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Visual Form Builder

Build beautiful, fully functional contact forms in only a few minutes without writing PHP, CSS, or HTML.

3 reviews
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3 stars
Great for simple forms
By , for WP 3.5

The Pro version of this plugin has a lot of potential. I was very excited to try it out for a few different uses on a site - contact us, post submission, managing members, and event rsvps.

This plugin works great for straight forward things like a contact us form that is sent to one email address - whereas I wanted a contact form that allowed the user to choose a topic and have the form sent to an email address consistent with the topic.

Post submission (add-on) worked well.

When creating a series of template RSVP forms I encountered a problem with the duplicate function where the conditional logic rules were not copied.

Being able to view the RSVPs is important for us so I tried the Display Entries add-on and found it too basic to be useful for our purposes. There is not enough control over how the entries are displayed and it doesn't handle fields with the same name (such as 'name' for Person 1 and Person 2).

All of the queries and tickets I submitted about the issues I encountered were responded to in a less than optimal way. Generally, it seems this is a one person show with little customer service skill and low desire to improve things even though the pro plugin is not free and has no trial period.

In summary, it's great for simple, straightforward uses.

3 stars
good tool but missing certain key features
By , for WP 3.5.1

There is no option for building a form without spam protection — rather limiting.

Besides that, looks like a pretty good plugin.

3 stars
Inconsistent Confirmation Mail and NONCE Behaviour
By , for WP 3.4.2

Your mileage may vary. In our situation, this very well thought out Plugin had inconsistent issues with:
- the NONCE checking routine
- the server email confirmations routines (not always sending confirmations)
- the Entries index Page in the Dashboard is not well thought out (it simply lists the same confirmation contacts, and not the User specific Form information that would allow sorting.

The issues may be related to our specific mail server (typical LAMP) set-up or Theme conflict, but the Plugin needs to mature more to work with those typical set-ups to be of use to us.

[We did pay the Pro fees, Support is minimalistic. We wanted to love this Plugin, it is sooo close, but not in our specific setup.]

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