Why you need to host your forms to collect data
Sure, WordPress has a myriad of plugins to accommodate forms. Since the hosting for those forms tends to be hosted by the website itself, that means that longer forms can tend to time out if they are too long.
In addition, most plugins just send you an email note when someone fills in your form…wouldn’t it be great to keep all of that data in one place? With hosted forms, you can do just that and keep your data securely stored in the cloud.
In addition, you can even accept payments, making one off events and even recurring subscriptions (if you use Stripe) a breeze. Even if your business is small and starting out, and all you have is a contact form, we recommend switching to a cloud-based solution right from the start and thinking about every possibility where you can collect information using forms.
Your ongoing annual cost
Free Plan – Three (3) forms with up to ten (10) fields each
Premium Plans – From USD $15.00 per month
From the simple user interface to drag-and-drop functionality, Wufoo is just easy for you to use. Need to create an event registration on the fly? Wufoo has the fields you might need ready for you to drop them into your form. From there, you can customise the field titles and help text to ensure a completely unique experience for the person using the form.
Once you’re done creating the form, you can completely configure the the redirection (premium plans only) and email message that’s sent to the end user. This is perfect for creating a little bit of mini-automation. Because Wufoo has its own WordPress plugin, you can easily integrate your form into your website. This means you can keep your customers on your website longer, and track those statistics with Google Analytics.