How to Install Gravity Forms in WordPress

In WordPress, forms allow your visitors to submit information to you. Of the many form plugins available, Gravity Forms by rocketgenius is one of the most popular. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gravity Forms in WordPress. Since Gravity Forms is a commercial WordPress plugin, there is a license fee required.

Installing Gravity Forms

  1. Purchase and Download Gravity Forms from their site.
    Acquiring Gravity Forms

  2. Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Roll your mouse over Plugins, then click Add New.
    Add Gravity Forms plugin

  4. Click the Upload Plugin button.
    Installing Gravity forms plugin

  5. Click the Choose File button, select and open the GravityForms plugin you downloaded in Step 1, then click Install Now.
    Plugin installation GravityForms Word Press

  6. When you see a “Plugin installed successfully” message, click the Activate Plugin link.
    Enabling Gravity Forms

  7. You will see the Gravity Forms plugin listed, click the Register link.
    Enter Gravity Forms key

  8. On the General Settings page, enter your license in the Support License Key field, then click the Save Settings button. You can view your License in your account with gravity forms, here is a link: are finished when you see a “Settings Updated“, and “Valid Key : Your license key has been successfully validated.” message.
    Gravity forms support Key setup


Using reCAPTCHA in your forms can greatly reduce the amount of spam it receives. The following guide explains how to get your reCAPTCHA Public/Private Key.

Congratulations, now you know how to install Gravity Forms by rocketgenius for WordPress.

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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