Setting up Gravity Forms

Written by Mark Forrester on June 24, 2010 Uncategorized.

As an alternative to the contact form template that comes with most themes, all Woo Themes now have built in styling for the Gravity forms plugin (

Gravity forms is a premium form management plugin that allows you to create multiple custom forms easily and comes with additional features such as reCaptcha and file uploading.

All Woo Themes have the additional styling so all you need to do is install and create your forms. A quick and easy tutorial is below on how to install and add the plugin and you can get additional documentation and support from the Gravity forms website. (

Installing the plugin

1) First of all you need to purchase the plugin from

2) To install the plugin, just upload the plugin into the /wp-contents/plugins/ directory – more information can be found here:

3) Once activated, click on ‘settings’ in the ‘Forms’ menu in the dashboard’s sidebar.

4) Add in your license key and reCaptcha details (if you want to use this function) and make sure that ‘Output CSS’ is switched on – this will allow the forms to be styled by the theme’s stylesheets. Check out the screenshot of the settings page below with the basic settings applied:

Setting up Gravity Forms
Setting up Gravity Forms

5) To create your form, simply go to ‘New form’ and drag and drop the elements you want in the form. Additional help and support can be found on the Gravity forms website


9 Responses

  1. mmtrav
    June 24, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Awesome. I love Gravity Forms! Does this mean I need to upgrade certain themes on my sites?

    • Adii Rockstar
      June 24, 2010 at 9:48 am #

      Hehe, you’re too quick for us. Check the blog a little later for the official announcement & details. 🙂

    • Kirstin Pauk
      June 28, 2010 at 10:30 am #

      All the information is in the changelog – it should state ‘added Gravity form styling’ as one of the newest updates 😉

  2. Craig Dean
    June 28, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Taking the lead yet again. WOOpower.

  3. Michael Pham
    June 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    Is there a tutorial for incorporating SSL with Gravity Forms, making the entries more secure?

    • Adii Rockstar
      June 29, 2010 at 9:18 am #

      Unfortunately not, but some of these threads may be able to point you in the right direction.

  4. Rick Adlam
    July 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Adii, I recently bought the City guide theme. Can you do a Tutorial on setting up a theme using the custom post feature in Gravity forms to extend the theme. I presume that this would allow users to create a post from the Contribute tab. This makes more sense for getting users to upload information to the site, instead of the admin having to take the info and then having to create the post themselves.

    • mmtrav
      July 20, 2010 at 2:32 am #

      Integrating Gravity Forms into sidebars can be tricky sometimes.. I’d suggest looking into Joost de Valk’s Gravity Widget for more.

      Otherwise I would just create another whole page with contribution instructions and put the Gravity form on that page. Make sense for providing instructions to contributors and getting better entries into the website?

      Just some ideas. I really like the idea of this theme.


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