Gravity Forms

There comes a time when you just need that premium product, that one that will do everything you’ve wanted your not-quite-premium product to do. You’ve wanted it to do that for quite some time. It was finally time to plunk down the cash for Gravity Forms.

I’ve been through Contact Form 7, I’ve been a longtime fan of cforms, but there was one feature none of those had that I’ve been holding out for: conditional form fields. This is basically having a form that changes or adapts based on the way questions are answered. For example, if the first question was, “Are you a vegetarian?” Yes or no. If you checked no, the next fields in the list would be for the In-N-Out Burger fans. If you clicked Yes, it would bring you to the veggie-friendly questions. Just imagine the possibilities for the forms on your site! I can’t wait to get it working on my new-and-improved Project Questionnaire.

Gravity Forms Contact Form Plugin for WordPressI’m just getting started with it now, but I’ll post more here as I use it more. But even just for the conditional forms: wow, that was worth it.

Am working with the PayPal plugin now. Wow.

Here’s the list of the Gravity Forms add-ons.

  • PayPal: donations, simple payment, recurring payments, and more.
  • User Registration: this was all I needed to see, “When used with the PayPal Add-On you can configure your form to only create the user when PayPal has confirmed their payment.”
  • MailChimp: my favorite mailing list program with my newly-favorite form plugin? Can you spell win win?
  • Campaign Monitor: I don’t use Campaign Monitor, but if you do–and if works anything like the MailChimp plugin–you’re set.
  • Freshbooks: it automatically adds clients to your FreshBooks set up when they submit a form. Sounds like a step-saver to me.




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I've done the big corporate thing. I've done the creative writer thing. Now I'm happily in the middle. I like to help small businesses who are interested in "working their website before their website works them." I'm also interested in creating beautiful sites with powerful WordPress themes. Google+


  1. F. Baly April 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I too love this plug-in. I use it all the time for WordPress sites that I am working on.

  2. tim June 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Hey B!

    Have been investigating form builders and member management plugins off and on until i ran accrossed your post here. Been playing w/ Formidable free ware and can now see that gravity is a player. I wish they had freebie just to test and play w/. I take the developer version is the one to go w/.

    • Bradley Charbonneau June 20, 2011 at 5:26 am - Reply

      Hey Tim,

      I hadn’t heard of Formidable but I’d love to see the side-by-side, apples-to-apples comparison with Gravity!

  3. Slew Bearings June 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    i like plug-in. very much, thanks your share

  4. Slewing Bearings June 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm - Reply


  5. sadpanda December 21, 2011 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Very usefull plugin.
    one all my sites have.
    I find the articles on this site very plesant
    they helped me thinking outside my own box.
    So thanks..

  6. Virtual Assistant: Job Description February 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    […] would be useful to know when to use what plugin for what feature request (for example, I only use Gravity Forms for forms as it’s just the best […]

  7. Webmarketer February 3, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Gravity forms is my favorite form plug-in when I have to deal with wordpress. There isn’t such equivalent for other CMS like Drupal

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