- 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 more than 7 years old, started at the early Joomla days, today it has a HUGE list of features and a very easy to use interface to help you build any type of form you may need, some of the features included are:
1- Drag and Drop or full custom code form builder, 3 form styles and layouts, including Bootstrap support.
2- Send emails to any number of static or dynamic addresses.
3- Full Client and Server data validation.
4- Store form data into database or Google sheets, you may also export it to CSV/XLS/PDF files.
5- Full security and spam prevention tools including Captcha, ReCaptcha, Security question and Honeypot.
6- Different Joomla functions. (Joomla registration forms, User Login or Article submission..etc)
7- Groups permissions support.
8- Payment Integration (Authorize.net - Paypal Pro, IPN and PDT - 2Checkout.com)
9- Others: File uploads, File downloads, date pickers, fields masks, Multi pages, Session read and write, database data loading, dynamic fields events, dynamic data sources, Auto completer, page redirects, cURL, Email verification, Email encryption, Meta data control and others.
10- The most modular design, build your own form processing routine or use the simple mode for quick setup.
1- Huge FAQs section covering all your common questions.
2- Free forums with more than 80,000 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 :)
Last but not least you have a very powerful and well-organised support forum on the developer's website.
My conclusion: If you feel comfortable in writing your own code, there's no better extension for data input than this extension. Try it - it's for free!
- Easy to use Interface
- lots of setting possibilities
- completely integration for e.g. login forms
- easy self designed confirmation emails
- easy Excel or CSV backup
- AND: the BEST support (in the forum of ChronoForms) i have ever seen!!
It was so easy to install and run the system! Thank you ChronoForms for being here :)
Just copy and paste from dreamweaver and voila, instant form.
Could use a module to display the form, but there is a way around that with the content item module.
Overall, I feel you can't build a site without this component!
However, if you know how to create and use HTML Forms and just want a faster way of handling the data on submission, then this is a GREAT component. Unlink Phil-a-Form and RS Form, you can't create the form within the component (I used Dreamweaver), so that's a downside for a noobie, but for me it allowed my to use DW to quickly format the form the way I wanted it, and then I just plugged it into Chronoform and let it handle all the tedious stuff like creating the email and form validation and so on.
I would highly recommend this form handler IF you know your way around an HTML form. If not, give RS Forms a look, and if you need some major power and flexibility, look for Joomla Forms from Phil Taylor (probably the best out there but not the cheapest, 1.5 version will be out soon) or Facile Forms (steep learning curve).
I'm quite new with Joomla and I had to create several form for a project. I've installed and tried several proposed in this section... Finally, I installed ChronoForm and it just rocks!
The product is very good, not too complicated but still offering a lot of functionnalities.
Moreover, the support offered even if you haven't pay for the use is just fantastic. I had a very small problem, posted my question in the forum and less than 12 hours later, I got several email discussions and my problem was solved...
thanks again Bod for your help, it will be my pleasure to pay the subscription and to use your fantastic product!
I am so glad I did. They have a great site with tutorials. And their forum is top notch. What few things I did not understand, I was able to find very quickly on their forum.
To use this you will need to be VERY comfortable with HTML. I used Dreamweaver. I laid out the form in the way that I wanted with the fields I needed. Then I copied and then pasted the information between the tags into the Form Code tab in the Form HTML area.
I recommend viewing the tutorial videos and reading the text tutorials. I was confused a little on redirecting and the onSubmit code. You can't have both. I found that if you have any link in the redirect field in the Form URL tab, it will dominate. Leave it blank if you want to have a before email onSubmit and an after email onSubmit.
Creating my Email form was fantastic. The only thing I didn't experiment with - creating a table. I think that is how you store the data that gets submitted but I am not sure.
This extension has made a public librarian very happy!