Date: Monday – June 6, 2022
Time: 6pm – 8pm
If you thought WordPress form builders were just a way to collect contact information, think again! In this presentation, Bet Hannon of BH Business Websites will show us how she has leveraged the flexibility of Gravity Forms to create complex and powerful forms that help businesses grow and scale.
In this presentation, Bet will cover:
- Building blocks for complex functionalities with forms beyond simple information gathering.
- How to use Gravity Forms to implement complex functionalities, also applicable to other WordPress form builders.
- How to leverage your form-building skills to upsell clients and add value to your web design projects.
- An overview of the Gravity Forms ecosystem, including major third-party plugins and what they can do.
- An overview of the building blocks for more complex strategies.
- An example of event registrations with multiple registration types, early/late discounts, and more.
- An example of outputting submitted data, like signatures, on a fillable PDF.
- An example of linking together multi-step, multi-decision-maker processes and approval systems.
- An example of what you can do with APIs for instant quotes, such as insurance.
- An example of graphically displaying submitted data with a DEI reporting system, with restricted editing/updating and refreshed displays.
Bet Hannon bio:
Bet has worked with businesses and nonprofits for over 14 years, helping them build WordPress websites, integrate other communication channels, and learn how to use digital marketing tools more effectively. She is the founder & CEO of BH Business Websites, which designs, builds, and maintains accessible websites, including membership and e-commerce sites. Bet lives in Bend, Oregon, and is a co-organizer of the WP Meetup there.
Note: This will not be at our usual location, it will be an online event using Zoom. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up for free at https://zoom.us. You can download the desktop software, use a browser extension, or download the mobile app. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please get set up and familiar with it in advance. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you’re using the desktop software, you may need to check for upgrades manually.
For added security, the Zoom link will not be public. You must RSVP to see it.
Along the bottom of the Zoom window, there are buttons to mute/unmute yourself, enable/disable your video, and access the Participants, Chat, and Reactions panels.
For security and to prevent interruptions, everyone else will be prevented from screen sharing during the meetup. Your audio and video should be off by default when you join the call, but you may want to double-check when you join. You can unmute yourself and turn on your video, but please note that you may be included in the recording. If you unmute yourself, please only do so temporarily, while you’re asking your question. This helps reduce background noise in the recording.
If you have a question, please click the button to “raise your hand”. Depending on your version of Zoom, this will be located in either the Reactions panel or the Participants panel. Our presenter will take breaks to answer questions, and our moderator will call on whoever has their hand raised. You can unmute yourself while you ask your question, and then mute yourself and lower your hand after you’re done.
You can use the Chat panel to introduce yourself and converse with others, but if you have a question for the presenter, remember to “raise your hand”. We won’t be monitoring the chat as frequently, so questions there may be overlooked.
We’ll record the presentation and link to the video in the comments once it’s been processed.
If time permits, we’ll open up the conversation after the presentation. We encourage people to converse in our Portland Slack group for general WordPress discussion at any time. You can join here at our Portland Slack Group.