Setting Up: Installing Gravity Forms and GravityView


Before we can move on with the part, you’ll need to install both Gravity Forms and GravityView on your website.

Installing Gravity Forms

Let’s start by installing Gravity Forms.

Download the Gravity Forms Plugin

First, head over to and click on the Login link in the top menu bar.

An arrow pointing to the "Login" link on the Gravity Forms website

Now type in your username/email address and password to log in to your Gravity Forms account. After logging in, click on the “Your Downloads” tab at the top of the page.

An arrow pointing to the "Your Downloads" tab

Here you’ll see a list of all the plugins and add-ons you have access to. The number of add-ons displayed will differ depending on your license level. 

Scroll down to Main Plugin and click on the Download link next to Gravity Forms. The plugin ZIP file will now download to your computer.

The "Download" link on the Gravity Forms Account page

The next step is to install the Gravity Forms plugin on your WordPress website.

Install the Plugin File

First, log in to your WordPress website. Next, hover over Plugins in the left-hand menu and click Add New.

The "Add New" link under the "Plugins" link n the WordPress menu

Now click Upload Plugin in the top left.

The "Upload Plugin" button on the WordPress plugins page

Next, click Choose File and select the Gravity Forms plugin file you downloaded in the previous step. After selecting the plugin file, click Install Now.

The 'Choose File' button

When the plugin has finished installing, click Activate Plugin.

The 'Activate Plugin' button

Now all you need to do is activate your Gravity Forms license key.

Activate Your License

To get your license key, head back over to your Gravity Forms Account page (on the Gravity Forms website) and click on the “Your Licenses” tab at the top of the page.

Here you’ll see a list of your activate license keys. Click Copy to copy the license key to your clipboard.

The 'Copy' link next to the Gravity Forms license key

Now go back to your WordPress website, hover over Forms and click Settings. Paste your license key into the box and click Save Settings.

You should now see a message saying “Your license key has been successfully validated”.

You license key has been successfully validated

That’s it! Now you can install GravityView.

Installing GravityView

To install GravityView, follow a similar process as above!

Download the GravityView Plugin

Head over to the GravityKit website (, click on Account in the top menu bar and log in to your account.

The 'Account' link on the GravityView website

Now click on the Downloads tab at the top, scroll down to “GravityView Core” and click on the Download link to download the plugin file.

The 'Download Plugin' button for the GravityView plugin on the GravityView Account page

Remember to save the plugin file somewhere you’ll remember! 

Install the Plugin File

Now you can head over to your website and install the plugin by following the same steps outlined above. Namely:

  1. Hover over Plugins and click Add New
  2. Click Upload Plugin
  3. Click Choose File and select the GravityView plugin ZIP file.
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Click Activate Plugin.

Once again, you’ll need to activate your license key to receive access to updates and support.

Activate Your License

Go back to your GravityView Account page and click on the Your Licenses tab at the top.

Here you’ll see your active license keys. Click on the button to copy your key to your clipboard.

A button next to the GravityView license key that allows you to copy the key to your clipboard

Now head back to your website, hover over Views and click Settings. Paste your license key into the box and click Activate License.

Stats: The license key is valid and active

You should see a message saying that “The License key is valid and active”.

That’s it! Now that you have Gravity Forms and GravityView installed on your website, you’re ready to move on to part #1 of the course (“What Is GravityView?”).

See you there! 👋