Support » Plugin: Advanced Forms » About Pro version

  • Resolved Jonas Lundman

    (@jonas-lundman)


    Hi and this plugin seems interesting as we are looking for alternatives to contact form 7 and Gravity. And as we using ACF elsewhere we started to implement a similar soultion. Now, that we found this plugin, we see a small talk about a realease of a “paid” version, or “PRO”.

    What will differ? As we cant see any links about this.

    As we already using Gravity, with all kinds of extensions, we are not interesting to start implement if AF “FREE” gonna be “too restricted” as a open free version.

    The first aim is to remove Contact7 simple stuff with a ACF API, and if someone developing a ACF extensions like Y are, we would be interested. But a free stable version must be up n running first.

    Tackar!

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  • Plugin Author fabianlindfors

    (@fabianlindfors)

    Hi!

    I totally understand your concern. My goal has always been for the free version to be a fully featured form plugin with all the essentials and it will stay that way. AF has been out for over a year and I’ve been continuously updating and improving it during this time. I would claim that the current version is stable and ready to be used in a production setting.

    The pro version is intended to simplify common use cases and make more complex form functionality easier to implement. The first version of the pro plugin will include a user interface for creating forms which can create/edit posts and users. I have found this to be a very common use of AF and I thought I could make it more convenient by introducing a simple user interface. The pro version will also include integrations with third-party services. You will be able to send notifications to Slack, subscribe people to lists in Mailchimp, and connect many more services through Zapier. Last but not least the pro version will of course include priority support.

    I hope this answers your questions and that you will find AF useful!

    Thread Starter Jonas Lundman

    (@jonas-lundman)

    Hi and thanks for your quick reply.

    As a project manager I implemented many speacial client cases using ACF and still corresponding about development issues and features with Elliot, the founder of ACF. In my Agancy, we have “a go” to implement A-Forms on two small projcets and I come back with some feedback and suggestions. I personally like your work so far, it is exactly the base of devemopment we intend(ed) to do…

    About the question

    The support part offering is great. Seems also fair using pro to extend the plugin to secondary services as mentioned by your reply. As this plugin already needs a “pro” ACF version to activate, people might spend another dollar for “pro” on “pro”.

    However, at a first glance, the current “free” version of your plugin is doing exactly what it is aimed to do. The “sending email” process should not be this plugins concern. I hope the free version keeps The objectives. The lack of paginated forms is important to lock into.

    For example:

    It already works using the popular plugin “Mailster” engine to grab your rendered email, and frame the content in the newsletter template, using all recipient actions within Mailster and send the form to 2000 teachers… And Mailster already have a sync with Mailshimp, WordPress users, Woocommerce and more.

    The PRO version should be synced with ACF PRO and I cant see Why your free plugin needs the 5 PRO version to use the field API except repeater and other types that is not supportet for free.

    I mean, the current ACF 5 FREE version in sync with this Advanced Form would easy push your active installs into 70 000 instead of 700. Then you have more support to sale instead.

    The validation part is also interesting. With another ACF relationship field (on your entries) you could map to Pulls, Surveys functions. Then AF could throw out Gravity, CF7, Quiz Add-On, Survey Add-On, TotalPoll Pro, WP-Pro-Quiz -all together…

    Vi återkommer!

    Plugin Author fabianlindfors

    (@fabianlindfors)

    Hi Jonas!

    If you are still interested I’m happy to announce that Advanced Forms Pro has been released. It’s available from hookturn.io.

    As we discussed, the Pro version includes user and post editing as well as integrations with Mailchimp, Slack and Zapier. A license also grants direct, prioritized support for a year with unlimited installs.

    I have a lot of exciting plans for both the free and paid version of AF. Paginated forms is one of the things I want to implement next and it will be included in the free version.

    Hope you like it!

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