I’ve been doing web design since I hand-coded my first pages in 1997. I’ve been working with WordPress since version 1.0 in early 2004. What a game-changer! While back then I saw it as nothing more than a tool to create a web journal, otherwise called a blog. Later it evolved into something more amazing. I use it every day as the user-friendly back-end that I can hand off to clients and have them add their own content without having to code anything.
That said, it has lacked in a few areas. Many of those holes have been plugged over the years by the many awesome developers who have created over 18,000 plugins for it.
Still, one thing I’ve wanted is an easy way to create web forms. There have been some options, but none were both robust AND easy to use.
Then along came Gravity Forms! Holy cow, it is really easy to use and does EVERYTHING that I could need. The interface is so easy, I could hand it off to most clients and expect them to create their own web forms with ease.
It has some great features like conditional logic, notifications, upload fields and all entries are stored in the database for retrieving later. It even integrates with other tools like:
- Campaign Monitor
- and others
The only drawback is that it isn’t free. Pricing ranges from $39 – 199. That said, I’ve learned that while there are some really good free plugins and themes for WordPress, I’ll gladly pay for great ones. This IS one of the great ones. The time this one saves pays for itself over and over again.
Go ahead and check it out. If you use WordPress, I guarantee that you can use Gravity Forms!