Forminator Review: A Free WordPress Form Plugin That Feels Premium

Forminator Review: A Free WordPress Form Plugin That Feels Premium

Pretty much every WordPress site needs a form, so you should always be on the lookout for a good form plugin. In our Forminator review, we’ll be taking a look at a free WordPress form solution from popular developer, WPMU DEV.

But while it’s free, you probably wouldn’t think it was a free plugin if I didn’t tell you that upfront.

In fact, one of the most notable things about Forminator is how generous it is with functionality and integrations for free.

Without spending a dime, Forminator offers integrations for Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Trello, Slack, and more. It even supports calculations and payments via Stripe and PayPal for free. Plus front-end post submission forms, surveys and polls, and more. These are all features that pretty much every other form plugin charges for.

I think those free features are a big reason to consider this plugin. But it’s also got a nice drag-and-drop interface and some other benefits to offer.

Keep reading our full hands-on Forminator review for a deeper look at everything this WordPress form plugin has to offer…

Forminator Review: The Feature List

Forminator is a free plugin but its feature list really does feel like a premium plugin.

First off, Forminator gives you a drag-and-drop builder where you can design your forms. It doesn’t give you a live visual preview, but it’s still quite easy to use.

Forminator lets you create three types of forms:

  1. “Standard” forms
  2. Polls
  3. Quizzes

For the standard forms, you have a lot more flexibility than your average free form plugin. For example, you can still create:

  • Payment forms via Stripe or PayPal
  • Front-end post submission forms that add content to any post type
  • Email opt-in forms thanks to the many email marketing service integrations

Speaking of integrations, the free version comes with a lengthy list of integrations for both email marketing services and other tools:

  • Zapier – a great catchall integration that’s usually only available on the highest tier of paid form plugins
  • Mailchimp
  • Google Sheets
  • HubSpot
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Campaign Monitor
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign

Other useful free features include:

  • In-dashboard form entry/submission management, including an option to disable or limit this for GDPR compliance
  • Conditional logic
  • Custom form email notifications
  • Anti-spam protection with honeypot fields or only letting logged-in users submit a form. You can also connect to reCAPTCHA

Alright, that’s enough feature talk, let’s go hands-on and I’ll show you how it works.

Forminator Review: Hands-On

I’ll run through the three types of forms that you can create with Forminator. Then, I’ll take you through some settings and the in-dashboard entry management.

Creating a Form

When you go



This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on Learn WordPress with WPLift.

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