Gravity Form Plugin: Is Your WordPress Theme Compatible?

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Lead generation is an effective marketing strategy that helps define the right path to businesses, following which they can interact with potential customers and convert them into qualified leads. When it comes to lead generation, it is very important to differentiate leads, which is done by acquiring information from the leads themselves. And, a contact form can help you gather information about the leads in an effective manner.

Although, WordPress powered sites comes with built-in contact forms, it’s better to create a custom form that is tailored according to your specifications.

Let’s face it! Unless you’re a tech-savvy folk having good coding skills, creating your own custom form is definitely going to be no less than a nightmare for you. This is where form builders such as WordPress Gravity Forms comes handy.

In this post, I will provide a brief on Gravity Forms and how you can ensure that your theme is compatible with this plugin.

Gravity Form Compatibility

Overview of Gravity Forms Plugin

Gravity Forms is an amazing form builder plugin that makes the process of form creation for WordPress websites a breeze, thanks to its simple and easy-to-use interface. In addition, it even provide excellent tools that help users to create advanced forms a hassle-free task, with the help of a simple point-and-click interface.

You can find ample number of free WordPress contact form plugins, the most popular being the Contact Form 7; however, in case you want to create a form quickly and looking for something better than the Contact Form 7 plugin, then Gravity Forms plugin is worth considering. It is compatible with most of the WP themes and plugins. However, there still exists some theme and plugin which can often cause a theme or plugin conflict with Gravity Forms.

How to Test Your Theme Compatibility With Gravity Forms Plugin?

There are theme and plugin authors who don’t create WordPress websites following the best practices, which eventually results in theme or plugin conflict with Gravity forms. So, in case you encounter any issue with Gravity forms, then the following section will help you figure out whether the issue you’re experiencing is caused by a theme or plugin conflict.

Step 1 – Check Out Whether Your Theme Conflicts Causes Conflicts

The very first thing you need to do is to test if your theme is causing a conflict with the Gravity Forms plugin. For doing so, use the below-mentioned steps:

  • Activate default WordPress themes Twenty Fourteen (or other WP themes like Twenty Thirteen, Twelve, etc.)
    Check out whether you’re still encountering the theme conflict issue or not.
  • In case you don’t face the issue once your default WordPress “Twenty” theme is activated, but you are still not able to use the Gravity Forms plugin, then you should test you theme for plugin conflicts.

Step 2 – Testing for Plugin Conflicts

In order to evaluate whether your theme for a plugin conflict, you will have to abide by the following steps:

  • Deactivate all the plugins from your theme that you have installed so far.
  • Activate the Gravity Forms plugin.
  • Check whether the plugin conflict issue still persists or not.

If the issue does not occur following the above-discussed steps, it clearly indicates that one of your plugins or more causes a conflict with Gravity Forms. Now, in order to check out which plugin(s) results in the conflict, just simply follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Activate each of your plugin one by one.
  • Check when you are experiencing the issue, when a plugin is activated.

Wrapping Up!

300x250A contact form is a good way to acquire information about your leads. While WordPress sites come integrated with forms, it is better to create a custom one with required fields and options.

You can do so, by choosing Gravity forms plugin that helps create custom forms in no time. However, you may face theme compatibility issues when installing this plugin. Put it simply, you might not be able to properly install the Gravity forms plugin in your theme. Reading this post will hopefully help you better understand how you can test if your theme is compatible with Gravity forms plugin or not.