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  1. Craven Lovelace
    Craven Lovelace November 12, 2013 at 19:28 | | Reply

    It isn’t really emphasized here, but all three plugins utilize very different pay models, and this ended up being the reason I went with Formidable Pro. Gravity Forms is a yearly subscription; Ninja Forms requires a large initial investment to get the same functionality as Formidable Pro. I found the latter’s $47 single site price to be by far the best bang for the buck, even if I have to give up a couple niceties and better docs.

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea November 13, 2013 at 09:33 | | Reply

      That’s indeed an important consideration Craven, thanks for bringing it up.

  2. Benjamin Bradley
    Benjamin Bradley November 13, 2013 at 19:14 | | Reply

    Don’t forget about Visual Form Builder Pro – http://vfbpro.com/

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea January 16, 2015 at 10:34 | | Reply

      That’s another good one, but in my view Ninja Forms and Gravity Forms are head and shoulders above the rest.

  3. Nick
    Nick November 15, 2013 at 03:27 | | Reply

    Good comparison. I’m a Gravity Forms guy myself. This article is going into our next WordPress Weekly, which we post every Friday. Here’s last Friday’s http://wpresstic.com/wordpress-weekly-friday-november-8th-2013/

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea November 15, 2013 at 11:28 | | Reply

      Thanks Nick, I’m also adding your site to our WordPress News page, I hadn’t come across your blog before, good stuff!

  4. Erwin van Ginkel
    Erwin van Ginkel November 17, 2013 at 23:48 | | Reply

    We always used Gravity Forms and once tested Formidable Pro. Both are excellent and especially Gravity Forms brought WordPress to a more professional and flexible CMS. BUT, from the beginning Gravity Forms always needed a bunch of CSS styling to look good. A few years ago I thought that GF would deliver some basic css styles which would help to let your form look great. But in that direction there doesn’t seem to be innovation. Because that lack we are experiencing other plugins. We had a great experience with FormCraft (http://ncrafts.net/formcraft/). Form Validation, AJAX Powered and a lot of more great functionalities. Besides, within minutes the forms look stunning! So far, so good!

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea January 16, 2015 at 10:34 | | Reply

      I think the main choice at present is between Gravity Forms and Ninja Forms.

  5. Peter Pitchford
    Peter Pitchford June 9, 2014 at 04:50 | | Reply

    Gravity forms doesn’t have any way for front end users to update the data that was originally entered into their forms.

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea January 16, 2015 at 10:33 | | Reply

      Ninja forms can do that.

  6. pfgplanso
    pfgplanso February 9, 2015 at 11:57 | | Reply

    Hi there!

    We have also tested and been using several of the form builder mentioned in the article and the comments. However, we decided to create our own form plugin, named PlanSo Forms: https://wordpress.org/plugins/planso-forms/

    I invite you guys to check it out and let us know what you think about it.


  7. Infographics Ontwerper
    Infographics Ontwerper July 9, 2015 at 23:28 | | Reply

    My favorite is Ninja Forms. I recently created an order form with it and it looks pretty cool. Just like I wanted it. No extensions used, just out of the box and free..

  8. Chris Vincent
    Chris Vincent August 16, 2015 at 20:29 | | Reply

    Another great option is Awesome Forms at https://awesomeforms.com/. The focus is on security, usability, and price, with a very nice free plan. Give it a shot!

  9. Jean Galea
    Jean Galea October 7, 2016 at 09:07 | | Reply

    Go with WordPress of course 🙂

  10. Prince Denif
    Prince Denif January 4, 2018 at 07:11 | | Reply

    Another incredible choice is ARforms at https://www.arformsplugin.com/ The emphasis is on security, ease of use, and cost, with an extremely decent free arrangement. Give it a shot!

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