You can use it as:
* contact form
* form to fill database tabel
* major survey jumping from one form to the next
* do something else in prepared class for developers
As knowledge about xml formatting and Joomla! form generation is needed, mod_qlform is a useful and mighty tool for developers.
All form fields see here: http://docs.joomla.org/Category:Standard_form_field_types
While I believe a extension should be a time saver, I unfortunately must say qlform is far away from it.
Back then, I liked the idea to use some markup and have full control over the output but these days it's not helpful. Everything takes too long with this module.
First learning all the markup, then building the form like programming html, only to find out there is no submission manager.
Using phpmyadmin for this is too uncomfortable and not recommended for my clients.
There are already too many things to take care of when creating a new web site and I can't afford to sit half of the duration of a project on creating forms.
Will be happy to see if they read my criticism and create a new more useful module. I would be the first one to donate something!
thank you for your review. You should have asked for support. We love to help!
PS: mod_qlform will stay as it is, as many, many people appreciate it the very way it is:-)
After trying to fix this problem by myself, I gave up and wrote an mail to the support - late at night. When I startet my mac in the morning, I've got an mail with a great workaround - it works perfectly.
Thank you so much for this great extensions and your amazing support.
I see in other reviews that some find writing the code a challenge - Its worth persisting! My CSS skills are not good, but the author went out of her way to help me get things formatted just right!
It's easy in use and works great. Also higly customisable - you can make nearly anything you want.
I've had some problems with getting some elements of the form to work in css styles, but withing a couple of hours I was contacted back by support which is very friendly. The support came up with the working sollution.
I'm really happy with ql forms extention! Surelly recommend it to everyone!
Bad enough that the form is created in a module the form creation is disastrous because no interface exists.
The fact that you need to create the form in the module manager reduces the working area to a tiny space. The non-existent form building interface doesn’t make it better but worse.
You must feed all form fields in a pseudo HTML language and must know all special attributes. Fast form making is not possible.
I propose a better form maker COMPONENT.
mod_qlform is based on Joomla! form generation via xml (not html). It is a proper way of generating a form for people who want much (from a little module) and who are willing to work a little bit. Our docu is good and I'm sorry you didn't take the time to ask our support,
Mareike is absolutely helpful and answered questions immediately. Thank you.
The code has a clear structure and can be changed easily with basic PHP knowledge.
For great multi-page forms and specific validations also knowledge about the Joomla Framework is required.
It's a great extension!