TOP-3 Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

Do you want to add a contact form to your WordPress site? Then you have come to the right place.

When searching "contact form", WordPress offers over 1000 form plugins. It is not so easy to choose the best one among them. Therefore, we tested different contact forms and chose TOP-3 for you:


The developers themselves repeatedly call WPForms the “most powerful”, “most beginner-friendly”, “most SEO friendly”, “one of the fastest” and simply “the best WordPress contact form plugin on the market”.

Over 5 million installs and 5-star ratings from 11,000 users speak for themselves.

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Indeed, the plugin is not overloaded and easy to use. The drag and drop mechanism will be clear even for beginners. In addition, the interface is available in 26 languages.


  • 400+ templates: contact forms, newsletter subscription forms, survey and poll forms, etc.
  • Quick customization with drag and drop, HTML blocks, and CSS.
  • Multi-page forms.
  • Offline forms.
  • Adaptation for desktop, mobile and tablets.
  • Functionality of payments and donations.
  • Integration with email marketing services.
  • Integration with CRM systems.
  • Built-in spam protection.
  • File upload support.
  • Customer journey reports.
  • Users geolocation.
  • Email notifications.
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  • Free version – WPForms Lite. It can be downloaded from the WordPress plugins directory or installed from the dashboard PluginsAdd New. The functionality is limited to Standard Fields.
  • Paid version – WPForms Pro. 4 plans from $79 to $599 per year are available. Here come Fancy Fields, payments, the ability to use the plugin on multiple sites and other advanced features.

Good news! Now there is a 50% discount, with which the cheapest plan will cost you $39.5, and the most expensive one - $299.5.

And if your company is a non-profit organization, you can take advantage of a special offer for two plans: WPForms Pro - 75% off $99/year and WPForms Elite - 66% off $199/year. Apply on the WPForms website.

What is more, the developers are so confident in their product that they even offer a 14-day money back guarantee if the plugin does not work for you.

Ninja Forms

Oddly enough, Ninja Forms is also positioned as the “most beginner-friendly WordPress contact form builder”, as well as the “most intuitive and beautiful form building experience” and the “most modern drag and drop form builder”.

It has fewer installations - 1 million+. Still, this figure is also impressive. 1,100+ users rated the plugin a solid 4.5 stars, with almost 900 of them giving all 5 stars.

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The interface of this form builder is also available in 20+ languages. And for sure you are unlikely to get confused, because the process of creating forms is extremely simple. The minimum required fields, grouped by category, and the same drag'n'drop mechanism.


  • 15+ templates: contact forms, registration forms, newsletter subscription forms, etc.
  • Quick customization with drag and drop.
  • Styles support.
  • Multi-page forms.
  • Functionality of payments and donations.
  • Integration with email marketing services.
  • Integration with CRM systems.
  • Built-in spam protection.
  • File upload support.
  • Export of submitted forms to Excel or as PDF.
  • Form submission notifications via email, Slack, Twilio SMS, and ClickSend SMS.
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  • Installing the plugin is free. Download it from the WordPress plugin directory or install it from the dashboard PluginsAdd New. Functionality, as you would expect, is limited.
  • Paid add-ons. Advanced functionality becomes available only when you install extensions. For example, payments, integrations with CRM systems, file uploads, and more. The cost of one add-on is $19-$49 for 1 website. It is more profitable to buy a bundle at once, so 4 add-ons for 1 site will cost you $99/year. And the package with all 40+ add-ons and unlimited sites – $599/year. You can view all add-ons and choose a plan on the Ninja Forms website.

Ninja Forms now also has discounts on all membership plans. For the first year of the Basic plan (4 add-ons) you will pay $49, the Elite plan (unlimited) will cost you $299.

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Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is another plugin with 5+ million installs. But unlike the first two form builders in this article, it doesn't work by drag and drop. At the heart of Contact Form 7 is an HTML text editor.

Don't worry, you don't have to code from scratch. There are ready-made templates for this. You only need to enter your text in the right lines. However, if you want to change the template or create a new one, you still have to work a little. Here you can find detailed Documentation from the developer to help you.

For beginners, this plugin may not work well. Perhaps because of this, the overall rating of the plugin is 4 stars.

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  • Form template with predefined fields.
  • Customization via HTML editor.
  • Integration with email marketing services, payment systems, CRMs via external APIs.
  • Spam protection via external APIs or plugins.
  • Email notifications.
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  • Contact Form 7 is completely free. The plugin does not imply a paid version or a ready-made extension directory. This means that you can install an unlimited number of forms on any number of sites.

But to get anything more than the default set of templates, you'll need to find and download additional plugins. For example, in order to put an anti-spam captcha on the form, you will need to install the Contact Form 7 Captcha plugin or another one.

And for dessert, here's another benefit that is common to all three WordPress contact form plugins in this article.

When listing the functionality, we mentioned contact form submission notifications. For WPForms and Contact Form 7, only email alerting is available, which is not always convenient. Important messages may get lost among other newsletters. Plus, this is not the best option if the reaction speed is important to you, because it is not so easy to track an email message in real time.

Ninja Forms have gone a step further to also offer Slack and SMS notifications via Twilio and ClickSend. But the choice is still scarce. The good news is there is a solution! And it works for all three plugins from the list.

It's about Notify.Events for WordPress. This free plugin delivers WPForms, Ninja Forms and Contact Form 7 notifications in the format you want - instant messengers, SMS, calls, push notifications. Viber, Signal, Android, iPhone, Microsoft Teams and 50+ more notification services to choose from.

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Download the plugin from the WordPress plugins directory or install from the dashboard PluginsAdd New, complete a simple setup and start receiving instant messages on your device in a convenient way.

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Margarita Ramsten | Jun 28, 2022 Share it: