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 v3.1.7
ALFContact supports around 33 languages at the moment and the number is growing, check the website for the latest information.
Better than 90% of all paid extensions
It works well, and looks pretty good too. Does not have drop downs or radio buttons but it does hvae the option of having a list of people the user can contact.
Worked well on Joomla 2.5.4.
I would be happy to pay for a pro version with drop downs etc.
TL:DR - This is a great extension but be very careful to check and resolve your W3C validation errors.
A huge thank you to the developers :)
Next those special fields aren't send in the email.
Next the prefixe, which is defined in the contact parameters isn't use in the email subject...
Sorry it doesn't meet your expectation yet, it is all due to one thing, a js conflict,ost likely due to the template in use.
Pls try v2.0.3.
Else contact me by email to sort this out.
I had an issue with the form on my webpage, so I mailed Alfred to have support. I expected to wait for some day, but he replied in some minutes and at the first try he's been able to solve my issue.
I currently use ALFContact on two websites, it's very easy and fast to install and even easier to use. I love it!
Thanks for the kind words, highly appreciated.
As was your donation !
We need more people like you Alfred. Top Notch Sir
Thanks for all the kind words!
Your question has made me realize that this feature was not suitable for all situations, so it will be optional in the next version.
Thanks Alfred, you rock man!
Their support answered my email within 5 minutes (Alfed you’re the da man!) and helped me for over 2 hours narrow down my problem. He even accepted my back end Joomla! and FTP access invitation to help troubleshoot. I had to get on the phone with Godaddy to work out some permission issues that seemingly weren’t changing, and actually had given up temporarily (to no fault of ALFContact). I was in the process of setting up the standard contact form when Support (Alfred) contacted me again to follow up and he noted that I (not really I) had fixed the problem. There was a delay in the permissions changes I did, so I hadn’t noticed it was working.
I’m donating to ALFContact, not because anyone asked, but when do you ever get free support that’s so thorough and timely? The answer: Not very often.
Thanks for those kind words!
I can't promise a response time that fast every time ;-)
Support is great, and for IE8 users ;-) call Billy ;-)
The only thing is really that the build in Captcha is not really working well with templates made with Artisteer.
Otheer than that .. easy install .. evreything FREE ;-) so really an excellent tool !!