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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.

Must In Joomla

Posted on 22 August 2016

Its create all most every thinkable application in joomla.

Ease of use

It's take time but they are videos and support on the fabrik website. Whitout any knowledge of php or java you can make a simple form easly.


The admins answere almost question an d problems in short periode of time


For simple forms yes, but complexe application you must ask on forum.

I used this to: I use Fabrik for our website forms input data for orders.

Top Gun in CCK

Posted on 03 August 2016

Excellent - I wanted a CRUD type CCK - got way more from Fabrik

Ease of use

Small learning curve for simple applications. They have good tutorials.


Suggest you pay for the premium support (cost effective) for a month or two. Helps the learning curve. The support was fast and accurate.


After using Joomla/Mambo for over 8 years, I haven't seen excellent documentation - ever. Fabrik's documentation is good.

I used this to: ISO CAPA application, Conformance tools, Manufacturing Quality Reports, Lab management system - all intranet apps.

Versatile and handy

Posted on 16 July 2016

Lists, forms, groups and elements of so many types

Ease of use

Easy for basics, some learning for advanced, but you'll discover that you can just do about anything


Community support is very reactive


Wiki. Sometimes you'll have to dig to find new ways to do things with a new version

I used this to: Advanced community sites


Posted on 02 July 2016

looks like it can do about anything to create some simple and advanced apps

Ease of use

just installed it...everything looks intuitive and easy


they have a forum, which I will join (for a small fee to support development)


haven't been into it yet, but it looks like the forum can answer all questions due to community

I used this to: i was always looking for a RAD integrated with an CMS like Joomla. Worked with Scriptcase, SEBLOD...looked at ZOO and Cobalt. Use: Show lists, have small apps...everything styled with bootstrap and adapted to my template...worked right away. no fancy icons...just plain and simple

Best CCK of All!

Posted on 21 June 2016

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

I used this to: Anything.


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.


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


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

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


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,


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


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.


Posted on 10 May 2015

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.


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.


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.


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 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

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.


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


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....


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Last updated:
Sep 09 2016
Date added:
Jan 19 2007
GPLv2 or later
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