RSForm!Pro comes with hot new features like:
* Responsive layout
* Ajax validation for fields
* Mailchimp Integration
* The only Joomla! form manager 100% built with Joomla! MVC architecture
* Easy multi-page form creation
* Drag and Drop order change for form items
* Salesforce integration with custom fields
* Custom submissions (you can display and export what columns you wish)
* Export to excel
Please check the changelog for the whole list of added features:
With RSForm!Pro you can create Joomla! contact forms within minutes. In fact, anyone who tried it noticed how easy it is to create forms in Joomla!
The RSForm!Pro Joomla! form creator has all the form fields that you need when building custom forms for Joomla!. The RSForm!Pro back-end uses AJAX for quickly managing fields and submissions.
RSForm!Pro is the ideal tool for non-programmers and programmers alike. It has built-in form layouts that you can use without any HTML or PHP knowledge.
Notifications can be sent by e-mail to administrators and to users, and each notification can be highly customized. The form submissions can be exported in CSV format for 3rd Party use, or directly saved into external databases using the Mappings plugin.
No more custom SEF extensions nightmare. RSform!Pro works with all of them. We have a built-in router for the Joomla! core SEF, sh404SEF and Artio JoomSEF plugins freely available.
What you will be able to download, along with RSForm!Pro:
- RSForm!Pro List Submissions Module: lists all form submissions and any submission related information in a template position. Several parameters are available to increase flexibility.
- RSForm!Pro Form Module: allows you to publish a form inside a Joomla! template position
- Joomla! Content Plugin: publish a form inside a Joomla! article
- Joomla! System Plugin: publish the form anywhere in your Joomla! template
- Mappings: map your form submissions to another table in your Joomla! database
- Migration: migrate your forms from RSForm! to RSForm!Pro
- Salesforce integration
- PayPal: add PayPal payments to your form!
- reCAPTCHA: fight spam with reCAPTCHA, the popular antispam system
- Google Analytics: add tracking codes to your form
- RSEvents! Plugin: create custom forms for RSEvents!
- RSMail! Plugin: create custom subscribing forms for RSMail!
- Import forms from bfForms plugin
3) 3rd Party Plugins
- Artio JoomSEF
4) Capability to have multilingual forms (default integration with Joomfish) + a collection of language files.
For spam prevention, you can use the anti-spam CAPTCHA field. You can choose between FreeType CAPTCHA (your server must support the FreeType library), no FreeType CAPTCHA and invisible CAPTCHA (form submitters won't notice anything).
Forms are not able to limit user selections to a certain amount of check boxes without some knowledge of PHP.
Forms have extremely poor layout functionality as they are table based and rely on the websites table CSS, not their own, so changes to the form means changes to your entire site... and this includes XHTML mode. This can be verified through FireBug.
Custom CSS could be applied, but again, you'll need to know how to add to, or hack your Joomla files to accomplish this.
Support is very, very expensive and subscription based, so not worth it.
"Support is very, very expensive and subscription based, so not worth it."
Most, if not all of the commercial extensions on the JED are subscription based. It's how the GPL works. Very expensive = you had a 1 year membership costing you 19 euros, so that's roughly 1.58 euros per month.
The whole debate can be found on the forum: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=262&p=2983315
The reviewer never had the intention of using the support system because, as we later found out, his membership expired a month ago. He didn't even use the support system while his subscription was active so his comments about the support not being worth it are far-fetched to say the least.
"Product works for very basic forms but anything past that requires PHP scripting knowledge."
A few of the things that don't require PHP scripting knowledge: multi-page forms, payment forms, responsive forms, conditional fields (showing or hiding a field based on another field's selection), posting information to another script, integration with external services such as MailChimp, ConstantContact, Salesforce, vtiger, Joomla! registration etc.
"Forms are not able to limit user selections to a certain amount of check boxes without some knowledge of PHP."
There's already an article which explains how to do this, it's basically copy & paste: http://www.rsjoomla.com/support/documentation/view-article/646-how-to-limit-the-number-of-selected-checkboxes.html
"Forms have extremely poor layout functionality as they are table based and rely on the websites table CSS, not their own, so changes to the form means changes to your entire site... and this includes XHTML mode. This can be verified through FireBug."
RSForm! Pro does have a table-less layout, just look at this: http://demo25.rsjoomla.com/rsform-pro/multi-page-form-example
All done with CSS, no tables (it's actually bootstrapped). There are actually three table-less layouts as well as four "classic" layouts based on tables (which are there just for legacy reasons).
"Custom CSS could be applied, but again, you'll need to know how to add to, or hack your Joomla files to accomplish this."
Custom CSS can be applied by typing in the CSS in a textbox that's available in the form building area. No need to hack any Joomla! files.
That is why I gave RSFormPro a try.
I was pleasantly surprised by how solid, well-laid-out, and intuitive it was to figure out how to use. There's a bunch of documentation and tutorial videos on the RSJoomla website but I found I could simply follow the sample forms that are provided.
It was so easy and quick to learn that it saved me a bunch of time in comparison with the free extension I usually choose.
I am going to remember that next time I'm hesitating over spending a little money. (And it really wasn't even that expensive.)
The component is very easy to use, and very reliable. But for me the best thing about the product is the EXCELLENT customer service from Andrei and the team: quick, patient and comprehensive, and often going far beyond the call of duty (when one considers the low price of the software and the time they spent responding to support requests).
This is honestly one of the best Joomla extensions I have ever used.
Looking forward to buying some more of their products.
Keep up the good work guys!
The FAQ and user guides on the site covers most of the questions you might have to customize this component and when this is not enough the technical support is great!
It can be used for many purposes. As a contact form it's very straight forward and easy to manege, but it can also be used for calculate forms. When i run in to some problems with building a calculate form there was really a great support with effortless patience. This extension is really a bargain if you take in mind it's full potential. If you want the best, go for Rsform pro!
But - as been a non developer - i would be ready to pay more even if rs form pro could have support on customized scripts or even tutorials.
The extension has ability to create complex calculator but most of the non developers are well not aware of coding of same - big part is how to customize it
Had the developer could have even a paid support or tutorials on multi dynamic fields and complex calculators or illustrations in rs form pro - it could have been the best possible extension across all joom extensions
thanks to all over at rsjoomla for their great extensions, highly recommended
I had a problem with migrating from joomla 1.5 to 2.5 and they've helped me in quite an extensive way. The support even dug into the database for me! Awesome :)