A tabular comparison of 6 WordPress contact form plugins: Contact Form 7, Custom Contact Forms, Fast Secure Contact Form, Jetpack (Grunion Contact Form), Gravity Forms, and finally oik


  • One of my customers wants a contact form that will send a copy of the email to the person who filled in the form,
  • another wants people to be able to write to the author of the post,
  • and another wants a contact form for each of multiple recipients.
I’ve used 5 different contact form plugins but not seen a table which summarises their capabilities. So, I wrote a contact form that would satisfy my customer’s requirements, and then produced (as best I could) the comparison table.
Feature Contact Form 7 Custom Contact Forms Fast Secure Contact Form Jetpack – Grunion Contact Form Gravity forms oik
Name, Email, Subject, Message, Submit y y y y y y
Other fields y y y y – contact-field shortcode y n – but see oik-fields
shortcode contact-form-7 customcontact si-contact-form contact-form gravityform [bw_contact_form]
multiple user ? ? ? y ? Yes
AJAX popup / slidein  ? soon ? n  ? coming soon
email copy to form filler n n n n y y
Thanks message / Redirect / thank you page message below form message / page ALL ? ALL message
Field validation & sanitization *=required,5=HTML 5 validation,y=backend validation sanitization *,,y *,?,y *,,y *,,? *,5,y
Auto responder n n y ? ? n
captcha / Akismet checking captcha (using really-simple-captcha), Akismet captcha, is human cb captcha, Akismet Akismet ? Akismet
Logged in database n y y Feedbacks n – but see oik-fields
Multiple languages y n y ? ? coming soon
Badly behaved code? – always generates CSS, jQuery, PHP notify messages ? n ? ? ? n
The oik contact form is part of the oik base plugin. The oik-user plugin adds the support for recording and displaying the OIK Information Kit information for the registered users of the site, in addition to the business/company information that oik currently caters for.

Compare them for yourself

For more information about the contact form plugins available from WordPress.org see:
Plugin name and descriptionPlugin linksVersion, total downloads, last update, tested
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
2014-09-03 1:10am GMT
Custom Contact Forms
A customizable and intuitive contact form plugin for Wordpress.
2014-08-04 2:34pm GMT
Fast Secure Contact Form
An easy and powerful form builder that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.
2014-09-23 3:16pm GMT
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users.
2014-09-10 4:16pm GMT
lazy smart shortcodes for your WordPress website

2014-09-23 22:00:36
Gravity forms

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