users full access to their own post management, including view, edit, and delete. Users can upload files within the limits you put in place, such as max upload size and file type.
Other features include:
Quickly and easily set up front-end publishing with Frontend Publishing Pro.
WordPress sites using custom fields and taxonomies—online shops and real estate websites, for example—need an easy and effective way to make the content easy for the user to find.
That's exactly what Filter Custom Fields & Taxonomies does.
This plugin is fully customizable, can be placed via shortcode or widget, and has some great options:
You can decide the results order, use hidden fields, and more.
Filter Custom Fields & Taxonomies will help connect users with the data they are searching for.
There are many different approaches to WordPress forms, each approach trying to solve a different problem. There are WordPress form plugins that make it easier to customize your forms, communicate with customers, collect survey data, and just about everywhere in between.
If a WordPress form plugin that you need wasn't listed here, see what else you can find at Envato Market.
Otherwise, you might consider coding your own. Envato Tuts+ has WordPress tutorials, eBooks, and courses. Try WordPress Plugin Development Essentials or maybe the WordPress Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy. Some helpful eBooks include Useful Tricks and Techniques for WordPress and Mastering WordPress.
What are some creative WordPress forms you've used or created?