- This extension inserts a backlink to the developer.
-- No "Cripple Ware" but really usable forms.
The latest breezing forms backport contains many of the stability upgrades from breezing forms 1.8.x plus Joomla! 3.x compatibility and full integration with ContentBuilder forms.
Now the lite version can also finally be turned into a form based, fully fledged CCK:
Install and enjoy your forms!
People often ask what are the differences between breezing forms lite and breezing forms full.
The breezing forms lite version contains a few differences that are not that relevant for regular form users, such as:
* Less Forms Features
(due to being the breezing forms lite version, no Bootstrap forms support)
* Header in forms admin
(can easily be removed due to the nature of the GPL license)
* Forum support only
(with answers for your forms from the team as time allows)
Else than that the forms contain almost all of the features of the full forms version. Fair, isn't it?
Breezing forms is suited for beginners and advanced form users, while we try to balance ease-of-use with form feature richness for form based applications and simple standard forms (everyday forms).
If you create a form with breezing forms, you will learn that you now have a form tool that covers all your form requirements and there is no need for many different form extensions any longer. Makes it a lot easier to maintain your forms (you can even export your forms and import the forms on other sites and interchange forms with breezing forms for WP).
We are constantly developing and updating breezing forms for more than 5 years now to give you the best forms experience available for Joomla! as well giving you the ability to create very complex forms and forms that stand out from the form crowd.
I create a multi-page form to register for a sports event. Well explained with the videos and tutorials I was fine at the beginning.
I had problems with the Ajax validation and asked the free support. Immediately I received help.
Special thanks for the quick responses.
Con: The documentation over-complicates this extension. You should get a simplified (less wordy) version that would be better received by a broader audience.
Yes the reasons are that a good part of this js is generated but also to save http requests.
I used it only for a few minutes and noticed that Label tags do not match up to the input name="" part. It would be good if the for="xx" matched with the input id="xx" and input name="xx" (because infieldLabels script needs it).
Backend lets you edit submitted forms, that is good because some extensions don't allow that for some reason. But there is a lot of info at the top that isn't needed so it looks like a mess (payment details?). But you also have to tick a checkbox next to each field before clicking Save, that seems weird and there's no tips on the page.
A user of your level, checking for IDs and names of an HTML objects, should at least read the docs. We have plenty of documentation and examples for integration with form objects that demonstrate how to connect to your 3rd party scripts.
With our framework, there is no reason to name ID and name of an HTML object qually (and it doesnt make sense for other technical reasons).
There is also no extension in the entire forms category that takes more care about integration than BreezingForms.
The QuickMode is for sure the most easy to use form builder.
Try all these typical left-drag-to-right form builders when having large and/or complex multipage forms. Happy scrolling. Starting from a certain point of complexity, the QuickMode is the best way of creating forms. That's why we always say, use BreezingForms for more complex tasks rather than simple contact forms. There are plenty of free little forms extensions out there.
However, I would have welcome if you would have tested BreezingForms more than just a few minutes as you state. There is simply too much work in it in order to judge over it like this.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ;)