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WPForms – Most Beginner Friendly WordPress Contact Form Plugin

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Not a single day goes by where someone doesn’t ask us about what is the best WordPress contact form plugin? With so much demand and the recent WPBeginner survey responses, it became clear that we needed to build a WordPress forms plugin. So we did.

WPForms Header Image

Today, we are extremely proud to announce the launch of WPForms, a drag & drop WordPress form builder that is hands-down the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin in the market.

Now with just a few clicks, you can easily create a beautiful contact form, email subscription form, payment form, and other type of online forms without writing a single line of code.

Since a lot of our audience is churches, non-profits, and startups who don’t necessarily have a budget to afford a premium plugin, WPForms Lite is 100% free and has all the basic features that you will need.

For those who want all the features that WPForms has to offer such as multi-page forms, payment integrations, marketing integrations, conditional logic, and more, then you should check out our premium version.

See the video overview of WPForms below:

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WPForms Features

Unlike other contact form plugins, WPForms is not built from a feature-first mindset rather it’s built from a user-experience first mindset.

What that means is that you can actually use all the features that WPForms comes with without having to hire a developer or learning how to code.

We literally took the pain out of creating online forms and made it easy. Below are some of the features why smart business owners, bloggers, designers, and even developers love WPForms, and you will too.

Drag & Drop Online Form Builder

WPForms Online Form Builder

We built WPForms with WPBeginner users in mind, so our goal was to make everything extremely easy to use.

Our drag & drop online form builder allows you to create WordPress forms in minutes. You can easily add custom form fields, rearrange them, and basically create a complete form in 5 minutes or less (no coding required).

Pre-Built Form Templates

Form Templates

We believe in creating smart workflows that make complex tasks easy.

Most other contact form plugins require you to build your form from scratch, but the truth is that it’s often not necessary unless you absolutely want to.

WPForms comes with pre-built form templates to help you save time. You can add, remove, or re-arrange fields as necessary.

Whether you’re looking to create a simple contact form, request a quote form, donation form, payment order form, or a subscription form, we have a form template for you.

Mobile Ready, SEO Friendly, and Optimized for Speed

WPForms is 100% responsive and mobile-friendly.

Since speed is crucial for user experience and SEO, we optimized every query on the front-end and the back-end to ensure maximum speed.

You can embed your forms on any page with optimized title and description giving you all the flexibility you want from a contact form plugin.

All the Fields & Features that You Need

WPForms Features

WPForms has all the fields and features that you are looking for.

From radio buttons to file uploads to multi-page forms, it can do everything you need it to do.

You can easily integrate your forms with an email marketing service like MailChimp or AWeber. You can collect payments for bookings and orders with PayPal (Our Stripe integration is coming soon).

The best part is that you can do all of this without hiring a developer.

See the full list of WPForms features along with videos of each.

Why did we build WPForms? (History)

Our founder and CEO, Syed Balkhi, has a great behind the scenes of WPForms blog post that goes into details on why we built WPForms.

To keep the story short, the most popular WordPress contact form plugin, Contact Form 7, has over 4 million active installs.

This is their version of “simple and flexible”:

Contact Form 7 UI

So why is it so popular? Because a lot of users can’t afford to purchase a premium option, and Contact Form 7 is free.

Now you have a much better alternative that’s actually easy to use and free: WPForms Lite.

Our mission for WPForms is to build a WordPress forms plugin that’s EASY for beginners, marketers, and business owners who are not tech savvy.

A quote from Syed Balkhi’s blog post explains it all:

We made simple tasks EASY rather than letting the complex tasks define how hard simple will be.

Limited Time Special

If you’re interested in the premium version of WPForms, then you’d be crazy to miss out on this deal.

Like any other premium plugin, WPForms licenses require annual renewal for updates and support.

However for limited time only, we’re offering an ULTIMATE lifetime license for our early supporters.

What that means is that you get grandfathered in, so you don’t ever have to pay for annual updates and support while still enjoying every new feature that we will ever release.

Get WPForms NOW!

Use this WPForms coupon code: WPB10 to get an additional 10% off your purchase.

This is a limited time launch special, and it will expire so take advantage of it while it lasts.

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34 CommentsLeave a Reply

  1. Syed Balkhi says

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  2. Jiří Vaněk says

    I used to use Contact Form 7 on all my websites. That’s what I started with, and for quite a while, it sufficed for what I needed. Then I tried the free version of WP Forms, and I was thrilled. I replaced Contact Form 7 with WP Forms on all my websites. Now I use the paid version, and I am very satisfied. I wouldn’t switch back because WP Forms is the best form plugin for WordPress that you can find. As a bonus, it includes a vast number of templates for use. For me, it’s one of the few must-have plugins.

  3. Steven says

    Hi Guys,

    Have used WP Forms Lite before, now when I use it, it always comes up with “This field is required? Have checked everything, all is good, but won’t submit anything when I do a TEST Email, what’s wrong?

    • Jess Quig says

      Hi Steven,

      Jess here from the WPForms support team :)

      It sounds like there’s may be a code conflict happening on your site that’s causing this issue. In order for us to better assist, would you please share this in our Lite support forum?

      WPForms Lite Support


  4. Sunday says

    Thanks for good work. I installed WPForm lite. But when I tried to view the entries I was asked to upgrade to WPForms Pro. Is it not free?

  5. Mazlan Abbas says

    Is there a Tutorial video on how to get Email leads before you give them a download page (eBook or PDF, etc)?

  6. campbell says

    I just downloaded the wpforms lite and love how easy it was to create a contact form. As my site is just one single page, I embedded the code instead of creating a new page. However when I pasted that code into my “themify ultra text block” all of the blank spaces (for content) were not the same width and were not left aligned although they appeared this way as a “new page”. How can I adjust this?

  7. Jose says

    Cheers, nice work,

    But I’ve found a bug,

    When using (*Multiple Choice or *Check boxes) Field a “crazy” radio button or checkbox appears on the very top of the form, and it´s linked to one of the options (checkbox or radio) used in the form.

  8. Senua Weber says

    I have been using it for some time, but I just can’t figure out how to change the email subject from: New Entry: Simple Contact Form to something custom.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Senua Weber,

      Go to WPForms » All Forms page. Edit the form where you want to change the subject line. This will launch the WPForms’s builder interface.

      Click on Settings on your left and then click on Notifications. Here you can change the subject line under the option ‘Email Subject’.

      Hope this helps


  9. Peter says

    I have created my first contact form with WPFORMS, it is nicely in a contact us page on my website. I have tried to test it with a contact email but do not see where the email goes. Where do I read my contacts and how do I direct the contacts to my email address. Help with this would be much appreciated.

  10. Harrison Okoyibo says

    I want to appreciate the wpbeginner staffs and editors for their selfless work, making life easier for wordpress user like myself.

    I read one article about Ninja forms and WPForms here at wpbeginner, but I went with ninja forms, downloaded and uploaded the plugin, I spent the next 5hrs trying to create and configure the form because the default looks UGLY.

    I got fed up not been able to fixed the ninja form the way I wanted it, and decided to search for WPForms on google because I needed a contact form on my new wordpress site, and within 10mins I set up a decent well-looking form using the guide @

    WPForms ROCKS!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If you are using the pro plan of WPForms, then you can go to WPForms » Entries and click on Download Export (CSV) link. Open the downloaded CSV file into a spreadsheet software like Excel or Google Sheets. Select the name and email column and paste them in a new sheet. You have your contacts from your WPForms.


  11. Ellen Allard says

    I’ve tried what I think is everything, and when I fill the form out myself and click on “Submit”, I’m getting the Submit confirmation message at the top of the page, but I’m not getting the email notification in my inbox. Can you please help? Thank you.

  12. Anna says

    Ive tried this plugin and I like it.
    Though wondwering if you plan to realease language packs for the free and premium additions, some title fields like the ones under fields were just in english and I couldnt change it.

    Plus, am I able to somehow let the user choose which person will ge the email generated by the form?

    Like I can i Contact form 7. This is often requested by my customers.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      WPForms lets you add email recipients for each form you add.

      1. Simply edit a form and then click on settings tab.
      2. Click on the notifications.
      3. Add email addresses you want to be notified.
      4. Click on the save button to store your changes.


  13. DeBAAT says

    Looks promising indeed. Easy to use and so.
    Was a bit disappointed though to learn that the free version didn’t allow me to see the form entries.
    There is no more basic feature than being able to see what has been filled in…

  14. Sridhar Reddy V says


    I am tried this plugin, it’s better for Useing contact form and payment gateway form’s.


    Sridhar Reddy V

  15. Rachelle Mo says

    If someone submits an inquiry using this contact form, where does their message go? In other words will it go to the email address associated with my wordpress account?

  16. Faiz Edzahar says

    If I can integrate add on payment gateway easily like Gravity Forms. I will buy this product.

  17. Amy Withal says

    No need to diminish Contact Form 7 in order to promote your product. I’m a fan of your blog but that was a disappointing decision.

    • Editorial Staff says

      Contact Form 7 was a great plugin in it’s prime and something we recommended when we first started WPBeginner. However with the amount of inquiries we answer, it’s no longer the most user friendly option.


      • Stephen says

        To be honest I have to agree with Amy you shouldn’t take hits at other Plugins whether there good or bad, developers put a lot of hard work into Plugins and obviously Contact Form 7 is doing something right as it does have 4 Million active downloads

  18. Marilyn Lesniak says

    I have been looking for a lightweight contact form. The fact that it also has a subscription form allows me to get rid of a plugin! Thank you for the article. What do you use for the dropdown reply to comments? I m looking for one to allow the commenter a choice, but delivers a nice looking email too.

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