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Introduction

Graphs and Charts, Calendars & Events, Forms, Content Construction, Maps & Locations

Fabrik is THE open source Joomla application builder component.

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Fabrik gives you the power to create forms and tables that run inside Joomla without requiring knowledge of mySQL and PHP. Then feed your data into Google Maps, Charts or an AJAX based calendar

With Fabrik you can create CCK applications that range in complexity from simple contact forms to complex applications such as a job application site or bug tracking systems.


Best CCK of All!


Posted on 21 June 2016
Functionality

Out of the box, Fabrik gives many options to manage your data the way you want it. The fields have many options to fit your needs.

Ease of use

If you are already familiar with CCKs, this will be easy to learn. It's loaded with tips for each option to describe the different functions

Documentation

Documentation is provided that explains everything for the forms, lists, and elements, and other features.

I used this to: Anything.

Functionality

There is a learning curve, but taking your time and using the wiki will help a lot. The forms have worked great for several years.

Ease of use

Learning curve, yeah. Once you understand the underlying logic, it's easy to create a form to do just about anything you want.

Support

The Fabrik experts are great. Found almost every solution in the forum or wiki. Other issues have been addressed and eventually solved.

Documentation

Wiki could use some fleshing out, but overall very helpful.

I used this to: Entry forms, registrations, databasing to share skills among my membership.

Functionality

Great functionality, very powerful, simplifying and speeding up complex programming of simple tasks!

Ease of use

Needs some first learning courve, however after this it will be fast and easy to use for people with enough understanding of data modelling,

Support

No answer to emails/contact forms although a subscription was purchased

Documentation

Pretty good documentation, seems worked out and well detailed enough to understand the basic structure.

I used this to: Intention is creation of forms and lists for easy maintenance of site relevant data, orders etc.

Powerful


Posted on 10 May 2015
Functionality

I'm a huge fan of Fabrik. If the information is in the database, it can be pulled out and used in a list or form on the website.

Ease of use

Fabrik is not the easiest program to learn, but once figured out, it is powerful and straightforward.

Documentation

I've struggled with the documentation, wishing for more details and trouble-shooting instructions.

I used this to: I've made several lists and specialized apps for a writing website, including lists of stories without reviews and an app to help writers learn the components of a short story, as well as an app to support the bookstore we're developing.

Functionality

You can pretty much find a way to do anything you can think of with this extension. Very impressive.

Ease of use

A fairly steep learning curve to do more sophisticated things but you would expect that of something so powerful and flexible.

Support

Have had help with all my questions on the forums. Its worth getting a subscription if you are likely to need help quickly or a lot of help.

Documentation

Documentation and tutorials available. Some empty parts on the wiki but nothing vital is missing. I like the coding examples, always helpful

I used this to: Developing my own database driven online application

Great Extension


Posted on 12 March 2015
Functionality

Its a Swiss Army Knive for Joomla based dynamic website

Ease of use

Since I am newbie for php and my sql, I feel this extension is very helpfull.

Support

I found that just spend a little time browsing inside forum is very valuable

Documentation

Documentation is enough for free support But next time I will try the premium one...

I used this to: My website is for internal company use, micro version of ERP, I think....

Functionality

If you are looking for an app builder that is primarliy geared for table data, then this is the app builder to use.

Ease of use

Learning curve is minimal if you have basic SQL and DB knowledge.

Support

Outstanding. I posted in the community forum and got help within 48 hours. Recently, the developer created a patch on git per a question!

I used this to: I created a scoring system for a sports league with this app. Users enter match scores, the match history is stored in tables, and the season records get automatically calculated and stored in a Season Record table. Makes scoring for our league a breeze

Functionality

What it says: build nifty web-applications, great if decent Jooomla-skills already gained - will leave question marks for beginners, maybe.

Ease of use

Ease of use got better a great deal than in previous versions - level of "buginess" significantly smaller than in pre 3.x Versions!

Support

Different Levels of Support are available. It can take some time for an answer, greatly depends on scope and background.

Documentation

Wiki & forum search answer if you are used to spend some time on comprehension & trying things. Walk-Troughs outdated, concepts still valid.

I used this to: Already did 2 Applications Actually in Use by a small Teams in various Businesses. Simply playing around with fabrik and a basic python-course on Udacity once were my "Education" for getting my head into php / javascript and opening up new fields in my profession - love it!

As somebody already mentioned here, the downloadable version has much less feature than the Github version. The difference is enormous. Is there a reason for this? Current stable versiosn is NOT what Fabrikar claims to be. Github version is useless since its's totally buggy. Developer support and forum is dead.


Very good extension, but the downloadable version has limited functionality compared to the Github version (which one is buggy).

Fabrik

Version:
3.4.3
Developer:
Rob Clayburn
Last updated:
Mar 26 2016
Date added:
Jan 19 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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