How to Create a Custom Form in Joomla?

Custom (or dynamic) forms are forms that website owners can create themselves. Website owners usually need custom forms to create the following types of forms:

  • RSVP forms
  • Quotation/inquiry forms
  • “Tell us about you” forms
  • etc…

Unfortunately, Joomla, by default, does not offer administrators the flexibility to create their own custom forms, so what is the way to have a custom form on Joomla?

Well, fortunately, there are several ways to do so:

  • Install a Joomla extension that allows you to create custom forms. Unfortunately, all the Joomla extensions that we have installed for our clients suffer from vulnerability issues (XSS and SQL injection – which can result in the hacking of the Joomla website) so we had to secure these extensions after installing them. It usually takes us 1 day to install a custom form extension and half a day to secure it.
  • Ask a company to create a custom form extension especially for you. We are proud to say that we developed a custom form extension but we tend to customize it for every client to fit their individual needs. Our custom form extension is secure, and all your data will be saved securely on your server. This is a week’s work.

  • Ask a company to create the form itself. We also have done this. In case you don’t want to create many custom forms, and you only need to create one (without any changes to the form later on – in other words a static form) then we can create this form for you. This way you will have a form matching exactly your needs. The form will be filled by your visitors and you will receive an email containing all the details once someone fills in the form and you may optionally see the filled-in information in the backend of your website). This option will take us 2 – 3 day to do it.

  • Integrate a 3rd party custom form by subscribing to a paid service and adding a small JavaScript code to your website. This is probably the easiest solution, and will take us a maximum of 2 hours to finish (once we have the JavaScript code). However, the problem with this option is that the data is not stored on your server, so you have to go another website to see it, and your data will be stored on a shared environment, not to mention, of course, that you don’t know who has access to your stored data (all of these companies claim ultra-security and confidentiality when it comes to storing and handling your data, but you never know…)

In any case, we are always here to help you, so feel free to contact us whenever you want to create your own forms, and we’ll happily and immediately help you!

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