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:
- “Standard” forms
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
- Google Sheets
- Campaign Monitor
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.