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Joomla Forms brings together years of experience and the flexibility of new validation rules, new form previews, new submit actions, new integrations... Almost everything is possible!
* Save to database, export options, unlimited emails
* GPG Encryption built in for secure emails
* SSL Support - force forms to only be accepted over SSL
* UNLIMITED Form generation
* UNLIMITED Form Fields per form
* UNLIMITED Submit Actions per form
* UNLIMITED Form Submissions allowed (Or limit it if you want!)
* HOSTED ON YOUR SITE, and not our servers
* Integrated SPAM PROTECTION (Not Captcha!) transparent and configurable
* Integrated 3rd Party SPAM PROTECTION Plugins
* Compatible with all known SEF Extensions
* Compatible with Joomla 1.5.x AND Joomla 1.7.x AND Joomla 2.5.x
* Requires PHP5+
* Fully Supported! and FREE UPGRADES FOR LIFE
* No other developer has more experience in Form Extensions then Phil Taylor, his first Form component (Phil-A-Form) was the first ever Joomla Forms extension ever created.
* Developed by a Zend PHP5 Certificated Developer !!!
Stop reading this now and go and play with the demo yourself - you will not be disappointed!!!
Well done Phil.
Purely from that point of view I give it the best possible rating and the ease of working with the product is the best feature of all.
Thank you Phil.
I use it for normal contact forms and for order forms. Anything where people do not need to register to submit something to me, and I never got any spam through the BFF.
It is quite easy to set up (I'm not a programmer), and Phil has been very helpful and sometimes even done on-site-editing to make the form work, when I was a newbie in Joomla!
The forms are very neat and flexible in function.
If all extentions were as excellent as this, the whole world would use Joomla :-)
Happily in this case its the latter.
First let me go over some points
1] Having Joomla sites at all revisions, it is fantastic that Phil gives you two versions that fit 1.5 to 2.5.
2] As a system developer for 15 years, it is quickly evident that this application has been very well thought out.
It has many things that will appeal to both beginners and advance developers.
Just two Examples of many:
the beginner will appreciate the step by step driven form creation process that makes it intuitive to create the forms.
The advance developer will appreciate being able to execute your own php code as an action response to the submittal of the form.
beginner: the pre-existing pre-filled dropdowns (Like the 50 states) or date picker existing field
developer: the ability to type any html he/she wants in the html field, and the hidden field options that he/she can populate later.
Lets talk customer service, when I installed the application in a localhost joomla site running in WAMP, the tables were not being created. so I contacted Phil, this was saturday, within hours he got back to me (Keep in mind America to Europe), although i searched google and discoverd that the reason was my joomla redirect plugin had "gone off the reservation". Something that had nothing to do with this application and Phil had never seen. Within days (Saturday - Monday) I racked up 5 emails back and forth with phil trouble shooting help.
by the way when I installed it in my real server, had no issues, so i don't want you to think the app was at fault.
The only suggested improvement i have is beefing up the documentation, maybe the little documentation is because the application is very intuitive and does not need much combined with phil being busy solving problems and enhancing the application and has little time for documentation.... but again thats just me surmissing.
Overall excellent app and am greatly happy with it. Highly recommend it.
After installing I had some trouble configuring this for what I needed, and also I found another extension which was plain and simple and just what I needed. Emailed to question about refund since this was quite expensive for something I'll never be using, I'm thinking now jesus will call me back sooner. They just took the money and never answered
Simply changing your mind after some time that you dont want to use our product is not reason enough for a full refund. We reply to all support requests personally, I'm sorry it never worked out for you.
Contacted support who infomed me that they could log in to my back-end and look at the issue, but if they discovered that the module was working they would charge me a minumum of 50£ for the working hours.
i then asked them if the issue wasn't with the module to inform me first, as i didn't want to pay an additional 50£.
i never heard from them again.
Factually incorrect review in every way. I personally respond to every "support" request.
We offer FREE support for all our products, even years after purchase, however we understand that there are lots of factors and "bits" that power a website and experience shows us that customers are quick to blame our software when the fault lies elsewhere. For example, today I looked into an issue where bfForms would not install, took me about 45 mins of debugging, - customer blaming our software, only to find out that he had hit his hard disk quota on his hosting account - which was nothing to do with our product, and so he was charged £50 for our consultancy time. We very rarely have to charge, but reserve the right to so that people dont abuse our experience and time.
If *WE* are unable to install our product on your site then we offer a FULL REFUND - but simply demanding a refund without letting us investigate (or worse threatening blackmail of negative reviews, and/or fraudulent paypal chargebacks) will not result in a refund.
If you would like to email us direct again WE will get this working on your server - or provide a FULL REFUND as per our terms.
Making a simple two column form is dead easy but anything more than that I found was a lot of trial and error and very frustrating whilst trying to get the various elements to interact.
Coupled with this, the current lack of any documentation (there's been a 404 error on it for ages now) and no access to the support forums (where on earth are they? I cant seem to find them anywhere). I keep coming across a support form to fill in which apparently goes directly to Phil Taylor but thus far after three days I haven't had a reply to what is probably a simple query.
I'm pretty sure with the support and documentation, (this is a commercial extension) it would be a lot easier to get to grips with, but until I get those two fundamental requirements I cant recommend it or score it any more.
I tried a few free ones and was disappointed: They either didn't do the job or they mysteriously malfunctioned or they required a post-grad in IT to make them work at all.
This one is as powerful as you want it to be - has heaps of scope. Its the basics that make it so usable: The interface is so simple and logical to configure and you just build on top of that - solid logical basics.
I don't really give a rat's backside about a few milliseconds here and there, and although others have mentioned it, I haven't found any noticeable lag (I sometimes think people who notice this stuff go looking for it and are akin to those record-freaks who insist digital recordings don't have the same quality as pressed-vinyl and they can hear the difference - yeah right - whatever.
This extension is not free but its close enough and for the price it is a great investment in saved time and frustration.
Buy it - its cheap - it works - it can be as complicated as you want it to be or as easy.
I feel the 2.5 version may have been released prematurely as the Access permissions for each form or form field do not work yet. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this issue will be addressed some time in the near future. :(
I purchased a server licence back in 2009 for the 1.5 version, and now I just logged in to see if I can get 2.5 credits to you yes it was available as part of the downloads I actually was expecting to pay for the new version.
So thank you