Website Development · Form builder

What are the best forms for websites?

Richard Tucci Freelance Project Manager & Line Producer at Freelance

August 19th, 2016

So, I am rebranding my wordpress website, and the issue of forms for subscriptions, contact, and mailing lists has come up.  I realize I have several options.

My wordpress theme came with Pirate Forms as a default.  I also have e-mail subscription widgets as part of Jetpack, but I can't see how to configure it, or where I can view the tables with e-mails.  And of course, I have embed-able forms through mailchimp.

I can't tell which one is best, Pirate Forms,  Jetpack, or Mailchimp.  Does anyone have any advice on which to use?  Or how to configure them?

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June 14th, 2017

depends upon your requirements , almost all free plugin give you same functionality till you buy their premium version , in forms contact form 7 is quite good , it have file uploading & file email attachment function which is more appealing for me .

David Albert Founder & Principal at GreyGoo

August 19th, 2016

Gravity Forms, hands-down, is the best WordPress plug-in for building forms. It's $39 for a single site license. I've tried lots of other forms plug-ins and no one beats them. Super easy to setup and they have support integration for ecommerce, MailChimp and a bunch of other email marketing platforms for collecting subscription sign-ups. You can go with a free plug-in, but the $39 is well worth it if you're going to host multiple forms for multiple purposes on your site.

Bob Graham Engineering and Software

August 19th, 2016

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You can embed our form in your site, connect it to a lead pipeline and mass email anyone who fills it out, as well as put them into stages.

Warisul Sohel Founder

August 22nd, 2016

Well you can use formidable form for getting contact information or visual form
And for newsletter part I think mailchimp will be best

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

Last updated on June 14th, 2017

I agree with David Albert. If you're stuck with WordPress as your engine, Gravity Forms is going to be the most flexible choice. If you're willing to send people off-site for subscriptions, you have so many other choices it's mind-boggling. If the whole point is to integrate with MailChimp, use what MailChimp is offering you. If you just said MailChimp as an example, it's essential to decide what level of subscription management you want to have (including administrative functions for your mailing list), before selecting a form/tool to manage your list. I have always written forms by hand with ColdFusion whenever possible because then I control all the back-end options, but if you don't have a CF server or know how to write code, then you need a different pre-packaged option. Again, on WordPress, Gravity Forms is probably your most flexible to integrate with anything. If it's just for MailChimp, ask MailChimp what to use.

Consider too what will happen to your list management the day you decide to use a different provider. Make sure your data is portable.