The purpose of ALFcontact is to provide a contactform with enough features to make it usefull and appealing whithout making it overly complicated.
Basically the form gives you the option to send messages to different aliases based on your accesslevel and/or language (J3 Only), these aliases are defined in the administrator section, each with their own set of options.
E.g. create aliases for Sales or Billing or Webmaster, add a prefix, custom optional field(s), default subject and/or redirect as you like and you're set.
If the user isn't logged in it will show inputboxes for adding reply info, once they're logged in, details can optionally be pre-filled.
Captcha security is included with a choice between reCaptcha and captchas.net.
Latest J!2.5 version: ALFContact v2.0.8
Latest J!3.* version: ALFContact v3.1.8
ALFContact supports around 33 languages at the moment and the number is growing, check the website for the latest information.
Mine is a multi-language site (Spanish / English) and the language switching works perfectly... except for two details:
(1) The Custom Message in Redirect tab is global, and I think it should be an option for the Menu Item, attached to the language, so a different "Thank you" page can appear depending on the language.
(2) The Captcha language selection should also be an option of the Menu Item, instead of global, so the right language help text appears when clicking on the Captcha help icon, depending on the language of the page.
Thanks for the review.
Your comments are appreciated and I'll work on an update with the suggested improvements.
This extension is super easy to configure. Had it set up and working within minutes. Using it with modalizer for a very nice lightbox contact form.
Thanks to the developer for offering this and for free. If you are looking for a simple contact form that works flawlessly then look no further!
It is simple but sophisticated in its functionality:
* Easy integration with Captcha;
* Painless addition of extra fields;
* Custom header and footer fields
* Customisable response page.
If only the core Joomla contact form was as good as this. In fact it has all the functionality the core module has but does it effortlessly and without having to use language and template overrides.
This is a joy to use.
I've applied this component on several sites and have worked very well. My favorite option is the choice to deliver what kind of subject you can set so it can be as flexible as possible to deliver certain kind of messages.
The small con y see on this extension is the limitation it has of adding 2 extra fields and not customize them for each language is implemented, thing than i have cheatd with a small trick on template override.
The componet is really easy o use but if you need to build something with more than 2 extra fields on the form you became limited on the form.
Thanks for your comment.
The Joomla 3 version has unlimited fields and multi language support !
Support, due to css problem in my template, was swift and helpfull and I lernead great deal as a novice in the joomla world.
The form is up and running, performing the tasks, I thought after looking at the demo, it should be performing.
Headers and Footer texts can be added, I use Articles Anywhere and place the tags in there. Additional fields, this has the lot. A+++++
Simple to install, and even simpler to use. Had a small problem which got resolved within minutes thanks to the prompt response by the developer.