Gravity Wiz Weekly #165

What’s in store for Q4? Ahem *GoogleSheetsTwoWayIntegration* Plus, how to style your Map field and a simple trick for managing contact form submissions.

gravity wiz weekly

Greetings, wizards!

Sala-gadoola-menchicka-boo-la Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Guess who’s whipped up another magical newsletter for you?

gravity forms fairy godmother

And it’s a pretty good one. 😉

What’s in store for Q4?

Last week we shared a highlight reel of epic product releases from Q3. This week we’re giving you a glimpse into the future. Here are just a few new products you can expect to see in Q4.

Google Sheets – Let’s just say, sending form data both to and from Google Sheets is about to get a lot easier. Plus, you’ll save a ton of money ditching those pricey automation platforms (*cough*Zapier*cough*) you’ve been stuck using for years.

Advanced Select – A more accessible, extensible alternative to Gravity Forms’ Enhanced UI option. And just wait until you see how this integrates with Populate Anything 2.0. 😉

Advanced Save & Continue – A whole new set of advanced features for Gravity Forms’ Save and Continue functionality, based on our popular Auto Save & Continue snippet. Save every change, continue from any of your saves, and support for non-logged-in users.

Of course, we’ve got several new versions planned for some of our existing perks too! 

Ready for another legendary quarter? 🧙‍♂️

Next Week: Live Wizarding Workshop

gravity forms workshop

Register now and join us next Thursday for our second live wizarding workshop. Come get a taste of the organizational possibilities of File Renamer, plus a quick primer on customizing the new Map field and an open Q&A (you can pre-submit a question as part of your registration).

It’s gonna be magical, y’all! 

Question of the Week

Our Snippet Library is full of customizable snippets that can be tweaked to apply to your specific form and field combinations. In order to customize these snippets though, you need to understand which bits of the snippet should be changed.

This week, we want to hear from you on the “replacement style” you find the easiest to understand. So, the official question is:

Which style do you find easiest to use when needing to replace variables in snippets?

If there’s a style that you prefer not listed here, just reply to this email and let us know!

Spotlight: Unique ID for Contact Forms

One simple trick for better managing a website’s contact form submissions is through Gravity Forms Unique ID.

Wizardess Jennifer Strumbel (of Flying Orange) has a client that wanted to assign identifiers to contact forms to help with managing and responding to submissions, which can be useful as volume increases.

“[The clients] needed a way to assign a Unique ID to contact forms so that they had a better way of tracking and managing responses when provided to multiple people. They could reference [submission IDs] in their master program to check and make sure all contact forms were being answered, and could reference them later if needed.”

In this instance, those who reach out also receive this same identifier, and have the option of referencing it later during correspondence. Did someone just say lightweight ticket handling? 😅

unique ID on contact forms

Unique ID allows you to generate alphanumeric, numeric or sequential “Unique ID” values for the entry when submitted. Applications go beyond contact forms — for example, confirmation numbers, order references, invoice numbering (including powering your team’s finances), unique coupon codes, or generating numbers for raffles. Example from our interactive demo incoming. 👇

Thank you, Jennifer, for another hot tip! Try the demo yourself:


Enable Decimal Values in Quantity Fields – Selling quantities of products by weight? This resource will let your users order 2.5 lbs of bananas or 1.1 grams of your finest gillyweed. This week, we updated this classic snippet to support Quantity fields using the decimal comma format.

Populate Anything | Filter by Relative Dates – We had a Pro customer who wanted to populate results on their forms entered during the current week. We cooked up a merge tag (available as a snippet) that made this possible. Now he (and you) can create Populate Anything filters where the date value of the result is greater than {relative:sunday -1 week}. And that’s just a tiny taste of what this new merge tag can do!

populate anything filter by relative dates

Style Your Map Field – Have you heard of Snazzy Maps? It’s a directory of awesome “themes” for your Google Maps. Guess what’s powered by Google Maps? Address Autocomplete’s Map field! This snippet provides an easy way to copy a style from Snazzy Maps and apply it to your Map field. Go ahead. Add some snazz with a snap!

gravity forms style your map fields

Gravity Perks

GP Address Autocomplete (v1.2.4)

  • Fixed issue where hidden Address Fields would cause an error.

GP Advanced Phone Field (v1.0.4)

  • Added WebP versions of the flag sprites to improve performance. PNG versions of the sprites are still in place as a fallback.
  • Updated plugin headers with correct Description and Plugin URI.
  • Fixed issue where the country dropdown could initialize more than one time and cause the dropdown to show multiple times for a given Phone field.

GP Entry Blocks (v1.0-alpha-2.4)

GP Nested Forms (v1.1.6)

  • Added $entry argument to gpnf_get_nested_form filter hook to improve compatibility with GP Populate Anything.
  • Fixed {Parent:id} merge tag not working in places such as notifications.

GP Page Transitions (v1.0-beta-2.7)

  • Improved compatibility with Gravity Flow, GravityView, and the Gravity Forms Edit Entry screen by disabling page transitions while editing entries through these pages.

GP Populate Anything (v1.2.30)

  • Fixed issue where GT/GTE and LT/LTE operators did not work as expected with dates in the Gravity Forms Entry Object Type and Database Object Type.
  • Fixed issue where gpnf_get_nested_form filter was not taking nested form entries into account properly.

GP QR Code (v1.0-beta-2.5)

GP Unique ID (v1.4.7)

  • Updated database schema to resolve issues with daily sequential IDs.

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