We are very pleased to announce the release of Gravity Forms v1.5! This release has been a longtime in development as it incorporates major changes to the plugin to accommodate all of the great new features we have added. From new features, to new hooks and filters, Gravity Forms v1.5 is packed with all sorts of goodies for our users to enjoy.
Along with the final release of Gravity Forms v1.5 comes the 1.0 releases of the PayPal Add-On and User Registration Add-On. Both of these advanced Add-Ons are now available to Developer License customers.
To top things off we have also launched a new web site. Take a look around, read about the new features and enjoy Gravity Forms v1.5!
Here is a look at what is new in Gravity Forms v1.5:
One of the most widely requested features is finally here, multi-page form capabilities. Using the new Page Break field you now have the ability split longer forms into multiple pages or steps. We have also integrated a visual paging status bar that can be used to show a progress bar or the steps involved in completing the form.
Pricing Fields allow you to create quotes and order forms. It features integrated pricing calculations and is compatible with the Gravity Forms PayPal Add-On. Pricing Fields consist of a Product Field, Option Field, Quantity Field, Shipping Field, Donation Field and Total Field. They allow you to easily turn your form into an order form and collect payments when combined with the PayPal Add-On.
Textarea Character Counter
Easily limit the number of characters entered into a textarea and include a visual character counter that lets them know how many characters are allowed and how many characters have been entered.
CSS Ready Classes
Easily create multi-column layouts using built in CSS classes. These keywords are custom CSS classes you add to the CSS Class Name option under the Advanced tab for each field. Using our pre-defined CSS class names you can easily create 2 or 3 column forms, display radio button and checkbox options in 2, 3 or 4 columns as well as turn a Section Break into a scrolling text field. Get complete details on the available Ready Classes here.
Gravity Forms will now automatically setup an Admin Notification that uses the WordPress Admin email as the Send To and includes all submitted form fields when a new form is created.
Post Field Enhancements
We have enhanced the content template capabilities of the Post Fields and extended them to the Post Custom Field. Now you can use the content template capabilities on the Post Title, Post Body and Post Custom Fields in the form builder. The Post Category field has been enhanced to allow for an initial placeholder value (ex. "Please Select a Category") and now supports Admin Only visibility to allow you to set a default category using the Post Category field.
Checkbox and Multiple Choice (Radio Button) HTML Support
The Checkbox and Multiple Choice (Radio Button) fields now support HTML in the option labels. This allows you to include links or use images as your options.
Love using Shortcodes? Need to insert custom code into the Email Notification, Confirmation Text or HTML Field content? Gravity Forms now supports utilizing Shortcodes in the Email Notification Message Body, Confirmation Text and within the content of an HTML Field.
Enhanced Bulk Edit Functionality
You can now reset views, or delete entries from the Edit Forms screen using enhanced options added to the Bulk Edit functionality.
New Hooks and Filters
We have added a variety of new hooks and filters, all of which are documented (with examples) in the brand new Documentation area of the support site.
Upgrade and Renewals
Now you can Upgrade or Renew your Gravity Forms License Key right from your WordPress Dashboard! Visit either the Settings page or the Update page. If an Upgrade is available, or you are within the Renewal period, you will be presented with options to purchase the Upgrade or Renewal.
Support For New Add-Ons
Gravity Forms v1.5 supports the introduction of the PayPal Add-On and User Registration Add-On which are now available for Developer License customers.
You can upgrade to the latest version of Gravity Forms using Automatic Upgrade or by downloading the latest version of the plugin from the Downloads page.
Please Note: Automatic Upgrade will only work if you have entered your Support License Key in the Settings page of Gravity Forms in your WordPress Administration Panel.
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