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.
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.
Will give 5 stars once this is fixed.
I'll have a look at this.
This seems only the case for logged-in users.
It works fine for guests.
The only reason because I don't give maximum rating is because it use 2 captcha system I don't like:
Recaptcha is a third party stuff and require a registration and key for work..and is pretty big with ugly display. Probably is efficient captcha method but maybe too complex for users. The goal of captcha is to avoid spam and bots...not avoid users to submit a form..
BigoCaptcha are simple but can not be well customized and his development seem to be dead. This plugin was before published on the JED but now unpublished for unknown reason.. I don't like too much the "flag effect" of this captcha image. No button or link for reload and ask a new image (in case is not well readable) are present.
Anyway captcha are not developed by AlfContact so if captcha don't fit my need is not the fault of developer...but maybe Alfred can add another more friendly captcha ? :-)
Last point: Since version 1.9 a custom header/footer is available...so is now possible for who need (like me) to add in footer Google Maps using iframe. This is really a great value !
Only thing i would suggest is more configuration options when creating a form page via the menu option. I would like to add another form to my site, but I don't want the "To" or "Subject" field to show. Something that will allow us to create multiple forms for our website without having the same "To" dropdown.