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You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here.

This will fzbrik the name for your form. Enter a table name. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar. Set Show in list to Yes. 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.

Choose your Form on the right-hand side. Elements are the actual tutogial that people will enter into your form.

Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form. You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more. These will be things such as name, email address and phone number.


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. Click on Save and Close. Fill in the Name.

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Scroll down to the Form processing area. Fill in the Label. Keep your Name all lowercase. It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name.

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Enter the Menu Title. You have created a form with Fabrik. View Your Form Congratulations. Set Status to Yes. 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.

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There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. Add Elements to the Form. This is where your form entries will be stored in the database. Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Now that you have the form, we need to add elements.


You have created your form and database table. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form.

Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all. No-one will see this. Click Select next to Menu Item Type. This will make the element show on your form. This is the name of the form you just created. This will be the column heading in your database table. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code.