a basic form builder, such as for contact forms, with challenge-response (no reliance on 3rd party APIs)
There are so many different use case for forms that any core implementation could only cover a tiny fraction of them. Better to keep core slim and use one of the huge range of forms plugins available.
i don't disagree regarding the applications, but i think the need for a contact form is pretty universal
I've had the same thought myself but as zigpress says, contact forms are hugely varied in their requirements. How many fields? What validation? What anti-spam tests? I think this is probably plugin territory (or write your own basic form).
I have to agree with Simply Computing. This should be better to be a CP plugin.
A basic contact form? Yes. Tons of options? No.That's my opinion on it.
Name, Email, URL, Phone and Message.You can convert something simple like https://www.freecontactform.com/
I think many of these needs will be filled by plugins basically as soon as our directory becomes available. Right now it is a bit difficult to evaluate which of the many options to choose, but as soon as ClassicPress users have a way to indicate their preference, a set of default plugins for common tasks will emerge.
I would prefer this as a plugin option. I have sites with no contact forms or SaaS alternatives.
FluentForms has confirmed long term support for Classicpress. That works for anything from a simple contact form to multi-page forms with uploads and posting to remote CRMs.
Definitely plugin territory imho. Not every site needs a contact form.