The Gravity Forms plugin has recently updated to Version 1.4, and it adds a bunch of features. The one I am most excited about is Ajax submission – this means that the form no longer requires a page reload to display errors and to submit. This brings the plugin in line with Contact Form 7 and cFormsII in this functionality.
I was looking for how to enable the new Ajax submission feature on my forms, and had a moment of doubt. Here’s how:
How to enable Ajax submission on existing Gravity Forms forms
To enable the Ajax submission on forms that are already embedded in your website, do the following:
- Go to your Plugins page and make sure you’re running Gravity Forms 1.4. If not, upgrade the plugin.
- Visit the page in which your form is enabled.
- Find the Gravity Forms shortcode (it starts with
ajax=truebefore the closing bracket.
Example: your form before was
[gravityform id=1 name=ExampleForm] — now it should look like
[gravityform id=1 name=ExampleForm ajax=true]
How to enable Ajax submission on new Gravity Forms forms
- Go to the page you would like to add a form
- Click the editor’s Gravity Forms button (it looks like this: )
- Check the box that says “Enable Ajax”
- Click the button called “Insert Form”, and voila!
Ajax submission/validation makes Gravity Forms even better.
One of the few areas where Gravity Forms was behind other form plugins was
The Gravity Forms Directory & Addons plugin has made Gravity Forms a directory plugin. The Gravity Forms + Constant Contact has integrated Gravity Forms with Constant Contact. The plugin keeps expanding its capabilities, has awesome support, and is beautiful.
What other features would you like to see in Gravity Forms? The Gravity Forms Addons plugin can implement these requests before the plugin supports it, so let’s hear what you’d like to see!