- 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 :)
I create my regular form in HTML. Paste it in to the "Form Code" section and then link it via the Joomla menu. It supports quite a few plugins (Community Builder registration, Joomla! Registiona, etc). It has a built-in CAPTCHA for spam protection but it does have a plugin for ReCAPTCHA, which is what I use.
The ability to support custom thank you pages can give you the opportunity to show your visitor what they submitted.
There is a link on each page that uses ChronoForms. It just links to the chronoengine website. As with most of these links it doesn't open in a new page. Nothing major. I've edited the coding on mine to simply center the text/link and have the link open in a new window.
Not sure why, but just a pet peve of mine, that is, having those types of links centered and opening in a new window.
You *can* use it to make validated forms, emails and data storage with just a few clicks, but it *also* allows you to easily add gobs of your own php and js.
I originally installed it simply because I wanted to have a back-end integrated with joomla for the user -- and didn't want to try and write my own component. I got far more than I expected.
If I had to choose something to nit-pick about, it would be that the size of the edit boxes in the back-end are a bit small if you are writing a lot of code. To get around that I mirror the form code in my regular text editor where I'm happier anyway. I don't think this would be even a concern for most people though, so do not let this minor niggle stop you from installing it.
I think the fact that I had to really stretch there to find something to complain about should say something to you as a prospective user.
Finally, their forum is quite a busy place (another good sign), but Bob and Max are still very quick to respond.
I would like to add logos and stuff which i think you can do by using the custom thing.
Overall very pleased with it.
And the new version is really very much improved and extended with further plugins.
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!