This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Save and Continue Link Recovery for Gravity Forms


Gravity Forms 1.9 introduced a feature called Save and Continue which allows form submitters to save their progress, and continue it later.

When a form submitter saves their work, they are given a unique URL (a “password” of sorts) that will allow them to pick up where they left off.

If they lose this URL, they may ask you (the site administrator) for assistance.

By default, there is no way to recover this unique URL without going directly to the database and finding it, which can be a tedious process.

Instead, you can install this plugin, which will list all the incomplete submissions in a simple table format. Each row in the table includes the following information about each incomplete submission:

  • Form ID
  • Date/time created
  • Email address (only available if user emailed recovery link to themselves)
  • IP address
  • UUID (this is the “password” users use to pick up where they left off)
  • A “View Entry” link (this is what you give the form submitter who lost their URL)

This plugin does not provide an admin interface to manipulate incomplete submissions, but you can click the “View Entry” link to edit submissions on the front-end, just like a user returning to finish an incomplete form could.

For more advanced functionality related to incomplete submissions in Gravity Forms, I suggest looking into the Partial Entries add-on, available to Gravity Forms Developer License holders.

The idea behind this plugin is to provide a very basic way of recovering “Save and Continue” links without having to search the database directly, and nothing more.

Please note that Gravity Forms is a commercial plugin, which I am not affiliated with in any way.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/save-and-continue-link-recovery-for-gravity-forms directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Find the “Save and Continue Link Recovery” admin page under the “Tools” menu.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/save-and-continue-link-recovery-for-gravity-forms directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Find the “Save and Continue Link Recovery” admin page under the “Tools” menu.
Why can I activate this plugin when Gravity Forms is not even installed?

Technically, this plugin does not require Gravity Forms to function. All it does it read a database table that Gravity Forms uses to store incomplete submissions.

Since that database table may persist even after Gravity Forms is deleted, I decided to not require Gravity Forms’s presence to use it.

Can I use this plugin to recover Save and Continue links for other forms plugins?

No. This only works for Gravity Forms. Other forms plugins may handle Save and Continue links in different ways.

If I ever come across a similar need for another form plugin, I’ll make a new plugin just for that. This one will only ever work with Gravity Forms.


2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 3 ཚེས 9 ཉིན།
Very cool. Just saved me from having to sift through the DB to save a user’s bacon.
2022 ལོའི་ཟླ 8 ཚེས 16 ཉིན།
Despite the plugin not having been updated in 4 years, I just tried it and it worked perfectly. I was able to retrieve the GF Token for someone who’d saved a form but lost the link. Just thought I’d share that it still works on WP 6.0.1 and GF 2.6.5.
2021 ལོའི་ཟླ 3 ཚེས 15 ཉིན།
I was hesitant to use this because it is an old plugin that doesn’t seem to be maintained (hasn’t been updated in 3 years), but I really needed the functionality like right now and didn’t have the time to develop it myself. I glossed over the single PHP file that makes this plugin and they made it rather “future-proof” so it still works today without breaking the site. Until Gravity Forms changes their database table name from “gf_draft_submissions” or any of its column keys from “form_id”, “date_created”, “email”, “IP”, “uuid”, or “source_url”, this plugin will continue to work to give site admins the ability to recover those lost links for people when they visit the admin page at /wp-admin/tools.php?page=save-and-continue-link-recovery
2020 ལོའི་ཟླ 6 ཚེས 15 ཉིན།
Great utility works in 5.4.2
2017 ལོའི་ཟླ 8 ཚེས 14 ཉིན།
We use this plugin to recover partially saved applications on our extremely long 18 page application. It’s quite the application, so if you get half way and lose it, most will give up if they can’t recover. This is a needed addition.
གདེང་འཇོག 7 ཡོངས་སུ་ཀློག

བྱས་རྗེས་འཇོག་མཁན། & གསར་འབྱེད་པ།

“Save and Continue Link Recovery for Gravity Forms” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Works with Gravity Forms 2.3.x which changed the database table name for incomplete submissions. Will no longer work with older versions of Gravity Forms.


  • Initial release