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Best WordPress Form Builder Plugins for Elementor

Forms are something that no site can do without. Contact form, feedback form, lead generation, and booking management – you need a functional and convenient form on your website for anything.

And to create the form quickly and place it on the site, you need either knowledge of the code or good plugins. You can talk about the code elsewhere, but Crocoblock was and remains about plugins. πŸ™‚ This article will go through the best plugins for building forms with Elementor.

But first, let’s discuss how to choose the right plugin among the dozens of available options? I think there are only a few criteria:

  1. Price – choose according to your budget and remember that the higher price does not mean that the plugin is better
  2. Helpful support – we believe that a great support service is a key element for any product. And for a client too
  3. Intuitive design – you probably yourself know how inconvenient some plugins are
  4. Flexibility – the functions of the selected plugin should be enough to build any form that you have planned
  5. Speed ​​– read reviews before installing any plugin to make sure no one complains that the plugin slows down the site

In the end, the main thing is that everything coincides successfully. Choose the plugin whose subscription you can afford and will satisfy all your needs in terms of features, appearance, integrations options, and will not slow down your site.

Now, on to our list of the best Elementor form builders. Remember that the choice is subjective and the plugins here are placed in random order.

Elementor Form Builder

πŸ’Έ Price: from $49/yr for Elementor Pro

Elementor has its plugin for creating forms, Elementor Forms. It cannot be purchased separately but is part of the Elementor Pro package.

Core features

  • 10 form fields
  • All adjustable design elements
  • Multi-step forms
  • File upload option
  • Hidden fields
  • Email confirmation and notifications
  • Integrates with 30+ marketing tools, including HubSpot, GetResponse, etc.
  • Submissions management
  • HoneyPot 
  • reCAPTCHA

Pros

  • The plugin that was developed by Elementor for Elementor

Cons

  • Cannot be bought separately so you will have to buy the whole Elementor Pro for using it

Ninja Forms

πŸ’Έ Price: from $29

Ninja Forms is a form builder plugin for Elementor. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that in addition to the free version and various options for paid subscriptions, you can choose Γ€ LA CARTE. This option allows you to select only those features and integrations that you need, and only pay for them.

Also, just recently, Caldera Forms (the one you probably expected to see on this list as well) team announced that the plugin will be retired on 31 Dec 2021. All existing users of both free and paid versions of the plugin will be able to automatically switch to the corresponding plans of Ninja Forms.Β 

Core features

  • 27+ field types
  • Different types of forms available, including signup forms and lead generation forms
  • Row and column layouts
  • Multi-step forms
  • Allows connecting a form to PayPal, Stripe, Elavon, and Recurly gateways
  • Submission exports
  • Front-end submissions
  • User analytics
  • Akismet and reCAPTCHA integrations for spam protection
  • 25+ of other integration options

Pros

  • Beginner-friendly UX
  • Offers a free version which is quite enough for creating basic forms 
  • Ability to buy necessary add-ons separately 

Cons

  • If you only want a couple of paid add-ons, the price of the plugin turns out to be quite favorable, but even the cheapest of the full package options turns out to be one of the most expensive among the competitors ($99)

WP Fluent Forms

πŸ’Έ Price: from $59

WP Fluent Forms is another drag and drop form builder that works perfectly with Elementor. When you go to their page in the WP repository, it immediately catches your eye that with 70,000+ thousand downloads, the plugin has practically no negative reviews!

Core features

  • 60+ form templates
  • 30+ input fields – General Fields, Advanced Fields, Container, and Payment Fields 
  • Multi-column layout
  • Conditional logic 
  • Allows connecting to PayPal and Stripe gateways 
  • Flexible visibility conditions
  • reCAPTCHA
  • File and image upload 
  • Slack, MailChimp, and 30+ more integrations available
  • SMS notification

Pros

  • Allows exporting data as CSV/Exel/ODS or JSON 
  • A 5-stars rating speaks for itself
  • Responsive, fast, lightweight despite being feature-rich 

Cons

  • Some features often offered for free here are available within the Pro version only

Gravity Forms

πŸ’Έ Price: from $59

Gravity Forms is a solid and long-existed Elementor form builder. When developed in 2009, it surely was one of the most modern and powerful plugins among all competitors. However, now that there are dozens of such plugins, the question of its superiority is controversial. It doesn’t have a free version and the interface looks a little dated. Let’s see how things are with functionality.

Core features

  • 30+ form fields that are divided into standard, advanced, post, and pricing fields
  • Sample forms included
  • Conditional logic
  • File uploads
  • Email notifications
  • reCAPTCHA, Really Simple Captcha, and Akismet integration for spam protection

Pros

  • Very easy add-ons setup

Cons

  • No free version available
  • Surveys, Quizzes, Polls, Video Recording, and other similar features often offered for free, here aren’t available even with the basic subscription plan

WPForms

πŸ’Έ Price: from $79

WPForms comes in a free Lite version which you can find in the WordPress repository. It is convenient and easy to use, but the functions are limited to the most basic. Well, the paid version of the plugin allows you to do everything we are used to – add more advanced fields, integrate various other plugins, a payment gateway, and much more.

Core features

  • Pre-built templates
  • Multi-step forms
  • File upload option
  • Confirmation options for submitting multiple forms
  • Ability to manage forms in the WordPress dashboard
  • Form entry emails for multiple recipients

Pros

  • User journey reports is an awesome feature
  • Helpful documentation section

Cons

  • Many important integrations are only available on the most expensive subscription
  • Not suitable for a tight budget

weForms

πŸ’Έ Price: from $49

WeForms is a drag and drop contact form builder. This is one of those plugins where the developers were not greedy and added a lot of cool features even to the free version. Here you can export data, integrate a form with Slack, design multi-step forms, and even collect analytics. The paid version, of course, offers even more great stuff.

Core features

  • Unlimited forms with an unlimited number of fields
  • 25+ form templates
  • 33 custom fields types
  • Multi-step forms
  • Allows adjusting the number of entries restriction
  • reCAPTCHA 
  • REST API 

Pros

  • Well-done documentation
  • Live chat support
  • LOTS of integration options

Cons

  • The interface may seem outdated and not very intuitive 

Metform Elementor Addon

πŸ’Έ Price: from $39/yr

Metform is a contact form plugin developed for Elementor and WordPress. It offers an opportunity to create different kinds of powerful forms flexibly, including contact forms, feedback forms, subscription forms, and others.

Core features

  • 29 Elementor input fields
  • Multi-column layouts and multi-step forms support
  • Form submission via AJAX 
  • Calculations
  • Rating feature for getting customers’ review
  • Conditional logic
  • REST API support
  • reCAPTCHA and Simple Captcha for spam protection 
  • Integrations with Slack, MailChimp

Pros

  • Constantly updated 5-stars rated plugin
  • Offers a decent number of features for a fair price

Cons

  • Not the lightest user interface 
  • In the plugin’s reviews, there are mentions that the support service does not quite cope with the responsibilities

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CaptainForm

πŸ’Έ Price: from $35/yr

You know perfectly well how many WordPress plugins there are and how difficult it is to choose the top of the best among them. But what I like about CaptainForm is that it offers a lot of sophisticated features for free. Ease of use and flexible settings are, of course, also included.

Core features

  • 30+ form templates (for free!)
  • 3 custom themes
  • Unlimited forms creation with full customization
  • Unlimited field
  • SSL secured forms
  • Multilanguage forms
  • File upload
  • SMS notifications
  • Quizzes and polls functionality

Pros

  • Free functionality is enough to create different types of forms
  • Really intuitive interface

Cons

  • The free plugin version hasn’t been tested with the latest releases of WordPress
  • No live chat support

Contact Form 7

πŸ’Έ Price: FREE

No form builders’ list would be complete without the most famous free plugin Contact Form 7. It has existed for about 120 years, offers only the most basic functions, and quite an inconvenient interface. But at the same time, its popularity does not fade away.

Core features

  • Form fields, i.e. text, date, URL, and email
  • Forms customization option
  • AJAX form submitting
  • Integrations with Sendinblue and Constant Contact
  • reCAPTCHA 

Pros

  • Compatible with any theme
  • Forever free 

Cons

  • Poor support
  • Limited features
  • Not suitable for beginners

JetEngine Form Builder

πŸ’Έ Price: from $26

Of course, every developer has their own favorite set of plugins. We analyzed the products available on the market to create a form builder that would be most convenient for us and our users. JetEngine Form Builder is available for Elementor and for Gutenberg too. Great UX, all needed features, helpful support, and a fair price are also here. πŸ™‚Β 

Core features

  • 10 form fields
  • Multi-step forms 
  • Dynamic data
  • Front-end submission available
  • Integrations with lots of third-party services
  • Visibility conditions via conditional logic
  • Calculations

Pros

  • A progress bar and step indicator available for multi-step forms
  • Post-submit success and error messages
  • Best support team

Cons

  • No pre-built templates
  • No free version (BUT you can check our a free plugin for Gutenberg, JetFormBuilder)