Gravity Forms is so much more than just a regular form creation plugin. In this article, I share a couple of the latest features.
Gravity forms is a WordPress plugin for creating forms to collect information. Here are some of the common uses for Gravity Forms:
- Contact Form
- Booking Form
- Lead Capture Form
- Event Registration and Payment Form
- Webinar Registration Form
- eCommerce Form
- Membership Form
- Restaurant Order Form
- Bill or Invoice Payment Form
- One Time Donation Form or a Recurring Donation Subscription Form
- Monthly Service Subscription Form
Advanced Built-In Features
Gravity forms offers a wide variety of built-in features will allow you to build and creating professional and customised forms that tailor-fit to your specific target audience.
- File Uploads
- Merge Tags
- CSS Ready Classes
- Spam Protection
- Conditional Logic
- Multi-Page Forms
- Integration with Mailchimp, Dropbox and Helpscout
All these features are actually available with every Gravity Forms license.
Payment Integration or Add On
Sometimes you don't need a full eCommerce shopping cart solution, and gravity forms is all you need to take payments on your website. Gravity Forms integrates well with a broad array of payment processors such as Paypal and Stripe.
Gravity Forms - Save and Continue.
Have you ever experienced filling-out a form and realised, it will need more time to finish than you have right then. This is where the “Save and Continue form” functionality comes in handy for instances where you are asking your customers or prospects to fill up a very long and multi-page form. This feature allows the users to begin filling out a form, save existing data entered, and come back at a later time to complete the form. Once the feature is enabled, it's a compelling option for your users to leverage.
How to set up
Install the Gravity Form add-on. On each form, you will have an ENABLE SAVE and CONTINUE option.
Go to the Form Settings > Check the Enable Save and Continue checkbox > Save your Form Settings change and that's it.
Once the “Save and Continue” enabled and saved the Form Settings, Gravity Forms will create 2 new Confirmations for the form.
Save and Continue Confirmation
Save and Continue Email Sent Confirmation
The “Save and Continue Confirmation” message is shown on the user screen when a user selects "Save and Continue". The “Save and Continue Email Sent Confirmation” email message is delivered to user once they type in their email address and includes their unique (Save and Continue URL).
The “Save and Continue” feature only allows the user to save their progress and get back at a later time to continue completing out a form. It is not designed for site admin to “view and edit” the unsubmitted saved form data. In reality, the form entry is not created until the user comes back with the unique URL and finishes the form. Save and Continue feature works to give the end-user a better experience and will hopefully increase the completion rate for prospects.
Gravity Forms - Partial Entries Add-On
Gravity Forms Partial Entries Add-On collects the data as it is entered on your forms. This will enable the collection of more leads as it will store the information of those that only complete part of a form. You can control when a partial entry is created, for example, when a certain amount of the form is completed. This is achieved by adding conditional logic.
Note: Be selection about which forms you enable this on.
You can see Partial Entries within the Entries Area on the WordPress Dashboard. The plugin also displays the progress of each form entry when it was abandoned. When completed, the plugin displays a green checkmark. These Partial Entries are also compatible with the “Save and Continue” feature mentioned above.
The plugin does not store all data, particularly it will not store the Credit Card field data and unsubmitted File Upload Data is not stored.
Gravity Forms Partial Entries Add-On is available within Gravity Forms the Add-On installer and in the Add-On Downloads page.
Are you using Gravity Forms on your WordPress website? Let me know in the comments what are your favourite features.
Learn more about using Gravity Forms
- Gravity Forms Woocommerce Tutorial: How to use Gravity forms to collect additional information when purchasing a product via Woocommerce.
- How to pass information to a gravity form from another page: For example, when viewing an informational page and then going to an enquiry form.
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