EP5 – “Form Plugins” – WPwatercooler – October 22 2012

Oct. 22, 2012, 5:31 p.m. (10 years, 1 month ago)
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On today's show we talk about Form Plugins and we later get into ethics.
Forms Plugins –
Gravity Forms we missed Lucy Beer

Se uses Contact Form 7 on her clients sites mainly because it's free

Jeff uses Gravity Forms

Chris says its $39 for a personal license, Formidable Lite is Free

Linda talks about Gravity Forms and licensing

Se wants her clients to be self sufficient and Contact Form 7 fills that need.

Why do we all not like Contact Form 7?

Se likes it and uses it daily.

Verious and Linda like it

Jeff doesn't hate Contact Form 7

Chris mentions that it Contact Form 7 does store the data in the DB.

Se doesn't mind this for her starter clients.

Chris “wants that data”

Dave says he knows of a plugin to add this functionality

Verious talks about WP-CRM to create forms

Se has used Gravity Forms for a quoting system

Steve mentions that you can use Gravity Forms for their clients.

Se cant use her developer license due to ethics issues for one of her clients

Who lets the dogs out?

Chris talks about how requirement lists helps you determine what form solution to use.

Steve says its worth $39 is way worth his time.

Se says that CF7 is good enough for her

Se's love is free

Steve say at some point you are going to hit a cap with a plugin that is limiting.

Se loves the beauty of WordPress and to use various plugins to pull off solutions.

Chris also likes Formidable Pro is cheaper for Dev license.

Chris says that Formidable Pro and Gravity Forms works fine for creating a post.

For creating a post in a custom post type you need an addon for GF, Formidable Pro does this automatically.

To edit a form someone has already used you need to jump through some hoops to make that happen with Gravity Forms.

Verious talks about BreezyForms, he hasn't used it yet extensively, but it looks promising.

Linda says that going with the critical mass you get more extensible functionality

Jason mentions Jetpack forms, no one has used it.

Jason talks about Gravity Forms tying into his FreshBooks using an addon.

The group talks about Bill Erickson's CRM theme, it didn't use Gravity Forms like we thought initially.
Ethics –
Se talks about Ethics and plugins. Do you pay / donate your plugin authors.

How much do people donate? $5, $10, 50? Chris donates $25 to $50

Steve takes into consideration how much time it's saving him and then donates accordingly.

Se asks about if everyone discloses that a plugin is being used.

Steve states that having the right plugin is worth more so he charges more for the benefit of getting a product to market faster.

Linda always mentions that uses using plugins or prem...

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