Freeform Next is the most powerful form building add-on for ExpressionEngine. It gives you full control to create simple or complex multi-page forms, and has options for many different API integrations.
Choose to store submission data, or never keep it on your site
Display error messages and validation per field upon submit
Display lists of submissions and/or each submission's data individually inside your templates
Almost every conceivable option for sending HTML email(s), all customizable
Choose between saving email templates to the database or as template files
Some popular CRM options such as Salesforce and HubSpot available in Pro version
Each purchase of Solspace Freeform Next includes 1 year of premium support from the date of purchase! We pride ourselves on our level of customer support. Ask anyone around the ExpressionEngine community. We simply strive to offer the highest level of support for our customers!
Freeform Next is the most powerful form building add-on for ExpressionEngine that gives you full control to create simple or complex forms.
Freeform Next centers itself around the idea of letting admins and/or clients enjoy the experience of building and managing simple or complex forms in an intuitive interface that lets you see a live preview of the forms you're building. We call this Composer, where almost everything is at your fingertips as it aims to stay out of your way and let you do as much as possible without having to move around to other areas in the control panel. At the same time, Freeform is very powerful and flexible, so there is also a wide variety of other features, settings and options.
Freeform Next uses its own set of fields and field types. Fields are global and available to all forms, but they can also be overwritten per form. This allows you to save time reusing existing fields when making other forms, but also gives you flexibility to make adjustments to them when needed. So to clarify, you can create fields with labels and options that are common to all forms, but also override those on each form.
Email notifications are global and can be reused for multiple forms, saving you time when you are managing many forms. Freeform Next allows you to send email notifications upon submittal of a form 5 different ways, each with their own content/template. Email templates can be managed within the EE control panel (saved to database), or as HTML template files.
Freeform Next attempts to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to templating. Our looping templating approach allows you to automate all or almost all of your form formatting.
Freeform Next also allows for multi-page forms, has its own built in spam protection service, and the Pro version supports several popular Mailing List and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) API integrations, including MailChimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Salesforce and HubSpot.
Last but not least, included with Freeform Next is a set of Demo Templates that can be installed on your site, instantaneously giving you a real-world set of styled, working templates.
Need more from Freeform Next? Freeform Next Pro includes all of the same features as Freeform Next, but includes support for popular API integrations. Future versions will include support for other advanced features.
Freeform Next is a whole new form building experience, and was rebuilt from the ground up. While it may not include several extra features, you'll find it's significantly more intuitive and robust than classic Freeform Pro. The "basic" Freeform Next version can be compared to the Pro version of Freeform Pro 4.x and 5.x, while Freeform Next Pro includes the same great features plus several popular API integrations.
The feature chart below displays a list of features available to Freeform Next, Freeform Pro 5.x (classic) and Freeform Pro 4.x (classic) to help you determine the right solution for your site.
|Freeform Next 1.x||Freeform Pro 5.x (classic)||Freeform Pro 4.x (classic)|
Cost & Support
|Cost (USD)||$79 / $149 (pro)||$119||Discontinued|
|Refund policy||30 days||30 days||N/A|
|Support methods||1 year private help desk||1 year private help desk||N/A|
|Compatibility||EE 3.5+||EE 3.5+||EE 2.11.x|
|Drag and drop interface for creating forms (Composer)|
|Rebuilt, very intuitive Composer interface|
|Member group Access permissions for control panel|
|Popular framework examples|
|Create basic forms on front end to collect user-inputted data|
|Create complex custom forms for collecting user-inputted data|
|Create tell-a-friend style forms|
|Store, view and edit submission data in database|
|Display form submissions in front end templates|
|Editing of entries in front end templates|
|Notifications for admins and/or submitter|
|Notifications for user-defined recipients (securely)|
|Ability to NOT store submissions in database|
|Export submission data|
|Channel entry fieldtype allowing users to attach Composer-based forms to entries|
|Create unlimited amount of custom fields|
|Custom statuses for submissions|
|Limit users to submit form only once|
|Store email notification templates as HTML files|
|Store formatting templates as HTML files|
|CAPTCHA support for forms|
|Built in Spam protection honeypot|
Field Types (default)
3rd Party Support
|Mailing List API integrations (Pro only)|
|CRM API integrations (Pro only)|