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eXtroForms Component

Like Joomla 2.5, eXtroForms will reach its end of Life at 2014-12-31.
Currently, we are working on a replacement product!

eXtroForms - the form component for Joomla 2.5

eXtroForms allows the user to create any number of forms, which in turn can contain any number of input fields.
The entire range of available HTML input fields was mapped to eXtroForms.

An input field can be created in the backend as easy as writing a standard Joomla article, then you determine the position at which it will be displayed on the form and that's it. For this there are 5 different display positions.

Of course you can copy the fields, delete or rearrange them if you are not satisfied with the original arrangement.
A preview function in the backend ensures that you can preview your form at any time, without the hassle of sharing it in the frontend.

In the front end 4 different output options are available: static tooltips, instant tooltips, tooltips with sliding effect or bubble-tooltips. The layout can be customized via CSS in the backend, every single form has it's own CSS style sheet, so that maximum variability is guaranteed. The meta-information (description, title and keywords) can also be specified separately per form.

If a user has filled in the form in the frontend, he can receive (depending on the settings in the backend) a confirmation email and be forwarded to a selected thank you page.

eXtroForms is also perfectly suitable for multilingual sites: From Joomla 1.7, the forms can be translated natively without an additional component.

To protect your form against misuse, you can secure it in addition to the built-in security-mechanisms by with Google ReCaptcha. If a filled in form should still be spam then this request will be filed automatically under suspicion of spam. You can view this folder in the back end separately, and if you decide that an inquiry is not spam, you can move it with a single click to the normal requests.

You can view all queries in the backend or export them via CSV or XML.

eXtroForms was built completely from scratch according to the Joomla MVC design and is based on the Joomla Framework.
It produces no so-called spaghetti code in the frontend, is XHTML and CSS3 compliant and accessible through the renunciation of tables and is therefore ideal for users and search engines.

Quick Overview

Any number of forms
Any number of fields
4 different layouts
Anti-spam mechanisms
Can be used as autoresponder
Inquiries exportable by CSV / XML
Simple operation
Joomla MVC compatible
Easily adaptable

*** New in V1.12-V1.24:
- you can now set the upload folder
- nicer styles for the BE
- resolves a small issue when using eXtroForms on Windows server.
- improved CSV export function, its directly possible to load it with Excel without manual edit
- when using upload fields, you can now directly access the results in the CSV exported file
- added greek, swedish, chinese, hungarian

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Reviews: 1
I'm trying to use extro for longer and never was satisfied. It's not easy to create forms and it's also not useful for any forms like they promised.
I wanted to create a order form and calculate the price and send to paypal. It's not possible.

I'm a very calm person and I gave this component enough time to develop, because they promised to make it better.

It seems they are not interested to improve the product and I have to look for something else. Sad.
Owner's reply

First - Thank you for awarding 5 stars.
However, you have confused some reviews, this one doesn't match the vote.
Don't worry, we already accepted your apology.

Anyway, we wanted to write some comments to your review, though it's completely mixed up:

- If you know how to create and edit a default joomla article, then you also can create a form incl. form elements in eXtroForms, which has been confirmed by our customers to be so.

- During development, we focused on keeping the form creation process as easy as possible, following the default joomla standards for components (mainly developed for Joomla 1.5), which has also been confirmed by our customers that we succeeded in doing so.

- We never said that calculating fields and a paypal interface are implemented in eXtroForms, and we don't think that lack of these features make eXtroForms 'not useful'.

- We constantly improve eXtroForms and release new versions when needed. Alone in the last month we updated eXtroForms several times.

So don't worry about your failed review, as already said, we accepted your apology!

Reviews: 1
I like this extension because it is easy for use but hard to change the layout. I always must edit css many times because it's not good looking with templates.
If this will updated, it is the best!
Owner's reply

Thank you for liking eXtroForms.
The layout has been created for mainly unexperienced users, so they can choose from five different positions where to place their fields.
Whenever a customer asked for help in changing these positions, we adapted them especially to match the customer's wishes.

Also, when a user asked for help in changing the look of their form(s), we not only helped the users of the commercial version,
but also the users of the free version of eXtroForms with detailed answers.
Besides, we believe that editing CSS styles belongs to basic knowledge of web design which every web designer should know about.

Reviews: 9
Extremely well supported with very fast replies and results. They go out of their way to ensure you are happy. Component is excellent, easy to use and has a great export feature. I highly recommend.
Reviews: 6
Hi guys, we're using joomla for our intranet and also needed a form component. We found that extroforms is very flexible but still easy to use and has all the functionality we need. Due to the great documentation and intuitive usability, we had set up our first form in minutes and were ready to use it. Very good job!
Reviews: 3
I've used this form component for a university project. With this component,building a form is very easy, just choose which field you want to create, enter name and that's it! For me it was very important to have a upload function that is not limited to upload only one file at once and that can assign the uploaded files to the respective user. Both is possible with eXtroForms. Overall, this is a great component to easily build a form with.
Reviews: 2
This is a cool component to build a form in Joomla, i use this tool for 5 Sites. Good Job.