Visforms 3.10.0 and Subscription 3.0.0 Release Candidates

We proudly announce, that we have released Visforms 3.10.0 and the Visforms Subscription 3.0.0 yesterday. Both extensions have a stability level of Release Candidate.

We were able to add some highly sought after feature to both, Visforms and the Subscription, of which we think, they once again cover completely new fields of use.

What is new in Visforms

  • Execute a Javascript function with a specific name before submit, if this function exists (allow to add a custom submit handler to form)
  • New option for fields of type select, radio, checkbox group: use option label as placeholder value
  • Support modified_at datetime in Visforms data tables
  • Make Form in module more stable. Allow to select a corresponing menu item in Visforms module

What is new in the Visforms Subscription

The Visforms Subscription now adds some interesting new options to your form and field configuration, like redirecting the user to the previous page (the page with the form), after form was submitted successfully or like creating custom field labels, which are used in emails.

We have improved the field type calculation, so that it is now possible to use the field type "Date" in calculations. Especially if you have a booking form, this is an interesting feature, because you are now able to calculate the differenz between two dates.

Further on we have create a completely new field type "Location" which allows you to collect and store location information and display the location information in maps in form and frontend data views.

Further on there is a new feature, which might come in handy, if multiple users edit Visforms data in frontend, because, if users are not well disciplined, you may end up with checked out record sets in this case. There is now a Visforms setting, which allows you to set a time, after which checked out record sets will be checked in automatically, if the record set is opened in frontend edit view

Getting Visforsm 3.10.0 and Subscription 3.0.0

Developing those new feature required a lot of code changes. Although, as ever, we have testet very thoroughly, it is only us who tested. Therefore the releases have a stability level of Release Candidate.

You can use the Joolma! Update Manager to detect and install updates with this stability level, but the default settings of the Joomla! Update Manager are, that you are only informed about updates with the stability level Stable.

If you want to install the updates through Joomla! Update Manager, you have to set the option "Stability Level" in the Update Manager Options, to "Release Candidate". Save your changes, clear the Update Manager Cache and click the "Find Updates" Button. The Visforms 3.10.0 Update should then be displayed in the list of available updates. If you have a Visforms Subscription installed on your website you should see the Subscription Update in the list, too.

Alternatively you can leave the stability level option of the Joomla! Update Manager as it is and just download the installation packages from our download section. Obviously the Subscription download is only available if you have an active Visforms Subscription, and are logged in on our website with the user, that has bought the subcription.

There are lots of new features in Visforms

Since the last "Annoucement" many things have changed with Visforms. In March and April Visforms 3.7.x was developed and has become the stable Visforms version with Visforms 3.7.4. Also in April Visforms 3.8.x, the current beta release, has started its live.

Both releases come with lots of highly sought after new feature.

You can now import listbox options from a CSV file and the "Unique Values Only"-validation has a much better implementation for fields of type select, radio and checkbox group because options, already used, are disabled in the form, now.

There are new form and field configuration options which allow you to decide which user inputs are added to mail, even more individually than this has been possible already. And you can add user inputs as Url parameters to a redirect Url.

All features listed above are part of the free Visforms core.

Further on we have developed a new paid extension for Visforms - Multi Page Forms.

New features have been added to the Visforms extension Edit Data in Frontend. It is now possible to replace uploaded files in frontend and to publish/unpublish record sets in frontend as well as to set a flag "edit only field" in the field configuration, which will hide this field in the form view. "Edit only" fields will only be visible in the frontend edit views.

With regard to all frontend data views it is now possible to add search tools to these views. This feature is included in all Visforms data view extensions (edit data in frontend and content plugin data view) without any further action (well maybe you have to update to the latest version first and read the documenation). For use with the data views created with the Visforms core, there is a paid extension that comes with the Visforms Search Tools.

You can check all new Visforms feature in the Visforms Release history.

Visforms 3.6.6 beta released

Today we have launched Visforms 3.6.6. We are proud to announce that we were able to provide you with a highly sought after feature. It is now possible to use data from the Joomla! user profile of the logged in user as default values in forms.

Visforms 3.6.5 beta released

We have just release Visforms 3.6.5. This is a minor release with one new option in the form configuration.

New Option for csv export: exclude header

Visforms 3.6.4 beta released

We have just release Visforms 3.6.4. This beta release enables you to include custom css files into Visforms, which will not be changed, if you udate Visforms. Further on we fixed a icon font incompatiblity which occured with some templates.

New Feature for the Visforms Subskription

On the base of Visforms 3.6.4 we were able to develop three interesting new features, which are part of the Visforms Subscription.

Visforms 3.5 stable

Visforms 3.5 provides you with some fine new features:

Visforms Search Plugin - New Visforms Extension

Today we have release search plugin for Visforms. This Plugin hooks into the Joomla! search component and enables users of your website to search Visforms data, using the Joomla! search module or component. Read the description to learn more about this plugin.

Visform 3.5.1 released

There comes a great new feature (back) with this Visforms release. You will now be able to user Layout overrides to customize forms and field display in frontend. If you want to learn more, please check the Documentation.