Spark GF Failed Submissions


This plugin requires Gravity Forms.

Ever wonder how often people try to fill in your forms but get an error when they hit submit? Want to be notified when failures suddenly increase?

So do we, which is why we built this plugin.


  • Plugin settings page
  • Form settings page


We recommend you install the plugin via the automated installer interface within WordPress.
If for some reason you are unable to use this and need to install the plugin manually, you can follow these steps:

  1. Download the to your computer and unzip it
  2. Upload the spark-gf-failed-submissions folder into your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Once installed, you’ll want to make sure the plugin is set up to best meet your needs:

  1. Configure plugin settings in Forms -> Settings -> Failed Submissions
  2. Override per-form as needed


What is a “failed submission”?

Any time someone tries to submit a Gravity Form resulting in a validation error.

Why would I want to track failed submissions?

If you process any sort of payments through Gravity Forms, you want to know as soon as there’s a problem.
If your site suddenly stops talking to your payment gateway for example, you want to be notified immediately, rather than having to wait for customers to tell you.

The tracked data also enables deeper analysis of your forms, giving you insight into where submissions fail.
You can use this information to craft better forms, increasing your conversion rate!

How can I help?

The most important thing you can do is to download and use the plugin! Beyond that…

  • If you are able to help with translating the plugin into another language please contact us at
  • If you have any suggestions for new features, or you believe you’ve found a bug, please check the support forums to make sure it hasn’t already been requested/reported by someone else. If you believe it’s a new one, create a new support topic with as much detail as possible. In the case of bug reports, please include specific steps to reproduce the issue.


January 13, 2020
This is a great addition to gravity forms. Well done dev team. Knowing which forms have submission failures can help greatly to ensure your forms are working correctly. Love how it works. Would have give it 5* if not for some minor (essential) item missing. Multiple failure submissions are now logged and there is no way to remove them from the DB which can lead to a bloated DB. Yes you can change the threshold but when you find multiple bots or genuine failed submissions come through it quickly bloats the DB. Good thing its uses INNODB as its structure. Having a simple select and delete options is definitely essential in my opinion. Also combine with that filtering i.e. by IP address (same IPs) you can quickly see which IP addresses failed submissions come from, identify them and blacklist them. Currently very cumbersome to identify the same IP etc. Hope the developers can update this awesome plugin with those 2 features 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Spark GF Failed Submissions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed display of submitted values for complex fields
  • Fixed PHP warnings when no specific form settings have been configured


  • New setting to limit emails to a specified interval
  • New failed submission detail view
  • Fixed issue where GF admin scripts/styles were being enqueued on the front end
  • Fixed capture and display of submitted email address


  • Initial release