- Free version displays a link to the developers site. Upon installation, users will be prompted for an optional validation code to remove the link.
Chronoforms is about 6 years old, today it comes with a huge list of features with a very easy to use drag and drop interface to help you build any type of forms you may need, some of the features included are:
1- Basic forms features like fields creation..etc
2- Emails processing.
4- Data storage and management. (Let's you create a table for your form, save data to this table then manage it later) (ChronoConnectivity provides even more management capabilities)
5- Security with built in Captcha + ReCaptcha support.
6- Different Joomla functions. (Joomla registration forms, User Login or Article submission..etc)
7- Access Control to your forms.
8- Payment Integration (Authorize.net - Paypal Pro - 2Checkout.com)
9- More utilities for common stuff needed like CURL - Email verification - Confirmation pages..etc
10- endless control using an events based system which lets you control everything inside your form if you want to, plus the ability to use PHP code wherever and whenever you need.
1- Big set of free PDF tutorials covering most of the basic features.
2- Free forums with more than 70,000 forums posts covering almost any question you may think about, We try to answer everybody's questions and comments on our forums or through private emails.
You are welcome to visit us :)
2)Support is better than any paid Joomla Extension I've ever purchased
3)It's an incredibly powerful product. I haven't found a limitation as to what it can do yet.
4)The developers are really nice & helpful. I received an answer to my question within hours of posting.
5)Chronoforms is a product I could see using on almost every website I develop.
6)Absolutely fantastic! Takes 1-3hours depending on your skill level to learn and understand the system. The time it will save you is incredible. One of the best extensions I've ever used!
The new version of (3.0 Stable) does need a bit of develop on the GUI -- such as the ability to edit the form after creation, as a few others have pointed out. That being said, for being new, it's a great first step. There is NOTHING else out there that is like this product.
They are all very confusing. Many might be quite good, but the documentation is often terrible and the interfaces are weak and not intuitive. They seem to assume a level of expertise that I just don't have. I'm sure they will get the job done, but seem to have a pretty steep learning curve.
I really think chrono forms might be the place to stop the search. The interface is nice, the product works as advertised. The documentation is a little light, but there is some good info in the forums, tutorials and FAQ. And it seems like the support response in the forums is good (unlike many other forums out there).
The combination of chrono forms and chrono connectivity looks like a real winner. I was entering form data in my database and retrieving it into a page on my site within 30 minutes. I'm pretty impressed with that and am looking forward to continued exploration of this product.
I am fairly new to Joomla and ChronoForms but was still able to create a form so that people have to register before downloading a document and the forms output is sent to an email and also to the database. Fantastic! I could never quite manage this with Microsoft FrontPage - it would do the email or the database but not both at the same time!
I was also able to use ChronoForms to create a form where someone can enter their name and the email addresses of up to 4 friends and then an email is sent to the 4 friends letting them know about the web site - a great promotion tool!
When I needed help, I posted a question in the ChronoForms Forums and there were 2 solutions with a couple of hours!
Thank-you so much for providing this invaluable extension and also for providing it for free.
Neil Robertson - Chidlow - Western Australia
I'm not happy because I sent an hour creating a form but was auto logged off before I saved - why didn't I save? because the wizard is not for previously save documents.
This component has huge potential but the documentation and implementation are only so-so.
Chronoforms is 2 years old and the wizard is 2 months old only (since V3.0), as you can see above its #14 in the features list, its for beginners to make a quick form but not to make a professional one, We have both video and text(PDF) tutorials on the site.
One other HUGE selling point: I have NEVER seen better response times or helpful answers on the part of a developer (and Bob) in a forum! It makes the component even more useful. Definitely worth getting the optional license if only as a way of thanking them.
I make recruitment websites and to have a handy form component like this one really makes it easy to do resume wizards, employee / employer registration forms and a lot more. Plus, I dont need to bother about managing validations or spam protections.
Great work guys (specially GreyHead), $25 is less compared to the benefits provided by this component.
marcelectro, I've found that they are willing to work with you regarding the copyright. All you have to do is ask. :)
Regardless, after reviewing others, I'm very happy I chose this solution!
Our only (wee) complaint is that CF is designed to work only in the main content position, so CF forms can't directly be published to module positions. While CF offers a workaround to this limitation, it involves a third-party extension (Place Here) that a) isn't well supported and b) has issues of its own.*
So, ultimately, we're a bit limited in how we can use CF. But within those boundaries, it's great.
* Specifically, multiple instances of the Place Here module appear to conflict with each other. So if, for example, you want to publish different forms via PH on different areas of your site, and those areas are associated with different collapsible menu trees, ALL menu structures for ALL areas in which PH is published will open whenever you access any given page with a CF/PH instance.
OK, maybe it's a narrow problem. But it's limiting if you want to use CF to publish forms that let users interact directly from various content pages (without leaving the page). The PH limitation makes that scenario a navigational nightmare for the site user.
The component is easy to use, have a lot of options and more important I can use my custom codes and gadgets, to make my forms better and better.
Thanks this was the solution for my problem with forms.
The real test came when I wanted the forms to perform a bit more... like use CB user info to prepopulate and use a custom form with 2 submit buttons for different actions. I am no programmer, but the support on the Chronoengine forum has been great and Max & Bob are helping me do this, which makes me look great (and smart! LOL)
Good job! Awaiting v3.0 stable!
It's called Chrono Forms.
Why does a total Joomla! novice like me like using Chrono Forms?
1. It's free!
2. Very very simple to use, even for more advanced forms, copying and pasting code is a breeze.
3. Technical support is great, with the webmaster replying in 30 minutes or less.
4. Advice is clear, concise and to the point. (I.e. no for the underlying value of the if statement the embedded object code must be inserted blahh blahh blahhhhh.)
5. Supports Joomla! 1.0 up until latest release.
To the webmaster at Chrono Forms, thank you for your support. You truly are a gentleman and a scholar.
To everyone else, stop what you're doing, yes, stop watching Windows defragment your drive and head over to
[url]http://www.chronoengine.com/downloads.html#[/url] and download the Chrono Forms component.
Keep on Joomla'ing!!!
Only problem was that in Joomla 1.5, my global config server mail setting was not right and created an error so I changed it from PHP to sendmail and its great!
I am so happy!