What is Gravity Forms?

It’s a way to build forms on WordPress. It has user-friendliness that comes by having drag and drop buttons to make the form.


What can I do with Gravity Forms?


     

Secure Forms

EWU provides 3 different ways to have forms online. One is through Microsoft 365, one is an EWU one and the last one is Secure Forms through Gravity Forms. You can find links for all three hereThis page had more information and some TOS on Secure Forms.


Below is a table comparing the 3 form options and the features they have. This can help you determine what is best for your use. 


Feature

Office 365 Forms

Gravity Forms

Full Service Forms

Standard Fields

Mobile Ready Forms

Email Notifications

Conditional Logic

Field Validation

Name Field

Address Field

Multi-page Form

Email Field

Calculations Fields


Anti-Spam

File Upload


Styles & Layouts


Polls


Data Export


Reporting Dashboards


Web Analytics


Workflow


Simple Approval

Advanced Survey


Save & Continue


WordPress Integration



Database Storage

Answers to forms can be stored with Gravity Forms and be exported so you can view them in something like Microsoft Excel

Conditional Logic

Logic can be set up so that if a particular answer is picked, other options show up. For example, in a form someone answers ‘Yes, I live in student housing’ then the form can be set up to show (or hide) another question. Another question that could show up in response to the first answer is Which dorm do you live in?”

Notification Routing

Notifications can be sent out and modified for each individual form. For example, if you would be notified when the form gets filled out or when someone marks a certain answer or if something on your end needs to be completed. It can be set up so that you get an email. Or the user can have an email sent to them to notify them of their answers

Anti-Spam Features

Uses tools such as Akismet (a preinstalled plugin) and ReCAPTCHA to prevent spam forms from being submitted.

Advanced Calculations

This can be used for calculations (like adding up items) as well as to create dynamically populated forms. An example of a dynamically populated form is to have one contact form for the whole office but setting it up so that form gets send to who the person wants to contact.