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
p.s One thing I would like to see is the option to select the default captcha set by Joomla or the qlforms implementation but this is not a set back but more of a preference issue.
There are some supporting this kind of form making. Others don’t like it.
For me, this was the initiative to test it. Not to beat around the bush, I am not a fan of this extension.
Although I think that the rest is well designed I am opposed to this sort of form building.
There is a reason why Cupertino and Redmond have established graphical user interfaces.
There is a reason why Joomla uses bootstrap in the admin interface. It is all about saving time and flexibility.
A markup form editor is a kind of Stone Age time thief. Just only re-ordering the form is a time consuming exercise.
What I don’t understand with the best sake is why the developer (developers) are unwilling to learn.
Why they ruin a good extension by fighting so hard against including an easy-to-use form editor.
The time they spend for replying reviewers that these are wrong and the developer’s philosophy is the real deal, would be more than enough for programming a good visual editor.
You could people let choose how they want to create their forms.
This is a community driven project! You should listen to the community.
Thank you for your opinion.
To say I was "unwilling to learn" is hard, as it is not true and I listen to the concerns and problems of every surportee very well.
Genberally speaking: Generating forms is complex process. As soon as one tries to unify it, it minimizes possibilities. So sry for no click and run, but thus a user gains the maximum flexibility and can even do things, that are not meant to be made.
And as soon as one get used to the Joomla! way of form thinking via xml, it is really easy to use.
This is so flexible it is unreal. I've managed to create a fairly complex booking system with this FREE module!
I love it so much I felt the need to register here and tell everybody.
Thank you very, very much!
I understand the idea to get some contract work by offering an incomplete extension but that doesn't help average users like me who can't spend hourly rates or aren't willing to leave a fair review in exchange.
I think I'll stay with the Form Maker as it's good enough and wait for a really free and great form builder.
Klick-n-run extensions often contain preformed css styles and css files. That is ok for people who cannot code and who just want something that looks good. For devs this is bad: A sometimes inoverridebale html code combined with hard coded, unaccessable css.
Therefore mod_qlform has the following features:
* compatible to J!-way of coding
* compatible to J!-way of using templates
* offering several ways of data usage
* send e-mail
* store in database
* send admin message
* do anything else you want, if you can code it
* clean html code
* minimal use of stylesheets to guarantee 100 % control via your template css files
* ohh, and it is a free extension
In other words:
A klick-n-run extension is
what some would call a sheep
Beautiful is how they look like,
and mild are they and meek.
Yet sometimes cropping grass is not
what you want or need.
For Attack! or Jump! or some retrievel
you do not take a sheep.
You get yourself a dog,
- it might not look so nice -
To teach him what he has to do
And be it hunting mice.
Conclusion: mod_qlform is not an average module. It can do and be almost anything you want ... if you can code.
(I as a php-dev have done things that are out of the reach of any form generator I know.)
That does not mean it is better than others, just: I take a sheep when I need a sheep; and I take a dog when I need a dog. I dont' complain about sheep nor dogs, I just take them, for what they are.
I recently encountered a challenge of doing something else with the form submission, i.e. autoresponse to email.
And the developer was timely in is response.
Thank you Mareike.
The code you sent was helpful. and i guess i can do more things with this module now that i know how to get form input value. :)
Good idea, good work. Thanks!
Thank you very much for your review!! I really appreciate it:-)
For all non-devs: As many people (some reviewers, see two reviews below) wished better styling possibilities, mod_qlform offers now style changes via module parameters.
This makes it very difficult for me to get the result I need. Now I want to find something else or create my form with PHP.
Appreciate their offer to make my form, but I don't like to ask for unpaid help for free plugins.
thank you for your review.
mod_qlform produces a very clean and solid html code. Thus it is easily accessible for css commands. Just use basic css knowledge (float: left; clear both; a. s. o.).
Concerning module assignment:
mod_qlform is just like any other module in Joomla! that you assign to a menu item in a module position. Even several usages on one single page is possible.
PS: I will consider offering basic style parameters in backend for easier usage of this module:-)
I had an error on my page with one of the module settings.
Sent an Email to the developer. One hour later she released a bugfix update. Th error was gone.
I love this module and use it on many of my sites.
Many thanks to the developer!
Thank you for this positive review!
Always at your service!
And I'd like to seize the opportunity to say thank you to Maksim, who's just sent us a brandnew Russian translation!
You can save to database or send as email,
Create as many fields as you like
Can customise via css (if needed)
What more can one ask for.
THANK YOU to the developers!
Oh yes - and EXCELLENT after download service. I had a slight problem and emailed them - got immediate feedback! (in the end, it was a silly typo I had made) but the support was EXCELLENT! Friendly and helpful! THANK YOU!!!!!!
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:-)