In 2017 we asked you what you’d like us to build for you, and you answered. We’ve already released one of those products (white label reports) and now, officially, it’s time to welcome one of the others. Please say g’day to your new favourite form builder plugin… Forminator Pro!
And, as a first for us, we’re releasing an entirely free version at the same time over at WordPress.org, so you really have no excuse not to go check it out 🙂
Why is this such a big deal? With Forminator available to millions of users on WordPress.org and the included free developer API you can start making money developing your own extensions – but more on that later.
First, let me explain a little bit about why we think WordPress (and more particularly WPMU DEV members) need another form plugin and why we think we’ve cracked it with this one.
It’s pretty simple really, our aim is to provide WPMU DEV members with all the critical tools they need to set up and manage their WordPress websites, and forms are a big part of that.
So when we received a bazillion requests to supply you with a form plugin as part of your membership (in part, I imagine, so you didn’t have to pay a separate subscription fee for yet another plugin) it was really a no brainer.
Plus, and this is even more important, we’ve felt for some time that the established form builder plugins out there are pretty lacking when it comes to UX – especially for the free plugins. So, we figured we’d start from scratch and create something that is elegant, incredibly usable, insanely powerful, and available to everyone…even if they don’t have a membership.
Today I have absolutely no problem declaring that this is by FAR the best freely available form plugin for WordPress – which will hopefully continue to grow and develop the spread and strength of WordPress itself.
Now for a little tour of one of the best things we’ve ever made!
What’s Inside The Box?
Forminator is ALL about user experience and beautiful output, so we’ve made it as clear and gorgeous as possible.
We figured out pretty quickly you not only wanted powerful new forms, you also wanted polls (vote away!) or quizzes (think fun Facebook ones like ‘What breed of dog are you?’ 🙂 etc.) So, we bundled them all up into one juicy package – check it out.
But Forminator goes much, much deeper.
Submissions & Results
It wouldn’t be much of a form plugin if you couldn’t easily review, export and process all the data. Forminator lets you quickly analyze and allows you to schedule exports so you never miss a thing.
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The dashboard will show your form conversion rate, along with most popular forms, polls and quizzes.
And, of course, you’ll frequently want to show your visitors results, especially with polls.
Integrations, APIs and Documentation
What’s more, we’ve built out a whole HEAP of integrations ready to go right out of the box.
We also included a robust and thoroughly well documented API, ready for you developer types to get cracking with. You can check it out for yourself here.
Along with comprehensive and easy to follow documentation to take you through using the plugin whichever way you see best. You can check that out right here.
What’s Coming Next
So. Many. Things.
But to start with:
- We’re making the UX even nicer, having done a bunch of internal and member testing (hey Tony!) you can expect even more improvements in the next couple of months, especially to the form builder, which is already awesome… I know!
- Registration and login fields will soon be completely Forminatable, oh yeh that’s going to be lovely
- Calculations are on their way too, Forminator does math, becomes even better
- Stripe (and other gateway) payments are also being bundled, so why not use Forminator to start selling? Yum!
That’s all in the pipeline right now…but you lot know best, heck that’s why we made it. Take a look and have a play and tell us what else you’d like to see in Forminator. We’re all ears…and Forms 🙂