It's nice and support works ok but if you don't have any CSS experience you won't have the forms you are dreaming on that easy.
Try as I might, I can't love version 3.x, so I'm glad 2.x is still supported.
I purchased VFB Pro before it was "Classic" because of ease of use and features like conditional rules. At different times, I have tried to use 3.x which I upgraded to, but ran into issues like the wrong version of PHP on my server (since updated) and less intuitive form layout and formatting (now part of add-on Form Designer). Finally, I got a form in 3.x to look like I wanted only to find 3.x had a problem with my theme (Hueman).
I contacted VFB support about the 3.x problem and within two hours had a response. Admittedly all they could do is confirm the server, php, etc were the right versions (they were) so the conclusion was that there is a conflict with Hueman theme. Not wanting to get into the inevitable finger pointing, I let support guy Joseph know that I preferred 2.x and that I wanted to purchase an add-on for 2.x that is no longer available on their site and he kindly made it available to me.
Everything is fine. Only one problem. In Gmail Quoted Text, It is exposing server host name. I want to replace it with sender email.
Basically, it does a good job. But there is a catch you should be aware of. There is paid PRO version of this plugin. And some of you may one day need the Pro version for some features. And then the nightmare starts. The plugin's creators claim that you can migrate your forms from the free version to the paid version.
But what they not tell you is that your forms will look very different in the pro version and you will have a lof of work to do to make your forms in the Pro Version the same as they looked in the free version. I have about 20 forms on my site which I now need to all update to look properly. Proly 3,4 hours work that I did not anticipate.
I just wanted you to know about this.
Other than this the plugin works well and if you never need to upgrade to the Pro Version you should be fine.
Very good form builder with a few minor bugs and too much adverts. Will these be gone when buying the pro version? For example
* removal of donate button
* removal of "This email was built and sent using Visual Form Builder."
* removal of Follow on twitter
* removal to rate the plugin.
time saving validation plugin.NO need to write jquery,java scripts code.
Visual Form Builder makes form creation very easy. I recommend a quick test drive of the free version, and if you like it, pay the twenty bucks for the Pro version, because the free one's just too easy to spam. Also because I had trouble migrating forms I had created in the free version to Pro and had to re-create all my forms after upgrading. Support was good and offered to manually enter the missing reCaptcha fields, but I had already started re-building forms (lots of them), which with VFB is no great chore.
In spite of that glitch with migration, which the developer says is rare, I recommend the plugin for its generous features, ease of use, customizability and affordability.
Form Builder works great, forms look awesome and information is stored in a very usable way.
However, confirmation letters/page redirects and e-mail delivery are clearly an issue that the developer has struggled to wipe out, so expect some frustration.
A flawless plugin with great add-ons also available. So that u pay for what u need. No problems found during migration from free to pro version.
Buying experience was great. Received the download link immediately after leaving paypal site.
I strongly recommend the add-ons (display entries and form builder)...if u need then, of course.
I hope the developer can deliver more add-ons and more upgrades as soon as possible.
Pros: GUI, price, functions, support
Cons: no customization for the Display entries add-on, no "per form" permission (per user is available!).
I have used the free version on one of my projects and It works really
well. I love the back end admin interface of the plugin. I am giving it four stars because in my opinion it still lacks the possibility of translating the front end validation messages, which I consider very important when developing a multilingual website. Other than that it is one of the best form building plugins that I have used so far.
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