I converted to the Gravity Forms Plugin for WordPress over a year ago and since making that change, my life has changed! Well, at lest the part of it that was once frustrated with trying to figure out other form plugins and frustrated with figuring out how to make some plugins do things they weren’t really designed to do.
The Gravity Forms Plugin is a game changer! And worth having in your arsenal!
Gravity Forms as many add-ons available through their core development, as show below (as of April 2012)…
However, what continues to surprise me is the availability of so many amazing add-ons for the Gravity Forms plugin that are coming from the WordPress Community. There are paid add-ons and a lot of great free add-ons as well. However, in this article, I want to point out a couple of the Gravity Form add-on plugins I use regularly (obviously all of these plugins require that you have the Gravity Forms Plugin).
“Ready Classes” were introduced in Gravity Forms 1.5. Using these new classes, you can easily create more advanced alternative layouts for the fields in your forms. Excellent idea, however, the problem is you always need to remember what the exact class name is. Now with the CSS Ready class selector, you don’t need to remember. Simply click on a button to lauch the pop-up and choose the class you want to add from the list.
Add contacts to your Constant Contact mailing list when they submit a Gravity Forms form. This is the best plugin for integrating your Constant Contact account with Gravity Forms. This plugin makes it so easy to use Gravity Forms for email opt-in and other data gathering that you want to be integrated with Constant Contact for email marketing, social media marketing, or event marketing purposes.
Download Plugin: Gravity Forms Constant Contact Add-on
From the Developer: “Gravity forms allows you to create posts from a form using ‘post fields’. By default the submitted form will create a post, but I wanted a way to save a custom post type instead. It can be done quite easily with some php code, but I wanted it to be easier without any code at all. Now it is easy. Maybe too easy :)”
This plugin adds a Terms of Service field that can disable the Submit button that will re-enable when the user scrolls through the Terms of Service.
Other Great Gravity Forms Add-ons
Gravity Forms is already the easiest form plugin…now, the Gravity Forms Directory & Addons plugin turns Gravity Forms into a great directory.
A widget to add Gravity Form in dialog popup, has an option to add a delay, a position, and an introduction page.