Looking for a Twilio plugin for WordPress? Simplify your development with a form builder that puts the power of Twilio SMS in your hands.
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If you're looking for a Twilio plugin for WordPress to handle all things SMS text messaging, then look no further. The best Twilio plugin WordPress users could ask for is here.
And here's the best part: it does so much more than that! In fact, all the Twilio features you need are built into the most advanced WordPress form builder on the market: Formidable Forms. All you need is a Twilio account in order to use it.
The Twilio add-on by Formidable gives you the power to send and receive SMS messages from your WordPress forms. With Formidable's Twilio WordPress integration, you can skip the extra PHP development.
A WordPress Twilio integration you can rely on
Due to the nature of Twilio, WordPress, and web forms, a "Twilio-only" plugin won't do much at all. There are a few of them available but without integration, they won't help solve your problem.
And it's not like the fine folks at Twilio have left their users completely high and dry. They written articles about how to send and receive SMS messages on their own blog. The trouble is that their tutorials require you to build your own plugin! Sounds like a lot of work.
So if it was hard enough for you to handle your WordPress installation, you might want to skip the whole "build your own WordPress plugin" thing, eh? Let's take a closer look at what Formidable + our Twilio integration can do for your WordPress site.
What does our Twilio integration do?
Simply put, you can use our Twilio add-on to send an SMS text message when a form is submitted or when an entry is updated.
What else can you do? Have a look:
- Send bulk SMS text messages
- Use Twilio SMS notifications
- Send text messages to a list of phone numbers
- SMS Scheduler (when combined with form automation)
- Integrate with WooCommerce (and many more platforms)
Learn more: How to Send SMS Messages from WordPress Forms
What is Formidable Forms?
Before we get too far into talking about our Twilio integration, let's answer the obvious. What's Formidable?
Formidable Forms is the most advanced form builder out there. It's got over 300,000 users who use it to build much more than just forms. With the Views feature, you can use Formidable to create entire websites that do amazing things.
In a nutshell, Views work by allowing you to display form data automatically on your site. This allows users to create a virtually endless combination of web applications.
Here's an example relevant to Twilio. Using Formidable, you can collect SMS text votes and display a running tally of the results anywhere on your site! You could display the results as numbers and text, a graph, or both.
How to set up the Formidable Twilio integration
Setting up the Formidable Twilio integration is easy. All you need is your Twilio API credentials, found on your General Settings page in your Twilio dashboard. Of course, you'll need to install Formidable Forms as well.
How to use Twilio and WordPress
When you start thinking about SMS text messages as just another way to move data, it's easy to see how many things are possible. Twilio is one of the best SMS plugins - it's secure, fast and reliable. That's why we created our Twilio plugin for WordPress!
If you aren't exactly sure what to do with Twilio + Formidable, here are some ideas. And by the way, all of these are detailed in our Twilio help doc too.
Send a text message after form submission
You may send an SMS text message as an autoresponder when a Formidable form is submitted or when an entry is updated. This is useful for a lot of purposes. One popular usage: order notifications.
If you use WooCommerce, this could be really great. Formidable also has a WooCommerce add-on that extends it to have basically zero limits. It's not hard to imagine that every order could send a WooCommerce SMS when completed.
There's a dedicated WooCommerce Twilio extension out there, but all it does is give you the ability to send order-related SMS messages from WooCommerce. Formidable + Twilio can do so much more!
Set up text voting
One of the coolest things you can do with Twilio is collect votes with SMS text messages. This is exactly what is done with TV shows like American Idol! A live voting app like Twilio can make it happen.
If you want to start collecting text votes, it's actually not that difficult. And with our Twilio integration, you don't need a smartphone voting app to collect text votes. Mobile voting is possible on your WordPress website!
To set this up, Twilio is used to allow users to text their votes to a poll or survey. Just create a survey form (or create a poll), then configure it to work via Twilio. The responses will be stored in your form's entries. Simple as that!
Send texts to a phone number list
You can also use Twilio and Formidable to send an SMS text message to a list of phone numbers! This is a total bonus considering how much software companies charge for this service by itself.
xIt does take a bit of setup to get things rolling. But once that is done, you'll have some serious communication power. All this directly from your WordPress site! Don't worry, we show you how to do this in our Twilio help doc too.
The only Twilio plugin WordPress users will ever need
So there you have it - a Twilio WordPress integration that does so much more. When you get Formidable Forms, you're getting a world-class form builder. The Twilio integration is just the icing on the cake!
At that rate you could start an SMS empire for almost nothing! Did we mention there's a 14-day, risk-free, money-back guarantee? If you need Twilio on your WordPress site, why wait a moment longer?