- 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 :)
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.
works like it says
but more important, the support is great!!!!
for simple forms you can probably figure it out yourself (along with the downloadable tuts on their site)
And if you want more advanced forms (wich can load/edit/store.. data from the joomla tables, try it, and post your problems on the forum, you WILL get help
there is even talk of letting the forms work with other databases then the joomla db, that would be awesome.
thanks for the great components...
All programmers should learn to program extensions as easy and hassle-free as this one.
This is a Must-Have Extension.
Thank you, but please note that this has been fixed in the new V3.1 RCs! ;)
if you have more ideas or comments then you are welcome to submit them to our forums or through the contact page at our website!
The ChronoForms component is definitely a 'must have' I cannot recommend it, or the support you get, highly enough.
I invested a couple of hours going through the tutorials, which helped in demonstrating how simple creating forms can be with this component.
Kudos to the developer.