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|
|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|
|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 description||Plugin links||Version, total downloads, last update, tested|
|Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
|custom-contact-forms||No info available|
|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.
|Jetpack by WordPress.com
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