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Formidable Forms mention · December 9, 2016

How to Accept Payments From an Online Form

Forms are among the web's most versatile tools. Need a contact form? Drag an Email and Text field into a form editor, copy its embed code, add it to your site, and you're done. Want to make a survey? Just add enough extra fields to your form to...read more
Formidable Forms mention · May 21, 2015

8 Overlooked but Powerful Form Features

Do you remember those choose your own adventure books? Titles like, "Journey Under the Sea," "Space and Beyond" and "Mystery of the Maya." Each chapter ends with a choice, much like this one: A) Open the door and find out what lies behind it (turn to page 53) B) Don...read more
Formidable Forms mention · April 2, 2015

There's a Form for That: 20+ Ways to Optimize Form Apps for Your Work

Most businesses require a number of specialized tools: apps to let customers get in touch, share feedback, place orders, get support, schedule appointments, and more. You could go find a pre-made tool for everything your company needs, or you could construct everything you need by hand. Building your own tools...read more
Formidable Forms mention · June 17, 2014

The 14 Best Online Form Builders for Every Task

When you need to collect information, learn people’s preferences or gather feedback, there’s nothing better than a form. Sure, forms can be boring, but that depends on what tool you choose and how you use it. You can make a form interesting, simple to fill out, and then...read more
Formidable Forms update · March 31, 2014

Send Formidable Form Submissions to Hundreds of Apps with Zapier

Formidable Forms makes it easy to build forms for your WordPress site with a simple drag-and-drop interface and in-place editing. And now exporting contact information, order details and more from your forms is easier than ever as of today the WordPress plugin is connected to Zapier. Using Formidable with Zapier...read more
Formidable Forms mention · March 31, 2014

Todoist, Email Parser, Instapush and 4 More March Additions to Zapier

Setting up push notifications on your mobile device for apps like MailChimp, Stripe and GitHub is now a snap with Zapier, thanks to the addition of Instapush. The mobile app was one of seven March additions to Zapier, which now connects over 295 apps. Like we did at the end...read more
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Reviewed by Matthew Guay · Last updated March 5, 2015
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Adding a contact form to your WordPress site is easy. All you really need is the standard Jetpack plugin, which includes a contact form. But customizable forms can add so much to your WordPress site, far more than just a contact form. And if that's what you're needing, Formidable is, well, a formidable option to consider.

There's a number of form plugins for Formidable, so to stand out from the crowd Formidable is available in both free and paid variants. You can download the free Formidable from inside WordPress, and use it to make basic forms with standard fields including text, drop-downs, checkboxes, and more. It'll send email notifications when your form is filled out, and store the responses in your WordPress database. It's the basics you'd want from a WordPress form builder, and it's free.

But the, there's Formidable Forms' paid editions, which includes 24 field types, add-ons, a visual form styler, and an interface to view your form responses and their related stats. It's an advanced form builder that'll let you make anything you want. With its addons, you can let people add their signature to your fields, automatically populate fields with location names, use Bootstrap to style your forms, turn your form into a PDF, integrate with Zapier, and more. And, you can use simple WordPress tools to tweak your form's look and feel, so it'll match your site perfectly.

Those features will let you make the forms you want, to sell stuff, collect data, and more directly from your site. Or, they can let you reuse the data publicly on your site. Formidable Forms includes post fields to turn form entires into WordPress posts, and it also has tools to let you display a list of entries on a page. With a clever form and list of entries, you can use Formidable to turn your WordPress site into a project manager, real estate listing site, calendar, photo gallery, bug report app, and more. There's a number of great ideas on the Formidable demo site to get you started, and then you can think of your own app ideas that you can put together with just Formidable and WordPress.

Formidable is a great option if you just want a simple—and free—way to make forms on your own WordPress-powered site, but it's the perfect option if you're wanting to do more with those forms. You can use it to turn your site into anything you want, enough that you might want to make a new private WordPress site just to use with Formidable on your own.

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Formidable Forms is a WordPress plugin that helps you create beautiful drag and drop forms with custom styling. You and your visitors can submit and edit entries and posts from the front-end of your site. When you have data, display it with graphs and custom views.