PlanSo Forms for WordPress

PlanSo Forms for WordPress - Features, Pricing, Alternatives, and More

Matthew Guay
Written by Matthew GuayLast updated June 23, 2015

If you need to make a form for your site, there are plenty of apps that can do the job. Even online spreadsheet apps like Google Sheets or Excel Online include tools to make an online form. You don't choose a form tool just to make forms, then—you choose a form builder to help you make better forms, faster.

PlanSo Forms tries to help you do that in a number of ways. It's easy to focus on the form editor or other features first, but PlanSo Forms' best feature may be its flexibility. It's styling is based on Twitter's Bootstrap framework, which makes your forms look modern if a bit like everyone else's sites. But the good thing is, that means it's easy to customize your forms.

Add in some custom CSS, use Bootstrap's built-in CSS tweaks, and take advantage of PlanSo's FontAwesome icon integration, and you can make a customized form faster than in most form builders. It'll take real code, but you'll be able to do more, faster if you're already used to using Bootstrap. You can even add custom CSS per form element, as an easy way to tweak one part of your form on its own. And adding icons for form elements has never been easier.

You'll need to build a form first, of course, and PlanSo Forms includes some special features to make that easy, too. You can try out PlanSo Forms' drag-and-drop form builder right from PlanSo's website, building your first form before you've even signed up for an account. Every feature is there—even the FontAwesome icons and CSS styling—and if you want to keep your form, you can sign up and put the form you just built to work immediately.

PlanSo Forms' editor also has another nice trick: simple multi-column layouts. Just drag an element beside another, and it'll shoot over to automatically arrange your form elements into multiple columns. You can mix-and-match, with some full-width fields and other rows with 2 or 3 elements per row, and everything will work perfectly. It'll even look nice on mobile, again thanks to Bootstrap.

With your form built, it's time to get it added to your website. You can copy the embed code and paste it into your site, or copy a link to the form and share it with your followers. Or, you can install PlanSo Forms' WordPress plugin to create and embed forms easily from inside your WordPress admin panel. All of that's free, or you can pay a one-time fee for a license to add a year of support, PayPal integrations, and more.

The admin interface in PlanSo Forms is rather basic, especially compared to its polished form editor, but it includes the features you need to view and sort your form entries, add new entries manually, or download your results in HTML and CSV formats. It's a simple way to manage your forms, and just let them run on their own for the most part.

For a free or very reasonably priced form option that's highly customizable, PlanSo Forms is a great option to consider. It stands out from other form tools with its deep integrations to your site, and simple Bootstrap-powered customizations. If you're wanting an easy way to make forms that'll feel at home on your site, it just might be the tool you've been looking for.

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PlanSo Forms for WordPress Features

  • Create multi-column forms in a drag-and-drop editor
  • Build site without signing up
  • Integrate with any website, or with WordPress plugin
  • Customize notification emails for simple interaction
  • Spam filtering to keep away form spam
  • Design based on Bootstrap for simple customizations

PlanSo Forms for WordPress Pricing

  • Free for unlimited basic forms
  • $29 one-time payment for Personal edition with 1 year support for 1 site and support for PayPal payments and conditional logic
  • $89 one-time payment for Business edition with 1 year support for 6 sites, with login and registration forms
  • $499 one-time payment for Agency edition with 1 year support for 50 sites with all features

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