Plugin Reviews

Gravity Forms Placeholder Add-On

This plugin adds Placeholder support to gravity forms

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Works great
By , for WP 4.3.1

Works great, have never had any issue.

Very useful
By ,

Puts form labels right where they belong.

Works great
By , for WP 4.0

Great plugin that works as expected. The best option out there for this functionality.

However, I would like to second @bamajr's suggestion that there should be a way to hide the "Required Field" asterisk in placeholders, even if the field is required.

Works Exactly As Advertised!
By , for WP 3.9.2

This plugin worked like a charm for me! Thanks!

Great plugin
By , for WP 3.8.2

Works Well

Works as advertised
By , for WP 3.9.1

This functionality should be built-in to Gravity Forms, but since it isn't, this plugin is the best option, I've found - and I've tried several. This plugin is a great find and does exactly what it advertises it does.

That being said, I would like to suggest a few changes.

  1. Instead of using the field labels as placeholders and then hiding them, the Gravity Forms UI should be provided with an "as needed" over-ride (as shown here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-placeholder-text-in-gravity-forms/)
  2. Complex Fields like Name & Email (with email confirm turned on) need a way of adding placeholders in two fields, while at the same time, hiding the labels of two fields.
  3. The "Required Field" asterisk should be displayed ahead of the placeholder, and doesn't work at all on complex fields like Name and Email (with email confirm turned on). The should also be a way to not show the "Required Field" asterisk, even if the field is required, when using placeholders.
Works a charm
By , for WP 3.9.1

Installed, added class and boom, it worked. No issues.


No real improvement on Gravity Forms - Placeholders add-on
By , for WP 3.9

"Gravity Forms - Placeholders add-on" is a great plugin. The advantages supposedly added to that by this plugin, i.e. adding quasi-placeholder support for drop down menus, is a great idea but is implemented badly and doesn't function properly on many browsers. Better to not have it than to have it working badly; stick with the original, well written and reliable plugin.

Ripoff, goes against the Open Source philosophy.
By ,


I'm terribly dissapointed to see this plugin "came to life" the way it did.

This code is a complete ripoff of a plugin I built 2 years ago when I found myself constantly building this feature over and over again for our clients. I abstracted the code, packaged it and published it to the WordPress plugin repository with the goal of helping people with the same issues.

This plugin lives as open source code at GitHub, where people can freely fork it and use and modify it however they want. As long as the credits remain.

Sadly, William Wilkerson and Able Engine decided that changing a few variable names, functions and removing all traces of my name on the code was the way to go.

Granted, I did see a 13 lines of JavaScript to handle select tags, but this is not the way free software and open source projects work.

This deeply saddens me and makes pity all other open source authors who might have go through the same experience.

I wish the authors would reconsider and at the very least give the proper credits for this plugin.

Sincerely yours,
Joan Piedra
Author of Gravity Forms - Placeholders add-on.

nice work, simple and solid
By ,

Good addition to GF - their placeholders are flaky.

You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.