Price on other sites? $117 (developer license)
Why You Need It: Formidable Pro Download
Arguably, the second most popular commercial Wordpress form building plugin on the market, Formidable Pro Download from Strategy11 offers some key advantages over Gravity Forms. But first, let’s take a look at the basics…
Easy Drag n’ Drop Form Building
Like Gravity Forms, Formidable Pro Download offers an easy drag-drop interface for quick form building. Standard fields offered include:
- Single Line Text
- Paragraph Text
- Radio Buttons
Formidable Pro Download also offers a slew of ‘pro fields’ (Email Address, File Upload, etc). Additionally, Formidable Pro Download offers a hidden ‘User ID’ field. When included in a form, the form tracks the User ID for each form submitted. This nifty features lets you then create a ‘filter’ in a ‘view’ that shows a logged-in user only their own form submissions.
Example: Sue is logged into to your website and completes a Formidable Form you’ve created allowing her to review a movie. You can now create a ‘view’ for the entries of that form and filter that view to show Sue only the reviews she created when she is logged in.
Using Formidable Pro Download ‘Views,’ you can display form entries in any number of useful ways. You can define filters for those ‘Views.’ Here are a few examples of how you can use ‘Views’ to customize the way your form entries are displayed:
Post Type Creation? Easier with Formidable Pro Download!
Are you looking for a form product that lets users create post types (Post, Page, Product, etc) from the frontend?
For this task, you want Formidable Pro Download rather than Gravity Forms. Formidable Pro offers a much more straightforward way to enable a form to create an existing WordPress post type and map fields.
Under Settings> Create Posts, Formidable Pro lets you select the Post Type you want to create from a drop down menu.
Then, you can easily map your Formidable Form fields to existing post type fields:
Check out the official plugin site for a demo and complete list of features.