Building forms is one of the most time-consuming processes on any website build; you need to code the inputs, validate the data, and securely capture information in a format that you can use. Multiply the complexity by ten when you factor in WordPress.
Because WordPress is so popular, a number of plugins have been developed over the years that potentially make the transfer of data on your site a two-way street. One of the most recent WordPress form builder plugins is 123ContactForm’s CaptainForm.
CaptainForm is an extremely flexible builder for WordPress that’s user-friendly for beginners and feature-packed for power users. Developed as a standalone platform, CaptainForm allows you to easily create almost any kind of form and add it to your WordPress site.
Easy to install, add it to your dashboard like any other plugin, simply click the New Form option that it adds to your dashboard menu to start building forms. You can start with a blank form, or choose to customize one of the templates that are included.
The main reason CaptainForm is so easy to use is that the editor features drag-n-drop support; you don’t need to know how to code, or even configure a lot of settings, just pick the inputs you want and drag them into place. It’s an intuitive system that will have most users up and running in minutes.
A wide-range of data types are available, from the usual telephone and email inputs, to advanced inputs like digital signature support, Google Maps, and even social media buttons. There are calculation features for order forms. There are even multilingual options for designers who need to support global customers.
Forms can be styled by selecting one of the built-in visual themes, or by creating a custom style of your own; backgrounds, field highlights, error messages, and inputs, can all be customized to fit your brand.
Version 1.0 ships with over 30 pre-built templates that you can use as-is, or customize to jump-start your own form design. There are newsletter subscription templates, payment form templates, and even guest-post submission templates for your blog.
CaptainForm also integrates with a comprehensive set of 3rd party services, including Google Drive, MailChimp, Dropbox, Salesforce, ActiveCampaign, Campaign Monitor, and Smartsheet. These integrations take a lot of heavy lifting away from the admin of your site, automatically adding form users to lists or services so that you can keep the communication flowing and turn casual browsers into customers.
Security is, of course, a primary concern for everyone. CaptainForm uses Captcha, password protection, virus protection, malware protection, all submissions are backed up and recoverable from AWS servers, and all data is stored using SSL encryption.
CaptainForm also offers comprehensive, support for all users, including those on the free plan.
There are a number of price plans for CaptainForm WordPress form plugin ranging from the free option, which allows you to build 3 forms, with 15 fields, on 1 domain; to the Apprentice plan, which allows you to build unlimited forms on 1 domain; to the Hero plan that offers 10Gb of storage, 100k secured submissions, and unlimited forms, fields, and domains.
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