Gravity PDF can be run on most shared web hosting, however there are some restrictions in place to prevent problems. The easiest way to check if your web server meets the criteria is to install the plugin. The software has multiple checks in place when activating and will let you know if there are any issues than need addressing.
Gravity PDF is a third party extension1 for Gravity Forms. The software cannot function without it. You'll need to purchase a license for Gravity Forms before you can use Gravity PDF - any license type will work. See more details about Gravity PDF's compatibility with Gravity Forms.
- PHP 5.4+ (PHP 7.0+ recommended)
- MB String with Regex enabled (
- GD Library
- 64MB+ WP Memory (128MB+ recommended)
There are multiple ways to install Gravity PDF but the simplest option is to do so via your WordPress admin area.
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Search for the plugin directly from your WordPress admin area and install it with a single click.
Login to your WordPress admin area and navigate to the
Plugins -> Add Newpage.
Use the search bar in the top right hand corner of the plugins page to search for
Install Nowbutton on the Gravity PDF plugin to confirm the installation.
Once the installation has completed select the
You can manually install the plugin by downloading the plugin zip file from WordPress.org and then uploading through your WordPress admin area. However, due to the increase in fonts included in the package the total zip size tops 25MB, while the majority of hosts limit uploads to 8MB. If that’s the case for you the manual installation method won't be viable (try the FTP method).
You can check your maximum upload limit by navigating to
Media -> Add New in your WordPress admin area and reviewing the Maximum upload file size limit.
Go to the plugin's WordPress repository and select the
Download Version 4.x.xbutton.
In your WordPress admin area, navigate to the
Plugins -> Add Newpage then select the
Upload Pluginbutton (located to the right of the
Browsebutton and select the zip file downloaded in step one.
Install Nowbutton and wait. Depending on your internet speed, it could take some time to upload.
Once installed, select the
Upload the Gravity PDF plugin files to the WordPress plugins directory using your favourite FTP client.
Navigate to the plugin's WordPress repository and select the
Download Version 4.x.xbutton.
Once downloaded, unzip the plugin folder. A folder called
gravity-forms-pdf-extendedwill be extracted and this is what you should upload to your FTP server.
Open your favourite FTP client (we recommend Filezilla) and enter your hostname, username and password. If you are unsure where to get these details you should contact your web hosting provider for assistance.
Once logged in, navigate to your WordPress plugin directory (usually
/wp-content/plugins/) and upload the
gravity-forms-pdf-extendedfolder. If a directory called
gravity-forms-pdf-extendedalready exists, delete it before uploading.
Finally activate the plugin via your WordPress admin plugins page
Plugins -> Installed Plugins