Gravity Forms is a plugin that allows you to create forms to collect information from your users. You can use Gravity Forms to create forms for many purposes, such as contact forms, applications, work requests, surveys, and more. If you do not have Gravity Forms, you can request it here. If you do have Gravity Forms activated, you can follow the steps below to create a form.

1. Select Forms in the Admin sidebar

While you are logged into WordPress, go to the dashboard of your site. You can find Forms in the admin sidebar. There are two ways to start a new form. You can hover over Forms in the sidebar and select the New Form option, or you can click on Forms and click the Add New button at the top of the page.

Forms submenu in admin sidebar

Add New button under Forms

2. Fill in Form Title and Form Description

After you click on New Form or Add New, a window will pop up and prompt you to fill in the Form Title and Form Description. The title is a required field, while the description is optional. If needed, you have the option to change the title or description at a later time.

New form window

After you fill in the required fields, click Create Form.

3. Add fields

After you click Create Form, you can start building your form. On a form without any fields, in the space where you will build your form, Gravity Forms will display some helpful steps to get started. You can use these steps as a reference in addition to this article.

Gravity Forms steps to get started

To add a field, select one from the expandable accordions on the right side of the page. Fields are organized beneath these accordions. For a description of each type, hover over the question mark next to the accordion's title. To add a field to your form, simply click on the desired field, and it will appear at the bottom of your form. You can also drag and drop a field from the sidebar to wherever you want it on your form.

Form editor

4. Edit fields

Form field on hover

When you hover over a field, it will be highlighted in blue with a bar across the top. Within that bar, you have a few options.

  • You can click the arrow to expand and edit the options for that field.
  • You can click on the pages icon to duplicate the field.
  • You can click the X to delete the field.
  • You can click and hold down on the bar to grab the field, then drag and drop it anywhere on your form to reorder your fields.

When you click the arrow, the field will expand to show all options for that field. Here you can edit the field to add your own labels and choices. You can also choose the appearance of the field and configure advanced behavioral options. For more information about editing field options, see our article, Editing Form Fields.

Edit form field

5. Save form

When you have finished adding and editing your fields, click the Update button at the bottom of the form editor on the right side of your screen to save your new form. You also have the option to cancel your changes or move your form to Trash.

Update form button, cancel button, and move to trash

After you save your form, it will appear on your forms list, which means you are now able to add it to a page or post. To edit your form at a later time, go into Forms and click on the name of the form you wish to edit.

Next Steps

Editing Form Fields
Adding a Gravity Form to a Page or Post