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WordPress Form Maker is a fresh and innovative form builder. This form builder is for generating various kinds of forms.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Limited and not optimised
By , for WP 4.6

I wanted to award this a higher score as the interface is really simple to use and very intuitive, however this is a limited trial and you really need the Pro version in order to build big forms.

I found customising the css was limited and had to make lots of overrides in my own child-theme.

The main issue that made me remove it was how many css/js files it requests. Visit GTMetrix with the plugin enabled/disabled and see for yourself. It adds an additional 10+ requests. Surely these could have been combined/minified.

Very little to no support
By , for WP 4.5.1

This is an EXCELLENT product. But, if you need any help, do not expect it from web-dorado.com. They are terrible with help. I emailed for assistance in updating and never heard back. Years ago, I bought a theme from them, and it was the same. But, this is a great product for wordpress.

Poor documentation
By , for WP 4.4.1

Powerful plug in but the user documentation is very weak. For example, there is virtually nothing said about how to use e-mail verification.

Do not buy the plug-in if e-mail verification is important to you.

Spent about a day creating three forms. Then decided to buy the Pro version. I carefully followed the instructions to upgrade so that I would not lose my work. When I upgraded, all of my work was gone! The upgrade instructions contain a link to ask for help if there is a problem so I asked for help. I was then told that it is not possible that I would lose the previously created forms! Wonderful attitude!

Only Allow 7 FIELDS in FREE Version.
By , for WP 3.9.1

This Plugin is Good, But What ANNOYS me is this plugin allow only 7 fields in a form in free version.

At least Mention it in the Descriptipn/documentation.

bugs, restrictive
By ,

major layout bugs, template bugs, free version restricted to 7 fields including a submit button...

just not worth it... no way I would pay for this thing.

Good but Missing Key Features
By , for WP 3.6

I've tried to make this contact form work but I have some major issues with the functionality that disallow me to put my contact form to use:

1. Not Responsive
Fields are given a fixed px length and the form is coded in a table

2. Reply-to Email Address missing Options
While you can make the sender email your "reply-to" email, for some reason you can't do so without sending a copy to the sender

3. Sender Email should be editable or default to your Admin Email instead of your host's server name

Java script
By , for WP 3.5.1

I was not able to capture field values from java script using
getElementById("id name").value. Does anyone have the same issue?

Too limited
By , for WP 3.4.2

Not at all what I expected. Unless you just want a very simple form with only 7 fields including buttons & captcha.

The Good, the bad and the ugly
By , for WP 3.5

The good:
The plugin installed easily and in a general sense is easy to use. I like the ability to easily review submission data.

The bad & Ugly:
The html code generated is some of the poorest I have seen using nested table upon nested table, instead of proper span and div coding.

I have also had major issues with the css not working in my template, so the generated form look nothing like the preview and after spending hours trying to figure it out am on the verge of simply uninstalling it.

The limit of 4 fields (not 5 since the submit button is required and counted in the limit) is simply too restrictive to be able to even test the plugin properly.

I have also ben unable to find a lot of documentation or support to remedy any questions I have (fix css, remove extra 'br' in table which is throwing off the form with lot of extra white space, how to get form in french or better yet bilingual, etc...)

I had issue when reordering fields where it would move around numerous fields (not just the one a clicked on). Thus forcing me to rework multiple fields until I got it right?! Strange bug or something.

Hidden field data does not get sent in e-mail upon submission.

Unable to get javascript to add a value to a hidden field (Date/time stamp and also a submission hash number).

Summary:
For a simple form it is probably all you'd need, but for advanced forms, and customizations, I think the plugin still needs a lot of maturing!

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