Form2Content, a Joomla CCK (Content construction kit)
Create Joomla articles from the front-end without html knowledge!
Tired of having your clients copy/paste from Word, inserting 8MB photo’s and having no clue how to use the WYSIWYG editor?
Form2Content allows users to create Joomla articles in the FRONT-END by filling out forms which require no html knowledge. The articles are saved in the Joomla (section/)category structure making 3rd party plugins and modules compatible. Form2Content is Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.x compatible.
Main features of Form2Content (available in our FREE Lite version)
100% native Joomla articles
Form2Content creates native Joomla articles. Keep It simple and stick to the code. There are hundreds of modules, components and plugins compatible with F2C. … YOU decide which gallery, slideshow, Google map or video player you want to use ... some plugin integration examples
Front-end article manager
Your clients, friends or family can now add, edit and publish articles from the Joomla front-end. Simple, no html or plugin codes required, just write, upload images and save … What's more, no more Joomla back-end access required!
Users can create, edit & publish their own (or all) articles. Permission settings can limit rights on all publishing features. Administrators can see all in front-end. With our extra (free) plugin you can get e-mail notifications when an article has been added or edited.
Submission forms for articles
Create your custom article submission forms using many different field types. The result, your user (client) doesn’t have to know any html to publish articles … they can focus on the content as they should! Create as many content types as you like, each with it's own submission form.
Article templates for consistent layout
The data from the submission forms is added to article templates to create the Joomla article. This way all the articles will look the same and the user doesn’t need to know anything about the layout (html & plugin codes).
Smarty template engine, power in simplicity
Using IF, ELSE, FOREACH etc. makes your article templates dynamic. Use it for extra signs like “sale” or “featured” in your articles or change the layout depending on selections made ... lots of documentation and examples …. only your creativity will limit the possibilities.
With the free F2C plugin users, administrators, groups or custom e-mail address can receive an e-mail message when new articles are created or existing articles are edited. Messages can be templated.
Free support, documentation & F2C forum
Form2Content LITE is the free GPL version of Form2Content PRO. Please view the comparison chart to see the difference between the two versions.
How does Form2Content work (in a nutshell)?
F2C helps you create 100% native JOOMLA ARTICLES in a flexible and unique way. This is accomplished by splitting information (data) and presentation (layout) at Joomla article level. No CORE HACKS, extra content scripts or plugins required. We collect the article information using custom submission forms. The data is than pasted into Joomla articles using ARTICLE TEMPLATES...... that's it, well kind of ;)!