WordPress Plugin Of The Week: Gravity Forms
Toady I’m going to talk about contact forms.
Now, we all know contact forms can be a huge pain in the backside and we dread that phone call from a seething client who hasn’t received any enquires because ‘the contact form has stopped functioning’. It’s a horrible conversation to have.
Not to mention the pain that comes with manually adding and validating form fields, which consumes a lot of time and energy – coding and testing… coding and testing!
WordPress people, meet Gravity Forms.
What’s so great about Gravity Forms, you ask?
Well, I’ll summarise the best bits:
- The tools make it really easy to build a form, add fields (drag and drop) and configure options. Piece of cake.
- It stores all form entries in your WordPress database which are easily accessible from the WordPress dashboard. Great peace of mind for when emails won’t work (urgh, email).
- According to their website it’s “way more satisfying (and less fattening) than a peanutty candy bar any day.” (maybe that’s like the US equivalent of a Snickers?).
Basically it’s awesome and you should use it (it’s been a life saver for us). I caught up with our Creative Director, Matt Luke, and asked him why he loves it so much, here’s what he said:
“Gravity Forms is by far my favourite WordPress plugin. It handles everything from security to front end customisation and makes even quite complicated configuration options a dream to use. As a designer it’s important to have full control over the look and feel of my forms but not compromise on security of reliability.”
I’m just going to leave this here: http://www.gravityforms.com