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.
Cant use it on multilingual sites though. My first choice for a 'contact us' in most of my sites when a complex contact form is not required.
Found this issue reported by several users in the reviews but not found any sufficient answer to it. Developer Team please look into it.
Pls contact me by email to resolve this issue
I was trying to use my module positions with a custom HTML function to display other information on the contact page.
With ALFContact, I easily just pasted the HTML code in header and footer with ease. I even used some custom CSS entries and it parsed them. How awesome is that?
Keep up the good work!!!
My 2 Cents for Changes:
- I would have ability to change the field labels.
EX: Change "From:" to "Your Name:".
Not complaining but everything needs constructive criticism!
That aside, it's a great extension that just works.
The new Joomla!1.6 version will be fully MVC, however it isn't finished just yet.
Templating is high on the todo-list.
Thanks for the 5 stars despite the fact these things are lacking for the moment.
For what I need it wasn't quite enough, even though I could create multiple contacts. Besides the contacts it wasn't very customisable.
Regardless what I need though this component provided a simple effect secure contact form, and when I require a simple secure contact form down the road for another project I'm sure I'll use this one.
Alf Contact is just wright and it has also a beautiful design.
For one year I have used this component on all my clients websites.
Thanks dude, you are the king of Contacts Form for Joomla.
Captcha (included support for recaptcha - colors)
Forms for several contacts
Support for SEF including SH404SEF
Users have also found it simple to use and have commented that when they get things wrong, like wrong Capcha info it doesn't wipe out other fields.
It would be nice to be able to specify one or two more fields and the ability to post attachments would be a real bonus.
Does what it says, and without any "fancy stuff". A thing to be desired is a possibility of specifying an small image for each contact.