- 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 :)
A powerfull free J! extension to make forms, but also app-like forms, where more complex actions must be done. And an awesome support from the Devs and the community. Plenty questions were already answered, just use the Search ;D And make some tutorials once you get the hang of it.
Here's some things you can custom:
*Server side validation, which you can validate pretty anything that is sent. Just must know the PHP syntaxes...
*File Uploads: which you can custom file size, extensions and even rename...
*Custom mail messages: easy to compose automated mail responses.
*Plug-ins: nice add-ons to expand the power of your forms, or app-like forms.
*Access to the Form Code itself: after the wizard, make it nice with CSS and JS classes ;D
And many more, discover it!
Flexible, customizable, cool!
I'm still trying to remember...
Well, we have a huge list of tutorials on our website, downloadable for free, some "how to" videos linked from our forums, about 70,000 forum posts, we answer almost every forum question or support ticket in a matter of hours without any fee, there are other forms of documentation like a 400 pages eBook for V3.x and other stuff on other websites.
Have you even tried to post a forum topic or a support ticket about your problem instead of trying for 2 days ? your review doesn't make any sense to me.
I had one problem though my mail wasn't being sent and after fighting up with it and looking through your forums i only then realised the "Setup Email" section was red and that I was missing a "Subject"... I would suggest that you indicate somewhere on that page a tip to state what elements are needed. Or include all the required elements on the page as a default.
Thanks again for an excellent app.
Still some bugs in the RC1.7 but I think I will get it working.
Customizing is not straight forward, but the developers provide great help. Looks very professional from front end!
Functionality of the component is good, however integration and customizability is not.
Changing Labels, editing multiple languages is almost non existant.
Changing the afterPost Message buried somwhere in the php file.
All in all a software with potential but still a fair way to go.
version 4RC1.6 does not even show a newly created very basic form.
But summing it up, it's evident that a lot of work went into Chronoforms and it works very well! Special thanks to Greyhead for most excellent support! Thanks!
Forms are so much easier and faster to build in Chrono and you can actually edit the raw HTML of the form after creating it with the wizard allowing you to totally style it with CSS. Same thing for the form emailing, it easily allows you to add dynamic items to the email sent by the form.
All and all, a great extension that I look forward to using in my sites from now on.
After five minutes, I understood. This is anything but intuitive. Many people won't get to first base on the "wizard". Those that do will be left wondering what to do when they finish the last shown step. If they assume they are done and go to Forms Management, they've lost all their work.
Yes, they do include a tutorial that can be downloaded, but it wouldn't take much work to make the extension easier to use.
If the developer would sit someone who'd never seen this app, in front of a computer and watch them struggle, they could easily make big improvements.
Also, the extension will put a link to the developer's website on all forms unless you pay.
I ended up just creating the forms for my client without any extension.
untill now, i haven't found any better component...
i have tried many other components but the best,easiest and Function full component was Chronocontact!... i am not saying it is perfect! it's needs more flexibility for exemple users shoul be abble to import Paypal or etc.functions or the checkboxes should be abble to put next to eachother, better then puting them under eachother... otherweise this component is just the best for me :) Thanks for that great work people ..... :)
1. It is relatively easy for a beginner to use and get an immediate result.
2. The support is SUPERIOR!!!! The forum is active and responsive and the moderators answer ALL questions.
Way to go ChronoForms!