Form Builder Add-On
The Form Builder Add-On allows you to easily create and place submission forms on your site.Â Examples of forms you may want to create include:Â letter to the editor forms, user photo uploads, contact forms, sign-up forms, registration forms, etc.
Create a Form
- Find the Forms section of your dashboard, and click New Form.
- Edit the Form title and description.
- Add fieldsÂ by clicking on the field names in the sidebar on the right.
- Save the form when completed.
- Click on the â€śSetup Email Notifications for this Formâ€ť button in the dialog box that opens.
- Enter your email address and information and data based on how you want to be notified when someone submits a form.
- Save the settings.
Add a Form to a Page
- Create a newÂ pageÂ that you want to add a form to from the WordPress dashboard.
- Click on the Gravity Forms iconÂ in the top tool bar (to the right of the words Upload/Insert).
- Select the desired form from the pull down list and click Insert Form.
- Go to the live site and test the form.
Add a Form to your Sidebar Widgets
- Click on Widgets under the Appearances tab on the left side of your WordPress dashboard.
- Drag a Gravity Forms widget into the Sidebar.
- Add a title for your form and select the appropriate form from the drop-down menu.
- Click Save.
Using Forms to feed directly submissions directly into Drafts of Stories
This plugin makes it easy to feed your users’ submissions directly into your WordPress database.Â this could be useful for writers submitting stories or even for publishing Letters to the Editor.
- When creating the form, click on Post Fields options on the right side.
- By adding the standard Story fields (title, category, body, and image), you can create a form that allows users to submit stories directly as drafts.
- Prior to creating your form, make sure you’ve created the necessary category — for example, if you want Letters to the Editor submitted as drafts that you can publish on your Web site, create a Letters to the Editor category prior to creating this form.
Viewing Form Entries
- To view form entries, simply click Entries in the Forms menu on the WordPress dashboard.
- You can also configure each form to email you the entries as they come in.
- If you use the Post fields when creating your form, entries can be saved as drafts, which are viewable by clicking on Posts under the Posts tab (To view these drafts, you’ll need to complete this step first:Â Click on Menu Editor under the Settings tab.Â Unhide the WordPress Post Panel and the save the settings.).