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There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all.

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Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more.

However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can also be complicated to use.

In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a gentle introduction to Fabrik, and we’ll show you how to set up your first form. Now that you have the form, we need to add elements. Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form. These will be things such as name, tutorisl address and phone number.


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Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. This will be the name for your form. Set Status to Yes. Scroll down to the Form processing area. Enter a table name. This is where your form entries will be stored in the database.

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It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name. Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No.

Click on Save and Close. You have created your form and database table. Add Elements to the Form. Fill in the Name. No-one will see this. This will be the column heading in your database table. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code.

Keep your Name all lowercase. Fill in the Label. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. This is the name of the form you just created. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect. For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox. Set Show in list to Yes. This will make the element show on your form.

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Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form. Click Select next to Menu Item Type.

Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. Enter the Menu Title. Fabrjk Your Form Congratulations. You have created a form with Fabrik.