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Web forms gather information from users. For simple forms and surveys we use an application called Qualtrics. In WordPress, we can use Gravity Forms for more complex forms and applications. There are still some regular HTML forms on the website, but those will eventually go away as the pages are moved into WordPress.

Qualtrics forms are secure and simple to set up, and it’s easy to view submission data. If you’d like a form on your website, contact us at webteam@pcc.edu and we’ll help you get the form and your Qualtrics account set up.

*** We don’t link to Google Forms on the website if they ask for personal information – these forms aren’t secure and don’t meet our accessibility requirements.

Gravity Forms and the remaining HTML web forms on the website are fully accessible and responsive.

Development info

  • Stylesheet location: /source-v6/styles/components/_forms.scss
  • Don’t build any regular HTML forms! Use Qualtrics or move the site into WordPress and use Gravity Forms.
  • Gravity Forms:
    • The plugin must be enabled on the site.
    • Go to Forms in the WordPress sidebar and create your form there.
    • Remember to use piped text to generate the reply-to email, so replies don’t come to webteam@pcc.edu.
  • Regular forms:
    • Don’t require a class
    • Some older ones might have class="advanced" or class="standard"
  • Search forms:
  • Ask the panther forms:


Web forms have gray backgrounds and white input boxes. Qualtrics forms are clean, simple, and white.

Responsive behavior

No change, unless the form uses columns or other more complex layouts (uncommon).

Form examples
Gravity Forms form

See the Community Ed teach a class form.

Qualtrics form

Qualtrics form example

HTML form

HTML form example

Search form

Search form example

Ask the Panther form

Ask the Panther form example