FormCraft for WordPress was first released in August, 2013 – it’s been over one-year-and-half since. I launched FormCraft 2.0 in June, 2014. It introduced new features, but it wasn’t path-breaking.
I started work on FormCraft 3.0 a few weeks back. To be honest, it isn’t fair to call it 3.0, since I am re-building FormCraft from a scratch.
Why Re-Build, and Not Update?
The vision I have for FormCraft 3.0 doesn’t fit in as an update. Is too different from the existing FormCraft. I would have to compromise on features because of compatibility.
So My Forms Are Useless Now?
We certainly wouldn’t want that! I am also working on an import utility which will allow users to import forms to the new FormCraft 3.0. However, since they are radically different platforms, you would have to re-configure the add-ons and settings after importing.
Things I Am Excited About
This has always been the #1 priority. The new forms will look even more sexy.
A New Drag-And-Drop Editor
Intuitive, and fast
Payments Gateway Support
Stripe, and PayPal for now
FormCraft 3.0 will allow a lot of customisability. You can integrate it with your app, or write plugins for the platform.
The forms will be very light and fast. Every byte counts. I am leaving no stones un-turned on this.
Tons of Features
Form-to-post, auto-fill users data, save-form data, signup-forms, login-forms – you name it!
Things I Am Not Sure About
Should This Be a Paid Upgrade?
Since FormCraft 3.0 will take a lot of effort and is a new platform, it makes sense to go this way. However, it would also be unfair to existing FormCraft users, specially to those who bought the plugin recently. I am leaning towards a free upgrade. What are your thoughts?
Edit: I have decided to keep the update free. Some of the new functionality, like payment forms, multi-page forms would be available as paid add-ons.
When Will It Be Released?
I am focusing solely on developing FormCraft 3.0 now. I don’t have a planned release date, but I would expect to launch it in 1.5 – 2.5 months.
I have some screenshots on how things *might* look like:
Want To Try This Beforehand?
If you have any questions, or concerns, please post a comment below. Thanks!