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Editor's Note
  • Free version displays a link to the developers site. Upon installation, users will be prompted for an optional validation code to remove the link.
Looking for a short form or a long one ? you are a Joomla starter or a pro ? need something to setup quickly ? or you need full control ? look no further!

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 ( - Paypal Pro, IPN and PDT -
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 :)

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Reviews: 2
I am posting this review almost a month after using this excellent extension on Joomla 1.5. Tried two others (not naming them here) but they couldn't come anywhere near the functionality and ease of Chronoforms. There is a small learning curve but it pays off well if you overcome it. For a free extension a little learning is hardly anything. Had a couple of questions and their excellent forum gave me the right answers. Post a query and you have an answer within hours not days. Of worthy mention are Greyhead and admin, both administrators of the forum who answer promptly and accurately. They even tell you how to hide (not remove) the link in the form on your webpage. Can it get better than that. Excellent form extension. Highly recommended. I am still exploring and learning the extension. Wish there was a way to use input masks, such as dd/mm/yyyy for dates and similar others for numbers or is it there?
Reviews: 1
This is a truly great component. It does exactly what it says, and does so quite easily. I was up and running within an hour or so. Thanks!!!
Reviews: 9
I have been using ChronoForms for several years now on several sites with very good results. I like the flexibility of being able to dig into the code or use the wizard to build forms. In fact, in many cases I use the form wizard then go in and inject my own coding. With help from the forums and other coders, this extension has become extremely flexible.
Coupled with ChronoConnectivity for viewing and editing data on the public side, the two are a great product for a novice or pro. The newest update to ChronoForms has simplified the process even more, I just wish they had ChronoConnectivity for Joomla 1.6 ready to go now too!
Highly recommended from a long-time user!
Reviews: 1
Perhaps it's my failing but imagine my delight to go through the wizard process completely and accidentally hit a button outside the wizard and lose all my work and get to start all over again. I should think there should be a "Save First" prompt. If it weren't for that I'd say this was a mighty great extension but I really don't appreciate having an hour of my day wasted.
Reviews: 1
This ChronoForms extension does everything I need and then some, and the documentation is extremely helpful. From install to working form to report with results in an hour. Thanks so much!
Reviews: 4
Chronoforms really do the job!
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...
Reviews: 2
The application itself seems to be very nice and stable, full-featured. But it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to figure out how to get things to work properly! I've spent 2 days on CAPTCHA without success. THERE IS NO REAL DOCUMENTATION FOR THIS COMPONENT WHICH IS A REAL PITY. Forums don't help much. Make it a paid component with GOOD DOCUMENTATION and I would buy it.
Owner's reply

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.

Reviews: 1
This is the most user friendly component I have encountered for joomla. The documentation is excellent.

Thank you!
Reviews: 1
I actually registered on this site to come and give my feedback... This app is excellent!!! I tried four others, but none are anywhere as good as this app... Best of all... its free...
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.
Reviews: 4
Thanks for an awesome component! The component makes composing forms extremely easy and with one click autocreates the tables needed for storing to the database.

You can't go wrong with this extension.
Reviews: 1
I'm in way over my head, and would have given up if it wasn't for the great support forum with lightning fast replies.
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!
Reviews: 1
This is the best form component I've ever seen!!

Great works on mootool 1.2

Big thks to developers!!
Reviews: 1

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.
Reviews: 2
As someone new to Joomla, the support forum quickly helped me through a lot of newbie mistakes. I think there would be a bit of learning curve involved (regardless of Joomla experience) for the interface with the many proprietary controls though. My only negative impression is the license payment strategy employed that forces payment to remove advertising displayed on each form created.
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!
Reviews: 2
I've been using Fabrik for awhile to build my form and while it's pretty good, I tried Chronoforms on a recent site because of an installation problem with Fabrik and I was happy I did.

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.
Reviews: 1
I was doing some very seriously complex forms with this. I highly recommend them. They are also ready to help. I was also a bit surprised by the level of support. Thumbs up guys, thanks for all the help as well.
Reviews: 4
I had some troubles finding non-commercial extension for creating forms and I tryed it all but non of the extensions suited my needs until I found chrono forms whcih helped be build two forms on my website inabout 20minutes! Thumbs us and keep up the great work!
Reviews: 7
ChronoForms is the component I used most since I created my site. It is extremely handy in many aspects and the support from the forum site is amazing. This is one of those components that, even having a 'free version', totally worth every penny you spend on it if you decide to buy the registration. Congratulation for this great extension and the great support!
Reviews: 6
In fairness, it appears the developer has done quite a bit of work on this extension, since there are quite a few menu options and even a "form wizard", so on first glance I wondered why I'd been hired to help a client with this forms extension.

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.
Reviews: 2
this is very good component as module also...very easy to customize and create form as user want to develop their site...
nishant verma...
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