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Version: 4

Gravity PDF 5 Minute Installation (a WordPress plugin)

Gravity PDF 4.x Welcome Screen

Gravity PDF is a free WordPress plugin built for the popular premium form builder software, Gravity Forms. It allows you to generate PDF documents that contain user-data captured with Gravity Forms.

The look and feel of the PDF is controlled through templates. The software comes with four free designs, but you can also purchase additional templates from our template shop, build your own using HTML and CSS or have our team custom-build one for you – we can even auto-complete existing PDF documents like government forms.


Assuming you meet the software minimum requirements, the installation is a breeze. Head to Plugins -> Add New in your WordPress admin area, search Gravity PDF, click Install Now and activate. It's that simple!

Installing Gravity PDF via the WordPress admin area

View additional information about the software requirements and other installation procedures.

General Settings

After activating, head to Form -> Settings -> PDF and check over the plugin's default settings. The software uses sane defaults but you may want to tweak the PDF paper size, PDF template and font family, size and colour. You should also check the System Status to make sure there are no warnings that may need your attention.

The global Gravity PDF settings page

View more information about the general PDF settings.

Creating a PDF

Next, it's time to setup a PDF for your Gravity Form. Head to Forms -> Forms and select the Gravity Form you want integrated. From the form editor page, hover over the Form Settings menu item and select PDF from the sub-navigation. Finally, click the Add New button to create a PDF.

The PDF Form Settings page

While there are a lot of options available to you, only the Name and Filename settings are required. Go ahead and fill those in. If you want the PDF automatically emailed when your form is submitted select the notifications you want it attached it in the Notifications setting. Finally, click Add PDF to complete the setup.

Adding a new PDF to a form

Now you've setup the PDF you can view and download it from the Gravity Form Entries page in your admin area (just make sure you've submitted an entry already). And if you configured it, when you submit the form the generated PDF will be attached with the email notification.

Download the PDFs via the Entries page

View more information about configuring PDFs.

If you would like to add a link to the PDF on your form's confirmation page you'll need to use the [gravitypdf] shortcode. Read more about it in our shortcode documentation.

Help and Support

If you run into trouble during any of these steps head to our support page. From there you can search and review our documentation, or get in touch with our friendly support team should you still have issues.