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Gravity Forms Data Persistence Add-On Reloaded


Consider this scenario:

a) Your site uses multipage Gravity Forms.
b) Your user logs in to the site and starts filling up a 5-step form.
c) During the 3rd step, the user leaves without completely finishing the form.
d) Some days later, the user comes back and logs in to see that his inputs are all gone!

This happens because Gravity Forms by default does not save partially submitted forms.

Our plugin resolves this issue. Simple!

New Features

  1. Data can be saved automatically every 10 seconds via AJAXs.
  2. Disable persistence on a per field bases. Good for sensitive information you don’t want saved.
  3. Can now persist data for guest users based on a cookie ID.


  1. Only 1 persistent form can be on a page.


  • This is a screenshot from the FORM SETTINGS page. This is where you activated persistence to work with each form.
  • This is a screenshot from the FORM FIELD ADVANCE settings tab. This will allow you to disable persistence on a per field bases.



  1. Upload extracted folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Choose the required persistent settings on the individual form settings page.


Do I need to pay for this plugin as we do for Gravity Forms?

No, this is an absolutely free add-on.

Do you have any client support?

We don’t provide a dedicated support, but we will try our best to reply you back.
If there is a specific feature you would like to sponsor, you can email me directly at: me at robertiseley dot com


28. apr. 2017
The author of this plugin is a great man. Thank you thank you thank you. You’ve saved me and my team vital data and hours of time
20. märts 2017 2 replies
This previously has been a very important add-on to Gravity Form for my and my clients. However, the plugin does not seem to be supported any longer and the persistence of file uploads and compatibility with the persistence “Save” button are now broken. File upload data being lost is a deal breaker for me. I understand the developer isn’t making $ and support is thankless. Unfortunately, it’s necessary to keep up with WordPress and Gravity Forms. **adjusted for past value -1 star for unlikelihood of future updates.
29. jaan. 2017
This is a vital and great plugin. I couldn’t live without it. So good, I wanted to try and make a donation, but couldn’t for some reason. Thank you plugin author! Please maintain this one. Just FYI – I was trying to remove the avatar from user profile in admin by going to options and show avatar =0. This deleted all persistent data on the site. Not sure why, but it scared the %^$^%$ out of me until I could figure out what it was.
5. okt. 2016
Allows you to enter new data based on previous submissions! Yahoo!
3. sept. 2016
We have a very long Gravity Form on our website, and customers often complain that they accidentally click out of it and lose everything. Since GF doesn’t have any kind of “are you sure you want to exit?” built in, I installed this plugin. It works fantastically! And whats better is that the settings are even more comprehensive than I thought they’d be for such a small plugin. Thank you author!
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Contributors & Developers

“Gravity Forms Data Persistence Add-On Reloaded” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  1. No persist bug fixed.


  1. Changed saving hook from ‘gform_post_submission’ to ‘gform_after_submission’
  2. Added feature to persist data for guest users.
  3. Fixed conflict with when other gravity forms are on page.
  4. Added ‘gfdp_ajax_interval’ filter to change ajax submission frequency.
  5. Added ‘Purge’ ability to allow admins to delete persistent data on demand.
  6. Persistence data can now “time out” after a set duration. This uses the WordPress Transient API.


  1. Fixed bug checking for empty variable when it always has one. Now persistence checking looking for ‘off’ also.


  1. Fixed bug on not saving persistence data during submit with “clear” not enabled.


  1. Fixed backward compatibiltiy bug with multiple entries feature.


  1. Added ajax save on 10 second timer. Will add custom timer in future. Sponsored by
  2. Add a “No Persist” setting for form feilds. Found under the “Advanced” tab for each fields settings. Sponsored by
  3. Changed variable names for uniformity. Still calling old variables for upgrade compatiblity.


  1. Persistent data call has been added to the first page only.


  1. Updated hook for javascript to work where form settings were moved to.
  2. Added an option to clear persistence for a user after they have submitted the form.
  3. Prepended functions names per’s request to avoid conflicts with other plugins.
  4. Removed sql delete query in favor of using GF’s class method.


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