10+ Awesome Up To Date WordPress Plugins to Build Contact Forms Fast

December 20, 2012 · 21 comments

by Dustin Betonio

Awesome WordPress Plugins to Build Contact Forms Fast

If you have a contact page on your website or blog, it is almost standard to now have a contact form embedded somewhere within it. There are several different ways to add contact forms to your website. You can build it yourself pretty easily through a tutorial, you can pay someone to write up a custom form for you or you can do it the quick and easy way through a WordPress plugin.

Contact Form is one of the most important page for all websites. If you are running an e-commerce website, you need a contact form so that your potential buyers can reach you to get more information. Even if you run a personal blog, you will also need a contact form so that bloggers from same niche or advertisers can contact you easily.

If you use WordPress for your blog or site – and a lot of people do – you want the best plugins you can get. That’s especially true when it comes to letting people contact you. You want to make sure they can reach you quickly and easily, and you want to know where they’re coming from so you can better adjust your marketing and advertising efforts to reach your target market. In this article I will feature the best plugins to help you build a contact form for WordPress. Enjoy!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.



1. SimpleModal Contact Form


SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) is an Ajax powered modal contact form. It utilizes the jQuery JavaScript library and the SimpleModal jQuery plugin. SMCF has options to include certain contact form elements, like a Subject field and “Send me a copy” option for the sender.

2. Contact Form 7


Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

3. Gravity Forms (Premium Plugin – The one used here on Tripwire Magazine)

Gravity Forms Editor

This is a fully featured form management plugin for WordPress and it is really simple to use and maintain. It features a drag and drop interface, with an advanced notification routing, lead capture, conditional logic on fields, it has the ability to create posts from the external forms and much more. Basically it allows you to create any kind of form with WordPress in minutes. Read my review of this plugin here.

4. cformsII


CformsII is a highly customizable, flexible and powerful form builder plugin, covering a variety of use cases and features from attachments to multi form management, you can even have multiple forms on the same page.

5. Clean Contact


Clean Contact is a simple contact form for WordPress  It requires less to no configuration and able to run out of the box upon installation. You can specify the Thank You Message and also Thank You Url, which is the URL that users would be redirect to after the form is being sent.

6. Fast and Secure Contact Form


Fast and Secure Contact Form for WordPress. This contact form lets your visitors send you a quick E-mail message. Blocks all common spammer tactics. Spam is no longer a problem. Includes a CAPTCHA and Akismet support. Does not require JavaScript. Easy and Quick 3 step install.

7. WP_ContactMe


WP_ContactMe is a free WordPress plug-in that provides you with a very configurable contact form. Allowing multiple subjects, user defined forms and also SPAM protection.

8. Tiny Contact Form


A very simple contact form, without fancy features but you are allow to add contact form through sidebar widget or template files by calling the correct function name.

9. ONW Simple Contact Form


ONW Simple Contact Form is a very simple form which you can add to any page or post (or any custom post type which uses the editor) using either the built in tinyMCE editor, or (for slightly more flexibility) a shortcode.

10. FormBuilder


This plugin allows a webmaster to easily create and add contact forms to WordPress. The contact form will let the user send emails to a site’s admin. An administration panel is present, where the webmaster can create and preview unlimited forms.

11. Scaleable Contact Form


With Scaleable Contact Form, you can have either Ajax or non-Ajax version contact form at no time. Extra fields can be added and set to both required or non-required. Able to add contact form to your template files too.

Want more? Check out this great article showcasing 30 Best WordPress Plugins.

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Tothemobile January 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Contact Form 7 is easy to use and neat look. Using it on my 5 blogs :)


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annesofie November 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

Hi glad you liked our post. Hope to see you on Tripwire magazine again :)
Best regards,


meg September 1, 2012 at 1:53 am

A probono client (large nonprofit) is about to be written up in a major magazine. They want to be able to use a dropdown menu or the like to limit and filter incoming contact form inquiry subject fields. Do any of these plugins make that easy?


Andy September 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Meg
I don’t know a plugin with this feature, maybe you need a developer to solve this need.
Good luck searching.


serviced apartments Delhi March 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Is there any plugin in which I can create Dates Picker column as well.



Matthew Muro March 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Hey Dustin,

I came across your article and wanted to let you know that my plugin, Visual Form Builder, might be a good fit for your next WordPress contact form roundup. There’s a Free and Pro version.


arvee April 3, 2011 at 8:51 am

I haven’t tried the others but I use cforms….


Steph March 18, 2011 at 5:26 am

You missed Formidable. It’s still new in comparison with all the plugins listed above, but is very powerful and easy to use. If you’re interested in a copy of Formidable Pro, I’ll trade you a license for a review….


Lars March 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

thanks for the tip Steph


Allan Shah February 25, 2011 at 8:33 am

simple plugins like this make the web lazier.


Lars February 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

Completely agree Allan


Sales Seminars February 25, 2011 at 5:44 am

A truly great article and awesome links you got up there. Having a contact a way for people to get in touch with the owner of a website is super important. Any site that doesn’t provide contact info looks shady in my opinion. Providing a site with a contact page is very easy to do and will be an added feature to mention when it comes time to sell that site. Contact form 7 is a great plugin for this. WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post. This is very comprehensive list of must-have WP Contact forms. I have at least half of them and they all do their job nicely. I will try the Internal Link Building. I am waiting for the next great article from you.


Lars February 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your experience with Contact Form 7


Grégoire Lemaire February 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

hi and thanks for sharing ! i personally use contact form 7 but still thinking cforms 2 is more constructed and full of options, but more also complex to use !
see u!


Lars February 25, 2011 at 9:08 am

Great to hear about what you are using Grégoire


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