Gravity Forms for WordPress
There is a vast array of free contact form plugins available for WordPress but how does one know which one to use? Is it worth going premium when it comes to contact forms? With over a million WordPress sites already using the Gravity Forms plugin, what makes it so popular? The team at Philboss Design has singled out three key factors which makes Gravity Forms our contact forms plugin of choice.
#1. Gravity Forms is highly customisable
For the less CSS savvy, Gravity Forms outputs its own CSS styling by default. The appearance is a large step up from those default input fields seen on websites in the late 90s / early 2000s. Advanced users, by contrast, will be able to disable Gravity Forms from outputting its CSS, therefore working with their own pre-styled CSS.
Gravity Forms has also got a number of “Ready Classes”. These are effectively class names that have a predefined function. It can be a quick an easy way to make part of your form sit in a two columned layout, or perhaps enable a scrollbar for some terms and conditions text.
#2. Gravity Forms seamlessly supports Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor and Paypal
Have you ever thought about setting up a mailing list for a monthly newsletter? Perhaps you have considered enabling a mini form for Paypal donations? For those who have ever signed up to and used Mailchimp or Campaign Monitor, you will be pleased to know that these services can be integrated in Gravity Forms.
#3. Gravity Forms is not just for contact forms
Running competitions is made easy with Gravity Forms. The number of entries can be limited. Users are also able to upload files (of which filetypes may be specified). Small to medium businesses may also benefit from setting up order forms with Gravity Forms. With pricing fields, Gravity Forms allows for auto generated totals based on product and option selections.