Form Maker is a modern and advanced tool for creating Joomla form easily and fast. The back end interface of the Form Maker is intuitive and user friendly which allows users far from scripting and programming to create a form.
Form Maker handles small form to complex applications. That is why the plugin is ideally suited for beginners and also meets the needs of designers and experts. Form Maker can be used for creating contact form, mailing list form, survey form, application form, event registration form and party invitation form.
You can add Google map to your form using a simple user-friendly interface of the Form Maker. The desired address can be added to the form in a few seconds using the address searching interface or by filling in geographical coordinates (longitude and latitude).
All modern browsers are supported by Form Maker.
Features of Form Maker:
- Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x native extension
Form Maker is a full responsive extension and compatible with all mobile devices. So your form will look good on all mobile devices.
- Form Maker is fully integrated with PayPal with different checkout modes (PayPal Test Mode and PayPal Production) and five field types for creating a payment form. (Amount, Select, Checkbox, Radio, and Shipping).
- Fourteen main elements
-Custom HTML element
-Time and Date
-Custom HTML between form fields
-Ability to separate the form into sections with different number of columns
-Custom CSS and Java script in your form
-Includes additional attributes, where you can customize the specific properties for the fields of the form using Java Script.
-Advanced email settings options. The submitted information also could be sent to the submitter (parameter)
-Ability to create menu items and connect with the form
-Ability to insert a form into a joomla article
-Ability to use a form as a module
-Form Maker integrated with the standard Joomla! editor
-Various parameters for every element of the form
-Data validation when submitting the form
-Ability to store form filled information in the database
-11 sample form templates
-Ability to restrict preferred file extensions in file upload
-Form Maker is integrated with Google Maps API
-Required Fields in forms
-Hidden Fields in forms
However, since Joomla 3.2, It's gotten a MAJOR drawback : you absolutely CAN'T use Joomla's cache system with form maker.
Confirmed on the web dorado forums.
6 months ago (this is written in september 4th 2014) There was a promise made to fix in a future update, and in the same forum thread, the promise was repeated 5 days ago...).
So we can HOPE the issue will be addressed in a future release, but until then I feel I have no other option than to search for a similar component to replace form maker because I absolutely can't afford to have the system cache off on most of my sites as the impact on speed (and google ranking) is quite real with cache turned off.
That said I'd really love to be able to use the component again, as I said it's probably the best out there when it comes to user friendliness and it's a real pity that problem prevents its use for now.
E-mail settings are very userfriendly, it is the first time I have used a form extension where the email settings have worked from the off, no trouble.
I needed support (not their fault) and they were fast, polite and efficient.
I had a small issue which I logged with Web Dorado, where the descriptors at either end of the scale rating appeared above and below the scale rather than at each end. The responded to my request and worked on it immediately and gave me a fix within 12 hours. |Now I call that excellent service. Highly recommended.
It would be good be put in a page break retrospectively though, it seems that these can only be added as you build the form.
I tried another "5 Star" rated form builder, and although the user interface was similar to that of FORM MAKER, I ran into several issues with it, that required a TON of debugging time, I just don't have. I'm not sure HOW this other form builder is somehow more "Popular", it definitely Isn't, in MY book! So I uninstalled it, and (very thankfully), found FORM MAKER PRO!
It works like a champ so far, I plan on using it on as many of my sites as I can! Bravo to the developers on this one!
Cannot recommend it enough.
The plugin is user friendly with many nice features.
You can use all types of input fields. It is easy to set required fields.
You can find all messages send by your forms in the backoffice of Joomla or export it to Excel.
The support team is very helpful. We asked them for some custom adjustments and we got it immediately.
Thank you Form Maker Team.
Magdalena from Poland