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Marcus Tisäter
Marcus Tisäter
4,886 Points

Contact form plugin

I have looked into serveral contact forms plugins at WordPress but none of them are very good even if they have a lot of downloads from users and good ratings. It's very often that you need to upgrade to "Pro" and also some of the contact forms plugins are broken.

Which on do you guys prefer? I'm in need of one here. I also pref a GUI to set style so I dont have to do it in CSS3

thanks

6 Answers

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

Contact form 7 does pretty much anything most people need and is the one I use the most on client sites where I expect them to add/modify forms on the site. Custom Contact Forms is the one I use the most, but rarely do I use it if I expect my clients to add forms on their own as it can pretty confusing.

Richard Mace
Richard Mace
6,262 Points

how is contact form 7 for adding calculations and conditions? I want to create a price estimator for my site based on multiple decisions

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

oh.... That's more than a contact form. If you don't want to code it yourself. Look in to using jotform.com. you can build your forms on jotform and then insert them into your site pretty painlessly.

To your specific need: http://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form

Richard Mace
Richard Mace
6,262 Points

great thanks for the quick response, I'll have a play around with this

Keith Monaghan
Keith Monaghan
9,494 Points

Hi Andrew McCormick,

With Contact Form 7 can I link up the form code to my own css-styled form or do I have to use a shortcode? I have a page template with Advanced Custom Fields and I'm not sure how to get the shortcode working there. And frankly, I want full control of the form design.

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

@Keith Monaghan , Sorry for delayed response. Yes, you can style both ACF and CF7 with your own css. I style all my forms to match my client's sites. A form with no custom css is just blah. Also, I think with both plugins the forms have a unique identifier either in class name or ID fields. This allows you to have multiple forms and style each differently.