- This extension contains a backlink to the developers site.
-- No "Cripple Ware" but the real deal.
The latest backport contains many of the stability upgrades from the 1.8 line plus Joomla! 3.0 compatibility and full integration with ContentBuilder. So now the free version can also finally be turned into a fully fledged CCK:
Install and enjoy!
People often ask what are the differences between the non-commercial and commercial versions.
The non-commercial version contains a few differences that are not that relevant for regular users, such as:
* Footer for QuickMode based forms
(can easily be removed due to the nature of the GPL license)
* Older Code-Base
* Slightly Less Features
(due to being the previous version)
* Forum support only
(with answers from the team as time allows)
Else than that it contains almost all of the features of the commercial version. Fair, isn't it?
It is a pity, because I think this is a good product.
BreezingForms works perfectly in IE.
Except searching the forum, did you post a question there?
If you are not sure, then please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The possibilities of this product are massive. It is a one stop shop for forms and the best I've seen and used. 10 out of 10.
Well done to all involved in it's development.
If you're looking for ease of use, this wasn't it for me.
I tried it out on Joomla 2.5.6, and tried to create a form.
I gave up because it seemed more complicated than necessary. For example, when I tried to enter text in the "easy mode" it didn't work. No response.
I gave up. I did give it Average rating due to the fact that maybe it was just me. I did find another form component that was a little more simple, yet does the same thing.
Good work guys.
P.S your package says Joomla 1.7 I'm wondering if this had anything to do with it? Yet on your description is says 2.5 compatible? The only download link on your site links to a 1.7 compressed file.
you are one of the users for those "quick" means "easy".
In that case, better use the QuickMode. Equally powerful and even more (90% of our user base are using it).
I wonder why you didn't try it?
Then you might feel to edit your review.
I have to agree with all previous positive feedback but more than that, I simply cannot find anything that I can't do with it.
I'm using the free version, which only has support in the developer's forums, but according to users in that forum the paid version has the same issues. I followed all the instructions for installing and configuring the extension.
I started out using the Easy Mode, which a video tutorial by the developer. I followed the tutorial step by step and set up my fields and labels, specified field validation rules and even set up some conditional fields.
The next step in the tutorial has you click the Form Settings button. This is where you are supposed to set up the form's name, layout dimensions, database logging and submission behavior. The form won't submit properly without using the Form Settings. However, clicking the button does nothing.
It works perfectly in the training video, but not in either the free or paid version. Despite multiple recent requests for assistance from users in the developer's forums, no replies have been forthcoming.
The same happens with the form's preview button. Clicking that is supposed to open a light box window showing the form in action but nothing happens.
I then switched to Classic mode but didn't get very far. I attempted to set up a simple contact form but the field labels would not display. Already frustrated by Easy Mode, I decided to move on to Quick Mode.
In Quick Mode I was again able to set up a simple contact form but when I tried to adjust the dimensions of the form, the developer's footer containing a link to his web site started displaying in other areas of the form. Even when I put the dimension settings back to their original values, the footer continued to display in the wrong location.
This is not an exhaustive review of all BreezingForm's features but it does point out deal killer bugs in each of it's modes. The system has a lot of potential but in it's current state it's not ready for prime time.
sorry but I cannot agree, BreezingForms is ready for prime time for almost 4 years now.
The "bugs" you describe are not existing. It is the first time I hear about that.
It would be very kind if you could write in our forums what browser you are using, so we are able to spot the issues and fix them.
In current modern browsers the bugs you are referring to are not existent, at least not with major browsers that we tested on.
If you recently upgraded, clear your browser cache since the scripts changed.
Please contact me at email@example.com and give me a chance to find out why this happens to you. Everybody will participate from it and you would help the community. Thanks.
By the way, this is open source, you can remove the footer at any time ;)
I have little bit Problems with Mailback but i've got quick help from the forum.
Many Thanks and
Finally I found the best form editor and visually are superior to others.
Great! I want the comercial version but I tried first the free (Notice that 11 Backport have problems when create a new form, can't do it for a disorder of buttons) Backport 10 are excellent.
After upgrade to backport 11 make sure you clear the browser cache. The scripts changed, that's why this happened.
don't you think if something is not working the next minute it could be a lead that you have a general issue on your site?
Well, since you not tell us here what is not working but just showing frustration, then it is hard to tell what it could be, so I offer you contact me here => firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll have a look.
Thanks a lot Markus.
please upgrade to the latest version o BF. This has been fixed months ago.
Thanks & Regards,
If you need to have TOTAL CONTROL over form creation, display, functionality... and I mean absolute total, over the top complete control... this is it man! The best part is that right out of the box without doing any extra coding it works perfectly and easily. Then when you decide you need to do more stuff... the option is there and fairly straight forward. The beauty of the system is the combination of "automation" and "customization". You can have both which is rare with complex components.
The form creation display in a "folder structure" in Quick Mode is awesome. Once you understand it it makes so much sense. The back end creation display was strange at first because I "couldn't see it". But after understanding the way it works it makes perfect sense (I would prefer the "Advanced" tab would be just part of the main editing screen when working with sections and elements. Just a quibble).
I think it may help to have some concept of the coding concepts used in extending the basic features, I often take for granted what I know when working with others. What I assume is "easy" is often difficult to others. Even without that knowledge, if you follow the instructions suggested on the forums and the Crosstec site, you can still pull off some amazing tricks.
Forum feedback was very fast and always nailed it. It was like someone was reading my mind.
One recommendation: USE THE QUICK MODE! This seems to be the "best" way in my opinion of course, to use Breezing forms. I used all of the types but found that the creation and organization structure of the Quick Mode is best.
I would suggest that possibly.... Crosstec should change the name of "Quick Mode". At first, based only on the name, I thought it was a simple form creation type intended for "beginners". In reality Quick Mode appears to be more powerful and easier to use than the other types. Correct me if I got this wrong. I actually tried the Quick Mode last after playing with the other types.