I'm new to CiviCRM and I have a colleague who's using it with Drupal and loving the Webform-CiviCRM integration. I myself use Wordpress and would like to be able to stay with Wordpress but I understand that Webform-CiviCRM is Drupal based. We'd be using forms as a way for new users to register with our organization and I'm wondering how we can achieve similar functionality with forms while staying with Wordpress. Please advise. Thanks!
The CiviCRM Gravity Forms integration by CiviVIP is looking like a good first step towards full integration with CiviCRM. Currently it has integration with multiple contacts (that can be linked via relationships) and activities. I think event registration and contributions are on the list of features currently being developed. Nathan's presentation at CiviCon was a good demo of the current integration and insight into what is possible for the future.
Would be super awesome if WP / Civi folks would support the project and deploy the integration on their sites and provide feedback to the developers
A new alternative to Gravity Forms is Caldera Forms with CiviCRM integration. Unlike the Gracity Forms integration, development is active and it now far surpasses Gravity Forms integration in functionality.
I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding the Gravity Forms to CiviCRM integration available at CiviVIP. I apologize that there isn't more documentation readily available. Something we're actively working on. Please feel free to reach out through the chat or by email email@example.com or ask specific questions here.
Right now the functionality allows you to create contact, create relationships between contacts and create activities. We don't have any of the other components integrated yet. (namely events, contributions, cases, etc.) We are getting close with contributions however. That would be the next step in our roadmap.
This is a pretty new solution so I appreciate your patience in checking it out. We launched it at CiviCon 2015.
There are also good projects for WP/Civi integration by christainwach (He gave a good talk / demo at CiviCON in London) on GitHub, here: https://github.com/christianwach. Good luck, Hope it goes well!
Since you are specifically interested in registration forms, I suggest you begin with the basic functionality of CiviEvent. Out of the box CiviCRM can:
- Create a registration form where members of the public can sign up for your event.
- Allows you to include this form in a WP page/post via shortcodes.
- Create complicated pricing structures and allow people to pay online and/or choose to pay later.