GravityForms 2.0 Released Featuring reCAPTCHA 2.0, Security Hardening, and More

After more than a year in development, Gravity Forms 2.0 is available for download. This release contains a number of new features and developer enhancements.

Conditional logic is now supported by more fields and can be used on multi-input fields such as Name and Address. The underlying code contains improvements that provide the foundation for upcoming Add-ons that will utilize conditional logic.

Conditional Logic Support Added to the Name Field
Conditional Logic Support Added to the Name Field

GravityForms 2.0 uses responsive table elements that are built-into WordPress on the form list and entry list screens making the GravityForms admin easier to browse on mobile devices. Column sorting has also been added to tables such as the forms page.

Responsive Table Listings
Responsive Table Listings

A screen options drop-down menu is available on pages that have multiple listings to give users more control over how many entries are displayed at once. The GravityForms toolbar design has also been updated to match the horizontal navigation menu found within the Themes and Plugins area of the WordPress backend.

Screen Options UI Added to The Form Listings Screen
Screen Options UI Added to The Form Listings Screen

The reCAPTCHA field now utilizes reCAPTCHA 2.0. Users who want to take advantage of this anti-spam feature need to update their API keys on the GravityForm’s settings page. However, during testing, I noticed the API keys I configured a few years ago didn’t need to be updated and I was able to add a reCAPTCHA 2.0 field to my forms.

reCAPTCHA 2.0 Support in GravityForms 2.0
reCAPTCHA 2.0 Support in GravityForms 2.0

Last but not least, GravityForms 2.0 contains a number of security hardening enhancements. Carl Hancock, Co-Founder of Rocketgenius says, “The security improvements are a direct result of multiple third-party code reviews and security audits.”

Developers are encouraged to read the full changelog as a few deprecated features and backwards compatibility items have been removed. GravityForms 2.0 is available for new customers and those who manually update. Existing customers will be able to automatically update to 2.0 next week.

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