Summary of Features
Supports Joomla 2.5 and 3.0!
Eight configurable fields: you configure the labels and sizes
"From" and "Subject" fields appear automatically
"From" field is checked to make sure it's a valid email address (using regex, not a realtime check)
"Reply-To" header can be activated
Fields 1 - 8 can be set to "Active," "Required," "Hidden", or "Inactive" in the module configuration, as needed
Hidden fields will automatically appear in the email
Body of email message contains labels + user input data for active and hidden fields
Any of the 8 fields can be normal (text), textarea, radio buttons, checkboxes or dropdown (select)
You can configure a recipient of the submitted email form plus optional CC and/or BCC
Optional "Send Copy to Me" field or automatic user copy
You can set the space between the labels and the input fields
You can specify an optional redirect URL if the form is submitted successfully
Info in form fields can be either reset or retained after form submission
Includes a field to upload an email file attachment
Email attachments can be filtered by filename extension
Max length of each field can be set (thanks to Rui Castro Lobo!)
NEW!!! 20+ language files are included: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portugese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
You can activate "Test Mode" to help you troubleshoot when installing
An optional "Captcha" can be activated
Uses PEAR library Text_CAPTCHA (included)
Requires that the GD extension be compiled with your PHP installation
Uses open source FreeSansBold.ttf font (included)
You can configure the height, width, and number of characters
Colors of the text, lines, and background can be configured
CAPTCHA files older than 5 minutes are deleted
CAPTCHA can be either an image or text
All configuration is done by module manager: no complicated components to install!
All fields can be either normal (text), textarea, checkboxes, radio buttons, or select.
New in 18.5:
* Added check to see if CAPTCHA URL has a trailing "/"; hard-coded the "/" if not
* Modified German translation thanks to Janis Blechert
* If email checking is disabled, the default value in the "from" field will be used
* An HTML5 "email" type field is now used for the "from" field
* Added HTML5 "placeholder" attribute so that default values are displayed
In the module configuration select "Advanced" options. Look for this setting:
Include Article Title
Also please do not use the reviews as a place to ask questions folks: just go to the demo site joomla.unlikelysource.org and email the question right to me!!!
1) the path to a directory where the attachments are installend, is that a path to a directory "files" in windows or in the mediamanager of Joomla?
Is there an other possibility of getting the attachment. I work at the justice department and our open office files are higly protected, I cannot give a directory path. An email attachment is no probleme to open.
2/ After the contactform is filled in and send, it dissappears from my screen, how can I get it staying on my screen?
Only one small thing came up since last week which is below message from SiteLock which tracks vulnerabilities in website component.
Please let me know how I can contact the developer to ask for clarification/support.
Not sure why SiteLock reports XSS vulnerability. Could be a marketing ploy. The Simple Email Form sanitizes *ALL* data both inbound and outbound using the PHP strip_tags() function as well as htmlspecialchars() which converts any potentially malicious tag into an "HTML entity".
This extension has worked well to solve both problems. It was easy to download and install. It was pretty easy to set up the form that I wanted (which was pretty basic, just fields for first name, last name, email address, phone number; a textarea for the message itself; and a drop-down list for the subject).
It was also easy to add a little CSS to the stylesheet of the template to adjust the way the form displayed in the article. All I had to do was add some padding to the table cells (TD tags) and the form looked great.
I am very pleased with it, and I thank the author of this extension for making it available free of charge.
Please have a look at this article. In the future email me directly.
I had a problem getting it to work, and they were extremely prompt and helpful in getting it resolved. The main problem ended up being my Joomla email setup anyway, so the extension itself is very solid and easy as pie to insert into articles.
Mike -- thanks for the feedback! I'm in the process of getting a new release ready (1.8.1) which should solve the label alignment issue + (hopefully) provide a solution when Joomla cache is enabled (which currently prevents Simple Email Form users from using CAPTCHAs). Please email me (using the form on joomla.unlikelysource.org) to let me know if you want to test the new version.