Gravity Forms is undisputedly the most powerful forms plugin for WordPress, and Easy Digital Downloads is (in my opinion) one of the best ways to sell digital products through WordPress, so what could be better than integrating the two plugins and leveraging the awesome power and control that they bring as a team? Not much to be honest.
A few weeks ago, a new extension was released for Easy Digital Downloads called Gravity Forms Checkout. It allows you to create purchase forms for EDD products through Gravity Forms. What exactly does that mean? Well, simply, it means that customers can purchase items from your store by filling out a form created in Gravity Forms.
Aside from just sounding like a cool integration, this opens up the door to some tremendously powerful options.
This allows you to embed purchase forms for products on any page of your website and lets you completely bypass the standard EDD checkout process.
This allows you to leverage the magnificent power of the Gravity Forms conditional fields to automatically adjust the price of the purchase based on what the customer enters in the form.
This allows you collect any information you need from the customer by simply adding the necessary fields to the form.
This allows you to setup custom email notifications to site admins and customers based on what is purchased (or entered in the form) by using the Gravity Forms notifications system.
This allows you to create multi-page purchase forms.
This allows you limit the number of times an item can be purchased, or limit when it can be purchased.
This allows you to use all features of Gravity Forms to create the perfect purchase form for your products while still leveraging the reporting power and file delivery of Easy Digital Downloads.
Here’s a demonstration video that shows off a quick example of how the integration works:
If you have ever needed any of these options with Easy Digital Downloads, then Gravity Forms Checkout will become your newest best friend.