Before you read any more, please try this demo:
Please try the Form Wizard evaluation version. It will work with localhost or 127.0.0.1 or any non .com or .net without complaint. If you use it with a .com site it will ask you to first buy the component from here.
A Brief Overview
Trust me, just try this... download the evaluation version and run this line of code:
<cf_dccom component="twform" datasource="datasource" username="username" password="password" instanceName="test" edit="yes"></cf_dccom>
to get this:
At this point, 3 tables will have been added to your database.
Then when you click the Design Form link you get this:
This is a really powerful visual wizard that will allow you to easily design your form. You can drag drop fields around the place, choose all sorts of interface options, clone existing fields, and much more.
Now a few clicks, drag a few things around, fill in a few options like so..
and then end result, back on the website is something like this:
Real World Examples of Form Wizard in use
At Digital Crew, we have used the form wizard to save us days of work on client projects - here are a few examples - you can see that the style of the form can be customised to match the site.
A simple contact us was added to this site in seconds. The style was modified to make the form float to the right and have a blue border.
Here the form wizard is used for a complex booking request form for doctors and GPs to check patients into the hospital. It's a fairly complex form with lots of options - you can only see the start of it below.
Here the form wizard is used on a jewellers website for gift vouchers. The style of the form has been changed to match the website. And you can see the "required field" astericks beside all the fields in red.
Trust me, we at Digital Crew use the formWizard on all our web projects and it saves monkey-loads of time.
- How hard is it to use?
Absolutely simple. One line of code. That's the whole point. Then it's just drag and drop.
- Can the form be customised?
Yes, as you can see in the examples above. You can easily create custom styles for the forms and you can share stylesheets across your forms.
- Can I have multiple forms?
You can have hundreds.
- Can I reuse a form elsewhere on a site?
- Will it work with frameworks and content management systems?
Yes. It should work fine with all frameworks. If it doesn't just email me and i'll sort it out.
- How good is the support?
Fanatical - see the comments on my other cftagstore products. You wil be impressed.
- What if I want new interfaces?
The form wizard has been designed to be easy to extend.
- Can I perform custom actions such as redirecting to Paypal after the submit?
Yes, you certainly can, the user is returned to the page and a flag is set - you can use the flag and all the form variables to redirect the user off. Another option is to use the includeOnSubmit option to do some custom programming such as updating the database manually or extra validation.
- I have another question..
No problem, just email peter[at]digital-crew.com
Still not sure
Just download the evaluation version.. you will never look back.