When Gravity Forms was first recommended to me, I thought, I don’t need this; I know how to create a form in HTML! But I was so wrong. I did need Gravity Forms, and you probably do too. In basic terms, it is a form creation plugin. But its advanced features and add-ons make it a one-stop form solution. I use it mostly for creating draft WordPress posts from user input, with an optional newsletter subscription check box at the bottom. For example, I use it on JokesByKids.com to collect jokes from readers, and I use it on Surfnetparents.com to collect parenting blog posts from readers. Each of those forms includes the option for the reader to subscribe to my newsletter. And each submission creates a draft in my WordPress control panel for our editors to review and publish. How cool is that? Other uses for Gravity Forms include e-commerce, polling, and both simple and complex contact-me forms.