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10 of the best WordPress contact form plugins to choose from

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Trying to find a WordPress plugin that is suited for your needs can be a bit of a hassle sometimes. The other day I was looking for a good contact form plugin and I came across so many that were either out of date or not what I needed. I figured there are other people out there that might be having some of the same issues so that’s why I put together this list of the 10 best contact form plugins that I could find.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)

Enhanced WP Contact Form

Enhanced WP Contact Form

Scaleable Contact Form Plugin

Scaleable Contact Form Plugin

Tiny Contact Form

Tiny Contact Form

Spam-Free Contact Form

Spam-Free Contact Form

MM Forms

MM Forms

WP Clean-Contact

WP Clean-Contact

cformsII

cformsII

Secure Form Mailer Plugin For WordPress

Secure Form Mailer Plugin For WordPress



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  • Eric Martin
    07-14-09

    A nice round-up of WP contact plugins. Thanks for including SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)!

  • Tom Belmans
    07-17-09

    Thanks for adding our plugin!

  • Steve Robillard
    07-18-09

    Thank you I wasnoticing the same thing. Lots of outdated or overblown solutions to what should be a simple thing. I don’t understand why this is not part of WP itself – doesn’t every site need a contact form.

  • Keith
    07-19-09

    Nice post, and good collection :)

  • Greg Dougherty
    07-19-09

    Yea, WP should really think about putting a contact form in the core….. but until then we shall all use plugins!!

  • Loy
    07-24-09

    You forgot Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form, which I use in my blog. :-)

  • Stefan
    08-03-09

    I personally prefer Contact Form 7 since it’s so easy to install and get started with it. Just by simple activating the plugin you will have a fully functional contact form, without any hassle.

  • Pavel Ciorici
    08-06-09

    You should definitely check Easy Contact http://www.plaintxt.org/experiments/easy-contact/
    I’m using it on my website and recommend it to everyone – http://www.wpzoom.com/contact/

  • I like to used ryan duff WP contact form at my blog at http://www.pluginspecialist.com easy and simple to me.

  • Kevin
    09-17-09

    Gravity Forms is more like the form builder that WordPress forgot to include.. simple, intuitive interface, tons of options.

    http://www.gravityforms.com/

  • Webmaster
    11-23-09

    I will try out the Contact Form 7 on Funny videos. thx for a nice list

  • Roelof
    12-02-09

    Nince list, since a few days I would like to add our own Contact Form Plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-flex-contact-form/

    You should give it a try!

    Cheers!

  • Prasanth Chandra
    12-05-09

    I use Secure and Accessable contact form on my blog http://pcsplace.com . It is very good.

  • sana
    12-07-09

    hi,

    can anybody help me with the drop down menu tags… i have a form in which i have an option of drop down menu.. and i want the option to appear in the email that is sent to me once the form is submitted… but i cant find the tag to add in the email message area…

    thanks
    sana

  • bee
    12-14-09

    theres any contact form with share file or upload file botton inside..??

  • Thanks. It was helpful. If you require more functions than you can try Wufoo!

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    12-25-09

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  • Stas
    12-28-09

    I suggest to use free PHP IDE Codelobster PHP Edition with special WordPress plug-in.

  • Woody Brown
    01-11-10

    It would be much more helpful to see an image of each actual form, rather than the site’s marketing page for that form.

    Don’t you think?

  • The Designed
    01-12-10

    This post by Greg is intended to help visitors find a few good contact plugins rather than an in depth look at what each contact form offers. Good idea though for future posts like this, thanks!

  • Pete
    01-20-10

    Been trying out all the above plugins and will write up a more detailed analysis shortly.

    A first result I’m happy to share (top2):

    “Gravity Forms” as suggested above looks like the ‘latest’ one – best UI feel.

    “cforms” best one of the above in terms of flexibility and options, it beats all of the above hands down.

  • Jimmmy
    02-04-10

    Hi,

    Great list, thanks for putting it together.

    Don’t suppose you know of any drop down contact form plug ins? I’m looking for something a little more discrete.

    Thanks,

    Jimmy

  • Webtoolfeed
    02-08-10

    Great article, i like Enhanced WP Contact Form the most .

  • inspirationfeed
    04-17-10

    Great plugins, these will come in handy.

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    04-19-10

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  • Chiro Gary
    04-22-10

    I like contact form 8 with captcha.

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    05-05-10

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    05-13-10

    This post has got some really good information thanks.

  • Braden
    05-14-10

    Excellent Post! As always, a great read!

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    05-20-10

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    05-24-10

    amazing!

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    05-30-10

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  • tulin
    05-30-10

    Nice and very interesting post. Tanks.

  • Tim Archer
    06-07-10

    Contact Form 7 doesn’t support a ‘thank you’ response page because the developer doesn’t deem them necessary (usability 101, dude). There is a hack but it isn’t reliable. Look elsewhere.

  • eago
    06-11-10

    Have you got anymore information about this because i’ve been looking everywhere for it.

  • Pyrameda
    06-11-10

    For a simple for, I like Contact Form 7 best. Which form builder would you recommend for more advanced form building?

  • steam shower
    07-04-10

    Thanks for this great bit of information, I love reading things like this.

  • cool article I’ve been playing around with these plugins for a while and cant amke up my mimnd

  • Matt Stevens
    07-07-10

    WordPress is really good and work fine for me.

    Thanks for these best WP contact forms list.

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    07-13-10

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    07-20-10

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  • Gunam
    08-25-10

    Contact Form 7 is one of the best plugins. The options are flexible and you can easily create and display the contact form of your choice. Thanks for list.

  • Phil
    08-27-10

    Been tinkering with a few of these posted above, really liking the cformsII one, excellent plugin.

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  • Jake V.
    08-31-10

    You are right about finding the correct plugin can be a hassle, especially for a decent sized project. Great post here thanks.

    http://www.voipcitadel.com

  • Thanks for that list.

    I will try Form 7 and Enhanced, they look great.

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    09-19-10

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    09-21-10

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  • Great post. I have been stumbling in the dark the last few days trying to find a decent forms plugin. Cforms seems quite popular, but I am having some problems with file uploads. I am going to see what Dagon (the fish god) has to offer.

    Thanks

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    10-06-10

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    10-22-10

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  • John D
    10-27-10

    Hey ContactMe.com also just released their wordpress widget. Pretty nice.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contactme/

  • Anonymous
    10-30-10

    Great Post,Thank you very much,ill favorite it!

  • Green Cleaning
    12-02-10

    Just what I was looking for. Had been using clean contact but now need a more sophisticated option as we have added more green cleaning products to the site

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    12-07-10

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    12-14-10

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    12-16-10

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  • freebies online
    12-26-10

    I recommend Contact Form 7 for easy and simple use.

  • Pyssel
    12-29-10

    Great job, really appreciate it. I am really going to get great use of this.

  • Renato Alves
    01-04-11

    Woody Brown I agree entirely with you.

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    01-06-11

    I just want to kill my self when i read your article… :(

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  • Hello
    01-18-11

    This was worth a read! Thank you for posting!

  • rezaul
    01-29-11

    thanks for the share gr8 plugins i will use contact form 7

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    01-29-11

    Thanks for sharing this information, great post!!

  • Fredrik
    02-10-11

    Hey, and thx for those contact forms links, really needed one for work:)

  • I’ve used contact form 7 for everything thus far, but haven’t seen anything that’s really blown me out of the water with ease of use and functionality. I think there’s definitely room for improvement with these types of plugins.

    Nice round up of what’s out there.

  • John
    02-25-11

    I currently use cformsII on two websites, but I’ve found two significant weaknesses. First, I cannot auto upgrade it like the other plugins. Second, every time I upgrade it, I have to re-edit the CSS manually to adjust the space around checkboxes and the location of the submit button. As such, I’m looking into another option. Contact Forms 7 seems to get many high reviews.

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    03-04-11

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  • Our site uses the Contact Form 7 plugin. Works really well for our multiple forms such as prescription refills, appointment requests, etc.

  • Geekyard
    04-06-11

    I use contact form 7 and its really cool ;)

  • Chris Quinn
    04-21-11

    This is a great contact form list. Even though it’s from 2009 a lot of these plug-ins have been updated. Great post.

  • Adam
    05-02-11

    M’kay… just thought that I might point out that it’s ABSOLUTELY USELESS TO US to provide a screenshot of the form’s download page. Are you serious? Now I’m supposed to install all these just so I know what they look like?

  • Imraan
    05-04-11

    great plug-ins.. i am gonna use 1 of em..

  • Asuradech
    05-08-11

    Thanks.
    I’m looking for plugin contact form for my blog.

  • Domain Name Sale
    05-11-11

    Appreciate your putting together the list. I have one more suggestion to add – Contactme plugin. Even though it puts a link in the bottom, but its one of the easiest plugins for contact form.

  • James
    05-21-11

    Easy Contact should be on that list. I was using hundreds of contact form in past and recently I discover Easy Contact and I’m very happy using it so far.

  • wordpress plugin
    05-28-11

    Contact form 7 is very cool and flexible plugin also you forgot about form builder i used it and it work really well.thansk for sharing cool list.

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    06-07-11

    I want to use best contact form in my site here… AllTimeBD.com

  • Ryan
    06-13-11

    Looks like you have forgotted to include WATS from http://www.ticket-system.net

    This one allows to submit forms with unlimited numbers of input custom fields. Submission can also be performed by email. Last but not least, everything is tracked in DB and easily queryable through frontend…

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    07-20-11

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    08-18-11

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    09-01-11

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    09-01-11

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    09-02-11

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    09-02-11

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    09-11-11

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    09-12-11

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  • vera
    09-14-11

    I would like to find a free contact us form for wordpress that does not have a brand name ad at the bottom and no code typein. Any suggestions
    Thanks, Vera

  • Web Free Files
    09-30-11

    Thanks for sharing these contact plugins for wordpress. Will take a look to see wich one to use.

    Regards

  • Bobby
    10-12-11

    Hey, I saw the best WordPress contact form plugin the other day. Jotform. wow I must admit these guys are awesome

  • I think Tiny Contact Form great for me.

  • aem
    11-05-11

    je ne trouve pas de plugin wp qui convient …

    mon besoin est de pouvoir organiser à l’écran la disposition des cellules/champs formulaire …

    le css des plugin presentés ne permet pas de modifier facilement cette ergonomie … sauf modifier le php !

    Dommage … si ca existe avec Fast Secure Contact Form je prends !

    sebastien

  • Allan
    11-08-11

    Just came across this new one on my travels and thought i’d share. I like the interface and it seems to work well. Is anyone using this yet? If so would you recommend it ?

    Its called iPhorm… http://www.themecatcher.net/iphorm-form-builder/

    Cheers

  • George
    01-18-12

    Please tell! Which one did you choose and why.

    Bests G

  • MyMoneyDesign
    02-12-12

    Thanks for the top 10 list. This is helpful for deciding what my options are.

  • wp tech support
    03-05-12

    I was looking for a contact form plugin that has a decent file uploader in it – but one that’s not so complicated that my customers can’t use it.

  • This is true. A lot of plugins do not work well but these look really nice!

  • Yes contact form 7 is the best free solution.

  • John
    03-30-12

    I’ve tested most of forms and quizes plugins on different websites depending on the needs but in the end gravity forms worked best. Is so easy to adapt it and you’ll end up using it for more than simple forms.

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  • Jim Fardy
    05-07-12

    Thanks for the list. I’ve used Gravity Forms and it works fine but man, it’s so resource hog and absolutely not for newbie. Last week I found a new contact form plugin it’s called FormBerry ( http://www.formberry.com ) this one is pretty cool as it loads fast on my shared server plus the features are wickedly packed with advanced features. Hope this helps.

    JF

  • WPiFramer
    05-09-12

    Another WordPress contact form builder plugin that can do lot of things and probably better than gravity forms IMHO is FormBerry ( http://www.formberry.com ) this contact form is a beast. they’ve included digital signature, google map, google analytics, nonces logic and more. It also supports leading autoresponders via API OAuth authentication and API key integration.

  • pratik
    05-15-12

    this is nice for all wordpress Developer

  • I think that i will trust yoast, i use lot of plugins of this man and i am sure for the quality, he is an expert!

  • Ankith
    05-24-12

    any good SEO plugins which can take my rank higher

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    05-24-12

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  • AMA Compushop
    05-28-12

    Hi,

    Great list, thanks for putting it together.

    Don’t suppose you know of any drop down contact form plug ins? I’m looking for something a little more discrete.

    Thanks :)

  • Omnie Solutions
    06-06-12

    Your post was awesome and it will definitely help others who recently start working on wordpress.

  • Juan
    06-21-12

    I was never a wordpress user before. But now amazed to see tonnes of plugins for every need to use with wordpress. Now using only wordpress for all the projects.

    BTW, great list of plugins

  • Digital Easel
    06-21-12

    I’ve used Gravity Forms for higher end projects, but when you’re looking for something that’s free and offers comprehensive customizing, you can’t choose better than cforms.

  • Thanks for the great post. I’ve just spent ages looking at contact form script and then came across your website. I’ll be using one of the recommended plugins. Many thanks.

  • XYZ
    06-27-12

    Please consider the following one also
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-manager/

  • PARMES
    08-01-12

    I am using Contact Form Manager in my website : http://www.seoservicesforu.com | Its a great plugin and you can see its live features in my website.

  • Harmeet
    08-25-12

    nice plugins but there is any plugins where i user can upload image in contact form page.

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    09-01-12

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    10-27-12

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  • Akif
    12-17-12

    we are now using this plugin and we are really happy with the performance of this plugin. Thank you author!

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  • All of Themes
    04-18-13

    Great colection! Thanks!

  • Move Wordpress
    08-07-13

    I am personally using premium version of Formadible plugin for Contact Form.
    Its a best form and can be customized and used according to the site.

  • Barry Reynolds
    03-14-14

    Super! Thanks.

  • Denzil
    09-29-14

    Great stuff thank you.