Ben Ramsden shares his Gravity Forms related tools personal recommendations. Note some links earn a small affiliate commission which we re-invest in GFChart development.
There are ample forms plugins options for WordPress users, some paid for and some free. I have licenses for a couple of them and also use free versions, so why do I generally use Gravity Forms, especially when it’s core features do not appear to be as extensive as some other options?
It’s a reliable work horse with a vibrant community of users, tips and tricks. There is a regularly expanding list of extensions to hand over submitted information to other applications eg Helpscout, Mailchimp, etc. It’s backed up by great support and there are a growing number of independent extensions. From a GFChart perspective, we are confident that it will be around for the long term.
GravityView is an independent premium extension for Gravity Forms that allows you to display forms submissions. Use cases include: directories, lists of bookings, written responses, etc. We use GravityView alongside Gravity Forms as a key part of our swimming club membership system. The plugin is under active development by Zack Katz and his team. Also look out for their separate CSV entry importer and Math add ons.
Gravity Flow allows forms to be routed between users so is ideal for business scenarios such as service requests, annual leave, new member on boarding etc. We have purchased a license for trial purposes and are looking forward to using it in anger. It comes highly recommended by customers. This side project of Steve Henty, one of the Gravity Forms developers, so will be rock solid in construction. Dig their great introductory video.
Corporate intranets that have previously relied on Microsoft Sharepoint because of its forms and systems capability, can now seriously consider WordPress as a viable alternative.
GFChart customers enjoy a 20% discount. Contact us with your license key for details.
Gravity PDF creates PDF documents from information submitted via forms. This free solution has recently been transformed with the release of v4.0. Highly recommended.
Members restricts access to content without employing a heavyweight membership plugin. This free solution from Justin Tadlock doesn’t always behave as expected but is a ‘must have’ element of some of our sites. Gravity Forms is not required.
Nav Menu Roles
Nav Menu Roles is a simple but useful plugin that restrict menu visibility of certain pages according to the permissions of the logged in user. This free plugin from Kathy Darling is a great way to declutter menus for casual visitor. Gravity Forms is not required.
GFChart Custom Development
Naomi our developer handles our custom development requests via her Gravity+ organisation. Her work is highly recommended.
If Naomi is not available then Codeable should be considered.