Say Hello To Forminator – Powerful WordPress Forms Have Never Been Easier

In 2017 we asked you what you’d like us to build for you, and you answered. We’ve already released one of those products (white label reports) and now, officially, it’s time to welcome one of the others. Please say g’day to your new favourite form builder plugin… Forminator Pro!

And, as a first for us, we’re releasing an entirely free version at the same time over at WordPress.org, so you really have no excuse not to go check it out :)

Why is this such a big deal? With Forminator available to millions of users on WordPress.org and the included free developer API you can start making money developing your own extensions – but more on that later.

Forminator on WordPress
Forminator Pro and Forminator are now available!

First, let me explain a little bit about why we think WordPress (and more particularly WPMU DEV members) need another form plugin and why we think we’ve cracked it with this one.

It’s pretty simple really, our aim is to provide WPMU DEV members with all the critical tools they need to set up and manage their WordPress websites, and forms are a big part of that.

So when we received a bazillion requests to supply you with a form plugin as part of your membership (in part, I imagine, so you didn’t have to pay a separate subscription fee for yet another plugin) it was really a no brainer.

Plus, and this is even more important, we’ve felt for some time that the established form builder plugins out there are pretty lacking when it comes to UX – especially for the free plugins. So, we figured we’d start from scratch and create something that is elegant, incredibly usable, insanely powerful, and available to everyone…even if they don’t have a membership.

Today I have absolutely no problem declaring that this is by FAR the best freely available form plugin for WordPress – which will hopefully continue to grow and develop the spread and strength of WordPress itself.

Now for a little tour of one of the best things we’ve ever made!

What’s Inside The Box?

Forminator is ALL about user experience and beautiful output, so we’ve made it as clear and gorgeous as possible.

Forminator Dashboard
Set and track results for forms, quizzes, and polls.

We figured out pretty quickly you not only wanted powerful new forms, you also  wanted polls (vote away!) or quizzes (think fun Facebook ones like ‘What breed of dog are you?’ :) etc.) So, we bundled them all up into one juicy package – check it out.

Contact form gif
Will you just look at all those fields?!
Forminator polls
It really couldn’t be easier to set up a quick poll, with all the trimmings.
Forminator no wrong answer quiz
Setting up a fun quiz (or an actual one!) is a piece of cake…Mmmm cake.

But Forminator goes much, much deeper.

Submissions & Results

It wouldn’t be much of a form plugin if you couldn’t easily review, export and process all the data. Forminator lets you quickly analyze and allows you to schedule exports so you never miss a thing.

Forminator scheduled exporting
View, export and schedule results delivery for every form, poll or quiz…pretty slick!

The dashboard will show your form conversion rate, along with most popular forms, polls and quizzes.

Form stats
Forminator shows form stats, views, submissions, completions and popularity.

And, of course, you’ll frequently want to show your visitors results, especially with polls.

Forminator Poll Realtime results
Setup a quick poll and display real time results.

Integrations, APIs and Documentation

What’s more, we’ve built out a whole HEAP of integrations ready to go right out of the box.

Forminator integrations list
We’ve included a bunch of your favorite email, project manager and storage integrations.

We also included a robust and thoroughly well documented API, ready for you developer types to get cracking with. You can check it out for yourself here.

Forminator API
Make your own third-party integrations for Forminator and give them away or sell them on your own marketplace.

Along with comprehensive and easy to follow documentation to take you through using the plugin whichever way you see best. You can check that out right here.

forminator documentation included
Forminator comes well documented and ready for customization.

And we’ve barely scratched the surface, so why not just go and try it all out for yourself either here at WPMU DEV with Forminator Pro or completely for free at WordPress.org as plain old Forminator.

What’s Coming Next

So. Many. Things.

But to start with:

  • We’re making the UX even nicer, having done a bunch of internal and member testing (hey Tony!) you can expect even more improvements in the next couple of months, especially to the form builder, which is already awesome… I know!
  • Registration and login fields will soon be completely Forminatable, oh yeh that’s going to be lovely
  • Calculations are on their way too, Forminator does math, becomes even better
  • Stripe (and other gateway) payments are also being bundled, so why not use Forminator to start selling? Yum!

That’s all in the pipeline right now…but you lot know best, heck that’s why we made it. Take a look and have a play and tell us what else you’d like to see in Forminator. We’re all ears…and Forms :)

James Farmer
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