How to install WPForms addons on your WordPress site

WordPress is the most popular and beginner friendly CMS using which you can easily start your own blog or a website.

It has plenty of features built into its core. However, it is missing an important one which is the form builder.

If you are just starting out then you will see that form building is a feature that gets automatically associated with creating contact forms.

And in reality that is not the case.

Using forms you can do a lot more that just receive messages. Below is a list of things you can do

  • Newsletter subscriptions
  • Accept requirements from clients
  • Polls and surveys
  • User registrations for an event
  • Take orders
  • Accepts resumes from future employees
  • Collect feedback

And more.

Before we move forward it is important to know that in most cases to create forms with the above functionality you will have to use multiple tools.

However, with WPForms addons you can get access to all this and more under one roof.

Keeping this in mind, in this article we will be discussing how can you easily install and activate WPForms addons on your site and extend the functionality of this popular form builder plugin.

What is WPForms

As mentioned above, WordPress does not come with the form builder functionality and to add one you will have to use a form builder plugin.

There are plenty of form builder plugins available in the WordPress ecosystem and amongst them WPForms is the best.

WPForms is a very popular page builder plugin that allows you to create any type of form easily in WordPress.

This plugin is created by Syed Balkhi of WPBeginner keeping in mind the ease of use for the end users.

As WPForms is one of the best form builder plugins, it has over 4 million active installations.

WPForms active installations
WPForms active installations

And on top of that it has 8000+ five star reviews on

Before we move forward it is important to know that the WPForms plugin comes in 2 versions

  • Lite
  • Premium

WPForms lite or Contact forms by WPForms is a free plugin that can be downloaded and installed from the WordPress plugin repository by anyone.

And as the name suggests using this plugin you can easily create contact forms on your WordPress site.

On the other hand, WPForms premium or plain and simple “WPForms” is the paid version of the plugin and this means to use its features you will have to pay.

WPForms uses addons to extend its functionality and with these you can do a lot more that just build contact forms.

What are WPForms addons

To know the meaning of the term WPForms addons, lets first understand what are Addons.

Addons are referred to as small individual functions or programs that you add to an existing software to increase it functionality.

And that is exactly what WPForms addons do. WPForms addons are individual pieces of program that extend the functionality of the WPForms plugin.

There are plenty of addons that you can use with WPForms depending on the plan you are using. Below we have listed a few of them.

  • PayPal
  • Stripe
  • Aweber
  • Mailchimp
  • GetResponse
  • Convertkit
  • SendinBlue
  • Zapier
  • User Journey
  • Form Abandonment

And more. See the complete list here

How to install WPForms addons easily

Now that you are familiar with both WPForms and its addons, its time we install these on your site.

As you already know WPForms allows to install and activate addons only when you are using the premium version.

And that is why the first thing we have to do is

Step 1 – Buy WPForms plugin

To buy WPForms plugin, the first step is to visit using our SPECIAL LINK.

Doing this will take you to the WPForms website and in addition to that you will get a 50% discount on your purchase.

WPForms homepage

Here you will have to click Get WPForms button and it will take you to the pricing page.

Alternatively, you visit the pricing page by clicking Pricing on the main navigation. Once you do this, you will see all the plans offered by WPForms.

WPForms offers 4 plans

  • Basic- $39.50
  • Plus- $99.50
  • Pro- $199.50
  • Elite- $299.50
WPForms pricing and plans
WPForms pricing and plans

As you can see with the increase in pricing, every WPForms plan is offering something more. In all the plans above, the Pro plan offers maximum value as you get access to almost all the features.

And this is the plan that we are using currently on our sites.

Having said that,

You need to select a plan here based on your requirements by clicking GET STARTED and it will take you to the checkout page.

WPForms checkout page
WPForms checkout page

When you land on the checkout page the first thing you will see is the

  • Plan you are about to purchase
  • Actual Price
  • Discount
  • Total

In case the discount hasn’t been applied then you can click SPECIAL LINK and the discount code will be applied automatically.

After successfully verifying everything you need to scroll down to the Account Information section.

Create an account on WPForms
Create an account on WPForms

Here you will have to provide some basic details about yourself such as

  • Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Password

It is important to know that you will be using the credentials that you select here to login to your WPForms account.

Once you have successfully filled out all the details, the next step is to select the payment method and enter the required details to complete the process.

WPForms allows you to pay via 2 modes

  • Credit Card
  • PayPal

You can select one and click Complete Checkout to finish the process.

The payment processing can take a few seconds and once done you will receive an email from WPForms with the payment receipt and a link to download the plugin.

To download WPForms plugin, you need to go back to the WPForms website and click Login on the main navigation.

Login to WPForms
Login to WPForms

Doing this will show you a log in form just like the one above and here you will have to enter the credentials that you have just selected.

After this you need to click the Log In button to login.

Once you are in, the first thing that you will see is an onboarding sequence to set up your WPForms account.

WPForms onboarding sequence
WPForms onboarding sequence

This onboarding sequence will contain some basic questions about your business and on completion, it will take you to your WPForms account where you will see all the details.

WPForms account
WPForms account

Now that your WPForms account is all set up, it is time we download the WPForms plugin

And for that you will have to navigate to the Download tab where you will see a button to download the plugin on the right.

Download WPForms plugin
Download WPForms plugin

Clicking this button will download the WPForms zip file.

Install WPForms plugin

Now that you have successfully downloaded the plugin, the next step is to install the plugin.

To install WPForms plugin on your site, you need to login to your WordPress dashboard and then head over to Plugins and click Add New.

Add new plugin in WordPress
Add new plugin in WordPress

When you do this, it will show you all the free plugins that you can install on your site and an Upload plugin button on top.

Here you need to click Upload plugin and it will allow you to the upload the WPForms plugin zip file.

Upload WPForms plugin file
Upload WPForms plugin file in WordPress

Once you have uploaded the file click Install Now and then activate the plugin.

On activating the WPForms plugin, it will show you the welcome message.

WPForms welcome screen
WPForms welcome screen

In the next step you need to verify the WPForms license and for that you need to Settings in WPForms.

Settings in WPForms

When you click Settings, it will show you the General Tab where the first option lets you add the license key.

You can find the WPForms license key in the Downloads tab in your WPForms account. You need to copy the key, paste it in the space provided and then click Verify Key.

WPForms license activated
WPForms license activated

Once you are done till here, the next step is to

Install the WPForms Addon

WPForms Addons can be easily installed directly through your WordPress dashboard. And for that you need to navigate to WPForms and then select Addons.

WPForms addons
WPForms addons

This will show you all the addons that you can install in WPForms.

Addons in WPForms
Addons in WPForms

For this tutorial, we will be installing WPForms Mailchimp addon. Mailchimp is one of the best email marketing tools that lets you create an account for free.

To install this addon in WPForms you need to first search for the addon and once found click the Install Addon button at the bottom.

Mailchimp Addon in WPForms
Mailchimp Addon in WPForms

On doing this it will change the status of the addon to Active.

Active Mailchimp addon in WPForms
Active Mailchimp addon in WPForms

And that’s it you have successfully installed an addon in WPForms.

How to deactivate an Addon in WPForms

When you are running an online business, you will come across different tools on a regular basis and there are chances that you might want to switch.

In situations where the tool is connected to WPForms using Addons, you will just have to deactivate the addon related to the product.

To uninstall an addon in WPForms you need to just click on the toggle button in front of Deactivate.

Deactivate Mailchimp addon in WPForms
Deactivate Mailchimp addon in WPForms

And on doing so, this will automatically uninstall and deactivate the addon. That’s it you have successfully deactivated an addon in WPForms.

Having said that,

I hope you will find this tutorial helpful and are able to easily install and activate addons in WPForms.

In case you have any question regarding this then feel free to reach via the comment section and we will be happy to help. Also, don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social media

To stay up to date with our content, subscribe to our email list, join our Facebook group and follow us on social media.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *