Wpforms vs Helium: Choose the Best Form Builder!

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Free version available


Pre-built Form Templates


Form design (text and images)

Supports a codeless Content Field
Supports a codeless Content Field

Form import tool

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Are you looking for a WPForms alternative? This post looks at two form-building giants – WPForms and Helium. Find the best plugin here.
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.

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.

Formidable Forms’ Form Builder Setup

Formidable Forms’ form builder also opens in a WordPress dashboard. On the right side of the page, you can see your form and the left side includes the form fields.

Formidable Forms’ form builder is pretty clean, and all the options are clearly visible. It also has a drag and drop interface. You can add more fields by dragging them from left to right.
Click on the form field to edit it and use the navigation arrow to move the field from up to down or vice versa.
Once you try editing form fields, you’ll notice the editing options are not for beginners and require custom CSS and HTML knowledge to edit the fields.

At the top of the page, you’ll see the Settings, Entries, and Views tabs.
From the Settings tab, you can:
● Set action and notifications options.
● Change form submission settings.
● Schedule your forms.
● Add customized HTML tags to your WordPress contact forms.
You can preview your form by clicking on the Preview button at the top of the page.

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.
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.
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.

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.