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How to Get an Unlimited Free Trial of WPForms (100% Free Forever)

Want to get the WPForms WordPress plugin completely for free? You can use WPForms Lite without spending a penny. In this post, we’ll show you how to get an unlimited free WPForms trial by using WPForms Lite.

What Is WPForms Lite?

Are you thinking: what is WPForms?

WPForms Lite is the free version of WPForms, the world’s most popular WordPress form plugin. It lets you easily create, save, and publish forms on your WordPress website without writing a single line of code.

So how much is WPForms? You’ll be happy to learn that the WPForms Lite plugin is free, forever.

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And with this free trial of WPForms Lite (that never expires), you’ll get access to features that let you do things like:

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On top of that, if you ever decide to upgrade your WPForms account from Lite to Pro (which is incredibly easy), you’ll instantly get access to additional WPForms addons and premium features that let you do things like:

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Is There a Free Trial of WordPress?

No, WordPress.org is free.

However, you’ll need a WordPress hosting provider to launch a website on WordPress.org.

Is WPForms Free?

Along with WordPress being free, WPForms Lite is too!

Yes, if you’re using WPForms Lite the plugin is completely free.

And if you’ve want to get extra features, you can pay for an upgraded license of WPForms. The Pro version is a perfect Typeform alternative.

Check out the differences in WPForms Lite vs Pro.

How Do I Get a WPForms Trial for Free?

It’s easy to get the WPForms WordPress plugin for free. To activate your unlimited free WPForms trial, all you need to do is download and install WPForms Lite.

Next, we’ll walk you through how to install WPForms Lite on your WordPress site.

How Do I Install WPForms Free Version?

So if you’re ready to get the latest version of WPForms and get your WPForms trial and download WPForms Lite (it’s free forever and ever!), make sure you’re using WordPress.org, not WordPress.com. For more details, check out our post on WordPress.org vs WordPress.com.

Step 1: Install the WPForms Lite Plugin

To install WPForms Lite, the free version of the WPForms Pro plugin, start in your WordPress dashboard. Then head over to the panel on the left and hover over Plugins then select Add New.

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Next, type the keyword “WPForms” into the search box on the top right corner.

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Now, click on the grey Install Now button next to the plugin called Contact From by WPForms.

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Step 2: Activate the Plugin

Next, click on the blue Activate button.

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And that’s it! You’re now ready to start using the best free WordPress forms plugin.

Your WPForms free version is now ready to go and you can start making your first form right away. Next, click the video below to watch a walk-through or read our guide on how to create your first form.

Brand new to WPForms and looking to get started with the WPForms Pro version right away? Check out this post on how to install and activate the WPForms plugin for help setting up WPForms Pro. But whatever you do, make sure to avoid finding a hacked WPForms Pro license key and keep your site safe by avoiding WPForms nulled.

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Wondering what else you can do with the WPForms WordPress plugin? Check out these articles:

Final Thoughts on WPForms Lite

So now that you know exactly how to get a WPForms trial and use the WPForms WordPress plugin for free, tell your friends! And for more free things to use on your website, check out our handy guide of the best free WordPress plugins.

So what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today!

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Comments

  1. I installed the plugin and I don’t see where the “collect leads” is included in the free version. Can you help me?

    “And with this free trial of WPForms Lite (that never expires), you’ll get access to features that let you do things like:

    Collect leads with email subscription forms for your email marketing…”

    1. Hi Richard,

      If you decide at any point to upgrade to our paid version, you will be able to store and view future entries in your website. However, WPForms Lite entries are not stored in WordPress and only exist in the email notification that is sent when a form is submitted. So unfortunately in this case, the entries are not stored to your site’s database so the only place you’ll be able to find them are in the email notifications that are sent out.

      I apologize for the confusion but I hope this helps.

      Thanks!

      1. Where do my form entries go then if I can’t see entries without the paid version? I went through the settings and am unable to find any details about this. I sent a test form and it did not arrive at my email account.

      2. Hey Steph- I am sorry for the trouble you are facing here!

        WPForms Lite, our free version, does not have the feature to store entries, though you can set form notification emails to send out form submissions to your email address. In case it helps to share, here’s our tutorial with all the details: https://wpforms.com/docs/setup-form-notification-wpforms.

        PS: On upgrading to the paid version, you’ll only be able to view/manage the future/upcoming entries. In case it’s helpful, please see the guide on Entry Management

        For email delivery issues, please start your troubleshooting by referring to this guide

        Please know that we also provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite WordPress.org support forum.

        Thanks! 🙂

  2. Really sucks you can’t view previous entries. What if the email changes and you can’t access previous emails? Will be switching to a different one.

    1. Hi Maira, I apologize for any confusion!
      Currently, our WPForms Lite version can only send the notification emails and the entries are not stored in the database. As an alternative, you can try to integrate it with Trello or another CRM system, that can create a record in its database from the email received from WPForms Lite plugin.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

      1. I have recently started a blog site and am using the free version. I am receiving notification email where I know the no. of entries e.g. 50, 100 and so on. If I only get to know the no. and no details then what’s the use of this piece of plugin. What purpose does it serve if I don’t know the details even if it is free?

      2. Hi Ashish. That particular email you’re receiving currently is actually the weekly summary email and is not the Notification’s email. In order to receive the data from your form’s submissions on the Lite version, you must set up Notifications emails, because our Lite version does not save any data to your site. Please see this article on how to set up Notifications for your forms.

        I hope this helps, if you have any further questions, please reach out in our support forums.

    1. Hi Adriana,
      thanks for your question!
      You can create as many as you need, there is no limit.

      Have a good one 🙂

      1. Is there a way to download all doc entires that were submitted, instead of doing it manually?

      2. Hey Shelroy- Yes, you can absolutely export entries to CSV (available with any paid license). Here’s our tutorial on how to do that!

        I hope this helps! 🙂

    1. Hi David!
      You will have to use our User registration form, which is available with the Pro license level or higher.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

    1. Hi Mike!
      Currently, in the WPForms Lite version we don’t store the form entries anywhere, it is only sent in a notification email. Also, to send the data to Google sheet, you would need to use our Zapier addon, but it’s only available with the Pro license level or higher.
      I apologize for any confusion!
      Have a good one 🙂

  3. I have installed wp forms free version and i have configured it very well. When i send a message from the form i created it says message send successfully, however, i am unable to receive the emails. Why?

    1. Hi Sebastian!
      I apologize that you are facing with this email delivery issue!
      Please check out this article on our site on how to fix the issues like this.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

      1. I am currently using wp forms lite ,but I am not able to receive the form entries notification mail

      2. Hey Anushree- I am sorry for the email delivery issue you are facing here! Could you please troubleshoot your form’s notification emails and check that your form notification settings are correct using our tutorial.

        If your notification settings are correct, the issue is likely due to incorrect server settings, and/or strict email spam protection settings that are wrongly detecting the notification emails as spam.

        To resolve an email delivery issue like this, you can configure a SMTP plugin on your site so that emails are sent as authenticated.

        If you have already tried troubleshooting as mentioned above, please get in touch with WPForms Lite complimentary support.

        I hope this helps! 🙂

  4. Hello,

    I have WPForms lite. When someone submits something on the contact form i get an email however I cant see what they said. Is there any way to see this information?

    1. Hi Natasha — I’m sorry for my late reply here! Yes, you can absolutely include this information in your form notification emails.

      By default, all of our form notification emails include our {all_fields} Smart Tag. This will display all data that a user entered into their form.

      If you’d like to check whether this Smart Tag is in your email settings right now/add it in, you’ll need these quick steps:
      1) Open the form builder
      2) Go to Settings > Notifications
      3) Scroll to the Message box, and check whether {all_fields} is inside that box (you can add it if not).

      I hope this helps! And if you have questions about this or anything else, please feel welcome to reach out to our support team! Since you have WPForms Lite, you can post any questions in our WordPress.org support forum. There, we provide limited complimentary support to all of our Lite users. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hey Deepanshu — I’m sorry as I’m not sure whether I’m understanding your question correctly. If you’re wondering where you can add recipient email addresses for the notification email, then please go to Settings > Notification area of your form, and here you will see the field to add email id for notification. Here is a screenshot for your reference.

      Please feel welcome to reach out to the support team if you need further help on this!

      If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket.

      Otherwise, we provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite WordPress.org support forum.

      Thanks 🙂

  5. Hi, If i buy the premium version for 1 year and suppose I don’t renew it next year, will i loose access to addons and premium version ?. Should i renew the plugin every year to have access to it ?.

    1. Hi Tech Paced team!

      Great question. There are a couple of things to be aware of if you let your license expire:
      1) The license provides access to support and to plugin updates. This means that if you choose not to renew your license in the future, you’ll no longer receive updates or have access to support. However, your forms will still remain functional.
      Updates are important to keep your site more secure, fix issues, and maintain code compatibility with various services. So while I would caution against keeping any out-of-date plugin on your site for too long, it’s generally not a significant issue for short periods of time.

      2) All form notification emails will include an expiration notice in the footer. This is important to be aware of if you send any notification emails to customers/site users.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

    1. Hi Nick!
      The File Upload field available in any of our paid licenses, but is not a part of the Lite plugin.
      I apologize for any confusion!
      Have a good one 🙂

  6. Hi, Do you have any discounts for a personal website other than the Basic Plan? I am trying to use it for my personal non commercial website and looking for a one time payment for ppl like.

    If I choose basic plan after 1 year if I don’t renew will I loose all the functionality?

    Please let me know. TIA

    1. Hi Kaanth.
      We currently offer a very special discount for nonprofits: 75% off a Pro license (normally $399). So with this discount, that’s $99 per year for a Pro license. The rate will stay the same for as long as you keep your non-profit site and choose to renew.
      In order to qualify for this special pricing, you’d first need to complete this form. This will initiate the approval process.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

  7. Two weeks ago, I installed your free WPForms Light plug-in for use with my contact page. Since then, I have not received any contact notifications. Today, I received notification from WPForms asking how the forms performed. The notification indicated that I had 3 contacts since I installed WPForms Light. The entries are not stored unless I upgrade, and I wasn’t notified of any contacts. What is wrong?

  8. Hi, I am using the Lite version. Every week, I receive a WP summary, and it seems I’ve been having new entires, however, they are not being sent to my email. I just tested the forms, and all forms are working and I am receiving emails for each form. Is there a change the WP summary is capturing something wrong or that I might be getting forms that are not being sent to my email? I am really confused and fearful that I might be loosing leads. Thanks

  9. The above text says this lite version:

    – Prevent spam submissions with reCAPTCHA and Honeypot

    But there is no captcha on the form. How do I enable that? Upgrade?

    I do have an “I’m not rebot” checkbox on the form I’ve been using but in the past few weeks, it seems the bot monsters have found a way around that and I’m looking for better security.

    1. Hey Lindee – Yes, Lite version supports reCaptcha. Please make sure you have added the reCaptcha keys in WPForms > Settings > reCaptcha area of your WordPress dashboard. If you’re still having spam with reCAPTCHA enabled, you can consider increasing the security level of the reCAPTCHA integration on your site by going to your reCAPTCHA account: https://www.google.com/recaptcha.

      Then in the settings of your current integration, you can go to Security Preference to adjust the slider as shown here.

      I hope this info helps!

    1. Hey Anthony – Sorry to hear you are having trouble with email notifications. To start with, I would suggest cross-checking if email notification settings are correct as suggested in this tutorial.

      If all is good there, probably you have some email delivery issues on your server, in that case, I will suggest taking a look on this tutorial on how to fix such email delivery issues.

      For further help on this, please drop us a line in support so we can assist. If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket. Otherwise, we provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite WordPress.org support forum.

      Thanks 🙂

  10. hi there i want to build a survey, where i ask a number questions with multiple choice questions, matrix type questions.
    the important thing for me is the reports, i want to be able to create a pdf of the reports with pie charts, line graphs etc of each question or export to excel to create some reports. above i notice it says the data isnt held in a database and only emailed to you. does that mean i cant get the reports?

  11. I upgraded to WP forms pro from Lite. Am I supposed to delete the wp forms lite plugin? Or do I keep it in order to run the Pro?

    Thanks

    1. Hey Tam – Good question!

      Yes, you can delete the WPForms Lite plugin from your site once the Pro license has been activated. If you need any help, please get in touch with our support team

      I hope this helps! Thanks 🙂

  12. Hello, I installed and created a list. I got notification which state I have 9 contacts in that list. But I couldn’t find a way to see these contacts in list. How can I see that?

  13. Hello All,

    I am looking to create a form to upload a CSV file with 3 columns as source, destination and response code entries. It asks to upgrade to PRO. Is there a workaround. It is for my practice. I am a student.

    1. Hi Abhimanyu! Our CSV export functions are only available with our paid versions. You can see our different licenses and what they include at our Pricing Page.

      I hope this helps to clarify 🙂

  14. I received an email saying that one of my forms has an entry, I did not however receive an email with the entry. Please advise.

  15. Hello, I seem to have received 16 entries from my form. But I am unable to see the content of the entries. Could you please advise how I could view what people have enquired about. I only get an email saying that I got “this many” entries. Please help.

    1. Hi Mihir! I see that you’ve already reached out to us in our Support Channel, but to re-iterate, our Lite (free) version does not store entries. The data submitted from your forms is only available in the Notification emails that are sent after the form has been submitted.

      If you have any further questions, please continue with us in your Support Ticket request.

      Thanks!

  16. Hi!

    I’ve been using wpforms lite and have not been receiving email notifications. Today I’ve realised that they’ve been going to my spam and as I result I cannot access the 10 forms waiting!!

    It seems I can’t submit a support ticket unless I have wpforms pro and so I’m stuck as to how I can view these entries using the lite version? I’ve changed my email settings for future notifications but I just need to access the previous form entries thank you!

    1. Het Katya- Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing with email deliverability and entry storage confusion.

      Please know that on upgrading to any paid license version, you will be able to store and view future entries on your website. Unfortunately, WPForms Lite entries are not stored in WordPress and only exist in the email that is sent. This is a restriction set by WordPress.org — plugins aren’t allowed to ‘unlock’ content such as entry data in a paid version in this way.

      If you have any suggestions on how we can better clarify this, please let me know and I’ll share those with our team. Here’s a screenshot with our current wording from the Lite Entries page.

      While our Lite plugin isn’t able to collect or store entries in any way beyond sending out the email, some hosting providers do log emails that are sent out from the sites they host. So if you need to try and recover undelivered emails, the best next step in trying to find records of previous entries is to contact your site’s hosting provider to ask if they do this.

      To troubleshoot email delivery issue, you can check that your form notification settings are correct using our tutorial. If your notification settings are correct, the issue is likely because the emails sent from WordPress are not authenticated (unlike emails sent from dedicated email service providers). As a result, they are likely to be filtered by the receiving mail server.

      To resolve email delivery issues like this, you can configure an SMTP plugin on your site so that emails are sent as authenticated.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  17. I’ve been getting notifications that I’ve had entries, but can’t see them. Turns out I can’t see them without paying, and I can’t see the ones I’ve already missed. That’s… pretty messed up. I’m trying not to be really mad about that. I understand that you all have a way to troubleshoot when emails don’t come through, but each and every one of those emails that didn’t come through is a dead lead. Because of this I’ll be using a different program.

    1. Hi Jacqui! In the case that you’re referring to Notification Emails that weren’t received, you might be able to retrieve those “lost” emails if your hosting provider keeps email server logs. Those logs (if they exist) would have all the information of your site’s emails, even if they weren’t delivered. Otherwise, I’m afraid that because the Lite (free) version of our plugin doesn’t have the ability to save entries to your site, there wouldn’t be any other way to retrieve those previous entries.

      To resolve email delivery issues like this, you can configure an SMTP plugin on your site so that emails are sent as authenticated.

      We have an article with a list of recommended SMTP options and links to their setup tutorials here.

      I hope this helps to clarify 🙂 If you have any further questions about this, please contact us if you have an active subscription. If you do not, don’t hesitate to drop us some questions in our support forums.

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