Contact forms play an important role in just about every website and having one set up on your site is a must. If you’re running a WordPress site, you have the possibility to choose one of the 1625+ WordPress contact form plugins. This can be difficult for beginners so to help navigate the volume of options and cut through the noise, we will cover some of the most popular and regularly updated WordPress contact form plugins.

Contact Form 7 

Without a doubt, Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular contact form plugins in the WordPress community. It’s the oldest and most downloaded contact form plugin in the official WordPress plugin directory. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to using Contact Form 7 is the number of extensions that exist to bring extra features to the base plugin.  However the official plugin website doesn’t have an add-ons directory which makes it difficult to find add-ons to extend the functionality of the base plugin.

Contact Form 7 features AJAX-based forms which make the submission process faster by eliminating one page load time. The plugin also enables users to add CAPTCHA to filter out any messages generated by spam bots.  For additional customizations, you can simply paste code snippets directly into the plugin. Contact Form 7 can be integrated with any content using a shortcode.

Jetpack Contact Form

Jetpack is a popular and feature rich WordPress plugin with more than 30 modules. With these modules, you can add different features to your WordPress website depending on your needs.

The form builder itself is straightforward and easy-to-use. Within only a few clicks, you can add new fields in your form – be it a dropdown list, checkbox, or text area. It ensures simplicity by giving visitors stats, speeding up images, maybe helping you get more traffic, and most importantly, providing top-notch security services.

If you want to find out more about Jetpack or install it on your site, visit the Jetpack page on the WordPress.org repository.

WPForms

WPForms is a powerful, feature-rich form building plugin. You can easily add beautiful forms to your site, including contact forms, subscription forms, payment forms, and any other type of form you can think of. Not only does it offer pre-made templates and a drag and drop interface, but it also allows you to leverage conditional logic, entry management, and other features that can help with lead generation.

With the WPForms plugin, you won’t have to worry about spam. The plugin uses both smart CAPTCHA and the Honeypot method to make sure spam submissions don’t get through.

Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is another popular plugin to create contact forms. With drag and drop features, you can very easily create contact forms, email address collection and any other type of form within minutes. If you choose to create a custom form, you will be immediately presented with a range of options – from check boxes to pricing fields.

Despite being free, users are provided with excellent customer support along with frequent updates. A number of premium Ninja Forms extensions are also available. This provides you premium features like frontend editing and posting, file uploads, conditional logic, multi-part forms, PayPal integration and email marketing support.

Conclusion

This is just a small selection of some of the most popular contact form plugins for WordPress but when it comes to contact forms, any of the plugins listed above will help establish a solid foundation for your website.