Before I started using Gravity Forms I used a whole array of plugins to provide me with different kinds of functionality surrounding forms. So when Gravity Forms was introduced I naturally was curious Read More
Posts Tagged ‘Gravity Forms’
Today, Gravity Forms version 1.0 was released to the general public, and for $39, $99 or $199 you can purchase your own licensed version of Gravity Forms, the ultimate plugin for getting data from your users.
I’ve done a reasonable write-up on my own blog Branding David about Gravity Forms and what it can do for you.
Want to do a visitor survey? Want to do a â€œsend this post to a friendâ€? Want to have user guest post submissions? Gravity Forms can do all of that and more. Iâ€™ve even used it for a basic product inventory system, as well as a tool to sign players up for an online RPG. The uses for the plugin are wide, and according to the Rocket Genius team, theyâ€™ll continue to expand.
An older Gravity Forms Screencast Demo I did to show its features.
This is one of those plugins that everyone should pick up, as the uses are nearly limitless. Check out my full post on Branding David and let me know what you think of Gravity Forms.
With Gravity Forms, a plugin I’ll probably be talking a lot about in the coming weeks, months and maybe even years, coming closer to being released, the team at Rocket Genius have released a plugin to test if your hosting environment will support the plugin.
Gravity Forms requires WordPress 2.8+, MySQL 5+ and PHP 5+ in order to function.
With the complexity of Gravity Forms, and its fairly strict requirements, this is of no big surprise to me. What is surprising is that they took the time to develop a test system. Is this just the tip of the iceberg with regards to the future of WordPress plugin systems?
If complex plugins like this are the future for WordPress, then I don’t see any way around this. I have a feeling that this type of functionality will be built into many plugins going forward, but having a separate plugin for Premium plugins makes sense.
Maybe a test library should be created so that we can have one plugin that manages the requirements testing for all complex plugins. Something to think about…
Check out the Gravity Forms Requirement Check plugin on the WordPress Plugin Directory.
UPDATE: It has been removed, mysteriously, from the Plugin Directory.
You can download it from Gravity Forms itself now.