NinjaForms launched back in June as a commercial plugin, but recently the folks at WP Ninjas have released NinjaForms Lite into the WordPress plugin repository. NinjaForms normally costs $30 but the version on the WordPress.org repository is, as you might expect, entirely free. There are differences between the two versions, though.
The lite version can do nearly everything the paid version can, but as a free user you won’t be able to:
- Grant users the ability to create posts/pages/etc from a front-end form
- Separate long forms into sections to make managing them easier
- Allow users to save their progress and come back to complete the form later
- Use powerful pre and post processing hooks
NinjaForms Pro comes with a one year support subscription. Your intended use case will determine whether the free or paid version is what you need. For more information, feel free to check out the WP Ninjas site. Or you can pick up the Lite version on the WordPress Plugin Repository.
What do you use to build forms on your WordPress sites? Do you think releasing a free version of a paid plugin on the WordPress.org directory is a good idea?