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Boldair

Reviews(2)
 
Form Maker
I've been using form maker on many sites since joomla 2.5 and it really IS a great component. Forms are easy to set up, and easy to manage.

However, since Joomla 3.2, It's gotten a MAJOR drawback : you absolutely CAN'T use Joomla's cache system with form maker.

Confirmed on the web dorado forums.

6 months ago (this is written in september 4th 2014) There was a promise made to fix in a future update, and in the same forum thread, the promise was repeated 5 days ago...).

So we can HOPE the issue will be addressed in a future release, but until then I feel I have no other option than to search for a similar component to replace form maker because I absolutely can't afford to have the system cache off on most of my sites as the impact on speed (and google ranking) is quite real with cache turned off.

That said I'd really love to be able to use the component again, as I said it's probably the best out there when it comes to user friendliness and it's a real pity that problem prevents its use for now.
byBoldair, June 30, 2014
While I agree that the plugin can protect basically many things, it's defeated in about 2 seconds by firebug (just open firebug and remove some selected tags from the rendered code, to reenable right click or selection) and Firefox Tools -> Page information to save the images.

It _will_ provide protection against unsavvy users that would just right click, it _will not_ protect anything against someone really decided to copy your content

Besides having the source encrypted with javascript does have a major drawback for SEO, since the spiders from the search engines will not interpret the javascript code, and will thus limit themselves to the meta tags in the headers.

All in all not a bad extension to have if you want to protect some pages on a site from the most basic copying techniques, but otherwise protect the access to the content instead.
Owner's reply

Hi, thanks for your review. We would like to point out that the product does not encrypt the source with javascript. It does not have such functionality. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information about the product.