WPForms Light Review


Is an elegant forms plugin for WordPress. WPForms has two offerings; free and paid. While lite has many features, the Plus, Pro, and Agency versions add more for a subscription fee. Creating forms is easy with drag and drop and pre-made templates. Entering a title, selecting “Simple Contact Form,” and clicking “Save” are all that’s needed to create a functional form. Important these days is GDPR, WPForms offers an easy checkbox that allows your site to be GDPR compliant. To fight SPAM, WPForms uses reCAPTCHA version 2 and 3 for securing your web forms. Included in the instructions is an easy walk-through to get reCAPTCHA setup. WPForms also allows form placement inside widgets meaning you aren’t limited to just pages.

While WPForms has many add-ons such as MailChimp and PayPal integrations, they require an upgrade to unlock. Integration to Constant Contact is the only offering with WPForms light. Also missing from WPForms is the ability to set custom email services. Instead, you’ll need your hosting provider to manage handling emails or use a plugin such as SendGrid or WP Mail SMTP by WPForms (yes, the same company behind WPForms). However, the process of setting up SMTP services is also made easy via WP Mail SMTP by WPForms plugin.

The real drawbacks are how limited the light version is regarding fields and how pricey the fees are to unlock most features including payments and log in. Unlocking phone, address, and URL fields require paying for the Pro version which costs $199 a year with discount code. The monthly fee for these basic fields is less than $17 a month which on its own is small; however, added with other expenses puts WPForms out of reach for personal bloggers and SOHO. On the other hand, WPForms is solid with many features and provides a 14-day money back guarantee. If your current forms plugin is lacking, and you can afford the yearly fee, WPForms is one of the best forms plugins for WordPress.

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