Gravity Forms is a WordPress plugin to create a variety of contact forms. These forms allow blog readers to send a lot of feedback. This helps improve your blog and serve the needs of your reader’s better. Gravity Forms creates forms using a drag and drop interface.
Gravity Forms can create forms for: contact and support, guest post submission, user generated content, surveys, polling and orders.
Let’s talk about each one in more detail…
Contact and support forms
This is the most basic type of the forms. But every site needs one. Gravity Forms offers more field options than most contact form plugins. Everything is covered. Field options available for your contact form are; name, date, time, phone, address, website, email, file upload and reCAPCHA.
You can also create a variety of form types and route the messages to any email address with a variety of options. Data entered in fields can be pre-populated and data is also validated to be of the required type i.e. to ensure an email address is in the correct format of an email address.
Guest post submission
Guest posts are a great way of getting content for your blog easily. It can however, also be a pain to manage, format and post all that content.
With Gravity Forms, you can create a guest post submission form, where writers can post their content outside the WordPress admin area. This form contains the following fields: title, body, excerpt, tags, category, image and custom field.
All this reduces the workload involved in organising and accepting content, it’s especially good, for busy blog owners.
User generated content
This is one of the most interesting features of Gravity Forms… it is more than just comments. It uses the same functions used to accept guest content. Users submit their content using the same fields as guests too.
So you can easily build a review or Q&A site for a local business.
Surveys and polling
This is a cool feature on Gravity Forms that allows you to quickly and easily build survey and reader polls. You have a number of options for your form, these are: drop-down menus, checkboxes, numerical fields and multiple choice. Text fields can also be any length.
Form fields are based on conditions. So if a user selects a particular response from multiple choice or drop-down questions, the follow-up question asked is based on that response. A neat feature, because you would usually need a separate survey program to do this.
All this helps to create short and long surveys and polling forms for great feedback. These forms can be placed anywhere in your posts.
With Gravity Forms, creating orders forms is easy. Form fields and options are: product, options, shipping and total calculations. You can also select a shipping method and integrate paypal for payments.
Gravity Forms is essential for any blog owner. These are just some of its features. You can also get add-ons for accepting payments, email marketing and more. For creating forms, it is the best available.
It is quick and easy to create forms. And the feedback you collect can really help grow your blog. With over 500,000 downloads so far, this plugin is popular and has had many great reviews.