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Save and return for member users

  1. I create pretty long and complex forms. My members and user complain they can't save and return later to finish. To me this seems like a very fundamental and logical feature to have when stating that you are the best provider of form solutions. I have stopped recommending Gravity Forms to my clients because of the lack of a save and finish later feature. I've read on a couple of thread you are expecting to incorporate this feature is future release. When is that going to be?

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday June 6, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Is Save and Continue functionality we'd like to add to Gravity Forms? Definitely. When? I can't say. I've stopped providing any kind of ETA on features due to users who have attacked, yelled and screamed at me when an ETA has slipped or changed. Until a feature is in active development, which this feature is not, any ETA would be pure guesswork.

    This is most definitely a feature plan on adding, however there are more complexities involved than people realize. There are a variety of ways this functionality can be implemented, from simply storing all the data in a cookie, to storing the data in a temporary table. There are ways to do it securely and ways to do it where it isn't as secure.

    When we implement it, we want to do it right. We don't implement features just to implement them. We aren't in a feature war with anyone because a feature war is a sure fire way to lose control of your product.

    One thing to keep in mind is that features you may think is fundamental are not necessarily features that the vast majority of our users think is fundamental. With over 350,000 sites running Gravity Forms we have an extremely varied user base. We've simply had more highly requested features that we've been working on but i'm sure we'll get to save and continue functionality in due time.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday June 6, 2012 | Permalink
  3. This is something that would also be very useful to me. However, I do understand what you said above.

    What I was going to be asking about, before doing a search, was the ability to have an option where the user can save each page as they complete it, just in case something goes wrong at some point, such as them losing their internet connection.

    I'm guessing that this would be a useful option when you add the front-end editing ability, but don't worry, I won't be asking an ETA on this.

    The way I'd see it working, is that when they click the next/previous button, it will automatically save that information as a draft copy, and it is only when they click the send button at the end that it is sent to an admin for review.

    In my case, this is for film festivals to add their listing, so there is an amazing amount of data being added to the form, about 10-15 pages by the time I've finished it. So you can see why it would be useful to have it stored somewhere.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday June 13, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Another vote for this feature. Would be great for a person to save their data and come back later, login with a user name and password, then edit the data to re-submit.

    Thanks!

    Posted 7 years ago on Sunday August 5, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Thank you for the vote on this feature request.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday August 6, 2012 | Permalink
  6. I just found this: https://github.com/soulseekah/Gravity-Forms-Saved-Forms-Addon

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Permalink
  7. David Peralty
    Administrator

    There is also the following third party add-on:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-data-persistence-add-on/

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday November 15, 2012 | Permalink
  8. abloomfield
    Member

    I'd love to have this as a feature as well.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 8, 2013 | Permalink
  9. bigmoves
    Member

    Another vote for this feature.

    Thanks!

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday May 6, 2013 | Permalink
  10. I would love this feature I used Ninja forms for a client and didn't have a good experience but like Gravity forms so would really love this incorporated into the plugin :)

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday June 17, 2013 | Permalink
  11. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Thanks for your messages. I'll make sure our development team makes a note of this.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday June 17, 2013 | Permalink