Set Default Gravity Forms From Email

On rampages we only have the ability to send out emails from addresses. This caused a bit of confusion for me when our Gravity Forms email notifications stopped working.1

It seems like Gravity Forms now defaults to send emails from the form admin’s email address. In our case, that’s a domain . . . . which causes the emails to fail. You can see that when you go to Settings>Notifications for a form. The From Email now says {admin_email}.

gravity forms email notifications

We have Gravity Forms network activated on rampages which means it’s live on all 17,000+ sites. Granted, I have no real idea how many people use it but I didn’t relish the thought of how many questions this might cause. Luckily, Gravity Forms has a way to take care of this and I was able to write a tiny, little, itsy, bitsy plugin to set the from email for all our sites.

Problem solved.

 * Plugin Name:  gravity forms default email
 * Plugin URI:
 * Description: makes it so email will work without having to hand-change everything
 * Version: .7
 * Author: Tom Woodward
 * Author URI:
 * License: GPL2
 /*   2016 Tom Woodward   (email :
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as 
    published by the Free Software Foundation.
    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.
    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

add_filter( 'gform_notification', 'change_from_email', 10, 3 );
function change_from_email( $notification, $form, $entry ) {
        $notification['from'] = ''; //you'll want to change this to your functional email address
    return $notification;

1 Tim, from the ever-reliable Reclaim Hosting guided me back to sanity after I tried to make this much harder than it needed to be.