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Forms 1.3.6

$45.00 · Renewal Term: $20.00/year

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Build your own forms for your members, supporting alerts for pm, email and topics. Integrate with the registration form or add forms into widget areas throughout your forum.

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Features:

  • Integrate with the registration form.
  • Export displayed form logs to csv files.
  • Toggle on and off other custom fields within a form.
  • Optional confirmation email to let members know there message was received.
  • Send reply emails within the Form Manager
  • Quick preview feature for form logs.
  • Per form option for rules or instructions for each form.
  • Submit time wait feature, set how long each member group must wait before resubmitting a form.
  • Per form permissions for who can view and submit to a form. And also who can view any form logs.
  • Per member group option to bypass captcha.
  • Per form option to send out personal messages when new form submissions are made.
  • Per form option to send out emails when new form submissions are made.
  • Per form option to create a forum topic when new form submissions are made.

What's New in Version 1.3.6   See changelog

Released

A few bug fixes and support for "Group PM".

Support topic located here. Or request access to support tickets here.


User Feedback

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Brainy S.

· Edited by Brainy S.

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

I've been looking at Forms for a long time, but since it did not previously integrate with new user registration I did not have much need for it. Now that it supports 4.3.1 and I can add it directly on the new user registration page, it was something I absolutely had to have!

Here is what I am looking for that would definitely make this a total game changer:

If the form integration fields on the user registration page could actually go into a database (not just forwarded or put into a log file), and have those records be part of the user account and have that be visible on the user's profile page that would be epic badass!

Presumably the user profile page part would need to be a separate companion product. But having it be configurable as to whether the user themselves could see it as part of the profile, whether everyone or just admins could see it, etc., would be totally amazing. I'd definitely pay (again) for that!

In other words, the ability to create (essentially) new user registration fields, have this be part of their profile, and having control as to who can/can't see it and which fields to turn on/off for display (everyone, user-only, admins only) is something Invision really needs and I don't believe there have been any 3rd-party solutions to this as of it.

Response from the author:

Thanks for the feedback. Sent you a PM about your feature idea.

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SRFA

· Edited by SRFA

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Ever used a Google Form for something related to your IPS community?
Stop here, download this great app and forget about Google Forms forever!

Forms by Devfuse/Mike John is a very useful, powerful and flexible app to integrate all kind of forms in your suite. The app is totally integrated and works smoothly with your member management, staff management, site look-and-feel, and more. It will allow you to do many things you will never be able to do with external solutions, in place, all in a single app.  

One month after purchase we already have 6 forms on the way, and counting. We are becoming addicts. Our community is a voluntary association with activities IRL & online. We use forms for registration of paid membership, registration to IRL events, joint purchases, template for classified ads... Our staff has a relatively high turn-over ; permissions through groups ensure everyone has the means to work any time and also protect and preserve data, without painful external links and passwords sharing and changing.

Definite ++ :

  • All sorts of actions can be automatically triggered when a form is sent: private message, email, topic creation in a forum, with customizable sender and receivers. Created content include dynamically the form fields content, in whatever formatting you would like. All actions work perfectly as described.
  • A lot of form-by-form customizable possibilities (permissions, actions...)
  • All types of form fields you could dream of, including uploads and rich text editor, with perfectly working toggle on/toggle off possibilities between fields (including perfect management of the "mandatory but toggled off" fields.)
  • Definitely increases engagement of your users, who will feel being taken care of more personnally
  • Reliable and trustworthy developer with longstanding history in IPS Marketplace, open to new feature suggestions, regular updates, good support. By the way, a lot of comments in old reviews here have been addressed inbetween.
  • Robust, with very few (minor) bugs.

Things you should be aware of before purchasing :

  • Only users with admin privileges can create a form (from the ACP.) So, this part cannot be delegated to other members of your staff, except if you grant them admin permissions. However, all the rest (log management, follow-up of the requests...) can be!
  • CSV export of form logs is perfectible. For now, the columns of the exported .csv file are all the fields of all the forms, which can become quite large and unpractical. If your data management relies heavily on a csv file or processing an excel-type sheet, you might be disappointed. However, with all the possibles actions and the online logs, it is likely that you won't even need them.
  • For the moment, email automatic confirmation is sent by the creator's (admin) email address, with no possibility of customization. Beware if you don't want your email address to be disclosed.
  • Due to its power and flexibility, the app has a relatively steep learning curve in the very beginning if you are not an experienced user, or familiar with other apps from Mike John. Documentation is somewhat limited and phrasing is not totally self-explaining sometimes. You might need a number of trials and errors before achieving your exact goal (you will in the end, and then, you'll create forms at speed light.)

Overall: a must-have, totally worth the price!

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zoeker

· Edited by zoeker

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

There is no Drop Down menu in Field Type?

Edit: i found - Select Box 🙂

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Lelling

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This application is an absolute must for anyone running a community. From team applications to surveys, it's been an absolutely vital part of our website since we started out over two years ago!

Support is quick and effective, the author replies to pretty much any issue and has created manual fixes for us whenever we needed anything tweaked. The app is updated regularly and well, and we've never had compatibility issues either.

In our community, we have found it useful for various things, including:

  • Signing up to teams / staff positions
  • Signing up to guilds
  • Registering guilds on the website
  • Quickly creating forum posts from a template
  • A feedback form
  • Surveys
  • Incident Reports

And tons of other things! Almost every single thing eventually leads to us using a form :D

It's particularly recommended for people who need some of the basic functionality of databases but don't have the knowledge of how to create or manage them (which was us when we first got IPS), but even now that we have that skill, the forms are so convenient, and we use over 20 different ones daily, with many more on the side.

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wohali

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

We use Forms as a way to have new members introduce themselves on our site. They fill in a simple form explaining how they found us and why, and telling a bit about ourselves. That gets posted to a "new members intro" forum in a nice format, and triggers an email and a few other things. We drive new users to the correct Form through a custom plug-in we've written that takes control after initial user sign-up.


We're really happy with Forms. It's well worth the yearly renewal fee.

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JEFF MACK

   12 of 13 members found this review helpful 12 / 13 members

Overall I think it is a good application, it is pretty easy to setup a form to collect information from members and make the site more interactive.  It has all the major form fields you need to get the job done.

Here are a few things that I think can be improved:

  • Would be cool to have an easy Preview Link to see how your form looks
  • Would like to easily be able to direct link to a form.  Would be cool to just give you the link in the admin area of where the form can be located
  • Have the ability to not have a Forms page that people can look at all the forms you created.  I guess there are people that can use this, but I just need to create a form for particular programs and don't need to show a list of forms so it would be great to remove that button in the settings and not link to ALL forms
  • Plugin is $40 with $20 maintenance.  I am fine with that, but don't include a copyright watermark.  It looks cheesy on my site and I don't care to include this and want to pay more to have it removed.
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Kevin Carwile

   9 of 10 members found this review helpful 9 / 10 members

Rules support! Sweet! Now you can do nearly anything with this app. I'm totally stoked. Now I can build automated member group change request and fulfillment forms, topic close request forms, and attach all sorts of new behaviors to custom forms! Plus this app logs every submission nicely. Love that.

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GriefCode

· Edited by Michael Schneider

   5 of 6 members found this review helpful 5 / 6 members

This is a nice add on to my forum.

However, im wondering if there is a way to use the field values defined in the form, can be used within the forum topic or the pm? If that would already work, i didn't find a way. If not, it would be a great addition, personally im using the forms for my members to create ban appeals or requests. Having a directly created forum topic with the specified values will totally simplify the way for them.

Edit: I just found the way how to get field values. It would be good, adding at least a small documentation. Also the quick-form-field-names like in the previous IPS version is not displayed, which would simplify it a bit.

Regards

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Neej

   4 of 5 members found this review helpful 4 / 5 members

Absolutely a must have for anyone looking to rid themselves of things like google forms and want to integrate forms completely in to their website.

I love this app and have made great use out of it. Easily my best purchase for my IPboards website.

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ADKGamers

   3 of 4 members found this review helpful 3 / 4 members

This is one of the most important parts of my community. With well over 60 forms that we have on our site, it makes everything clean and easy for submissions. Stop using other forms, Google, Office365, etc . and use this for your forums!  

It's well worth the $40 plus $20 per year for what you get from this app and the support that Mike gives! Great guy and great developer.

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Ueda

   3 of 5 members found this review helpful 3 / 5 members

The forms does not work with upload function, pretty serious bug. It seems to only work with images, zip/rar/documents do not work. I would like to have a CHKEditor option as well.

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Hunter Lyons

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

A tad on the expensive side but honestly worth it. I used this to make a whitelist application for my gaming server, ban appeals, and even am working on staff applications. This essentially lets you create beautifully formatted forms from a template without having people just copy / paste an app into a thread. Really useful. 

Also, support was really fast. I was a little confused and Mike John explained exactly what to do within a few days. Plus he even coded in a feature I requested!

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Schitter

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

First of all this app is amazing, works perfectly for the usage i need it for. Sadly i had a issue where on a post it wont show the Time, but i got instant support within 12 hrs and could fix the issue to be able to add the Time post function to the Forms posted. Awesome

I hope with a future update the time will be able to appear next to the date. A short quick fix would be as suggested from the Devloper posted on the Screenshots added.
Thank you for the support

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socceronly

   0 of 3 members found this review helpful 0 / 3 members

Great stuff sir!  

Just playing with it now and I think it works great. 

Not sure if this is a difficult thing to implement or not.... but a spacer field?  Like a horizontal rule and/or Caption/Title? Something to help group things?

[field]
[field]
[field]
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[field]
[field]
[field]

I'm trying to get team info with Player Nam, Size, Number  x 20

 

 

 

 

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Bluedrake42

  

Would it be possible to use field values for tags and prefixes when allowing form tags or prefixes, or when creating a topic using a form?

Response from the author:

Not in the current version. It's something I can note for the future if there's demand for this.

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Wolf

· Edited by Wolf

  

This application works pretty well and was a breeze to setup, but there seem to be some issues:

  • Attachments don't always upload properly, links to non-existent attachments can appear in field lists. This is a major issue.
  • Custom URL slugs don't always work properly, and can reset to their default when editing forms.

 

Response from the author:

Make sure you check out the support topic as I can generally fix or address issues better then reviews which only offer single replies for me.

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