Notification Attachments for Gravity Forms Plugin Review (code free method)

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Even though I wrote an article on how to programmatically achieve the same result, I wanted to write up a review on this plugin because it will save you time and frustration if you’re not that into messing with code, and I get the desire to skip fussing with the code!

For more great news, this plugin was recently forked and updated to support the latest version of Gravity Forms (2.5.x).

Because I believe you should always run the latest version of your plugins, I am going to focus this review on the updated version of the plugin.

Summary

Use this plugin to add an option to easily upload and attache files to your Gravity Forms email notification. No code required.

After installing and activating the plugin a new section is added to the notification configuration screen with a button to “Add Attachment”. Once clicked you will be able to upload a file to your WordPress Media Library which will then be added to the email as an attachment.

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Pros

  • It’s easy to add and use
  • It’s 100% free
  • They offer support

Cons

  • It requires adding another plugin to your site
  • Files have to be uploaded to the media library

Overall Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall I give this plugin a five out of five stars. The Pros far outweigh the Cons and for most users this plugin will solve a complex problem without the hassle or frustration you might expect.

Buyers Guide

This plugin is completely free and can be downloaded from the WordPress repository or from within your WordPress admin by going to Plugins > Add New > Search for “Notification Attachments for Gravity Forms” (without the quotes)

Use-Cases

  • Do you want to collect the users email address before sending a copy of your ebook?
  • Maybe you’re selling an ebook or an audio file and want to be able to email that file after the order is complete.
  • Perhaps you need to have a specific file sent to the user based on selections made in the form. Now you can configure multiple notifications with unique file attachments.

Sure you can use a service like Mailchimp for this, but if you go that route, you’re dealing with more integrations and a more complex configuration.

Being able to send the file automatically after the form is successfully submitted is much easier to configure and execute with Gravity Forms and this add-on.

A Quick Demo

Alright, so I have a rule, I don’t recommend a solution I don’t use, wouldn’t use, or haven’t at least tested.

The purpose of this demo is to prove the plugin works and does what it claims to do.

This video has no sound, and the test was performed in a local dev environment so the email and attachments are sent and viewed a little different but you can see that the attachment was sent with the notification.

Alternative Solutions

I was not able to find any other plugins that add this same capability, but I did write a tutorial on how to attache a file to your notifications programmatically in this tutorial.

In comparison, the biggest benefit, in my opinion, to using the do-it-yourself code solution is that it does not require your files be uploaded to the media library and can be added to any folder/directory on your web host.

The Wrap Up

This plugin is a great solution to solving a very specific need. If you want to attach a file to your Gravity Forms notifications as easily as adding an image to your post or page in the WordPress editor, this will do that for you.

Use the link below to learn more about the plugin:

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