Overview

  • Create web forms and manage form fields within WordPress
  • After building elements of your form, use shortcode to insert the form in pages and posts
  • Collect responses, manage notifications and return custom replies
  • Many advanced options including importing/exporting and incorporating conditional logic to show or hide a number of fields based on user choices

Common uses

  • Contact forms
  • Order forms (for posters or brochures, for example)
  • Polls
  • Surveys

Definitions

Confirmation: Message seen by the form submitter; choose from Text (HTML editor), Page (select form within the same site), or Redirect (Enter URL to external page)

Notification: Settings control which email will receive submissions and how subject of email appears

Resources

Links to learn more:

Basic steps

  1. In the left navigation of the admin view, click Plugins, then activate Gravity Forms in the alphabetical list of available plugins.
  2. From the Forms menu, click New Form to start a form. This function also appears as Add New button in Forms and under the top menu + New (Form).
  3. Create a title and optional description (seen only by the admins). Click Create Form button.
  4. Add fields based on your requirements. Click to select field from the right side to add it to the left. Easily order or reorder or edit them at anytime. Use tooltips for explanations of each option.
    • Choose from these Standard Fields or Advanced Fields:
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    • Post Fields allow you to add fields to your form that create post drafts from the submitted data. These include:
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    • Pricing Fields allow you to calculate pricing. One example is posters or brochures available by request (price may be $0.00.) These include:
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  5. Click Update Form to save.