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Powerful drag & drop form builders
WPForms bills itself as a beginner-friendly form creation tool for WordPress. And, while that’s mostly true, it’s not the whole story. Many other online form builders (Ninja Forms, Gravity Forms, etc.) on the market use the same drag and drop functionality that WPForms brings to the table. And so does PandaDoc! No matter what type of form you need to create, our elite tools make it easy to create like a pro.
No plug-ins or widget installations required
As a WordPress form builder, WPForms operates by plugging into your WordPress site and allowing you to create forms from inside your website backend. While this is convenient, it also has some serious drawbacks related to security and flexibility because you can’t take WPForms with you if you decide to leave WordPress behind. With PandaDoc, you’ll never have that problem. All PandaDoc Forms are built using the PandaDoc document editor and are then placed on your website using an HTML/CSS embed code. This can be done with any website, any theme, or any design, which makes it easier than ever to move your forms around.
Unlimited forms, entries, and storage
Both PandaDoc and WPForms offer unlimited form creation and form submission options. WPForms has a slight advantage here because PandaDoc charges $2 per form submission after you reach your 250 doc account limit. On the other hand, PandaDoc offers more flexibility by allowing you to place unlimited forms on unlimited websites. If you need a quote form for one website and a payment form for another website you control, it’s easy to build both forms using PandaDoc and collect the data through your PandaDoc account.
Contact forms, donation forms, and custom templates
Templates are important time-saving tools for many small businesses, and both WPForms and PandaDoc excel here. WPForms is equipped with form templates for everything from order forms and registration forms to simple contact forms. With PandaDoc you can easily create custom forms designed to suit your needs and save them as templates for later reuse. This is a great way to speed up the new form creation process across your entire organization.
Support when you need it
WPForms support takes roughly an hour to respond after you’ve submitted your ticket via email. While that is definitely commendable when compared to other form builder plugins, it might still be too long if you’re trying to create something for immediate deployment. PandaDoc has a major advantage here because we offer 24/7/365 support for all users via in-app chatting tools. If you need help, you won’t need to fill out a contact form or submit a ticket. Just ask, and our team will help you get back on track.
Design better documents with PandaDoc
Beginner-friendly document platform
Whether you choose to work with the free WPForm builder or you become a paid subscriber, WPForms suffers from the same problem as most other form builder alternatives: They can only help you build forms. PandaDoc takes this a step further by providing valuable tools for all of your online documents — whether you want to create forms, proposals, quotes, or something else entirely. If you’re looking to do more with your software tools, PandaDoc can provide more than any friendly WordPress contact form plugin will offer.
Advanced customization options
There are tutorials and walkthroughs online if you want to learn how to customize WPForms, but you won’t need any of that to customize your PandaDoc documents. Our design tools are built into the platform. Those design choices carry over when you place forms on your website, regardless of whether you embed directly or use a website shortcode. Using the PandaDoc content library, it’s also possible to store your customizations and recycle (or change them) for later reuse.
Capture legally-binding e-signatures with ease
WPForms addons are designed to extend the functionality of your forms. The company offers a signature extension that allows users to send a signature image along with their submitted WP contact form. The problem is that these submitted signatures are only an image of a signature — not a legally binding digital signature that can be used to enforce contracts and quotes. PandaDoc also offers electronic signature tools for our forms and documents. Every signature captured using PandaDoc is legally binding and generates a unique digital certificate validating the identity of the signer and the time that it was signed. If you’re planning to use your form tools to sign contracts and proposals, PandaDoc is the way to go.
100% secure & HIPAA compliant
Like other WordPress addons, WPForms does everything it can to be secure. Their forms come with spam protection, honeypot implementation to catch bots, and more. Unfortunately, because it’s a WordPress plugin, WPForms stores all captured data on your WordPress website, which means that it has limited control over your security and can’t be HIPAA compliant. PandaDoc can offer HIPAA-compliant security because user information is collected directly to PandaDoc servers and stored in our secure data network. Critical data is never in jeopardy if our website is hacked because that data is never stored there. It’s stored in your secure PandaDoc account.
Improved integration functionality
We’ll be the first to admit that WPForms has a major advantage when it comes to email marketing. With native connections to email marketing services like MailChimp, AWeber, GetResponse, Campaign Monitor, and others, it’s a great tool for user registrations and email subscription form creation. On the other hand, PandaDoc is focused more heavily on integrations with business services like Salesforce, HubSpot, and Insightly. Both services use Zapier integrations to expand their reach, as well as native payment integrations to collect payments via Stripe, Paypal, and others. PandaDoc users in particular can enjoy payment collection on all documents, including forms!
Better organizational tools
From star ratings to testimonial capture tools, WPForms does a great job when collecting user data and responses. PandaDoc excels here too by allowing you to create forms that are easy for front-end users to understand. Where PandaDoc pulls ahead is in data organization. While both tools allow you to export data via CSV, PandaDoc can help you keep your onboard data organized and prepared inside the platform. This can be a huge time saver if you’re using contact forms to generate leads and if you plan to create additional documents for that lead. With PandaDoc, all of your user contact information, including forms, proposals, and contracts, can stay in one place.