6 Best Free WordPress Form Builder Plugins That Come With Premium Features

A WordPress form builder plugin can escalate working productivity undoubtedly. However, before installing, you should know which avails or limitations it has.  

A plugin might be just a part of the website creation tool (WordPress), but it keeps the momentous role for users.

Perhaps you may know only one implementation of that form plugin: the contact form. But, you can embark on a WordPress form plugin in various ways. Moreover, there are a ton of online form creator plugins in WordPress you can choose from.

However, I have selected the best six WordPress form builder plugins according to customer ratings as well as from my personal experience. In this article, I will show you which fields and features these plugins have as well as their limitations too.

Fluent FormsFree + Premium
Everest FormsFree + Premium
Gravity FormsPremium
WPFormsLimited Free + Premium
Ninja FormsFree + Premium
Contact Form 7Free

Now, let’s learn about the six best WordPress form builder plugins. Before writing this blog, I installed these six form plugins one by one on my WordPress and created numerous forms for various purposes so that I can write here transparently.

As a WordPress form plugin user, I am trying to represent my best-acquired knowledge and approach in front of you so that you can select the best good form plugin instead of default plugins.

I exhibit these six plugins subsequently by considering their merits and user-friendly levels. 

FeaturesFluent FormsEverest FormsGravity FormsWPFormsNinja FormsContact Form 7
Conversational Forms
SMS Notification
3rd-party Integrations50+1950+19315
Action Hooks
Post Creation
Repeater Fields
Form Templates60+141595416
Partial Entries
Style Customizer
CLI Control

Fluent Forms 

Fluent Forms is undoubtedly a dynamic WordPress form plugin that can be used for any purpose.

Fluent Forms - Free WordPress Form Builder

Whenever anyone asks me for any suggestions regarding the best WordPress form builder plugins, I always recommend this particular one.

There are myriad reasons to go for this plugin. I don’t only suggest it to pro-level users but also recommend it to entry-level users.

Fluent Forms - Create a new form

This form builder plugin has come with substantial crucial features as well as an outstanding panel.

Fluent Forms WordPress plugin is unlike any other plugin as you can use its maximum features and fields in the free version. You decide to use the free versions of other form builder plugins. But, functions and features are less than Fluent Forms.

Fluent Forms - Drag and drop form editor

What is more, you could receive a nifty add-on by installing the premium version of this form builder plugin. Even you can use this add-on to create highly customized advanced forms.

Among many enticing parts of Fluent Forms, you can particularly enjoy the Conversational Forms, which is available both in free and premium packages. The quiz and inventory are two other powerful modules that can help your business grow.

Fluent Forms - Pre-built form templates

The most noteworthy advantage is, that users can use “Conditional Logic” in the free version. “Conditional Logic” is one of the most exceptional features of WordPress form builder plugins since you can arrange a form according to your requirements using this feature.

Another point is, that you can integrate your form with Slack and MailChimp, and you can grab this chance in the free version. You can enable the email notification system. The form’s layout can be changed according to the user’s purpose and requirements.

Fluent Forms - Various form settings

However, “Conditional Logic” is not the only feature that is available on the Fluent Forms. You could use other indispensable features in a form which are also available in the free version. For example, “Container,” “Section Break,” and “Password Field” features are also available in the free version of Fluent Forms WordPress plugin.

Fluent Forms - Powerful third-party integrations

If you install this online form builder plugin into your WordPress, you will realize why I am emphasizing this WordPress Plugin.

Everest Forms

Everest Forms - Free WordPress form builder

Everest Forms is an intuitive form builder plugin with tons of incredible features and functionalities. Let’s begin with its form builder which works with the drag-and-drop option and ready form templates (14 total, 5 in the free version).

Multi-stage forms, multiple file uploads, export entries as PDFs, and other impressive features will amaze you. The more you dive deep, the more you’ll encounter more amazing feats, such as save and continue, repeater fields, address autocomplete, and so on.

Everest Forms - Form templates

However, if you’re a developer you can leverage the power of webhooks and connect more third-party apps with your forms. For security, Everest Forms offers many top-class solutions like reCAPTCHA, custom CAPTCHA, hCaptcha, honeypot, Cloudflare Turnstile, and more.

But that’s not all. By implementing conditional logic, you can gain more control over your form. They also have a nice option called Smart Tags. With that, you can dynamically add import details in your forms or email settings.

Everest Forms also comes with some addons and integrations. Mailchimp, ConvertKit, MailerLite, ActiveCampaign, Google Sheets, PayPal, Zapier, and Salesforce are some of the integrations you can use. 

Everest Forms - Available fields

The add-ons list includes but is not limited to Style Customizer, Geolocation, Frontend Listing, and Survey, Polls, and Quiz. By the way, all integrations and add-ons are for pro users.

Talking about the free version, you can create and manage your forms easily. But for advanced options, you should buy the premium package. For instance, you can’t use file upload, image upload, password field, country field, progress bar, payment options, and other powerful features in the free plugin.

Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is a brilliant WordPress form builder plugin. Unfortunately, the plugin doesn’t have a free option, yet we added it to the list because the plugin is rich in features. The UX is top-notch, the interface is smooth, and it’s built for business.

Gravity Forms - All forms

Let’s start with the beginning. At the first screen, you can embark on your journey with ready templates, not to mention the drag-and-drop form editor is for no-code form creation. If you want to use conversational forms, you can get the add-on too.

Gravity Forms - Ready Form Templates

Gravity Forms also comes with essential add-ons like the quiz module and coupon. From its tons of amazing third-party integrations, you can particularly get benefits from email marketing tools integration. Other advanced features, such as post creation, SMS notification, and action hooks are available, as well.

Gravity Forms - Form Editor

However, if you’re ready to spend some money ($59/year for the basic plan), then you can go for Gravity Forms. Additionally, they have an option to test out the plugin before purchasing. So, there’s nothing to worry about whether your money went in vain. 

Gravity Forms Add-ons


WPForms is another WordPress form builder plugin. You can easily install this form builder plugin from the WordPress plugins library. 

This form plugin is also approximately okay for amateur users. However, its functions are entirely different from other plugins.

WPForms - Form builder and form fields

It is not the only demerit of this plugin. The main drawback is, that it offers to use only several fields and features in the free version.

However, if you decide to use its premium version, you will be able to create a superb form using this online form builder.

But as my blog is to reveal the free WordPress plugin where you can get premium features, I would not like to espouse this plugin.

WPForms is a user-friendly WordPress plugin, and it can represent a simple panel, nevertheless, hard to handle in some cases.

WPForms - Form templates

But, the most brutal fact is, that maximum of these essential features are only available in the Pro version. 

So, I think, this form plugin is not for those, who want to get premium features in the free version. 

Another drawback is, that this plugin is comparatively expensive than the other WordPress form plugins.

WPForms - Forms settings

However, Because of readers’ convenience, I want to exhibit only those features that are available in the free version of WPForms so that you can easily understand without installing this plugin into your WordPress.

WPForms - Available third-party integrations

I hope, you could have realized why it is not a useful form plugin for those, who want to use the free version with premium features.

Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms - Form builder plugin

This WordPress form builder plugin is slightly different from the other available form plugins. However, though Ninja Forms is better than WPForms, yet, it would not be appropriate to say that this plugin is better than other WordPress form builder plugins (by considering the free version’s features).

The plugin has come with a great and user-friendly panel where you can easily create your required forms.

Even it is true that an entry-level user would be able to create a form on his first attempt. 

I know that you are ready to install this plugin on your WordPress. But wait a minute. Read the next paragraph if you don’t want to be bewildered.

The main drawback is, you can not get the chance to use its maximum nifty features in the free version.

Compare the below table to figure out which fields and features are available in the free version.

Conditional Logic” is very crucial for creating a complex form. However, Ninja Forms can’t do the favor in that case because you can not use this essential feature in the free version which seems to me a demerit.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is the oldest form builder plugin with enormous appreciation from end-users. But, with the pace of technological advancement, this plugin couldn’t keep itself on track. Yet, it has some good features and is a great choice for a free form builder plugin.

It can manage multiple contact forms, and you can create your form easily from the dashboard without pain. Plus the customization option is quite flexible along with easily editable mail content. Moreover, it supports Ajax-powered form submission, spam filtering, and more notable features.

Now, let’s see its fields and features which are available in the free version- 


In the final point, I want to tell you that all of these six WordPress form builders plugins can work productively and are able to create various types of forms.

PluginsEase of UseNo. of FieldsAdvanced FeaturesOverall Rating
Fluent Forms⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Everest Forms⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gravity Forms⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ninja Forms⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Contact Form 7⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

However, if you ask me which form plugin is the best for free use where you can get the avail to use maximum premium features, then surely I will suggest you go for Fluent Forms.

Even, if you ask which WordPress form builder plugin you should select either for free version or the premium, I will also recommend for Fluent Forms WordPress plugin.

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Try Fluent Forms today and see for yourself!

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Md Mazharul Chowdhury


    1. Thanks for your appreciation and sharing, Almin! Also great to hear that you got value from the write-up. Keep in touch for having more in the future.

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