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  1. Anh Tran

    This plugin looks interesting. But it would be better if there are more screenshots and more introduction in the .org page. That helps us to understand how it works.

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  2. Lucian

    Are there any plugins out there or tutorials on how to get
    “Custom Contact Forms” to play nice with Bootstrap? Everything I could find was only “Contact Form 7” related but I’d love to use this instead (looks a lot more polished than CF7.

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  3. Keith Davis

    I’m using CF7 on all mt sites at the moment, but might give this one a try.
    Probably give it a run out on a local install first and have a play.

    Many thanks to the devs for making this one free.

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    • Tai

      Like many others, I have been using Contact Form 7 for years. Just installed Custom Contact Forms and received an alert modal, “There is an issue with synchronizing data.” Immediately uninstalled the CCF plugin. It was worth a shot! But Takayuki Miyoshi is super awesome and I’m gonna stick with CF7.

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  4. Keith Davis

    Just by way of comparison I checked out the CF7 stats and it has been downloaded 33,610,531 times.

    CF7 also has a rating of 4.6 compared to a rating for CCF of 3.3.

    Purely from these stats, which I usually use when selecting a plugin, CF7 would appear to be the better plugin.

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  5. Flix

    Why does it have such a poor average rating? And what’s with the polarized star distribution, why do some people love it and others hate it?

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  6. Carl Hancock

    “By using the REST API and heavy JS, CCF can do things like live form previews which Gravity Forms and Ninja Forms can’t do”

    Funny, last I checked the Gravity Forms form editor was JS based and didn’t reload the page as you add and edit fields to the form you are building. The form editor also provides a live preview of your form as you are building it.

    When you embed a form on the front end you can also do so using AJAX so multi-page forms don’t require a page reload as the user moves from page to page in the form. But the forms also work without AJAX and with page reloads for users with JS disabled.

    Just because something is built using the WordPress API doesn’t mean it’s better than something that was not.

    Word of advice: Focus on your own product and what you are doing instead of making false claims about your competition and throwing around buzzwords to hype up your product.

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    • Taylor Lovett

      What I was referring to by saying CCF does things without page reloads is the ability to create, edit, and save forms within the post editor without having even one page reload. As far as I know with Gravity Forms, you have to navigate to another page (one reload), create the form (another reload), add/edit fields (AJAX), save your form (another reload), and navigate back to the post editor (another reload).

      As for the live previews, CCF has live TinyMCE previews which update as your forms change without page reload. I don’t believe Gravity Forms does that.

      I certainly wasn’t trying to make false claims. Perhaps I could have been more specific.

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  7. alexmayster

    Plugins should not hijack the blog admin. It is fine to include an Upgrade prompt on the plugin admin page, but not throughout the blog. It is acceptable to embed a widget on the dashboard but this should be the same size as others and be dismissable. It s fine to put an error message at the top of the admin for special cases, but it should be linked to a way to fix the error and it should be infrequent. Any form of nagging is absolutely prohibited.

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  8. Laura

    Is it still worthwhile having a contact form or comments? I had comments turned off years ago but readers asked for them. So I turned them on. Now the trend has started to turn them off again. Admittedly, there are very few people leaving comments due to verification/ moderation and the ease of commenting with social media instead.

    Pretty much the same story for contact forms. The only people who use them are those who want to sell me unwanted guest posts or other services. At this stage I don’t see a lot of value in enabling comments or contact forms. What do you find with them for your own experience?

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    • Peter Cralen

      Regardings your site I prefer to see contact form instead of ads and all kind of social icons and embeds ;)
      If you don’t need that anybody contact you or give you feedback on comments, you don’t have to use these tools ;)

      It has nothing to do with trends. For example contact form is my “call to action” so it is the most important part of my site.

      Allow people to comment your post is a tool for engaging with them. If you don’t care and don’t need it, turn comments off, less work for you.
      If you asked this, you probably don’t need both of these tools ;)

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