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Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form. This will be the column heading in your database table. Enter a table name. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all.

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Enter the Menu Title. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect. No-one will see this.

This will make the element show on your form. Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form. Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. You have created your form and database table.


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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. These will be things such as name, email address and phone number. This is the name of the form you just created. This will be the name for your form. Click on Save and Close. Set Show in list to Yes.

There are nearly 30 options farbik creating Joomla forms.

You have created a form with Fabrik. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. Fill in the Label. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can also be complicated to use.

This is where your form entries will be stored in the database. You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more. Set Status to Yes. Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar.


It is best to use fabrlk lowercase letters and underscores to create this name. Add Elements to the Form. Fill in the Name.

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View Your Form Congratulations. Scroll down to the Form processing area. Click Select next to Menu Item Type. Keep your Name all lowercase. Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No.

For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox. Now that you have the form, we need to add elements.