Whether you are running a business site or a just a blog, every site needs a contact page. What we have learned over the years is that it’s always good to have multiple ways your visitors can contact you, the most important ones are live chat, email, contact form and phone support. You may be surprised to hear that contact forms are the most preferred form of contact, you don’t have to sit there and wait for a slow chat representative and you don’t have to speak to anyone on the phone, just type your message in the contact form and submit. This is why every website must have a contact form but there are 100s of contact form plugins for WordPress, it can be hard to choose the perfect one. Here are some contact forms that I have used on my sites over the years, these include free and premium plugins.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 is by far the most popular free contact form plugin for WordPress, it is used by millions of sites. Contact Form 7 is very flexible, meaning that it can be customized in so many different ways. This plugin comes with CAPTCHA support and Ajax-powered submit buttons and will also work seamlessly with Akisment spam filtering to filter out all the junk. I highly recommend this plugin to anyone looking for a simple but powerful contact form.
WPForms is a premium plugin that start at $39/year with more than 150,000 downloads. WPForms isn’t just a simple contact form, it comes with a drag and drop form builder, where you can make amazing forms with a click of few buttons. WPForms comes is responsive, comes with pre-built templates, spam protection, payment add-ons, instant notifications and a lot more.
Gravity Forms is another premium plugin that costs $39 (one-time fee), on their website it says that Gravity Forms is used on more than a million sites. Just like WPForms, this one also comes with an advanced form builder to create unique forms. This is the most advanced “contact form” plugin I have ever seen, I say that in quotes because it is not just a contact form, it is so much more than that. From an option to upload files to allowing people to setup an appointment directly from your form, this plugin allows you to do just about anything.
Jetpack Contact Form
Now if you don’t want all these fancy options and are looking for the most basic contact form, I have just the thing for you too. I’m sure you have heard of Jetpack from WordPress because it is one of the most popular plugins, it comes with a ton of free tools to make your site run a little better. One of those tools is a contact form, its lightweight but powerful and you are sure that it will always work because it’s made WordPress. Jetpack Contact form is simple but also powerful and works seamlessly with Akismet to filter out spam submissions.