Merge Tags Pro for Gravity Forms

Effortlessly craft custom merge tags for Gravity Forms.

Gravity Forms Add-ons
The settings interface of the Merge Tags Pro for Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress

What does Merge Tags Pro do?

Merge Tags Pro allows you to set up custom merge tags for use in Gravity Forms.

The merge tags can be used in form fields, form confirmations and form notifications.

This is helpful in situations where you may require specific text to be used across several form fields, confirmations or notifications. And if you need to make a change to the text, you only have to edit it in one place instead of manually updating every form field, confirmations and notification.

How to insert your merge tags into a form, confirmation or notification

Inserting your merge tags is accomplished in exactly the same way as with other Gravity forms, confirmations or notifications.

Adding a tag to a form field

Go click on a form field, then expand Appearance, click the merge tags icon next to Placeholder and scroll down to (or search for) Custom. Click on a marge tag to insert it.

Adding a tag to a confirmation or notification

This is accomplished in almost the same manner. Click inside the editor where you want to insert your tag, then click the marge tags icon and select the tag you want to insert.

Using merge tags in the WordPress editor

You custom merge tags can also be used in the WordPress editor using the shortcode block.

How to:

Copy the merge tag name:

Go to the editor and insert a Shortcode block, paste in the tag name:

What happens if I delete a merge tag

If you delete any of the custom marge tags from the management interface, the tag will still remain in use anywhere you have used it (on form fields, confirmations and notifications), but, it will not output anything.

For example, if you have a tag called {company_name}¬†that displays ACME Incorporated and it is being used in a notification email, and you delete that tags from the management interface, then the confirmation email will only show {company_name}¬†instead of ACME Incorporated. This will not break your website in any way, but it’s still a minor inconvenience.

Note: This will also occur if you rename the tag name.

In this instance, you have a couple of options:

  1. If you intended to delete the merge tag, you will have to manually remove them anywhere they are being used, be it form field, confirmation, notification, content editor or theme template.
  2. If you did not intend to delete the tag, simply create it again with the same name and it will continue to function as it did before.

Your site functionality will otherwise be unaffected.

What will happen if the plugin is deactivated?

If you deactivate the plugin, all your merge tags will no longer work unless you activate the plugin again.

Until then, anywhere one of your merge tags appears will display the tag name instead (the same situation as described here).

Your site functionality will otherwise be unaffected.

Where do I enter my license key?

In WordPress admin, click on Settings -> Merge Tags Pro in the left menu to enter your license key. Once entered and activated, you will be able to configure and start using Merge Tags Pro.

Where are the settings?

In WordPress admin, click on Settings -> Merge Tags Pro in the left menu.

Is the plugin price a one-time payment or an annual subscription?

The choice is yours.

Twelve months after your initial purchase you will have the option to renew your support license, but it’s not mandatory.

Should you decide not to renew your support license, your product will continue to function without any limitations. However, it won’t receive updates or be eligible for support until you renew.


v1.1.0 (23rd March 2023)

  • General maintenance.

v1.0.0 (March 13 2023)

  • Initial release.