I have been waiting a long time for this, and it has finally come! The new version of Gravity Forms has been released : version 1.5! As you may guess, Gravity Forms is my favourite form building plugin for WordPress, for one reason which becomes obvious after using it : THERE IS NO OTHER EQUAL FORM BUILDING PLUGIN FOR WORDPRESS OUT THERE. (Yes I had to shout that)
Why I Care?
I have a developers license for Gravity Forms and use the plugin for nearly every client site I develop in WordPress. It’s one of my ‘default’ plugins I install on a new site nowadays. So this means I have used it a fair bit. From all this experience I have built my own Add-on plugin which adds the ability to map a form to a custom post type and also link form fields to custom taxonomies. It is simply named Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types and you can download it for from the plugin repository.
Why You Should Care?
There are a ton of new features that you have to check out. Here are some of my favourites:
Multi Page Forms
Split long forms into multiple pages or steps.
Create quotes or order forms. And also integrates with the Paypal add-on.
Textarea Character Counter
Easily limit the number of characters and include a visual counter.
CSS Ready Classes (awesome!!)
Create multi column form layouts, or display checkbox options in 3 columns, among others.
All new forms by default send a notification to admin
Notifications now support shortcodes for extra customization.
New Hooks And Filters (This is my favourite!)
A variety of new hooks and filters have been added. Check out the documentation.
Support For New Add-Ons
New Paypal Addon and User registration add-ons
What Are You Waiting For?
Read about the new version on the Gravity Forms Blog. And if you don’t already, go and get yourself a copy of the plugin!