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Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications.

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You have created a form with Fabrik. Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. This will make the element show on your form.

Enter a table name. These will be things such as name, email address and phone number. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. No-one will see this. Enter the Menu Title. View Your Form Congratulations. It is best to use joomlq lowercase letters and underscores to create this name.


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. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. Keep your Name all lowercase.

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There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all. Set Show in list to Yes. Scroll down to the Form processing area. This will be the column heading in your database table. Now that you have the form, fsbrik need to add elements.

Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form. This will be the name for your form.

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Click on Save and Close. Click Select next to Menu Item Type. Add Elements to the Form.

Fill in the Name. Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Set Status to Yes. This is where your form entries will be stored in the database.


This is the name of the form you just created. You have created your form and database table. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. Fill in the Label. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar. For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox.

Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can also be complicated to use. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect.

You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more.