Looking for a Typeform WordPress plugin that lets you create and customize conversational forms right in WordPress? Formidable Forms is the answer!
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Adding surveys to your website shouldn’t be a headache, but unfortunately, Typeform’s WordPress plugin doesn’t make it easy.
It’s known to be buggy, glitchy, and on top of that, you still have to switch between WordPress and Typeform to simply edit a field or question.
Talk about a big waste of time and energy 😖 …
But luckily, there’s an easy way to avoid all these problems — use the Formidable Forms WordPress plugin instead!
You can still create the captivating one-question-at-a-time surveys Typeform is known for, plus much more. And all without bugs, glitches, or switching back and forth between websites.
So, let’s see a quick comparison of Typeform vs Formidable Forms:
|WordPress native plugin||❌||✅|
|Form types||Conversational forms||Conversational forms|
|Drag and drop form builder||❌||✅|
|Responses per month||10, 100, 1000, or 1,000 depending on the plan||Always unlimited|
|Export entries to PDF||❌||✅|
|Date picker field||❌||✅|
Now, let’s dive into the limitations of the Typeform WordPress plugin and find out why Formidable Forms might be a better plugin for you!
Typeform WordPress plugin limitations
While Typeform may be a great option for some, there are quite a few limitations to consider including:
- No native WordPress integration
- Conversational forms only
- Limited number of responses per month
- No PDF export option
- Limited form fields and question types
All that isn’t to say Typeform is bad. It’s a fantastic online form maker and works well in many situations. But it does have its limits.
Let’s look closer to see whether the Typeform WordPress integration has the features you need and why Formidable Forms might be a better option for you.
No native Typeform WordPress integration
This means adding Typeform to WordPress takes some hoop-jumping.
You can embed a Typeform in WordPress, but you’ll have to copy and paste some code or download their WordPress plugin.
Oh, a WordPress plugin! That solves everything, right?
Let’s be honest here. The Typeform WordPress plugin doesn’t have the best reputation.
Typeform users report bugs, forms not showing, and compatibility issues with the WordPress block editor.
But how do you use the Typeform plugin in WordPress? It lets you embed a form, but that’s about it.
As we mentioned, if you want to make any changes to your Typeform form, even something as small as editing text or changing a color, you’ll have to leave your WordPress site and log in to the Typeform website instead.
That’s right. You can’t edit or customize your surveys in the Typeform WordPress plugin.
Typeform only lets you create conversational forms
Conversational forms are cool, and they’re a great way to get more people to fill out your forms. While they’re a good fit for contact forms and product recommendation quizzes, they don’t make sense for every project.
And unfortunately, with Typeform, you don’t have a choice.
Typeform can only create question-by-question forms. If you’d like to ask multiple questions on the same page, you’ll need to use a different WordPress form builder.
Typeform limits the number of responses per month
Okay, so this isn’t exactly a limitation of the Typeform plugin for WordPress per se, but of Typeform in general.
With all of Typeform’s plans, you’re limited to a maximum number of monthly responses. And the limit is quite low for all but the most expensive plan.
Typeform’s Basic and Plus plans have caps of 100 and 1,000 monthly responses, respectively.
When you’re trying to grow your business, Typeform’s limits can really put a damper on your success (and a dent in your wallet).
Typeform has no PDF export option
You read that right! You can’t export Typeform to PDF. If you want to export your Typeform survey or submissions, you’re out of luck.
Plus, your data isn’t saved in the backend of your WordPress website with Typeform. Instead, your WordPress form entries are saved to your Typeform account.
And you won’t get a real-time view of your form submissions either.
Limited form fields and question types
And lastly, depending on the type of form you want to create and the form fields you need, it’s important to know that Typeform doesn’t have a signature field ✍️. There’s no datepicker in Typeform either, let alone date calculators.
So, to collect digital signatures for a registration form or include a popup calendar for reservations, you need to use a Typeform alternative.
Fortunately, you don’t have to use Typeform’s software to make user-friendly forms, especially if your website runs on WordPress.
And the best WordPress Typeform plugin? Well, that just so happens to be Formidable Forms!
Why use Formidable Forms instead of the Typeform WordPress plugin?
Formidable Forms is a simple WordPress drag-and-drop form builder built for WordPress and WordPress only. It’s made to work seamlessly with any theme, and with page builders (like Divi or Elementor) too.
We created a way to make online forms accessible to everyone, whether you’re new to WordPress or a WordPress pro.
And best of all, Formidable creates forms just like Typeform. In fact, it only takes one toggle to make any form match Typeform’s signature one-question-at-a-time style (or as we say, turn it into a conversational form).
Let’s look at a few of the benefits of using Formidable Forms over the official Typeform WordPress plugin:
- Built for WordPress
- Create all kinds of forms
- No response limits
- Export form entries to PDF
- Advanced form fields and question types
Formidable Forms was built for WordPress
As a native WordPress plugin, Formidable Forms was built from the ground up with one thing in mind: WordPress users.
And we know how annoying it can be to need several different plugins and services to make the site of your dreams.
That’s why we made it so you can do everything from your WordPress dashboard.
No need to switch between platforms to create, edit, and customize web forms. And no need to slow down your site by installing loads of plugins to make forms, surveys, or quizzes.
With Formidable, you can build, personalize, and publish your forms inside WordPress.
One plugin, one platform — zero issues. And zero coding too!
So, you can build forms (conversational or otherwise) and display them within a platform you’re already using. Why not make things easier for yourself?
Create all kinds of WordPress forms with Formidable
Along with conversational forms that show one question at a time, Formidable also lets you make more traditional forms with multiple questions on the same page.
And that’s not all. You can create online calculators, viral quizzes, popup surveys, modal forms, and more in Formidable.
No response limits
Forget having limits put on your success. With Formidable, you always get unlimited forms and unlimited responses. Even with our free WordPress form plugin!
You’ll never have to pay more because people are filling out your forms.
Export form entries to PDF
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could export form entries to PDF in a single click? You can’t with Typeform, but you can in Formidable!
And with Formidable Forms, you can even use form submissions to generate custom PDFs.
Want to create certificates for online courses? Easy! How about generating a PDF invoice or quote based on a form entry? Not a problem.
Plus, we have WordPress application templates to help you do it as quickly and easily as possible.
Advanced form fields and question types
Sure, Typeform hidden fields and conditional logic are useful. But there are some pretty basic (and often-requested) form fields that it doesn’t have.
For example, if you want to add a date picker (with certain dates blacked out) or need to include a signature field in your form, Typeform can’t do it. But Formidable Forms can.
And all you have to do is drag and drop to add these advanced fields to your WordPress form.
So, which Typeform WordPress plugin do you think is better?
Of course, we have a clear favorite. But admittedly, we’re a little biased 😉.
Typeform does have tons of features that make it appealing. No one can deny that their conversational forms are super effective and user-friendly. There’s a reason it’s one of the most popular form builders on the web.
But it doesn’t measure up when compared to Formidable Forms, which can also create the same kind of conversational forms.
And that’s especially true if you’re on WordPress.
- Looking to create a one-question-at-a-time survey form? ✅
- Need to use conditional logic in your forms to change questions based on a user’s answers? ✅
- Want hundreds of form templates to save time? ✅
Typeform and Formidable both offer all this.
But Typeform falls flat when it comes to WordPress Typeform integration and centralizing everything in one place. Not to mention those pesky (and costly) response limits they have…
There are many WordPress Typeform plugin alternatives (WPForms, Fluent Forms, and more). But, honestly, Formidable’s the only one that offers all the functionality of Typeform and goes above and beyond.
But we want to hear what you think! Have you tried both Formidable and Typeform for WordPress? If so, let us know which online form builder is your favorite in the comments below 👇 💬
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