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Contact forms are always an important part of any website. The hastle of finding the perfect contact form that suites your needs can be frustrating. To save you time,  we have collected some useful contact form plugins for you to use on your wordpress based website. All of the plugins below are free to use, however we did include two premium plugins that take functionality and usability to another level.

Free Plugins

1. 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.

2. Easy Contact

Easy Contact features spam-reduction measures, GUI-based customization, carbon copying option, and more. Emails include tracked referrer information, including keywords for search-based landings, user agent, and IP.

3. Cforms2

Cforms is a powerful and feature rich form plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.

4. SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) is an Ajax powered contact form plugin for WordPress. SMCF is built on the jQuery JavaScript library and uses the SimpleModal modal dialog plugin.

5. Scaleable Contact Form Plugin

A very customizable contact form on your wordpress blog. This plugin uses the wp_mail method so you can easily use an external smtp by installing a plugin like “WP-Mail-SMTP“.

6. Enhanced WP Contact Form

Easily add a contact form with spam protection to your pages, and get additional data about your visitors with each e-mail! Embed it in a post or page by writing the shortcode [wpcf].

7. Tiny Contact Form

A very simple and small form. Simply enter in the settings of the recipient’s email address and enter the short code (see readme.txt) to the desired locations. Done.

8. Spam-Free Contact Form

Spam Free Contact Form. On errors, displays elegant error messages and confirmation messages on successful mail delivery.

9. WordPress Clean-Contact Form

WP Clean-Contact is light weight, no hassle contact form plugin for WordPress with advanced Spam protection that doesn’t require quizzing your users with CAPTCHA.Clean-Contact shields itself from Spam-bots by embedding the contact form via script, and optionally will filter messages using The WordPress Akismet plugin.

10. Secure Form Mailer Plugin For WordPress

This plugin was designed to be easy to use, while still being extremely flexible. If you just want a simple contact form, you can set one up with just a few clicks.

Premium Plugins

1. MM Forms

Cforms is a powerful and feature rich form plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.

2. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is more like the form builder that WordPress forgot to include. Its very simple and easy to navigate, yet the possibilities are almost endless with this amazing plugin.

Know a plugin we missed? Comment below and let us know.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

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  1. Really informative, it suit for my blog too. Contact with authorities of blog makes simple.

  2. Thanks for the list, a couple I haven’t used yet, so will need to try them out.

    I have always liked Contact 7 for simple forms, but more and more moving clients to Gravity Forms, no matter how many they need on their site. They are a lot more user-friendly in setting up the form, creating autoresponders, etc, and the $39 is a small price to pay.

    I had been using CForms for a couple of years, but found it became very unreliable. Whether it was the actual upgrade of the plugin, or WordPress itself, it would stop working. Often times I couldn’t get it working again. And if you depend on your forms for potential clients to contact you, there is nothing worse than a form plugin to stop working without you knowing it.

  3. Very surprised you didn’t include Formbuilder –
    Far and away the best contact form I have ever used, and I use it on all 30 sites I manage.

  4. Great collection here. For me, I’ve settled on Contact Form 7 in conjunction with the captcha plugin by the same author. I find it so elegant and easy to customise to fit the look of my sites. Super cool.

  5. I use Contact Form 7 because it’s the only one I found with a tutorial online. All of the other contact form plug-ins I used seemed to have conflicts with my hosting (GoDaddy) in which the form won’t send because of the email settings or something.

  6. I can attest to the ease of use and power of Gravity Forms. Have only been using them for a few weeks but I’ve found the product and service to be top notch. It does everything that I wanted with tons of automation that gives me some time back. My contributors can now fill out a form and create an easily edited post, cutting my admin time down considerably.

    Gravity Forms powers my contact and submission forms. You can check them out. The power, though, lies in using the plugin once you’re inside WordPress. Small price for a single user license. Check it out today.

  7. Mostly I use Contact 7 in my website and client website also.. Here i get lots of option for contact form thanks for sharing….:)

  8. This is perfect timing for this post. I just started looking for a contact form for my blog. I’m going to give the spam-free contact form a try.

  9. Thanks for the roundup. I almost always use Contact Form 7 because it’s easy enough to use – I used to prefer cforms but I’ve started liking it less.

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Gravity Forms but haven’t tried it yet – maybe I will on my next project.

  10. this is an amazing list you have provided. i can come back anytime to this post and make the best use of it. make sure you do not delete this post.

  11. Nice summary, you could add or check out Fast Secure Contact Form as well. Works pretty neat also.

  12. It took me a bit of time to figure out how to use contact form 7 and since that time I have never looked back. I like to make all sorts of different types of forms.

    If you have a better suggestion than this plug-i let me know.


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  14. Do any of the plugins allow you to capture contact form requests from multiple websites and have them all store in one database?

    I own/run a large blog network (400+ websites) that all relate to the same topic. I am looking for a way to add a contact form to all the websites, but then capture the leads in one place – NOT get a 1000 emails with contact data, etc.

    Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?



  15. There is one plugin called fast secure contact form, But I found it slowing down my site page.

    Is it the case with everyone?

  16. I use MM Community forms as they provide an option to upload files.


  17. great website…
    very much useful…
    thank you for sharing

  18. I prefer Contact Form 7 since January this year now and found them to be suitable for my personal blog.

  19. Yes contact form 7 is the best free solution.

  20. The use of facebook likes on blogs is awesome. I cant wait to use it. Thanks for the resource for developers. This will be good for local businesses as well. Social proof is bigger than ever and Facebook is handing it to you on a silver platter.

  21. Another WordPress contact form builder plugin that can do lot of things and probably better than gravity forms IMHO is FormBerry ( ) 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.

  22. i need to add the contact form in the sidebar any help?

  23. Hi, congratulations by the post, it was very useful for me. Please, What the plugin you are using to hide you code at header? And what plugin you use to recommend post at bottom?

  24. Seems interesting, a very awesome collection of plgins

  25. Thanks for your list. i installed contact form 7 for my wp blog.

  26. Thanks for sharing the contact form plugins. I got the one to be used on my site.

  27. Woah this weblog is fantastic i really like studying your articles. Stay up the great paintings! You understand, lots of individuals are hunting round for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  28. this was updated 3 years ago, any updated for the best contact plugin for 2013?

  29. Hello Igor, i wonder if you have tried out another Contact Form for WordPress which is from ( I use it on one blog of mime ( because it’s easy to configure it ( and I like it.

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