Forms - User manual

This extension offers to create and manage forms :

  • Create and format forms in rich content
  • Export visitors entries

Create a form

When editing a content, creating a form is done by the following button :

You can choose which kind of form you want to create :

  • a CMS form is managed by the CMS ; * a form to an external website sends data to this website.
    A such form is not managed by CMS application


CMS Form

In editing tab, the form is representing like above.


In the contextual tab "CMS Form" of the toolbar,
you can add fields and format your  form.


Manage the CMS form

Choose the layout :

  • left labels : a line per field; label at left, field at right
  • top labels : label above the field
  • custom : you can move the elements as you wish


Open in a new window : check it of you want the validation to open in a new window

 

Acknowledgment : choose the field that will contain the email that will receive the acknowledgment, or 'no receipt'

 

Email addresses for processing : enter the emails that will receive the data after for processing

 

Convert to an external form : all the fields will be kept

 

Remove

 

Manage fields into a CMS form

This is the fields you can insert into a form; their properties are detailed below.

Simple Text


Text area

Drop down box

Check box

Radio box

Password

File

Hidden field

Captcha

Fieldset

Submit button

Reset button

Simple Text

Check the case "Mandatory" to add mandatory validation.

Check the case "With confirmation" to add a second simple text  just below, in order to confirm the input. This is mainly used for confirm password or email.

Rule : you can set a rule for the field (integer, float, email, phone, date, time, date and time, custom), and min and max values (depending of the rule). If you choose "custom", you specify the regular expression.

Text area

Drop down box

Value : before the ';' enter the label that will be displayed. After the ';' enter the value for this label.

Check box

Radio box

In the same Group, you can add many radio boxes, by clicking on "Radio boxes" in the radio boxes tab.

Password

With confirmation : a second password field is displayed just below, in order to confirm the input.
The input characters are replaced by * on the screen.

File

Hidden field

Captcha

FieldSet

A fieldset groups many fields together.

Submit button

Reset button

External Form

In editing tab, the external form is representing like that :


In the toolbar, you can add fields and manage the form :


Manage the external form

You can choose the layout as the CMS form.

URL : website where the data will be send.

Open in a new window : check it of you want the validation to open in a new window

Convert to a CMS form : all the fields will be kept

Manage fields into an external form

Same as into a CMS form.

Export data

TODO

A form can be a CMS form or a form to an external website.

A CMS form is quite managed by the CMS ; a form to an external website sends the data to this website.