So today Joomla 3.0 was released. Joomla 3.0 is a short term support version and is part of the transition to Joomla 3.5 – Please read the full explanation here:
We will be releasing a bfForms for Joomla 3.0 soon, sometime soon, please do not keep asking, it will be tested and released as soon as we can, asking us all the time will just slow things down
bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x will not work on Joomla 3.0.0 – considerable code changes (and style changes) are being made under the hood. If you chose to use Joomla 3.0.0 then you need bfForms for Joomla 3.0.x
Against all advice, we will be allowing customers who have purchased bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x a FREE downloadable copy of bfForms for Joomla 3.0.0 from their myJoomla.com account as soon as its released – so no new purchase is needed – however if you want to encourage development, and to enable us to have an income to support you on your new platform, then just make another payment
This release addresses some small niggles that we had with Joomla 2.5.4compatibility as well as changing the access controls on forms, fields and actions. This is an important step change to putting in full ACL to bfForms in a future version.
In the past there were three access levels, public, registered and special. Now in bfforms we have Public Visitors and Logged In Users Only.
The full changelog is:
# Fix undefined on amselect # Fix Zend conflict with Jomsocial # Fix DNS Mail lookup on PHP 5.3.0+ and Windows ^ Change to allow K2 form embedding, fixes an issue with fireing plugins in content ^ BIG CONCEPT CHANGE: No longer supports "Special" access level, only Public Visitors and Logged in Users. See Blog post at http://www.phil-taylor.com/blog/
Ok so this week I have been getting a lot of emails asking how to move forms from Joomla 1.5 to Joomal 2.5.x. Lets be clear first that there is no such thing as an upgrade from Joomla 1.5.x to Joomla 2.5.x and you can expect that you will have to do a lot of work on your new Joomla 2.5.x site to get it in a position you are happy with again.
The key with bfForms is that we have not made any schema changes to our database tables we use for forms and so the same tables will work in any version of Joomla.
So the key steps you need to take are:
No data is lost in this process at all. However if your form relies on file uploads then you will need to manually migrate the uploaded files and possibly change the path in the file upload element to where to store new uploaded files in Joomla 2.5.
Also you might want to now go and check your Joomla Global Configuration and ensure that you mail settings are set up right, remembering that bfForms will only use the settings you give it and so if emails are no longer set then you need to fix that.
If the above is beyond your skill level, or you just wish us to do it for you then we can, but we will charge you for our consultancy time at GBP50.00 per incident. Please click the button below to find out more.
This addresses a regression with the sending of mails using bfForms when used in Joomla 2.5.2.
Ok, so the changes are not massive, but they are addressing some important bugs and tweaks needed for a long time now, and are the latest in a set of planned updates. Future changes will include adding (or more like releasing, as its already written) support for the new Joomla auto-updater, the upgrading of all dependant libs, and the much loved ixEdit is about to hit the big time following our forking of the ixEdit project earlier this week.
Soon you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of easy interactions with your form as the video below (an old video, but still exciting) shows:
Ok some eagle eyed visitors have noticed that the special offer for bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x has continued past the midnight expiration – simple answer was that I went on holiday and forgot to take down the special offer page – and now I can’t from my holiday destination because the sFTP Port is firewalled on the free wifi – so if you have been hanging on – quickly grab bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x for only £7.99 before I return from my holiday and expire this offer
We are now in the last few hours of our special pricing offer for Forms for Joomla 2.5.
The normal price is £19.99 but for the next few hours you can download forms for only £7.99 using the button below.
More information on our excellent Forms For Joomla 2.5 can be found on its website over here
This offer will expire at midnight today (GMT)!
(and a new website launched!)
I’m pleased to announce that the new bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x has now been released and can be downloaded from its very new website at http://www.Joomla-Forms.com/
So after a very very long development cycle, caused in part by ill health and by contractual obligations, I’m pleased to announce the immediate release of bfForms for Joomla 1.7.
You can learn all about Forms for Joomla 1.7 on its own site at http://www.forms-for-joomla.com
While I have you attention also check out http://www.Joomla-Security.com as well – but shhh its a (badly kept) secret!
Existing customers can download the latest version at myJoomla.com
Please read the upgrade article that may be of assistance with upgrading