Helium vs WPForms

Considering WpForms vs Helium?

Wpforms and Helium form builders are popular options available to create online contact forms. It is always confusing to choose the best form builder on your WordPress sites.
In this article, we’ll compare some key features of WpForms, and Helium, so you choose the best one for your website.
Free version availableYesYes
Pre-built Form TemplatesComing Soon600+
Form design (text and images)Supports a codeless Content fieldSupports a codeless Content field
Form import toolYes - import and export forms as CSV filesYes – Ninja Forms, Pirate Forms, WPForms, Contact Form 7


Free Version Available - Yes
Pre-built Form Templates - 0
Form Design (Text and Images) - Supports a Codeless Content Feild
From import Tool - No

WP Forms

Free Version Available - Yes
Pre-built Form Templates - 600+
Form Design (Text and Images) - Supports a codeless content Feild
From import Tool - Yes Ninja Forms, Private Forms, WP Froms, Contact Form 7

WpForms’ Form Builder Setup

After installing and activating WPForms, you’ll see a page inside your WordPress dashboard. That includes a YouTube video and a quick summary of WPForms’ Addons and Features.
WPForms is a popular name in WordPress form building.
It operates similarly to other Form builders because it's simple and has a drag-and-drop interface. WPForms is easy to learn and navigate because of its clean layout and emphasis on the user experience.
WPForms is designed for beginners, while Helium has a lot to offer and is not just a normal form builder and requires a detailed installation.
WPForms offer 500+ form templates, which was made to make the process easier but a normal user may get confused with a lot of options.
Once you create the form you can simply embed in from the button above.
Now let’s see Helium’s form builder setup.
Helium Form Builder Setup
After installing and activating Helium, you’ll see a Helium plugin inside your WordPress dashboard. Once you click on it, it will take you to a step by step installation guide.
We recommend our clients to select “Walk me through the installation process”, it will help you configure your Google calendar and other google apps.
Creating a form with Helium is user-friendly and the first thing we do is give it a form name such as Signup Form.
In the next step, we will simply add the fields by giving it the labels for better user understanding. The “field type” can be selected from the drop-down
You can always add a custom HTML code before or after the field.
If you have signed-up for Compressed-Helium, you can add multiple domains for incoming responses on the created form.
Most of the form builders lack the feature of redirecting the user to a landing page after successful form submission. With Compressed-Helium users can add multiple redirects while complimentary users can add only one.
Spam messages are a big challenge that come along with form builders. With Helium you can mitigate that risk in an efficient manner by adding google reCAPTCHA on one click.
Lastly, you can simply copy the short code and place it anywhere on the website in code module.
Bonus Features
Capturing leads is just not enough - Helium offers you an effective email campaign for each of the forms. You can set up rules to automate the emails. In addition to this, you can use Helium to create custom email campaigns for marketing and sales purposes. For instance, you want to notify only users that have filled “Product Interest form” about the ongoing discounts and promotions. Setting up rules is pretty easy with Helium.

Frequently Asked Questions

For troubleshooting purposes, you may need access to the server that hosts your website. In addition, you’ll need a Google Workspace and WordPress admin account.

All plugins require Helium. Compressed Helium adds a huge amount of features to Helium’s base capabilities. Solid State requires Compressed Helium to be installed, and adds AI and automation capabilities to Compressed.

Form responses and email recipients can be exported to a CSV file.

You can! Helium allows you to import CSV files containing form data, so if you have old leads you’d like to transfer onto a new form, or if you want to combine form data, Helium makes it easy.

If you only envision needing one user, no. However, even in a single-user situation, Helium works best with Liquid’s user management features. For instance, you might want to install Helium with a catch-all email like “support@[your-company].com” so that confirmation emails sent to your responders aren’t being sent from your personal Gmail account. But you might also want to have access to Helium’s lead management features and notifications with your personal email, so that’s two Helium users: your catch-all email account and your personal email account. Liquid Helium has multiple packages, ranging from one user to unlimited users, that will fit your needs.

We offer anytime assistance via email, phone, or chat.

Solid State Helium determines when an email has been opened. It also can track an email’s clicked links.

Unfortunately, Helium does not have this functionality. However, we are always working on making Helium even better.

Helium is only available on WordPress. However, in the future it may be available on other platforms.