Introduction

Automatic Articles, Custom Code in content, Content Submission, Content Construction

Create 100% NATIVE Joomla articles using simple forms with front-end submission! Resize pictures with upload feature and set permission for new articles. All html is defined in article templates for consistent layout.

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Our goals is to make managing Joomla articles as easy as possible. Instead of using one html-editor (wysiwyg) you can define a simple form with fields in Form2Content. The field data like text, images, links etc. are than placed into an article template. Together this creates the normal Joomla article. You can even see it in the Joomla article manager!

Front-end article submission (ACL based)
Form2Content also allows users to submit Joomla articles in the front-end via the front-end article manager. Using the Joomla ACL you can set whether you see all articles or just your own or whether you can edit, create or delete articles.

Article templating
To create the 100% Joomla articles we 'paste' the form data into article templates. Together the data and template layout forms the Joomla article html.
In the article template you can add html layout, framework css, Joomla content plugin syntax or even modules if you like. This way your user who submits the form needs no knowledge of this. And what's more, all your articles for each content type look the same!

3rd party Extensions compatible
We are "Joomla compatible"! Since Form2Content creates Joomla articles we work with all extensions that use com_content but also with all Joomla content plugins. This way you decide which review extension, gallery plugin or slideshow you want to use.

Main features of Form2Content
- F2C creates 100% NATIVE JOOMLA ARTICLES (com_content)
- Front-end article manager (ACL based)
- Article submission without HTML knowledge (forms)
- Article templating (include conditions)
- 3rd party plugin & module compatible
- YOU decide which gallery, slideshow, review or commenting system etc. you want to use.

Form2Content LITE is our free GPL version of Form2Content PRO. Please find a comparison chart of functions on the homepage. Other F2C extensions include XML Export, Search component & module and KML export.

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Amazing Support


Posted on 05 September 2018
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Functionality

Googlemaps

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Ease of use

Very easy to install with an amazing technical support that walked me through the process and helped me to correct my own mistake.

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Support
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Documentation
I used this to: A new website that collects information from North-American Shops
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Functionality

After initial setup, a very handy tool that sticks to the core. Because it creates real articles you can use all the Joomla goodies.

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Ease of use

The new version makes it a lot simpler to create templates and forms. It is still not a simple tool, but very powerfull.

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Support

I had some e-mail contact in the past, the forum is OK.

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Documentation

For the older version (pre Joomla 3.8) it is acceptable. For the new version it is still in development, so there are a few gotchas.

I used this to: Different use cases: Folks who need just to make blogposts etc, just to let them look exactly the same. Also on a site with 10 different content types and 10's to 100's of articles on every content type.
(I use the pro version)
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Meh


Posted on 10 November 2017
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Functionality

When it works, it works great.

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Ease of use

Once it's set up, it's pretty usable. Setting it up is a chore.

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Documentation

Decent, though badly written.

I used this to: A resource library
Owner's reply: Hi Levi,

Thank you for your review. I'm surprised a bit by your 0 for support. We have an active forum and I have corresponded with you via email about some questions you had. Our newest version has improved work-flow that will hopefully make getting the hang of all the options more easy.

Regards, Patrick
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Functionality

Great CCK, based on com_content so future proof. Looking forward to integrate with J3.7 fields.
Live update not working for 5.5.1->5.5.2

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Ease of use

Very easy to use, as well as build templating for each content type. Of course it has a learning curve as it is complex

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Support
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Documentation
I used this to: CCK in my site.
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Functionality

Great (image cropping, map, very flexible)

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Ease of use

Easy

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Support

Fantastic

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Documentation

OK

I used this to: Catalogues, real estate websites, custom articles with galleries, versatile and very good when your customer needs easy editing of their website
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Very comprehensive


Posted on 19 November 2016
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Functionality

A proper "content guide" is simply fundamental to make your user publish articles with zero html knowledge.

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Ease of use

You can build easy or complex templates in relatively little time.

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Support

Very quick and open to advices for improvement.

I used this to: Few sites. No complains at all from the users who uses this component.
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Functionality

Multifunctional to simplify adding articles (front- & back-end). Use in combination with other extensions for almost limitless possibilities

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Ease of use

Bit of a steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you can't be stopped. Definitely worth the effort!

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Support

100% devoted support. Fast, clear and reliable.

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Documentation

Comprehensive and clear.

I used this to: We install this extension on every website we build. Can't do without it anymore.
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Works with K2


Posted on 13 November 2015
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Functionality

Wasn't sure if it works with K2 on Joomla 2.5, it does, great!

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Ease of use

User guide is simple and clear.

I used this to: Hide portions of content and some article from a certain group of users.
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Functionality

This component does exactly what it sais it does without any problems. With some smarty template knowledge you can work wonders!

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Ease of use

Read the instructions; If you do this component is not too difficult to use. Documentation can be daunting but persevere it's well worth it!

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Support

Excellent support so far with reasonably quick responses to questions posed. Easy to use forum where you will find many answers 2 the basics

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Documentation

Documentation is extensive however I am not prepared to give 100%. It sometimes falls short for the novice. Better than some though 99/100.

I used this to: My client wanted a site where information could easily be entered into front end form and then produce clean articles with the same layout. Ability to modify based on input was also required. All achieved with this component (pro version) and relevant plugins... Highly recommend!
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Functional and Flexible


Posted on 06 March 2015
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Functionality

Really impressed with the concept of this extension, the way it is so native to Joomla means you can also use other extensions with it.

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Ease of use

Very easy to use the basic functionality, but it can also be used to develop very complex content which may require some understanding.

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Support

Really good! So important for an extension that can achieve so much.

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Documentation

growing all of the time. Its good but again the extension can achieve so many possibilities that ive had to resort to contacting developer.

I used this to: two projects so far. So flexible, so native to work alongside joomla, and so many possibilities. One of the extensions I am happy to fully recommend!
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Form2Content LITE

Version:
5.6.0
Developer:
Open Source Design
Last updated:
Jun 06 2018
Date added:
Feb 09 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c
Compatibility:
3
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