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
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!
This is an amazing form. Was very easy to make it work for the first time. Though I have been struggling to use it for multiple forms and tables. I just created copy of module and trying to use for another form and table but just not working for me :(. Other than that no complains, love it.
thank you for your review! If you'd like to contact me, I'd be pleased. Maybe we get it to work together:-)
You can build anything you may imagine quickly and working like a charm.
Besides, documentation is great. And it is free!!!!!!
Thank you very much for this!
Thank you very much for the review - and for the Spanish translation. You rock!
Thank you very much for your review!
Sadly, I can't use this module because I can't get the Database configured. It keeps kicking back errors and not saving my database. First of all, it's really weird that I have to go into phpMyAdmin to setup a database myself -- very unusual for Joomla modules! And that's where all my issues are. I consider myself decently MySQL savvy, but I couldn't get this to work, and my site's form HAS to have a working, easily accessible database for my client. :(
I'll be keeping my eyes on this extension for future updates... hopefully the database section can be streamlined and improved because I really want to use it!
thank you for your review.
Next time you got problems with qlform, just ask;-) I'd be glad to help.
qlform's future: I'm not planning to add a table configuration to mod_qlform. It is but a small tiny module, a helpful tool to spare people a lot of work. So table configuration will stay in phpMyAdmin or you use the following component->.
Art Adminer: You could try to use this very helpful component. It enables you to administrate the database tables via Joomla! backend.
It hacks me off.
I am sure it’s excellent for experts and prompt freaks.
For normal users it’s merely awful. I’ve wasted hours and couldn’t spot how to create my form elements by this XML thing.
The lack of regular field creation debases the extension to a very poor somethin’.
thank you for your feedback. I would have been glad if you had asked for help, I'm sure, we could have made it work;-)
Concerning target group: Yes, originally this extension was concepted for devs. Yet in the meantime many non-devs use it successfully, too (was a little surprise for me:-). I get a lot of mails concerning qlform that are all answered - so I can improve it and make sure, the docu's really up to date.
I just want to add, that the site might be German, yet the docu is English:-)
well thought-out concept. Easy to use and to understand for form generation, automatic email transmission, storage of the data in a database table and cascaded forms. Installation is simple. Debugging features are already included.
Thank you very much for the developer support and delivery
of a tool update in a very short time frame.
the problem is form xml.
it is to hard making forms.
it takes to long for making a form.
missing features like easy multi-page form creation or drag and drop form order change.
i think it is for users with knowledge but very hard for beginners.
thank you for your review.
mod_qlform will never have drag'n'drop. I keep stuff like this out of the module to keep it simple and avoid potentional bugs. So the module is producing clean code that the user really can control, no hidden stuff, no automatism, just you and the code:-)