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.