Without reading any instructions on this extension it was relatively easy to build forms. Once I got the hang of it, making them was a breeze as the title implies. The link back in the form was understandable considering that this was the free version. But the email aspect was not very friendly. When creating a form that sends an email to a recipient, it says at the beginning "Get BreezingForms Full Version! More features, no footers, no messages: (download link)".
Not very friendly for professional use. Crosstec makes some good stuff for sure, but this is a big turn off for the free version.
First of all thank you for this 'nice' easter present by down rating our extension.
Just today (on a public holiday), we helped at least 10 lite users. Yesterday it was even more and as thank you we receive pretty unfair reviews like this.
This review is unfair because of these reasons:
- in this listing there is a prominent editor note that there is a back link to the developer, so everybody should know befor there are back links.
- due to the nature of the gpl you can remove these links easily. We even give advise in our forums.
- this is the first time I am reading a review like this because of a developer back link. There are many many extensions that have back links, too, so we are the ones now who are suffering in substitution for all of them?
Breezingforms is and stays one of the best and most useful extensions for joomla - with or without back links, so the back links stay.
So, why are there back links anyway:
- last year or so, the jed editors changed the listing name from 'free' to 'lite' without notice. A game changer as the free version was not intended to be a lite but the previous version of the commercial one.
- therefore we had to transform over time the free to the lite, with a lot less features. Since there was only a small back link in one of the form modes, we removed all from the frontend, having them just in email notifications (you get the fairness point, right?)
- then 3 times the jed editors removed and re-added the back link note, although there was no frontend footer at all.
- after the last re-add we added the footer back, to prevent further confusion and being in-synch what the listing says. But only for new installs. Updated one still don't have any frontend back links (!)
However, there are different jed editors and each sees things differently, so we adjust on the current rules and opinions within the jed, as they are doing a great job and we don't want to nag them on all of their decisions. I think that's understandable.
But it cannot be that we have to suffer in substitution for all of those who use back links.
I will discuss with my team how to deal with this. For quite a while we already feel to give up the free lite entirely because it is very exhausting to give professional support for free like hamsters in a wheel, with rare to zero positive outcome (we like kudos, too) and safe that time for our customers.
Keep up the great work, you guys are making dreams come true. :-D
Cheers Josh Lewis
Hi, and thanks for your kind review. As for imperial measurements: They are already available, and you can use them by editing the Layout Template files (I have just updated the documentation on that, to make it more clear how to use this feature). See Documentation -> Options Reference -> Layout Templates on the Plugin homepage for more.
Thank You for your hard work.
Cheers Josh Lewis
Certainly not a bad editor, but I was hoping for a bit more. I'm sure some folks will find this extension useful for simplicity.
Thank you for trying the extension and for sharing your experience with it.
It should be noted for others that this is not a WYSIWYG editor, but rather, an HTML editor for those who like to edit the raw HTML of articles.
For that reason it's not going to have advanced 'editor' features you might find in other WYSIWYG editors which are typically designed for those less experienced and those who need to have HTML prettied up for them.
Thanks for making this, I would recommend this to others.