- 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 :)
The documentation link here is broken, you may want to go directly to the main website until fixed.
The supporting web site is laid out nice, very professional, I could easily find what I was looking for. The FAQ section was very useful, and I enjoyed the tutorials. I even glanced around the Forums which answered another question I had.
The licensing terms are not bad, quite surprisingly inexpensive. You get the full version, no limits, only if you want to remove the Powered By link at the bottom of the page you need to purchase the inexpensive license.
To sum it up, it’s a great product, good supporting documentation, and they offer great support. Thumbs up all around!
- This is by far the best package I have seen to deal with forms...It is extremely well thought and designed
- The team is so friendly, so knowledgeable and so prompt to help beginner folks like me that I find this one of the key human factors in this difficult world
- Same applies to the entire Joomla community and I'm glad to feel like being part of it at my very low level
Thanks Bob and Max!
Bravo! (in french)
My needs : sending emails to more than one recepient with attachements, auto answering, no data storage on the server.
Thank you very much for your review, one note is that all your needs already exist! ;)
#1- you can setup any number of emails and each one may has any number of recipients!
#2- you can setup an email with a "Dynamic To" to send to the user who submitted the form!
#3- saving data to database is switchable in the DB connection tab!
And when I did have a question about whether or not one requested use was even a possibility with the form creator, I had an answer- and step by step tutorial for doing it- in less than a day.
My hat is off to these developers. I have to create a lot of forms under a tight deadline and this tool saved me an all-nighter.
Although, I would make a suggestion. For when you add a form link in any of your menus, there should be some text boxes to allow one to add content to the form in the menu item creation component. I know you can add the HTML manually to the form, but often I am developing Joomla sites and then leaving maintenance to the user... they will struggle if they dont know joomla or web development for that matter.
* Just SO useful.
* Simple, complete and friendly.
* Impeccable documentation.
* And an excellent support team.
Upper the level of any commercial component by far.
My sincere congratulations to the support team, and special thanks to Max.
The only thing that bugged me was a slight glitch in the Wizard form creator. When saving the form, the lightbox would constantly insist on being just below my field of vision, and scrolling down caused it to jump down further, creating an endless white page where you could never quite catch up with the bugger. This, however, only occured on the part where you design your form. Changing to the e-mail page was all it took for the form to be saved.
Thanks to the team at chrono forms for their GREAT custumer support ( i was really surprised!)
There's always that initial learning curve (in fact, I ended up uninstalling this component the first time I saw it) but after giving it a "second chance", I was elated with it's functionality and ease of use.
If you need a feedback form on your website, a more complex form with db access or whatnot, this is definitely the component to use.