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.
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 !!
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.