I started out using the Contact Form 7 plugin on my sites and my client sites. It is great for simple forms, but you really need to know html code in order to set up a more in depth form or questionnaire. It wound up becoming annoying.
A client of mine told me about Gravity Forms and I have been using it on my site for the past year or so. I am thrilled with the results. You can see examples of several of the forms and questionnaires that I use on my “Contact Page“.
The plugin is sooooo easy to use and you can have an unlimited number of forms on one site. Here is a short video done by Rocketgenius (the creators of the Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress) that will give you more information on how it works.
Here is a list of some of the features that the Gravity Forms plugin offers:
Easy to Use. Quickly build and design your WordPress forms using the form editor. Select your fields, configure your options, and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built in tools.
Multi-Page Forms. The page break field allows you to break up your form into multiple pages and even show a progress bar that let’s your user know where they are in the process.
Form Settings. Easily configure the title, description, settings and confirmation message using the form settings.
Limit Entries. Running a contest and only want to accept 50 entries? Easily limit how many entries a form will accept and display a custom message when that limit is reached.
Advanced Fields. Sometimes standard form fields just don’t cut the mustard. That’s where the advanced fields come in…. from capturing names, addresses and phone numbers to email addresses, website URL’s and even file uploads.
Schedule Forms. Only want a form available for a limited period of time? Set a start and end date to limit form access and display a custom message when the form has expired.
Pricing Fields. Gravity Forms makes it’s easy to create order forms. Order forms can incorporate pricing specific fields to allow your users to make selections and generate a total based on product and option selections.
The Gravity Forms plugin is one of the best options when it comes to website forms and questionnaires for a WordPress website or blog. I highly recommend it. It currently costs only $39 for one website, but you can have multiple forms on that one website. They also have a Business Plan for $99 where you can have up to 3 websites using the plugin. I would definitely check it out. It will definitely add value and functionality to your site.