What is Gravity Forms?
Gravity Forms is a powerful form builder plugin. It normally costs $259/year for their Elite license that we make available to our Harbor Care clients at no additional cost.
With Gravity Forms, you can do everything from creating contact forms to complex employment forms. You can sell products and even do neat things like setup quizzes and polls. There’s really no end to what is possible as it is highly customizable, yet simple to use in most of its basic functions for entry-level users.
Contact Forms that Work
Gravity Forms is great for simple tasks like building effective contact forms. You get full control over how the form fields are presented to the user, the format you’d like to accept, and what happens with the information once it is submitted.
What is also great is that there is an extensive history of submissions that allows you to go back and review the entries at any time. Other popular form builders like Contact 7 don’t allow you to see submissions leaving you to rely on properly configured notification emails that easily get lost in your inbox.
Getting information from users in the correct format in a way you can actually use the information is a great step to making your website work more for you. We can help you set up a contact form, or we can walk you through doing it yourself, but the annual license is something you won’t need to worry about here at WP Harbor!
Gravity Forms integrates with many of the most popular services you could need. It goes far beyond that in that they also integrate with more obscure services and there is an extensive community of developers that have made additional addons for the plugin.
Some of the most popular integrations are:
- Active Campaign
What these integrations allow you to do is get your form submissions into your existing processes quickly and efficiently. You can collect money, enter people into your email marketing system, notify your team of a lead, and much more.
The best thing to do if you are curious is to talk with WP Harbor about what you are trying to do and allow us to suggest a solution that fits your needs. We work extensively with Gravity Forms and can handle setting everything up for you!
Want to offer a poll or quiz on your website? Gravity Forms does that. Maybe you’d like to have a team member receive a PDF when someone submits an employment form? Gravity Forms can do that! You can even gather signatures or offer coupons for products you are selling.
Aside from some of the fun perks of using Gravity Forms, it also has some other very helpful features:
- You can gather partial entries. Often times people will only fill some of a form out and then leave. With the Partial Entries addon, you can see what they did fill out, where they stopped, and gather information as to why they may have not continued.
- Conditional logic is something built into Gravity Forms. This allows you to show different fields based on the user’s previous actions. For example, a simple Yes/No question could show the user different fields later in the form based on their answer. This is a powerful tool that allows you to create highly effective custom forms.
- Need to allow people to upload PDFs, images, or other files and documents? No problem! You can add a file upload field to your form and control the size and file type of the uploads allowed.
You should be starting to see that there are many possibilities with Gravity Forms. Again, the best thing for you to do is to talk with us and let us match the best options up to your needs.
Give Gravity Forms a Try!
With access to our Gravity Forms Elite license, you have nearly everything you need to create custom forms included with your Harbor Care subscription. We are here to assist you with training and advice. We can do the work for you if you’d like to. Our team has done amazing things with Gravity Forms and has created highly complex custom solutions. Send us an email at [email protected] or call us at 800-407-1114 to get started!