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Contact forms, Forms, Data Reports, Content Submission, Content Construction

While being an easy-to-use, quick and powerful content construction kit that everybody understands, ContentBuilder fills the gap between cracks and regular Joomla! users, who finally want to get the advantages of a CCK -- Check out our demos and videos!

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Video tutorials and demos: http://crosstec.de/en/joomla-cck-demos.html

The main task for Content Builder is to structure Joomla!® content (articles) while preserving content layouts - but you can do a lot more with it, including:

  • Forms
  • Content Management
  • Catalogs
  • Directories
  • Classified Ads
  • Contact Forms
  • Article Submission
  • Basic Communities
  • Paid Content
  • File Directories (Upload/Download)
  • File Selling
  • Image Galleries
  • Extended Joomla! registrations, including Captcha and paid registrations
  • List/Details views (Record Display)
  • Site Builder
  • …or regular CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations on your data.

Supports CSV Import!

Joomla!®'s article system is not replaced. Content Builder provides list/details views by default that can act as administrative panels. It also creates regular content items if desired, which you may use on your site just like any other content -- without the need of core replacements.

Additionally, you can use ContentBuilder to control user permissions for several actions, such as content access, content editing, rating, article parameter settings, publishing, etc.

Content Builder provides a well-defined plugin infrastructure to enhance its capabilities:

  • Content (extended ratings, image resizing, downloads or any other content plugin available)
  • Forms Elements
  • Forms Validation
  • List Actions (select records and perform actions on them)
  • Verification (think of payments and coupons)
  • Themes (yes, even themes are pluggable)

There is a variety of plugins that ship with Content Builder already, such as PayPal payment, image resizing (thumbnails, modal details), downloads, list actions and common form validations. Plugins and modules like Advanced Search, Videos and Article Selection Forms Element are available seperatly from download page.

Content Builder offers an easy-to-use integrated forms builder that can operate on the data source of your choice.

For our Breezing Forms fans, you might be interested to know that it also integrates perfectly with Content Builder (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/forms/4709).

*** NOTE: version 1.0 is in the works. The current version may be used in production already ***

Changelog: http://bit.ly/qn1ygW


Functionality

Absolutely amazing! I am blown away by the functionality. Very, very, different interface... easy to catch on.

Ease of use

There is indeed a learning curve, but it is worth pursuing. Videos by developer helpful even though they are not up to date with Joomla 3.

Support

Haven't needed it so far. Figured out most things on my own. Watched videos, searched out other info on web.

Documentation

Limited. I am not able to find detailed documentation through the site. Some videos are helpful. Need more, up to date.

I used this to: Building a directory on a school site. I purchased a couple of the popular components looking for a way to build a directory and make lists. I was very, very disappointed with how much trouble they were. For my SIMPLE needs, this works like a charm. Wish I could post a link.

Functionality

Highly modifiable tool. I am able to customize data input for a few different clients using this tool.

Ease of use

There is a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy. Plus they have video tutorials & documentation.

Support

Their technical support is excellent, very responsive, timely and helpful.

Documentation

It's good. It covers the basics and more.

I used this to: Custom data user-input, storage, and report applications (use another tool called Reportico for dynamic reports).

I think this is one of the best Extension i have ever used.

Great Email Support by the developer and forum Support.

Easy to use relative to other content construction extensions.

I would recommend this extension.


I have used different frameworks for Joomla, from K2, to Fabrik.

ContentBuilder is easy and yet powerful. I stick to it. It works great to build views from BreezingForms. An absolute must have pack.


Excellent!


Posted on 23 August 2014

An excellent and highly recommended extension. Very robust and powerful, with a great range of options or alternatives for use. Personally I use it to post the payroll of a municipality in Mexico (Transparency Law) and it's amazing what I can do and achieve with Content Builder.


I started with Brezzingforms and then mixed it with Contentbuilder. The manual is kind of complicated at first but after you watch their tutorial videos and do your first views you realize how easy and useful Contentbulder is. The support team is amazing and you can customize the content any way you need.



Great extension, you should try it, specially with breezingforms and you'll see how many things you can do in such a short time and little effort.


Fantastic component


Posted on 03 May 2014

I've been looking for an extension that will help me create content and storage. The ContentBuild does this and more, in addition to being free. Congratulations to the developers and for the great support.


Excellent tool forms


Posted on 14 February 2014

Easy to use and excellent support to answer your questions. I tried other apps before, but this is definitely the best extension.


Excellent Extension


Posted on 21 January 2014

This is a fantastic extension and combined with Breezing Forms it is very powerful. I haven't seen anything else comes close. From Forms to Lists to Articles what more can you ask for. Support is Great as well, I had an issue (my fault) and they had it sorted fast. Looking forward to using this on my next website. Excellent! Thank you.


simple but powerful


Posted on 28 October 2013

Since I do not speak perfect English I write my review in German and have them translate with google translate. I therefore grammatical errors in the English version of the Revie apologize.



CrossTec has done a great job with the content builder. The component is installed after a few steps and with the tutorial video you can step by step equal to celebrate his first successes. I have tested several other such components but right after installation, I was struck by the 1000 options and I was frustrated. Certainly Content Builder've found a lot more than I up to now but for the start it is enough for me. Also, there is certainly still optimization potential at one place or another but this is also a matter of taste. Anyway, I'm super happy and the component can only recommend it to anyone who is also looking for a simple, free and powerful component!



Thanks to the developer

Breezing Forms

Breezing Forms

Paid download | Forms | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
100
738 reviews
Easy Multi-Language Forms, Responsive, Bootstrap, Virtuemart Custom Fields, Upload Progress, Tag Support, Frontend Display/Edit, Google Drive Spreadsheets, Salesforce, Dropbox, Multipages, Payments, Conditional Fields, Themes, JOOMLA 3.x.See Videos! Update build 867: No Captcha ReCaptcha support added. The most innovative and powerful forms for Joomla! For tutorial videos and demos, please click the "Demo" button on the right-hand Create a full range of forms like contact forms, form calculations, payment forms, google maps forms or any kind of form you can think of. Breezing Forms is the only form manager around that you can throw at almost anything and yet is able to manage even the most complex tasks. If you need a simple contact form or a fully fledged form app, check out Breezing Forms, as it will most likely fit your needs. If you have any questions about Breezing Forms and its features, please don't hesitate to contact us! Our fairness policy: infinite use + no restrictions on amount of website installs + no domain support restrictions Top notch forms application: frequently updated, great support, feature rich, yet easy to use Suits both, regular users as well as developers: extend your forms and create even greater forms applications No tedious HTML forms fiddling No extra payment for additional forms features, it is all-in-one. Ease of use but covers all form aspects Handles from small forms to complex form applications Provides a nice user experience Offers 3 form modes - suits everybody's taste All three modes share the same power but each has its own audience: QuickMode: A form editor for the non-programmer and people who want their forms to be done very quickly but nice looking. EasyMode: A form editor for layout centric form creation. Very powerful but simple in usage. Ideal forms for designers. ClassicMode: A wysiwyg editor for creating forms. For technicians and fans of Facile Forms. Important features: Joomla! 3.x/2.5 Native multi-language forms, no 3rd party extension required NoCaptcha ReCaptcha + classic ReCaptcha Native Captcha VirtueMart Custom Fields (add-to-cart + price updates) New ajax record manager + column selection Responsive Bootstrap support (in both, J! 3.x/2.5) Joomla! Tag support HTML5/Flash upload progress, image previews and resize options. iPhone/iPad/Android support! Google Drive Spreadsheets: send your forms data to Gdrive in realtime True Mobile Support (creates forms on-the-fly for desktop and mobile) Salesforce CRM integration (including custom objects) Dropbox integration (including submissions as PDF, CSV, XML) MailChimp Newsletter Powerful Conditional Fields without need for Javascript Frontend/Backend Editing: Turn Breezing Forms into a mighty Content Construction Kit (CCK) using our extension ContentBuilder: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048 Simplified Email System PDF, CSV & XML export Many themes included (QuickMode) Maxlength for textareas including "chars left" display Summary item: Create summary pages quickly (including calculations if you want) Integrator - Integrate with other extensions User Editable Forms 19 and counting form items (from simple input to captcha items) Multipage forms PayPal and Direct Payment (Sofortüberweisung) Calendar item (responsive + native joomla) Many pre-defined form validations and forms actions Custom scripting Email Routing (reply-to) Custom mail subjects File attachments in email notifications Database storage
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Breezing Forms (Lite)

Breezing Forms (Lite)

Free | Forms | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
100
97 reviews
Joomla 3.x ready form builder. No trial forms, No form field limit but free and fully working forms. The only free form builder with professional forms features. No "Crippled Forms" but really usable forms. The latest breezing forms backport contains many of the form stability upgrades from breezing forms 1.8.x plus Joomla! 3.x forms compatibility and integration with ContentBuilder forms. Create a full range of forms like contact forms, form calculations, payment forms, google maps forms or any kind of form you can think of. Breezing Forms is the only form manager around that you can throw at almost anything and yet is able to manage even the most complex tasks. If you need a simple contact form or a fully fledged form app, check out Breezing Forms, as it will most likely fit your needs. If you have any questions about Breezing Forms and its features, please don't hesitate to contact us! Breezing forms lite version can be turned into a form based CCK (replacing its native forms): http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048 Install forms, export forms, import forms and enjoy our free form builder! People often ask what are the differences in form creation 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) Unlinked footer in forms (can easily be removed due to the nature of the GPL license) Basic forum support, only for form questions (with answers for your forms from our form experts as time allows) Else than that breezing forms contain almost all of the features of the full forms version. The most fair free forms in the JED. Breezing forms is suited for form 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). By creating forms with breezing forms, you will learn that breezing forms is the only form builder you need, so no need to deal with plenty of form builders. Breezing forms is just enough to create all your forms. Breezing forms makes it a lot easier to maintain your forms (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. Get Breezing forms, install and create your forms today. Tipp: use the option QuickMode forms, the most favored form builder in Breezing forms!
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CacheControl

CacheControl

Free | Performance | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
100
15 reviews
CacheControl is an easy to use plugin where you can define on what pages and components caching should be turned off. This can help if you are using extensions that have trouble with the Joomla! cache. The definitions are straight forward and simple. You just setup the url parameters for each rule and if they match, caching will be turned off for anything that is called with these parameters. Quick Guide: Example rules for com_content (each line is a separate rule that will fire upon match): option=com_content option=com_content&id=214 option=com_content&id=? The first rule will prevent caching for the whole com_content extension, while the 2nd rule will prevent caching for a specific article. The 3rd rule will prevent caching for all article details (because of the ?). Keep in mind that the above rules need to be written in parameter form, even if there is SEF enabled. This means you will need to know the parameters an extension accepts!
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Article Categories for Content Builder

Article Categories for Content Builder

Free | ContentBuilder extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
93
2 reviews
If installed and enabled, it will let you place an article category selection field in your form. If the view is set to create articles, it will create/update the article and assign the selected category. By that, your website users will be able to choose the category under where the article should be stored. In the form field settings you may choose a category starting node to limit the categories a user may choose. Requires ContentBuilder to operate: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048 *** Version 1.1 - fixes a bug with UTF-8 entity encoding Please note: This is a plugin for the built-in form builder, not BreezingForms!
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Advanced Search for Content Builder

Advanced Search for Content Builder

Free | ContentBuilder extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
0
2 reviews
Supports calendars (from/to), article category filter, keywords filter, self defined ranges (date and numbers), exact matches and drill down. The drill-down feature is new as of version 1.3 and it requires an update to ContentBuilder to at least build 227 in order to work. By placing this module into a module position you are able to offer an advanced search for multiple purposes like events, pricing, article categories, product properties and so on. The definition of the filter is quite simple and straight forward, a complete manual is included after installation in the description of the module. This extension requires ContentBuilder in order to operate: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048
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Linking for Content Builder

Linking for Content Builder

Free | ContentBuilder extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
0
1 review
This useful ContentBuilder plugin lets you define custom readmore links to your content templates. Depending on the context, the links will open the full native Joomla! article or the full record (useful for readmore links in list views). The links can be opened in modal windows, same window or in a new window (following the "target" attribute in HTML). After installing and enabling the plugin, please see the plugin description for full instructions.
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Videos for Content Builder

Videos for Content Builder

Free | ContentBuilder extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
With Videos for ContentBuilder you are able to display videos in articles, details or lists provided by ContentBuilder. It currently supports self-hosted flash/html5 (iPhone/iPad), YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion videos. You can either turn on auto recognition of video communities, limit to a certain community or just use self-hosted videos. The video information can be retrieved from urls, video IDs and directly from file uploads. The self hosted player accepts the following file types: flv, mp4, ogv, webm, f4v, m4v, 3gp, 3g2 ,mp3, aac, m4a, ogg Detailed instructions and usage are contained in the description of this plugin right after installation. This plugin requires ContentBuilder in order to operate: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048
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GEO Country List for Content Builder

GEO Country List for Content Builder

Free | ContentBuilder extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Provides a country list in your contentbuilder forms that is able to preselect the country of the current user through GEO detection. After installation and enabling the plugin, a new form element type appears in your view's form type settings. From there you may choose what countries you'd like to display from the form selection. By default, GEO detection is activated (GEO detection service from http://geoplugin.net). To turn it off, simply disable GEO detection in this plugin's settings. This extension requires ContentBuilder in order to operate: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048
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Edit Logging for Content Builder

Edit Logging for Content Builder

Free | ContentBuilder extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This plugin can be very useful if you want to track who edited what records/articles in contentbuilder. Works for both, built-in and breezingforms. After downloading, installing and enabling the plugin, you will get a log of new or edited records/articles in your Joomla! logs folder (following the storage path as defined in the Joomla! settings). The following information is logged: Date Time UserID Username User Fullname RecordID ArticleID Title FormID View Title This extension requires ContentBuilder in order to operate: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048
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BreezingForms Custom Fields for VirtueMart

BreezingForms Custom Fields for VirtueMart

Paid download | VirtueMart extensions | CROSSTEC
2.5
Score:
0
0 reviews
Custom Fields for VirtueMart enables you to use the power of VIrtuemart and BreezingForms combined into one solution and display a form right into your product details pages and collect data on the add-to-cart action -- including many hot features. NEW in version 1.1: percentage based price upgrades! Here is what it does: Build a custom form and embed it right into a VirtueMart product page Require shoppers to complete all required form fields before they add the item to their cart Build complex product selections for configurable items, conditional fields and more, using all the wonderful BreezingForms functionality you love Adjust and/or override product pricing based on form responses or calculated fields Brings form field responses into VM2 product details Selected form fields display in the cart and on the order Add any BreezingForm to unlimited VM2 products in your store (currently supports up to 10 unique forms) Build a form once, and embed the form into a VM2 product in one easy step by adding a single custom field to its configuration Apply your BreezingForms CSS to form content in the VM2 product page to make beautiful product selection sections All of this with NO hack to either VirtueMart or BreezingForms!
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Content Builder

Version:
0.9.6 (build 246)
Developer:
CROSSTEC
Last updated:
Jan 08 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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