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Mad4Joomla is a very easy-to-use Joomla component for the creation of email forms. Preferences of this product are a better usability, classification in categories, working with templates, helptext to formfields, file upload as attachment, special routing technics to destination email addresses, integration of content in form pages and a very special new captcha technique. Thereby it is possible to build complex and huge contactsystems. Examples: jobs, reservation, contact, donations, polls etc.
HERE IS THE FREE / NON COMMERCIAL FORK (ALSO J1.6 - J2.5):
ATTENTION! SINCE THE V 1.2 RELEASE, WE PROVIDE ALSO AN UPGRADE VERSION!
The appropiate package is also available at the download section.
Download Modules, Plugins and Hotfixes here:
Mad4Joomla Mailforms used to be the first form extension focused on usability. Our aim is to provide a component which is easy-to-use and stable out of the box. Meanwhile there are nearby 1000.000 satisfied users of Mailforms.
For whom is this extension?
- For those who don’t want to care about complex settings and need a quick and easy form creation.
- For companies who are providing Joomla services to customers.
This is an extension which every customer does understand and can create forms within minutes.
- For beginners, advanced users and professionals needing an extension which doesn’t cause trouble and saves time.
If you have problems first read our F.A.Q.'s:
Dear User, this extension contains a small visible copyright link to us as copyright holder. We consider it as a small thank you. It helps to promote our company. This is common practice on many joomla extension and supported by the FSF. See also the footer of JED.
RANK OUR POPULARITY BY THE SUBMITTED LANGUAGES OF OUR USERS:
English , German , Traditional Chinese , Simplified Chinese , French , Dutch , Slovak , Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Spanish , Russian , Japanese, Romanian, Czech, Indonesian, Macedonian, Portuguese (front), Hungarian (front) , Danish (front) , Polish (front), Swedish (front), Croatian (front), Greek (front), Norwegian (front), Catalan (front), Hebew (front)
2012-08-16 Version 2.0.1 Bug Fix release
The layout was a bit confusing at first, but with the documentation it is very easy to figure out.
The templates and forms are very easy and give you all html/xhtml form functions, including drop downs and radial buttons, that a lot of other extensions don't include.
I appreciate the way the configuration section works as a catch all for all forms in case something is missed. This helps to ensure minimal loss of contact information.
There seems to be a problem with the captcha though. It could be something I am doing incorrectly though with my settings. I haven't really looked into resolving the problem since I don't need captcha yet.
I had another forms package on my Joomla! 1.5.14 installation but it just didn't quite cut it.
Mad4Joomla Forms sorted it all for me :)
The learning curve was a little more steep that I would have liked - but I am now assuming that this is due to a timing issue on my server and not with the plugin as I am having a few hiccups.
1. I can't put any text in the Maintext field of the form definition. If I do - the update/creation fails silently.
2. Every time I click on 'New Form' or Edit an existing one ; I get an unformatted page starting with 'ss/template.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />' - A refresh will fix this quite happily.
All in all a superb forms package that got me up and running in a few minutes. The hiccups I believe are down to my host and so I give an excellent rating.
One thing that was not clear in their documentation was that you don't use the Joomla menu creation. You let Mad4Joomla do it for you after you create the form.
Thanks, Mad4Joomla, for an excellent tool!
Their support is absolutely fantastic - I had a problem that actually was actually a result of my lack of understanding and nothing to do with their code at all. However, they spotted the problem and explained the conflict so I was able to resolve the matter simply! Definitely a must have extension.
The only downside - and I couldn't find where else to post this - Hover doesn't work on a phone. With the increase of the mobile web, I would like to have captcha without having to hover over the captcha code before entering the numbers. Its the only thing stopping me using it on one website now.
Other than that, its my first choice for forms.