Joomla is world’s 2 nd most used CMS, after WordPress. (WIKIPEDIA)Hosts10% of the top million websites: E-bay, Orange, Ikea and General Electric are just a few of them.Downloaded over 35 million times since 200664 languages’ support.9,400 extensions available in the Joomla Extensions Directory.(JOOMLA.ORG AND TRENDS.BUILTWITH as of December 2012)
[Creating a Joomla website – extensions available] communication Components Languages social web financials e-commerce security Modules mobile Plugins hosting maps multimedia Templates photos forms & surveys
Forms for Joomla are the perfect means to:[… offer site visitors an easy way to contact you and deliver messages directly to your email inbox … take online orders without setting up a shopping cart … opt-in subscribers for your newsletter … register people for events and community participation … survey website visitors and manage data intelligently ]
[Types of forms for Joomla] o Contact forms with submissions database and multiple recipients o Payment forms with price calculation for e- commerce (considering discounts and taxes) o Event registration forms o Floating feedback buttons with a “reveal” trigger on click o Online surveys
How to build Joomla formswith minimum effort, whilesaving time and money? A web form extension will help you out.
[Joomla form builders]What to seek for?o Intuitive interfaceo Compatibility with multiple versions of Joomlao CSS support for styling the form designo Ajax field validationo Easy data management, submissions export to CSV/PDFo 3rd party apps integrations: SalesForce, MailChimp, WebHooks
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[How-to guide – create & embed a form on Joomlaversions 1.5 and 2.5 using 123ContactForm ] 1. Download the 123ContactForm extension from the JED > Contacts and Feedback > Forms. Unzip the archive and pick the version you need.2. Into your Joomla Administration Panel, go to the Extensions tab and accessthe Extensions Manager > Install. Browse to locate the 123ContactFormpackage you’ve previously downloaded, then click Upload and Install. Note: For Joomla 1.5, you need to use your Plug-in Manager to activate the two elements of the 123ContactForm extension: Button and Content. You will need to provide the 123ContactForm API key. To get it, sign up/log in to your 123ContactForm account and find the API key in My Account section. If the API is not generated, press Create Now. After pasting the API key in the Joomla administration interface, click Connect. 3. The extension is now installed. To build a new Joomla form, log in to your 123ContactForm account. Go to your dashboard and choose Create New Form, then select the form you need (contact form, order form, survey etc). Edit your form in the drag & drop workspace. 4. Last action: publish your form on Joomla. Go to Get Code & Publish, copy code that has been generated for your form and paste it onto your Joomla article where you’d like it to appear. Your brand new Joomla form is now live and ready to use!
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