Things change rapidly in the WordPress world. The content in this post is more than a year old and may no longer represent best practices.
This slide deck has been substantially revised and expanded since the actual meetup presentation on 7/16/2017. It now includes an overview of WPForms Lite (free) and Formidable Lite (also free).
Plugins Covered in this Presentation
For each plugin I review the user interface, available features and form fields, pricing for pro version or add-ons, and pros and cons.
My top choice for free form plugin is Caldera Forms, because of its impressive array of available free fields and features. Among paid plugins, Gravity Forms remains a very strong contender despite its somewhat dated UI and styling quirks. As Laura’s presentation demonstrates, true data wonks, or just those who like having the display of form entries integrated into the plugin, may prefer Formidable Pro.