How to include forms in articles

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How to include forms in articles

Post by shahid25986 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:10 pm

Hi all,
I am new to Joomla. Just started getting familiar to Joomla 1.5. I want to know whether we can include text boxes, buttons etc in articles. When I type the respective code for text boxes and buttons in the HTML editor, it shows the labels but not the text boxes. what should I do to be able to include forms in the articles

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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by DavidBoggitt » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:57 am

You could start by looking at what's on offer here: ;)

http://extensions.joomla.org/index.php? ... &Itemid=35
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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by mp_berlin999 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:59 am

Hi there...I'm pretty new to Joomla as well. I am trying to create a commmunity guide website. I want the users to be able to enter the data for the guide entries in a form, then the article to be displayed for the public just as an article, but if they want to change the data, then it is a form again. All the extensions seem to related to contact forms, but this is just a data form.

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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by raz0r » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:52 am

Go to the link David provided. Pick one you like.

I happen to use CK Forms and JForms. They were both pretty easy to figure out.

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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by mp_berlin999 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:49 am

Thanks for getting back to me. but firstly i couldn't get CkForms to work at all. Also, I couldn't see how tha data entered in the form goes into the article, and I couldn't see how the data would be retrieved when the article was selected. I want the data entered in the form to BE the content of the article, not just be available through the article.
I will have a go a JForms, but either I'm missing a vital link here or forms isn't the way to go for what I want.
Thanks, Penny

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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by raz0r » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:33 pm

Create a new article. In the body of the article type something like this:

{ckform formname}

Where formname is the name of the form you created in CK Forms.

Here's a link to the English version of the CK Forms manual.
http://downloads.joomlacode.org/frsrele ... -1.3.3.pdf

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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by raz0r » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:31 pm

Penny,

I just reread your first post. If I understand it correctly:

1: You want users to enter data into a form
2: Submit the form
3: Submitted data will be content for an article

Is that correct?

If so, not saying it can't be done, but I've not seen a forms extension that will accomplish that. Why not just let them use the front end editor?

Just thought of something. Maybe they could enter the data in the form, then when they hit submit the form data would be emailed to an email address on the Joomla server. The mail daemon would then take the email, do some backend mojo with Joomla, and publish it as an article. Might work for a new article, not sure about editing an article though.

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Re: How to include forms in articles

Post by mp_berlin999 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:55 am

Thanks for that...I have a feeling that this can't be done either in Joomla. basically it's an app, that takes the data, stores it away in a table and leaves a pointer to the record in the article. and then when the article is called, retrieves the record and plugs it into the article. I'm old school IT and back in the 80's this would have been a piece of cake but I'm not ofay enough with Joomla to do it and maybe create an extension that other people could use!
I can't just use the front-end editor because I want every article to have the same fields with headings.
I have actually found a not very elegant way of doing it with Content Templater, by blocking them from overwriting the headings in the table using JavaScript onmouseover.
thanks again, Penny


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