In this week’s episode, we take a look at the growing ecosystem of contact forms for WordPress. Which ones should you check out? Which are best for your project? What types of functionality exist in contact forms in 2017?

Our Panel This Week

Sallie Goetsch: from WP Fangirl

Kim Shivler: from White Glove Web Training

John Locke: from Lockedown Design

Jonathan Denwood: from WP-Tonic.com

Thanks to our Sponsor: Liquid Web

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Main Round-Table Topic: Contact Forms for WordPress

In this episode, we looked at all the major players in the contact form plugin space.

Not only did we analyze premium plugins like Gravity Forms, WPForms, and Formidable Forms, but also freemium models like Ninja Forms ans Caldera Forms.

What did we like and dislike about each one? What sorts of extensions and integrations are included in each level? Essentially, the wet can you expect to do with each type of contact form plug-in?

One things that really stands out is how much room is left for other contact form plugins and services to exist.

There’s a strong sense of market validation when is 6 or 7 major plug-ins can all exist and grow simultaneously.

We even left some time to discuss a couple of contact from solutions that you might not of thought of.

If you’re building websites for clients, this is a good episode to listen to. Which contact form plugin is right for your project? We tried to clarify some of that in this episode.


Links Mentioned During the Show

Contact Form 7

https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/

Ninja Forms

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ninja-forms/

Gravity Forms

http://www.gravityforms.com/

Jetpack Contact Form Module

https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

WPForms

https://wpforms.com/

Formidable Pro

https://wordpress.org/plugins/formidable/

Caldera Forms

https://calderaforms.com/

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Zapier

https://zapier.com/

Contact Forms for Marketo

https://developers.marketo.com/javascript-api/forms/

Typeform

https://www.typeform.com/

 

 

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