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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.

10 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Really complex and hard to integrate styles
By , for WP 4.1.1

It looks like this contact form plug-in will do the job but unfortunately, it is extremely complex. First of all, there are NINE tabs of options pages. When all you need is a contact form, that seems like overkill. Where I specifically ran into issues was when trying to remove commenting on my contact form. I had it globally disabled but the plug-in somehow allowed a comment box. Additionally, when it came to styling, the interface is useless and I couldn't add Bootstrap classes to the styles, basically locking me into the complex interface. It gets 2 stars for working but I am switching to Contact Form 7, which is much simpler and allows Captcha and Bootstrap, even if I have to install two more plug-ins.

Loading time
By , for WP 4.1.1

I was not sure if I should use FS Contact Form.
After testing Contact Form 7 I gave it a try (for some days). Handling is nice, BUT the loading time is dramatically loooong. If I have to load a form, if I have to save it - I have to wait some minutes!
There is no difference between webserver or localhost.

Now I use PlanSo Forms - and this is it!!!

Form works, but has it's issues.
By , for WP 3.9.2

The form itself is easy to use, however I am forced to change to a different form that will support what I need it to do.

I am unable to redirect to a custom thank you page because of our custom WP theme that was created for our website, aplazer.com. Changing the theme was not an option for us. I donated money to the developer, Mike - and unfortunately got no response to my problem. I thought that was pretty strange to say you will respond to support tickets if a donation is made - yet I got no response. Not happy with that.

I am also unable to find enough support to add a google conversion tracking code to the submit button. (since i cant track a thank you page, due to redirect not working.) I read it is possible and typically, I am pretty good at figuring this kind of thing out. I have spent hours trying to do something that seems so simple with no success.

I have wasted many hours trying to figure out a solution to my issues, with no avail and no help from the developer. It's just been one thing after another and I have finally decided that this plug in is not for me.

Good luck to others.

Works OK for small forms - fails at 50 fields
By , for WP 4.0

I liked this plugin alot. It is easy to understand and use.

However at 50 fields it blows up (godaddy hosting). I am pretty sure im not the only godaddy hosted blogger and disappointing that there is not more specific help for this.

I get:

406 Not Acceptable
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /wp-admin/post.php could not be found on this server

I looked through and disabled secmod, [ https://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/apache-mod-security-update-how-to-fix-error-406-or-not-acceptable-issue-259 ] and read forum after forum [ example https://wordpress.org/support/topic/406-not-acceptable-3?replies=6 ]

nothing worked.

so i am left with option A) http://www.fastsecurecontactform.com/support (pay for a ticket to be opened that they will look at within 3 days and maybe/maybe not be able to help - but only after i reimburse for time in advance. I'm all for paying for the support but 3 days and then its a coin flip for callback or resolution?

no, sorry, ill go for solution B) another form plugin. Even if i have to pay for it at least ill get support that will fix it and not a 3 day i'll get to it and hope something happens.

If you have small form needs, this will probably work for you and you'll like it (that's why 2 stars) would have been a 5 if it worked, probably should be a 1 since i cannot use it but will give a 2 since it did seem to work up to 50.

BTW - max_input_var = 1000 and secmod off so this is something configuration related the way the plugin handles settings. Since this is a base linux godaddy install, and this cannot be the first to hit 50 fields, for it not to be in FAQ and be something you must pay to get help on, sorry, time for plan B.

Really dissapointed. It was a nice clean plugin til you hit the coding error. (and yes it is the code, you can always trap errors and handle them more informative rather than blow up)

It used to be the best.
By , for WP 4.0

I have always used and loved this plugin. Why mess with something that worked brilliantly?

The worst part is it didn't take over the styling I had from an old version. The styling I apply now refuses render (doesn't matter which theme). I can't get 'email again' to work no matter who's advice I try. It has become time consuming and difficult to use.

The help articles are old (2010) and don't reflect the new version of the plugin. Sad to say it but I'm trying something that doesn't stress me out or waste my time.

Weird way of dealing with CSS
By ,

The technical part of the plugin is great. The way it deals with CSS, however, is appalling, making it extremely difficult to tailor-make your Contact Form.

Awkward Interface
By , for WP 3.6

I've only tried this out for a little while but I thought I'd comment on it anyway. The admin panel structure is really awkward. I can't remove the field titles without creating ugly and unnecessary CSS. The code produces its own IDs and inline CSS that override my code which means I have to go into my stylesheet and make changes. Overall, I'm not impressed. I suggest doing something like Nivo Slider and allowing for themes so that we don't have to deal with your default inline CSS. There is probably more I can complain about but I'll end it here.

By , for WP 3.5.2

I really have to submit some content to give a plug-in a rating? I guess I'll be rating plugins less often less often! I was only trying to help not get sucked into an argument ...

Inline CSS is a deal breaker.
By , for WP 3.5

This plugin can probably be configured to generate any form you can possibly imagine, but the result is a long (long, long, long) page of settings that each have to be configured separately.

(Srsly, the administrative interface of this thing is a nightmare. I mean, I understand how it happens: you start with a nice, clean, simple interface, and over time and the addition of many, many features, it turns into spaghetti. The plugin is apparently undergoing a major overhaul. Hopefully the interface will get a workover in the process.)

And yet? Out of that endless array of options? There is no single checkbox or button for disabling the plugin's default stylings completely and allowing you to style the form via your own style sheet. The plugin itself does not use a stylesheet. It uses *inline CSS* (??? so bad!!!), with the reasoning that this way the stylesheet doesn't get overwritten with every update. Okay, here's how you overcome that: let me use my own stylesheet. *One* setting to give the location of that stylesheet. Or even no setting -- there are lots of plugins that will check for a standard CSS stylesheet name in the current theme directory before defaulting to its own stylesheet. Gigpress comes to mind.

If you want to use your own stylesheet, you have to define your own classes in the form setup for every. single. element. of every. form. OMG.

I'm out.

Has to exist on its own, can't design around it
By , for WP 3.4.2

I like the plugin in that it works and the tools and instructions are easy. But I can't put this form into the middle of a page with a sidebar and other text content and design elements. I can't really use it that way.

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