Add directory capabilities and other functionality to the great Gravity Forms plugin.
Worked great to easily build a directory of attorneys for my firm.
It goes really far into integrating a form into a directory, but not being able to set a more advanced or granular search killed it for our use case scenario. Hopefully this gets added in future updates!
Gravity Forms is definitely one of the better paid plugins out there that blows the free plugins out of the water. If you receive a lot of form submissions that need to be routed appropriately, this is an excellent solution. The built-in WP forms and other free form plugins simply cannot compete with the robust capabilities that Gravity Forms has to offer. I would give them a 5 Star rating, however they lack an integration with SalesFUSION which will prevent me from renewing my subscription :(. I just couldn't bring myself to deactivate this plugin without leaving a positive review.
So I spent money on a developer's license to get a big, big surprise.
(1) You get a one year rental. No, you can't use the software like you thought. You may not have seen where they have policies. When you find it, you will see that after 1 year your license to use the software expires. You think they would tell you this up front before you buy and make sure you know it.
(2) If you don't pay up really quickly, as in within 8 weeks of expiration, they will charge you full price to get a renewal. They are so scared you won't renew that this is another crazy policy.
(3) It's pretty good at taking in data sometimes but it has glitches and it is extremely mediocre for output.
So unless you want to be a slave and pay them big money every year, you're better off not integrating this form package and looking elsewhere. Bad policies, bad business. I bought another really hot looking form product, doesn't purely integrate into WordPress the same way but is so much more powerful and can be used in WP just like anything else.
Doesn't seem to have any active support. Single entry view outputs malformed code; should be something a plugin developer would jump on when reported. No response after 3 days.
Had high hopes, and it does have some good stuff, but going to have to discard and go another direction due to broken single entry output.
Plugin seems to be no longer supported, and code is difficult to read with little to no commenting. Each new release almost surely causes errors. Was hopeful, but just doesn't have the commitment it once did.
+1 "The Gravity Forms Directory plugin adds an 'essential' piece of functionality."
I just can't say enough good things about this plug in and it's support. I'm so glad I switched from all those "other" forms that always broke and needed constant maintenance.
I use Gravity Forms for all my sites. The Gravity Forms Directory plugin adds an 'essential' piece of functionality.
It allows you to add a listing of your form results in a sortable table. That listing is already filtered if you add a Category field to your Gravity Form. Only the results from a particular form will display in the table.
A very important feature of the Directory plugin is that it allows a logged-in user to edit his/her posts directly from the listing table. Picture the listing in a page in a private member area of a site. You also can set a parameter that the user can only see his/her own listing.
Logged-in Users/Members of a site can complete front facing forms, then, after a higher level editor publishes the posts created by the forms, the Member can go to the listing page and edit.
Like most plugin developer's, Katz Web Services has his hands full responding to requests for this essential plugin to do more.
I will add my request to the list! Let Authors and Contributors edit their posts from the listing. Currently, only Users with the role of Editor are allowed to edit. This would give another layer of 'member' roles for a site.
Thank you Katz Web Services for all the hard work and ingenuity on this essential plugin.
I recently made an additional donation to the developer to continue his work. If you use this plugin, I urge you to do the same.
- Nancy, Millbrook Creative, Wayland, Mass
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