What’s New: Compact View
One of the highlights of Gravity Forms 2.8 is the much-awaited Compact View. Finding and editing specific fields has never been easier for those dealing with lengthy forms packed with fields. Once you enable Compact View, all fields condense into single lines, offering a clear layout and easy navigation.
In this view, you can carry out all your edits as usual – adding or deleting fields, adjusting settings, rearranging fields using drag-and-drop, and more – ensuring quick customizations to your forms.
You can check out their version 2.8 documentation on Compact View for more details.
CSS API Updates for Improved Performance
Gravity Forms 2.8 comes with significant updates to our Theme Framework, enhancing Orbital performance. They have streamlined several CSS API property names, reducing stylesheet sizes and boosting overall performance.
How to Update to Gravity Forms 2.8
The 2.8 update will roll out gradually over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition. You’ll receive the update in your WordPress Admin during this period. But if you can’t wait, you can access 2.8 through the Gravity Forms account dashboard.
Here’s how to get your hands on it:
- Update via WordPress Admin: Expect the update in the Plugins section of your WordPress Admin during the rollout period (starting Dec 7th, 2023). Simply select “Update Now” for Gravity Forms.
- Download from Your GF Account Dashboard: Active license holders can directly download 2.8 from their GF Dashboard.
- New Customers: Gravity Forms 2.8 is now available for purchase.
Note: To avoid issues with form functionality after updating, it’s advisable to clear all caches and browser cache post-update, especially if you use caching or script optimization plugins