TutorialGravity Hopper tools to improve your Forms Development

When you’re working daily with Gravity Forms, there are some things that make your life easier. Like a better lay-out for the Gravity Forms builder, creating Field Templates (Form Field Patters), better organizing your Forms and Entries in Folders, adding admin only Field Notes, checking Form integrity, Field hinting and handy Keyboard Shortcuts. We’ll walk you through some of the enhancements Gravity Hopper offers.

More compact and detailed Gravity Form Builder

The default Gravity Forms builder takes up quite some space for examples of your Fields and doesn’t give you a lot of space in the Gutenberg style Settings sidebar.

Default Gravity Form Editor

Normally it looks like this:

Wider Settings Sidebar and more compact Fields

With Gravity Hopper you can enable some handy styling improvements that makes your building process easier. See the screenshot where double the amount of Fields are directly visible and the Settings sidebar has some extra room. Less scrolling, faster working.

Show Field ID and Field Type Icon in Form Editor

Note that it also provides a more easy way to see the Field ID (without the need to click on it) and a handy icon to see what type of Form Field it is:

Show Form ID in Editor

You also see directly the Form ID itself at the top of the screen (ID: 47):

And by toggeling the expand button, you still easily can see the original Form Field layout.

In the Gravity Forms main settings, you can easily enable all these handy perks:

Hiding administrative tooltips

In the Gravity Forms Form Builder there are a lot of tooltips visible in the settings. This can be handy if you are just starting, but when you are a Gravity Forms Guru, it can get in the way of fast clicking and editing settings.

With tooltips enabled, you get a lot of this:

Tooltips visible

Tooltips visible

Enable CC field on notifications

Although Gravity Forms has a gform_notification_enable_cc filter available, there are situations that you rather not add code to your functions.php. Gravity Hopper let’s you select it under Configurations in the Gravity Forms Settings:

In your notification, an extra input field voor the mail CC is visible (including the possibility to use Merge Tags):

Organizing Gravity Forms and Entries in Folders

Gravity Hopper let’s you organize your differt Gravity Forms in Folders.

There is a page available (similar to making post categories) to add new Folders:

And you can easily assign Forms to Folders in the Forms List.

The same functionality is available for organizing Gravity Forms Entries in Folders.

Copy Gravity Forms Shortcode from Forms List

Another handy feature is that you can copy the Gravity Forms Shortcode directly from the Forms List:

Order Form List by most recent Forms

Another option in the settings is to change the default order of the Gravity Forms in the Forms List.

By default the Forms List order is alphabetically:

When activitating the order most recent, it looks like this (you see that the latest Form ID is at the top):

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