bookmark_borderHow To Install Gravity Forms

Installing Gravity Forms is quite simple and is the same process as installing many other plugins. In this article, we will show you how to quickly install Gravity Forms using the plugin uploader inside your WordPress admin dashboard.

If your site is hosted by you can only install Gravity Forms if you are on their Business plan, with a custom domain configured, and have installed the Hello Dolly plugin. You can then install Gravity Forms from the /wp-admin/ dashboard using the instructions below.

Using the WordPress dashboard

  1. First, download the zip file containing Gravity Forms. To do so, simply access the downloads page, log into your account, and click the button labeled Download Gravity Forms. Be sure to save this zip file somewhere easily accessible as you will need it soon.
  2. installing-gravity-forms-2Next, log into your WordPress admin dashboard if you have not already done so.
  3. installing-gravity-forms-3From within your WordPress admin dashboard, hover over Plugins on the left side navigation menu and click on Add New. Within this page, click the Upload Plugin button at the top.
  4. installing-gravity-forms-4Once on the upload page, click the Browse button. Then, navigate to the zip file you previously downloaded and select it. Once the file is selected, click the Install Now button.
  5. installing-gravity-forms-5WordPress will now automatically handle the installation of Gravity Forms. Once complete, be sure to click Activate Plugin to activate Gravity Forms.

Using FTP

  1. First, download Gravity Forms. To do so, simply access the Gravity Forms download page, log into your account, and download the plugin zip file.
  2. As you are installing via FTP, you will need to unpack the zip file that you downloaded.
  3. Next, access your WordPress site via FTP and navigate to the wp_content/plugins directory. Inside there, upload the entire Gravity Forms folder.
  4. Once fully uploaded, access your WordPress admin dashboard and click on Plugins. Inside this page, you should now see an entry for Gravity Forms. All you have to do now is activate it by clicking one Activate Plugin.

That’s it! Gravity Forms is now installed and running on your WordPress site. To get started, you may now follow our guide on setting up Gravity Forms.

Last modified: March 2, 2018