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Quform WordPress Form Builder Review

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If you are running a website these days, then sooner or later you’ll need to create a form for your visitors to fill out. Forms are essential when you want user interaction, and they can be just about anything, from a simple contact info form to more complicated forms such as a booking form or a complex quote. Now in the old days you need to implement forms by using HTML, and its style would be determined by CSS. For some effects, you’ll probably need to learn JavaScript as well. But with the Quform WordPress plugin, you don’t really need to know any of these coding languages in order to create some decent-looking and fully functional forms.

Features

You just need to drag and drop the form elements to organize your form. There’s also a preview feature that enables you to see the form elements as you create your form. For more details, there’s also a preview page feature. You can do all these without having to study up on codes such as PHP or HTML.

You have quite a few element options to use on your forms. These include custom error messages, required fields, conditional logic based fields, duplicate entry prevention, prefilled forms, validators and filters. There are also some nice element types you can include:

  1. Single Line Text and Paragraph Text, which adds text
  2. CAPTCHA, which helps prevent spamming, along with reCAPTCHA from Google
  3. The email address for email submissions
  4. Columns and grouped sections
  5. Multiple choice options
  6. The dropdown menu that shows the user options
  7. The file upload, which enables users to upload their files to you. There’s also a flash upload progress bar so that users can see just how much data has been uploaded. The file uploads can be saved to the server or can be attached to the notification email.
  8. Checkboxes which users can tick
  9. Time selection and date selection (with JS calendar option)
  10. HTML additions
  11. Save form data that users can’t see
  12. Masked content field such as those for passwords

Once the form has been filled and submitted to you, you can manage the data through the admin panel where the form entries are saved and where you can search through them. Your entries may also be sent to your email address. The data can be sent to numerous email addresses and you can even set conditions regarding form values so that certain forms go to particular email addresses. There’s even an autoreply feature, so that you can inform the participant that you’ve received their entry. The forms values can also be saved on a custom database, or even in a database table of a different plugin.

Pros

Quform WordPress Form Builder has an edge over other similar products due to two important features: its price, and its easy drag and drop feature. With the price, the advantage is quite evident, because among the commercial form builders around you’ll discover that you won’t find anything as good as Quform in its price range.

Once you start to use it, you can use it with just about any WordPress theme out there. So far, no theme has been made that Quform can’t work with. Quform works in all the major web browsers, and it works with WordPress versions 3.1 and above.

With Quform, the functionality is well taken care of, and it’s also a snap to make your form look attractive. There’s a CSS styling system built in, and you can also make your own form themes (2 themes are already built in). Whether the form is simple or complicated, you’ll be able to create it without having to actually deal with coding. You can get your fully functional form not in minutes but in seconds, as all it takes is just a few clicks.

Cons

Right now there seems to be no official add-on for the Quform. According to another Quform WordPress plugin review, third party developers can’t avail of any hooks support from Quform, which is why you won’t find third party add-ons either.

Another problem is that while it is quite affordable there’s still no option for a multi-domain license. There are rumors that Quform is in the process of addressing this problem, but for now Quform is ideal for those who only have a single website to handle although there’s no support for paying through PayPal. But if you run numerous websites then you need another form builder that can offer you an unlimited domain license.

The technical support is also only available through the support forum only. There’s no support offered through an email ticket system.

Now let’s talk about what is probably the least attractive aspect of Quform: it’s not exactly feature-rich. For example, there’s no pre-built template available for you which can really speed things up, even though the drag and drop method can enable you to create your own form quickly enough. There’s no support for forms spanning multiple pages either. If you look up any Quform WordPress plugin review that compares it to other popular forms builder, you’ll notice that Quform falls short of what others offer. While this can explain why Quform is not as expensive as the others, if you need more advanced features you’ll have to go somewhere else. Of course their customer support can help in providing additional features, but you may only be able to utilize these features if you understand coding.

Conclusion

If you have read a Quform WordPress plugin review lately, then you know that many users rave about its features—its drag and drop ability is a huge favorite. But when experts compare it side by side with other similar forms plugin for WordPress, Quform doesn’t quite measure up. Some people think that free plugins for this purpose can be just as good, and some WordPress themes already have forms built in. Others think that Ninja forms, Gravity forms, and Formidable Pro (the paid version) are better. Some experts have even made lists of the best forms builders around and don’t even mention the Quform at all. Nonetheless, its easy to use features and its ability to do things quickly and simply are hard to ignore, and that’s probably why many site owners love this plugin.

 

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