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Building on 8 years of success!
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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!!!
/upgrading has to be done manually. Not a great situation in my opinion.
However the main gripe is the lack of support. Blueflame go to some length on their website to explain the lack of a forum for this component. However with e-mail support for the simplest questions taking over a week for reply a forum would be a big help.
Two weeks on from purchasing the component I still cannot get the "pause form" functionality to work properly so I'm giving up.
er? I think you are mislead - you install just like any other extension! To upgrade: you uninstall, and install the new version - all other upgrade tasks are taken care of for you transparently so you don't have to be a Geek or Code guru to do an upgrade - its that simple!
The implementation is also simple, you install the extension, and this provides everything it needs right in the /plugins/system folder :-)
Support: I answer all emails personally, I have corresponded with you over many times(25/Sept 25/Sept 29/Sept 30/Sept 2/Oct 14/Oct !!) and the root cause of your problem is a bug in Joomla 1.5.14 which is resolved in 1.5.15 already! This was never a bfForms issue :-) - Please do not leave misleading "facts" that are untruthful and lies.
I only use GNU/Linux operating systems. And for some reason this software crashed Firefox a couple times. That and, a couple times it just hung. Would be better to keep Joomla proggies within a standard way to operate in Joomla in my opinion.
Forms are okay. Code that I viewed looked okay. This is, in my opinion geared towards someone that has never hand written a form. Which does have it's place.
Your review shows that you clearly dont understand what is going on under the hood :-)
Our extensions DO use the "STANDARD" way of doing things within Joomla, you might be confused upon first seeing our application because we HIDE the extra Joomla menus to give you MORE SPACE to work within our app (Screen real-estate is a premium), but things are still very mmuch within Joomla.
We also use standard libraries such as jQuery and xAJAX which are widely used in web applications. We dont really go off and do our own thing :-) except where we need to in order to bring you the best Forms Extension for Joomla Ever!
bfForms is developed on a Ubuntu machine using Firefox - I dispute that you would ever have issues with using this combination - I challenge you to use a new Firefox profile (to remove any extension and settings) and try again - you are the only person to report this (Maybe you should have asked for support rather than only giving our product 2 stars!??)
The output of bfForms is as close to xHTML standards as we can acheive :-) We pass all xHTML tests!
Thanks for using our application, even if you totally misunderstand how we do things...
Form building is a tool that almost every website developer will need at some point for any number of tasks. And when the time came for me, I looked long and hard through the JED and elsewhere for the best solution. I factored in a number of things but most importantly, how was the support and how well was the code being maintained. Phil Taylor's Blue Flame Forms met all of my requirements and then some.
Perhaps it's not as set it and forget it as some other extensions (and why would it be: forms are a complicated beast and have to be able to do a lot of things), but considering how many variables there are in the many Joomla sites there are out there Phil Taylor has done a top job in cover all the basics and more, and the support really is top notch. Of all the form extensions I tried, this was the easiest to get up to speed on.
In addition, when I have had problems figuring something out, the support by Phil has been very prompt and resourceful.
The ability to parse an already-built form to create a new one is an IMMENSE time saver. The submit actions are robust and offer simplicity for the novice and depth for the expert.
Yes, there are still a few bugs in Forms (like that nasty IP address check in custom layout), but there are workarounds for these.
Support from Phil is very good. I commend his dedication to personal responses. I've submitted a few fumbles and he's never harsh in his response when I did something really stupid.
You will not be disappointed with this component and I am 100% confident that the on-going updates will continue to refine this already-great tool.
Also - watch for Phil's sales. It's a great way to keep your license count up to date and add more tools to your bag!
This component was outstanding. It gives you the control to be very creative. I finally am able to easily create a "Contact Us" form that is both professional looking and functional.
Thanks for getting this process right.
Everything is SO easy to do with this component it is incredible! I had a problem with the forms submitting (if your using a custom form, don't name the submit button 'submit' haha) and Phil replied within 24hrs and the problem was resolved within days!
This kind of service is commendable and most of the time lacking amongst many other Joomla Developers.
Thanks for the fine product! 5 stars!
It is a great extension, I love it. But support is erratic and seemingly expensive. I was assured that I would not be charged yet I am being asked for money.
I would like the forum re-established so that folk can help each other when Phil is too busy to help us. Plus I feel that 50 pounds is alot when one takes into account currency conversion. For me that is about $130 so that is a considerable sum of money.
Love the extension, don't like the lack of support infrastructure. Probably wouldn't buy it again because I look for ongoing support.
Lets be clear here: Post-Sales support is ALWAYS free!, we have clearly communicated our reasons for not having a forum, and handle each customers support queries PERSONALLY without auto replies or 3rd parties.
You were running a very old version of Joomla that could be hacked! We advised you that in order for your site to be secure and to use our products you needed to upgrade to Joomla! 1.5.12 (The latest available at the time) and we could do that for you for our standard fee. The fee was for additional services (Joomla Upgrade) and NOT post sales support which has always been FREE!
Also you add in your review that your problem was not even our fault :-) so you not only received FREE after sales support you received FREE support for a problem that was not even our code's fault :-) :-)
Simply not true - as many people who have reviewed here have testified, we offer as fast a support service as we can with many people receiving immediate replies. We did move house a few weeks ago and did fall behind, a fact we clearly communicated in our blog - but we are caught up with ZERO pending support requests for this product.
Very well supported by the author too. I had a problem with GPG deployment on my hosted server and Phil quickly (within 10 minutes!!) altered the component for me so that it worked flawlessly on my server.
Great value for money. Don't bother looking elsewhere in my opinion!