9 Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins to Get More Conversions

In this article, we’re going to share our picks for the 9 best WordPress forms plugins on the market so you can create awesome WordPress forms that improve engagement, lower bounce rate, and increase conversions on your site.

How do they do all that?

Mostly by giving visitors a user-friendly way to contact you without leaving your site. There’s no email address to copy and paste if they don’t happen to use the default email application on their computer. And, they don’t have to search the contact page to find the email address in the first place.

Plus, no published email address means you can prevent spam.

There are more than a thousand form plugins for WordPress making it very easy to create a custom form that matches your brand. But, having that many form plugins available means it can be really hard to find the good ones. So we did the work for you!

Let’s take a look at the 9 best WordPress contact forms plugins available.

1. WPForms

wpforms is the best of the best wordpress form builder plugins

WPForms is a drag and drop form builder designed to be both user-friendly and powerful. We use it on OptinMonster.com and all of our other websites.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Pre-built form templates to make it even easier to create contact forms
  • Easy drag and drop interface to customize your forms
  • Multi-page forms to improve user experience
  • Smart conditional logic lets you show or hide form fields or sections based on user behavior
  • Geolocation to display location information about users
  • Form abandonment so you can capture email address even if visitors don’t finish
  • Surveys and polls functionality makes it easy to create and analyze user response right from your WordPress dashboard
  • Create WordPress forms with AJAX so pages don’t reload on form submission

If you’re looking for a free contact form plugin, WPForms Lite comes with all the basic contact form tools that you need to get started, like the simple contact form, basic form fields, email notifications, a thank you page for form confirmation, and even a captcha for spam protection.

With the premium version, you can unlock access to all types of forms including surveys, user registration, post submissions, order forms with payment, file upload forms, and much more.

The #1 goal of WPForms is to be user-friendly, so it’s possible that it may not have some of the complex features that another form plugin for WordPress might have. But, it does have quite a few addons to extend its functionality. And, WPForms has more than 2 million active installations and a fiercely loyal following.

2. OptinMonster

OptinMonster is the best form plugin wordpress for lead generation
Want to create an optin form to grow your email list?

OptinMonster is a drag and drop optin form builder that lets you easily create popups that are awesome for lead generation. You can use these popups to collect visitor information like name, email address, and phone number.

Fitness site Crossrope was able to grow its email list 900% by using OptinMonster.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Yes/No campaigns allow you to create high-converting multi-step optins
  • Campaign triggers, like exit-intent®, help you figure out the right time to show a campaign to get your visitor’s attention
  • Geo-Location targeting lets you personalize campaigns based on visitor location
  • Seamlessly connect your campaigns to your email marketing service to create effective and targeted campaigns that convert
  • Easily A/B test your ideas to figure out which campaigns are best at converting your site’s visitors

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3. Formidable Pro

Formidable Forms is one of the best form plugin wordpress

Formidable Forms is a versatile drag and drop form builder with great performance options.

You can use Formidable Forms to create complex forms like quizzes, surveys, payment forms, registration forms, profile forms, and more.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Cascading lookup fields to display available options based on the selection from the previous form field
  • Calculated form fields make it easy to provide online estimates, calculate product options, or show interest/repayment calculators
  • Fill out forms automatically to save time and increase conversions
  • Use conditional logic to show or hide questions based on user behavior
  • Conditional redirection helps you route submission response notifications to the right people

Formidable Forms form builder focuses on advanced users and developers, so it isn’t as intuitive as WPForms. However, it’s the most extendable form solution in the market. You can use it to create form-focused solutions like directories, job board listings, event calendars, management systems, star ratings and other rating systems, and more.

4. Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms offers a super basic form builder that can be customized with exactly the features you want with the use of addons. The core plugin is available for free in the WordPress plugin repository.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Easy-to-use form builder with basic features
  • Tons of addons to customize how the plugin works, which lets you get only the features you need
  • Easily connects with services like MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and AWeber to keep you on top of your marketing efforts

While the core plugin is free, the cost of just two extensions makes Ninja Forms comparable to WPForms or Formidable Forms.

5. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms field mapping

Gravity Forms is a visual form editor that is packed with features like multi-page forms, save and continue, and limited form entries. Its advanced features make it one of the best WordPress form builder plugins for developers.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Visual form editor lets you build and design your WordPress forms in real-time
  • Use conditional logic to show or hide form fields, sections, pages, or the submit button based on user selections
  • Add file uploads fields to let users submit files or photos, avoiding back-and-forth to get needed files later
  • Allow users to save forms to continue at a later time
  • Create user-generated content with front-end forms that create WordPress posts

Gravity Forms doesn’t have a free version, but if you’re going to be using it on multiple sites, cost shouldn’t be a factor.

6. Form Maker by 10Web

adding a field in form maker by 10web

Form Maker by 10Web is a drag and drop form builder plugin with a user-friendly interface. The core plugin is free but limits you to just 7 different form fields.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Unlimited field types make it easy to get exactly the data you need
  • 4 display options (embedded, pop-up, scrollbox, and top bar) to place the form where it works best for your site
  • Use the custom CSS editor to give additional styling features to forms and match them exactly to your brand
  • Register users on your WordPress site easily using the User Registration addon

Form Maker can be a bit much for beginners and those who don’t have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

7. Caldera Forms

Caldera Forms

Caldera Forms is a drag and drop form builder that comes in a free plugin with many free user-friendly addons.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Incredibly feature-rich free plugin
  • Various field types including calculation, dropdown, radio buttons, and file upload to help you get the info you need
  • Create a custom WordPress search form to search posts, users, categories, tags, custom post types, and custom fields

Despite being a pretty widely used forms plugin, the free version doesn’t get great support. Plus, addons for Caldera Forms plugin are quite expensive.

8. Visual Form Builder

Visual Form Builder

Visual Form Builder lets you add form fields with a single click then drag and drop the fields to reorder them how you want.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Automatic updates keep your forms running through each WordPress upgrade
  • Form submissions are saved in your WordPress database which makes it easy to view, edit, export, search, or anything else you need to do
  • Redirect to a WordPress page or URL after form submission to keep visitors engaged and on your site
  • Duplicate forms with one click to save time

The free version of the plugin comes with limited fields and you’ll need to upgrade for access to things like payment gateways and email capture.

9. weForms


weForms is an all-in-one form builder with a minimalistic design that makes it super user-friendly.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Single page operation means that everything happens quickly, without reloading the page
  • Build mobile-responsive forms that work on any portable device
  • Create exclusive campaigns by controlling user access, adding start and end dates, or limiting the number of entries

The plugin does have a minimalistic design that’s supposed to make it fast, but it was actually pretty slow loading on the backend.

There you have it! Our top 9 picks for the best WordPress contact forms plugin. As we mentioned, adding a form to your site is a great way to increase engagement and easily segment leads. Interested in more lead generation ideas? Check out this awesome list, or see our list of the best WordPress plugins to grow your business.

Better yet, give OptinMonster a try for lead generation. Join us today!

Jacinda Santora
Jacinda Santora is a writer specializing in eCommerce and growth marketing. She prides herself on her ability to make complicated things easier. When she isn't writing you can find her daydreaming about campervans, drinking coffee, and listening to podcasts.


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  2. Great article! Add to my bookmarks. I tried many different plugins to create forms. I still use Contact Form 7 for many years. And the uCalc plugin, which is also very simple and with many useful features.

    1. Did you get Contact Form 7 to work in an Optinmonster Popup? I’m having trouble.. using custom html with shortcode feature for my CF7 form and the form is not sending not is it redirecting to my thank you page.

      1. Nathan Thompson
        Nathan Thompson May 27, 2020 at 9:17 am

        Hey Beth, Nathan here from OptinMonster stepping in. I’m not sure if this would help with Contact Form 7 (I’ve never tried it with Contact Form, personally), but you may find this guide helpful: How to Easily Create a WordPress Popup Form. It uses WPForms which I’ve found much easier, but could potentially carry over to Contact Form. Hope this helps and if you still have trouble, don’t hesitate to reach out to our amazing support team!

  3. Frances Hurley March 7, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Can you recommend any form builders that allow you to edit entries and display them on your site ?
    I am currently using WP Forms but it doesn’t seem to have this functionality.

    1. Jacinda Santora
      Jacinda Santora March 16, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Hmmmm. The only one I can think of that might do that is Caldera. Check into them! And good luck. 🙂

  4. Hi, Jacinda!
    I currently use Typeform for my WordPress site but their “number answer” doesn’t allow for responders to input
    1) 11 digits numbers (Typeform’s maximum is 9 digits)
    2) Numbers with a leading “zero”.
    Can you you recommend a form builder that will either allow for these or can at least be customized with little a bit of code to allow for it?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Jacinda Santora
      Jacinda Santora October 22, 2019 at 7:20 am

      You can easily do what you’re trying to do with WPForms! I just tested it myself and was able to add a VERY long string of numbers with a leading zero. 🙂

      I hope this helps!

      1. Veronique Forat October 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

        Wow, thank you SO much!
        Both for your super prompt reply and for the tip! <3
        All the best.

  5. Veronique Forat October 22, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Wow, thank you SO much!
    Both for your super prompt reply and for the tip! <3
    All the best.

  6. Muhannad Mami April 7, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Thank you, very beneficial article

    But which one is the best and the easiest to integrate with third party through REST APIs?

    1. Nathan Thompson
      Nathan Thompson April 14, 2020 at 5:42 am

      Hey, great question! For that, Formidable Forms would be your best bet 🙂

  7. Tara Bigusiak July 25, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Terrific article

  8. Terrific article

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