Nested Forms 1.0 has arrived.

Five years in the making! Today, we’re excited to bring you Nested Forms 1.0. Learn about the new features we’ve released to celebrate the occasion.

nested forms 1.0
  1. What does 1.0 mean?
  2. What can Nested Forms do for you?
  3. Ready to level up?

It’s time to simplify your complex forms and collect repeatable data like never before. Nested Forms allows you to organize your forms (and the data you collect) in a way that is easy for your administrators to manage and your users to complete.

Nested Forms has enjoyed a historically long beta with years of valuable customer feedback and careful refinement. It’s one of our most popular perks, now working its magic on thousands of WordPress websites. If there’s a perk that’s earned its 1.0 badge, it’s Nested Forms.

What does 1.0 mean?

Nested Forms is more stable, accessible, and feature-rich than ever before. Let me tell you about some of the most recent highlights.

Easier Modal Navigation — Navigating Nested Forms with a keyboard has never been easier. When the Nested Form modal is open, focus is trapped within the modal, allowing you to effortlessly navigate between your form fields and modal actions with closed-loop tabbing.

Accessibility — We’ve added better support for screen readers to all Nested Form field interactions. Screen readers will now announce when the modal has been opened, which child entry you are about to edit or delete, and each action available within your Nested Forms modal, making it easier for visually impaired readers to use your forms!

Usability and Responsiveness — If you’re browsing on a device larger than a phone but smaller than your desktop, you will find a much smoother interface optimized for your viewport. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised by the Nested Form field’s new haircut. We’ve modernized the styling with a quick trim, and boy, does it look sharp!

Duplicate Child Entries — Our most zealous Nested Forms fans have been asking for the ability to duplicate child entries for quite a while now. Well, it’s here! With a quick, one-line filter, you can enable child entry duplication for any Nested Form field.

duplicate entries in Nested Forms

Stability — We’ve fixed hundreds of bugs and developed a comprehensive suite of automated end-to-end tests that run through real-world use-cases. With over 30 tests and counting, Nested Forms is a plugin you can count on.

What can Nested Forms do for you?

How often do you find yourself wanting to connect forms to relevant parent forms or group forms together? Nested Forms simplifies complex forms and the collection of repeatable data.

  • Easily create “child” forms grouped with “parent” forms where entries are attached to the parent form on submission.
  • Create repeaters to add additional fields to your forms dynamically.
  • Pull data from your nested forms into your parent form for powerful, dynamic calculations – like sum, total, and count.
  • Display nested forms conditionally – based on prior user actions.
  • Combine with Gravity Forms’ User Registration Add-On and register multiple users at a time in one place.

Here are some real-world examples to highlight scenarios where Nested Forms shines brightest.

Assign Beneficiaries — Offering life insurance? Let users assign multiple beneficiaries via a Nested Form field and collect all the pertinent information for each.

Register Teams & Members — Register a team and its members simultaneously. Use the parent form to manage the team and a Nested Form field to register each member. 

Order Forms — Create robust order forms where your customers can order and configure any number of products with a Nested Form field. Capture each product’s total on the parent form automatically for an effortless checkout.

Ready to level up?

Nested Forms 1.0 is waiting for you in your WordPress admin (Forms › Perks › Install Perks in your admin menu). Prefer to download it? Just log in to your Gravity Wiz account and go to your Downloads page.


  1. peyman
    peyman October 31, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    hi I have two forms and I want to edit a field in the other form. It means that two fields of two forms are connected and by editing one field, you can change another field automatically. I don’t know programming, is there an easy way or ready made code or plugin

    1. Dario Space
      Dario Space October 12, 2022 at 7:21 am

      Hi Ali,

      If you have an active Gravity Perks license, get in touch with us via the support form and we’ll be happy to help 😊. I believe there’s an Instruction Video on the snippet as well.


    2. ali
      ali October 12, 2022 at 8:53 am

      Unfortunately, I bought from another site and its license is gpl, because I don’t have enough money to buy all the addons directly. Please give me the recipe video. I really need it thank you

    3. ali
      ali October 12, 2022 at 10:20 am

      hi no, that video is only a short introduction and it is not possible to understand how the code works for a beginner. A lot of effort has been spent on this code, but it is not usable for me. If you know how it works, maybe you can explain it to me

    4. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff October 12, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Ali,

      Support is only available to users with an Active Gravity Perks license. I don’t know if it’s the same video you watched but the instructional video is complete and provides a good explanation of how to use the snippet. Here’s the video in case what you watched is different.


    1. Dario Space
      Dario Space October 10, 2022 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Ali,

      The Parent merge is the Entry ID merge of the Parent Entry. If you have an active Gravity Perks license, get in touch with us via the support form.


  2. Adam M Berns
    Adam M Berns February 16, 2022 at 12:46 am

    This is great! Solves so many problems. I have a question though, when I get to the submmisions page and I have this code block in it (which I don’t think I actually need because my GF is newer). Anyways, on the submmision page, how do I get the totals to show quantity instead of just one on a nested form. For example, I have a nested form where things can be purchased and there may be 4 items. On the confirmation page, the price shows correctly, but the quantity only shows 1.

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff February 16, 2022 at 6:12 am

      Hi Adam,

      We have a snippet you can use to display the details of child form product on the parent form order summary table, which would work for you. In case this doesn’t work, you can get in touch with us via our support form with additional information if you have an active Gravity Perks License.


  3. Darrell heath
    Darrell heath January 28, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Awesome work. I have been playing with this extensively over the last little while.

    One question regarding best practice. For the child form, I assume there is no need for notifications to be on/ enabled for it. Otherwise multiple notices (parent and child) will be fired, and in some cases unwanted.

    So, do everyone else delete the default notifications on the child form?

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff January 29, 2022 at 9:10 am

      Hi Darrell,

      Everyone else who does not need the Child Form notification sent, disables them. There are some others who also prefer the child form notifications sent when the Parent form is submitted. Here is an example of such a use case.


  4. Gil Poulsen
    Gil Poulsen January 22, 2022 at 10:15 am

    You folks really do awesome stuff! I am intrigued by the option to register multiple users w/Nested Forms and the User Registration add-on. Do you have any examples of that up and running, or any pointers/tips on how that would be set up?

  5. Martin Assheton
    Martin Assheton January 22, 2022 at 6:41 am

    I’ve been using nested forms for over a year and its a must have for scalable entries, keep up the good work :) One request – Inline editing of nested entries without popping up the modal window would be super good, any plans for this in the future?

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff January 24, 2022 at 4:38 am

      Hi Martin,

      Thanks for the positive review. That’s an interesting request. One issue I see here, however, is on instances where the Child form contains a lot of fields or it’s a multi-step form. I’m not sure we currently have a plan for this so I’ll pass your feature request over to our developers.


    2. David Smith
      David Smith Staff January 24, 2022 at 8:51 pm

      No definite plans here, Martin, but it’s a super cool feature idea. I’ve logged the feature request and we’ll see what kind of demand we can drum up for it. 🙂

    3. Robert Martin
      Robert Martin April 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

      Love the improvements made in this version, and would be grateful for inline nested entry editing as well if it’s ever possible.

    4. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff April 23, 2022 at 2:37 am

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for the feedback. I’m going to add this request to the existing feature request for the Perk.


  6. Cooper D
    Cooper D January 19, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Congrats on the launch! Been waiting for y’all to get out of beta for a long time now. Looking forward to the new features. :)


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