Plugins That Rock!

By: Chris Adams | Asked: 06/18/2021
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Chris AdamsChris Adams asked 3 years ago
Tell the community about the great plugins that you've found that work well with Formidable Forms in the comments below. Remember to add a link and brief explanation.
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Chris AdamsChris Adams answered 3 years ago

WP DataTables


wpDataTables is a best-selling WordPress table plugin which makes your work with tables, charts and data management easy. 50,000+ companies and individuals already trust wpDataTables to work with financial, scientific, statistical, commercial and other data.

Based on the excellent DataTables jQuery Library it also comes with a Formidable Forms paid add-on.



Chris AdamsChris Adams answered 3 years ago
DataTables jQuery Plugin   DataTables is a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library. It is a highly flexible tool, built upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, that adds a tonn of advanced features to any HTML table.   It works really well with Formidable Views but is better suited for Intermediate / Advanced users with some jQuery experience.   Website:
Chris AdamsChris Adams answered 3 years ago
Chart.js   Chart js is an open source chart library for creating interactive, dynamic charts and graphs. Works well with Formidable views, frm-stats and frm-math shortcodes.   Website:
Luis De PauLuis De Pau replied 2 years ago

I've been trying to make charts based on the value of a field. I haven't found a way to use shortcodes like
[frm-field-value field_id=x user_id=current]. Is there another way to do it?

Victor Font replied 2 years ago

Luis, please repost your question in the forum under either the General, How To, or Code help topic. I just happened to stumble across your comment above because I was looking for the chartjs URL. When you post in comments, the moderators do not receive an alert that a question has been asked.

Victor Font replied 2 years ago

Nicky Wong, the developer behind Chart.js has a Patreon channel with source code available for many of his prolific tutorials on YouTube. If you love Chart.js and want to help support its development, please visit

Victor Font replied 2 years ago

Formidable Masterminds is pleased to announce that Chart.js master developer Nicky Wong is a featured member of the Formidable Masterminds Developers Directory.

Walter JonesWalter Jones answered 3 years ago
Good evening all, I have a plug-in that works with Formidable. It’s a way to serve files via a directory from your web sever.  It lists the files and presents them for download, with access control and auditing.  It’s a paid plug-in, but I put a lot into its development. You could use your FF upload directory as the folder served by the plugin.  It’s called Document Explorer.  Check it out below!    
Chris AdamsFDM Digital replied 3 years ago

This looks great!

Victor Font answered 2 years ago

Formidable Form/Field Keys Easy Display/Edit Shortcode
This is the one tool every Formidable Developer needs!
How many times have you wished you could list a form and all of its fields in order in a tabular format? Or, how often have you dreamed that there was an easier way to edit form/field keys in a bulk edit mode without going through the form builder?
Well..., now you can!

Michael ClarkMichael Clark replied 2 years ago

Yep. I *love* this plugin. It's now in my must-haves. I'm thinking of a way to use it in a utility form where I can dynamically choose the form that the Field Key Display matrix references. Currently, I'm thinking of multiple html fields each with its shortcode tied to a specific form, toggled by conditional display logic tied to checkboxes so I can reference multiple related forms in a project. There may be an even more elegant way, but .. baby steps.. standalone, this plugin *rocks*.

Martin M replied 2 years ago

<p>Biggest timesaver yet, Excellent plugin should be added to formidable pro by default highly recommended</p><p><3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 :star: :star: <3 <3 </p>

Michael ClarkMichael Clark answered 2 years ago
I really like the E2PDF plugin. Documentation isn't the bees knees, but it's still a really powerful plugin.
Matt CluteMatt Clute replied 2 years ago

I was about to add this too, without it I couldn't have used formidable to complete my project. Curious if you have found a way to subdivide a multi-page pdf generated using e2pdf? thanks.

Michael ClarkMichael Clark replied 2 years ago

Hi Matt. Not sure if this is useful for you, but I have a project where custom sections, subdivided data, and pagination were required. I created an empty doc, designed the sections, divisions, and the pagination I needed, converted that to a PDF, uploaded it into a new E2PDF template, and then mapped Formidable fields to it.

Michael ClarkMichael Clark answered 2 years ago

Another *really* powerful plugin is Loops and Logic. It's got an entire templating language that's kinda like extending HTML syntax with shortcodes. You can loop through *any* content type in WP, and there's very robust conditional logic in there, too.

Walter JonesWalter Jones answered 2 years ago

Cloud Upload Field for Formidable Forms This addon plugin is currently available FF.  It adds a new field to the native builder that allows for the uploading of files to an S3-compatible service (Amazon S3, DO Spaces, Wasabi, etc.). Great for keeping files off of your webserver.  Only $15 for a year. This plugin will eventually be moved to the Formidable Masterminds Site, but currently is available on my developer page.  

Check out more and purchase here: 

Michael ClarkMichael Clark replied 2 years ago


Bobby Clapp answered 2 years ago

I have a few tools that would likely end up on any site I'm working with. Those are: - Control who gets to see what in your nav menu's. - Control who goes where and what they see when they login. - Control access to content and add in custom roles that might be used in Formidable accessibility designs. - Some bonus CSS features not included in certain themes (helps with not having to code custom styling). - Audit logging tool
Many of the WMPU Dev Plugins - (Particularly Smush, Hummingbird, and Defender) - Optimization and security. Probably some of the best free tools. - Backups. Need I say more.
Each of these have premium versions, but the free stuff won't hurt you a bit and tend to get everything I need in a design done.

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