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Contact Guide

This guide will help you set up CoalaWeb Contact quickly and easily taking full advantage of all its features. When you install a CoalaWeb extension all the parts of the system will be installed at the same time making installing, upgrading and uninstalling a breeze.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Component Guide
  3. Contact [M]
  4. Contact Tab [Pro][M]
  5. Plugins
  6. Need More Help?

Overview

CoalaWeb Contact is a contact form extension packed full of options and designed to give website administrators a quick and easy way to place contact forms anywhere within their Joomla website.

When installing all the parts of the system will be installed at the same time making installing, upgrading and uninstalling a breeze.

Component

Control Panel

The Control Panel as seen below is designed to be an easy starting point, think of it as the head quarters for the extension. While carrying out tasks you can easily jump from the Control Panel to the different sections and then return before moving onto the next one. [Figure-1]

Figure-1

Custom Fields [Pro]

Pro subscribers can create unlimited Custom Fields in a variety of formats and with complete language support which you can then use in your contact forms. To get started click the Custom Fields button in the control panel. [Figure-27]

Figure-27

Field Options

In the custom fields view you have a variety of buttons that should be familiar to you such as New, Publish, Trash and several Search options. Now lets create our first custom field by clicking the New button in the top menu. [Figure-27a]

Figure-27a

Inside the edit view we have several tabs full of options to control how and where our custom fields will display. Lets start with the first one titled Field which contains a series of options to help set up the actual field.

First give it a Title which will make it easier to identify in the custom fields list. Next is the alias which is very important and must be unique as it's used to identify the field once it's place in a form. You can leave it blank and the system will attempt to create one for you based on the title. If you do have to edit it I recommend keeping it lowercase with no strange characters or accents and separate each word with a hyphen

Now you can choose if you want the field to be Required or not. Next you can give your new field a Label, Hint and Warning which will be used when displaying the field in the form. The last two options in this tab are the fields Published state and it's Language assignment. If you have a multilingual site you will have to create a field for each language and give them the appropriate Label, Hint and Warning. [Figure-27b]

Figure-27b

The next tab is Assignments which is where you can assign your new field to your contact modules and plugins. You can assign it to one, all or none of the currently avaliable CoalaWeb Contact and Tab modules by using the select list. You can also assign it to the CoalaWeb Contact plugin based on a plugin instance ID by adding the IDs separated by a comma or to have it included with all the plugin instances just add an *. If for example you had the following plugin code in your article:

{coalaweb-contact-form id=123}

Then you would add 123 to the plugin assignment input field. [Figure-27c]

Figure-27c

Next is the Email tab which allows you can choose where the custom field will display in the email once it has been sent. It can display at the end of the Sent By or Request sections of the email. [Figure-27k]

Figure-27k

The last tab is the Publishing tab which contains information such as the Modified Date and who it was Modified By and the fields ID. [Figure-27d]

Figure-27d

Multilingual Example

For this example I will be setting a Phone Number field for English and Spanish. To start I will enter in my English details and select the English (UK) language. [Figure-27e]

Figure-27e

Which will look like this when displayed in the field list. [Figure-27f]

Figure-27f

This is what it will look like displayed in the contact form while the website is displayed in English. [Figure-27g]

Figure-27g

Next I will repeat the process but this time I will give the new field a Label, Hint and Warning in Spanish and will also select Spanish (ES) for the Language assignment. [Figure-27h]

Figure-27h

Which will look like this when displayed in the field list. [Figure-27i]

Figure-27i

This is what it will look like displayed in the contact form while the website is displayed in Spanish. [Figure-27j]

Figure-27j

So now you can see how easy it is to create custom fields even when you have a multilingual website with the added advantage of not having to create loads of language overrides.

Inbuilt Help

In the control panel or the tool menu you have a help icon that when clicked will open a pop up wrapper of this specific guide. This gives you an easy way of checking the functionality of a particular item with out leaving the control panel. [Figure-2]

Figure-2

Extension Options

In the control panel or the tool menu you have an options icon that when clicked will open a new window containing the various extension options.

1. General Options

The options below will influence the Content Plugin and both Contact Modules unless overridden in the module configuration.
To make it easier to follow I have broken up the General settings into three parts.

Part 1

The first thing you will need to do is decide if you want the forms to be sent to one address or for Pro subscribers give the user the option to select from a list of options.

You will need to setup at least one Recipient Email or the system will display an error message.

If you have select Single then all you have to do is enter the email address that you want your forms to be sent to. [Figure-3a]

Figure-3a

If you are using the Pro version and you have selected Departments then a new field will appear allowing you to enter each one separated by a comma in the following format. [Figure-3b]

    Dep 1:,Dep 2:

Figure-3b

Pro subscribers will also have two additional fields a CC Email and a BCC email. Next you have a Subject Base option this will display as the email subject followed by the submitters subject as well as in the email content if you have chosen to display this option.

Next is the Mail From option where you can choose to have the email sent by the Contact Form User or by the Joomla Mail Settings. In some cases you have will have to use the Joomla Mail Settings for the system to work correctly due to hosting or service provider restrictions.

If you choose Contact Form User please make sure to set the Email field to display and required.

Next Pro subscribers have the option to automatically send a thank you email after form submission to the email address entered in the contact form. The thank you email will consist of the Title and Message entered under the Email tab in the component options.

If you choose Send Thankyou please make sure to set the Email field to display and required.

Next you have an option to chose the format you wish the emails to be sent in. If you are using the Core version you will only have the No HTML option but for Pro users you will have two additional options of Basic HTML and Rich HTML. The next options allows you to define the ID of your templates System Message location but in the majority of cases the default will work fine. The last option in Part1 is Redirection after the mail has been successfully sent.

The Core version gives you two options the first one is to return to the Same Page that the form was submitted on while the second one will return the user to the Home Page of your website. The Pro version has an additional Custom URL option that if chosen will redirect the user to the URL entered in the following Custom URL field. [Figure-3]

Figure-3

Part 2

Next we have some Field Display options that will affect what and how items are displayed within the contact form. Firstly you have the option to turn on or off the display of the following fields Email, Name, Subject and Message and also if they are required. If you are using the Pro version you will also have two more options Date From and Date To these will display with a Calendar selector next to these fields. If you have chosen to display either of date input fields you can also chose the date format to be used.

The available options coincide with Joomla's standard types such as LC3. The Display Format option will display an example of the currently acceptable format under the date fields which is handy when JavaScript is turned off on the users computer so they can still input the date manually using the correct format.

The next option gives Pro users the ability to display a Terms of Service input field that can also be set to required. If you want to display the TOS you will also need to enter an article ID in the TOS Article ID this is the article that will be displayed in a popup window so users can read before agreeing. Next you can chose to display a Copy Me field allowing users to receive a copy of the form when they submit it. Next is the option to turn on or off the display of a message informing users that fields marked with * are Required.

The last two options are for the Pro subscribers and they allow you to set and display the Character Limit for the message field of the form. If displayed the Character Limit will count down as text is entered into the message field. [Figure-4]

Figure-4

Part 3

Lastly we have some Layout & Style options that will affect the look and feel of the contact form. The first one gives you the option to include the CSS included with the CoalaWeb Contact extension or not. The next option allows you to choose a Theme for the contact form. Core users only have two options while the Pro subscribers get three.

Creating your own theme

Creating a theme is easy, just copy the light folder found in:

media → coalawebcontact → components → contact → themes

Give the theme a different name and edit the files as needed. All the folders located in the themes directory will automatically be listed in the Form Theme select list.

Next you can choose the width of the contact form in %. The next option allows you to choose a Button Style for the contact form. Core users have the default or custom options while the Pro subscribers get 12 color options as well. The last two options allow you to choose the text to be displayed on the Submit button. [Figure-5]

Figure-5

2. Custom Fields

Pro subscribers should use the unlimited custom fields system accessed through the component control panel.

In this section you can setup one custom field for Core users or up to three for Pro users. For each field you have several options the first one is if you want to display it at all. The next option is the type of custom field you want to use and you have the follow options Text, Text Area and Select List. If you have chosen to use a Select List then a new field will appear allowing you to enter each one separated by a comma in the following format. [Figure-5b]

    Option 1,Option 2,Option 3

Figure-5b

The next option is what text you want to be used for the form field Label. Next you can chose the Hint that will be displayed in the form field when empty. The last option is the message that will be displayed if you have set the custom field to Required and the user doesn't fill it in. [Figure-5c]

Figure-5b

3. Messages and Warnings

The next tab allows you to customize the Messages and Warnings displayed by the CoalaWeb Contact extension. [Figure-6]

Note: If your site is multilingual leave blank and use the language files.

Figure-6

4. Labels

The next tab allows you to customize the Labels displayed by the CoalaWeb Contact extension both in the forms and the sent e-mail. [Figure-7]

Note: If your site is multilingual leave blank and use the language files.

Figure-7

5. Captcha

The next tab allows you to display a Captcha to attempt to reduce pesky spam. Lets start with the options that apply to both the Core and Pro versions of the extension. Firstly you have the option to pick what type of Captcha you wish to display. The Core users only get one option the basic question and answer type Captcha while Pro users get three. Next you get to choose if you want to display a title/hint above the Captcha.

Basic Captcha

The next two options are applicable when using the basic question and answer type Captcha [The Default Captcha]. They allow you to chose a question to be displayed and the answer to be check against before allowing the form to be submitted. The default question is:

Question = How many wheels does a bicycle have?

Answer = 2

Feel free to choose a question and answer but try to aim for a good balance between difficult to answer for a spam bot while not too annoying for a real user. Note: If your site is multilingual leave blank and use the language files. [Figure-8]

Figure-8

For the Pro subscribers you get two additional Captcha options.

Image Captcha

To allow the Image Captcha to function correctly your system must have both the GD and FreeType libraries installed and allow access to the captcha_images.php file located at:

administrator/components/com_coalawebcontact/assets/captcha/captcha_images.php

Access is particularly important if you are using a .htaccess file for example to have the image captcha work with correctly while using Admin Tools you would open up the htaccess Maker and scroll down to the Exceptions -> Allow direct access to these files field and enter in line above. Once you have selected Save and create .htaccess your image captcha should display and function correctly. [Figure 9a]

Figure-9a

ReCaptcha

CoalaWeb Contact integrates the inbuilt Joomla Captcha - reCAPTCHA plugin so if you haven't already set it up using the Version 2 option read on.

To get started grab your Site and Secret keys by signing in with your Google account (create an account if you don't have one) here: Create a reCAPTCHA key. Once you have an account register your website domain, and Google will provide you with your ReCAPTCHA keys.

Next head over to your plugin manager and filter by type Captcha and you should see the Captcha - ReCaptcha plugin listed. Once you have selected it from the list choose 2.0 for the Version and then enter the Site key and Secret key your received in the previous step. The last option is to display the captcha in a dark or light style once you selected save the plugin making sure it's published. Now you can feel free to select reCAPTCHA from the list of options in the CoalaWeb Contact extension. [Figure-9b]

TIP: If you are using the reCAPTCHA option with a contact form and you are short on space try the reCAPTCHA Compact option found in the System - CW Gears plugin.

Figure-9b

6. Mail

The next tab gives Pro subscribers the option to turn on or off parts of the mail templates. There are two mail templates the first is the Admin template which is the one sent to the administrator as chosen in the extension settings.

The second is the Copy template which is the one sent to a user if they have selected Copy Me which has the same sections as the Admin template with addition of an optional Thank You message. [Figure-26]

Note: If your site is multilingual leave blank and use the language files.

Figure-26

7. Map

If you are a Pro subscriber you also get the option to included a Google map with your contact form. The first option allows to globally turn on or off the display of a map and the second its location either at the Top or Bottom of the contact form. [Figure-22a]

Figure-22a

To make it easier to explain I have broken up the rest of the map options into two parts.

Part 1 - General Options

The first two options in this section are Latitude and Longitude there are several ways to get this info but I find the easiest one is by using this website. Next you can choose the Default Zoom this will depend on your particular situation. The last option in this section is the Height of the map and keep in mind that the width will be responsive based on the forms current container size. [Figure-22b]

Figure-22b

Part 2 - Popup Options

To pin point a location on the map a pin with an accompanying popup message is provided. Give the popup a Title and some Text that will be display when the location pin is clicked and you can also set the max width if space is limited. [Figure-22c]

Figure-22c

8. Advanced

In this section there is three options for Pro subscribers and two for Core users. Option one is to turn on or off the Email Cloak let me explain when to use this option. If you have disabled the native Joomla email cloak plugin or you are using a third party extension to cloak your emails please set the option below to No. [Figure-23]

The next option is only for Pro subscribers and it turns on or off the display of an editor button to make it easier to include the CoalaWeb Contact plugin code in your articles. [Figure-23]

The last button allows you to turn on or off the display of the CoalaWeb Mail Check button in your Global Configuration setting to help test and fault find your mail settings.

Figure-23

9. Update Options

The CoalaWeb Contact extension integrates with the inbuilt Joomla Update system so both Core and Pro users can keep their extension up to date. For Core users when you see updates listed in the Joomla update manager feel free to select it and update.

For Pro subscribers you will need to make sure you still have a valid subscription and that you have entered your Download ID in either the Control Panel input field. [Figure-28]

Figure-28

Or through the component configuration options under Updates. [Figure-28a]

Figure-28a

TIP: To stop any typos I recommend copying and pasting the Download ID and also to check for no spaces at the end.

Where can I find my Download ID?

To see your Download ID you will need to log into coalaweb.com and then go to:

Members -> My Subscriptions

You will then see the ID displayed in the module titled Download ID. [Figure-28b]

Figure-28b

TIP: To stop any typos I recommend copying and pasting the download ID and also to check for no spaces at the end.

10.Component Permissions

The last tab contains the permission settings for the CoalaWeb Contact component. [Figure-12]

Figure-12

Contact Module

Module-Demo

General Display Options

The settings below will override any you have already set in the Component Options.
To make it easier to follow I have broken up the General settings into four parts.

Part 1

The first thing you will need to do is decide if you want the forms to be sent to one address or for Pro subscribers give the user the option to select from a list of options.

You will need to setup at least one Recipient Email or the system will display an error message.

If you have select Single then all you have to do is enter the email address that you want your forms to be sent to. [Figure-13a]

Figure-13a

If you are using the Pro version and you have selected Departments then a new field will appear allowing you to enter each one separated by a comma in the following format. [Figure-3b]

    Dep 1:,Dep 2:

Figure-13b

Pro subscribers will also have two additional fields a CC Email and a BCC email. Next you have a Default Subject option this will display in the email subject followed by the submitters subject if you have chosen to display this option. [Figure-13c]

Figure-13c

Part 2

Next we have some Field Display options that will affect what and how items are displayed within the contact form. Firstly you have the option to turn on or off the display of the following fields Email, Name, Subject and Message and also if they are required. If you are using the Pro version you will also have two more options Date From and Date To these will display with a Calendar selector next to these fields. If you have chosen to display either of date input fields you can also chose the date format to be used.

The available options coincide with Joomla's standard types such as LC3. The Display Format option will display an example of the currently acceptable format under the date fields which is handy when JavaScript is turned off on the users computer so they can still input the date manually using the correct format.

The next option gives Pro users the ability to display a Terms of Service input field that can also be set to required. If you want to display the TOS you will also need to enter an article ID in the TOS Article ID this is the article that will be displayed in a popup window so users can read before agreeing. Next you can chose to display a Copy Me field allowing users to receive a copy of the form when they submit it. Next is the option to turn on or off the display of a message informing users that fields marked with * are Required.

The last two options are for the Pro subscribers and they allow you to set and display the Character Limit for the message field of the form. If displayed the Character Limit will count down as text is entered into the message field. [Figure-14a]

Figure-14a

Part 3

The next section covers Redirection after the mail has been successfully sent. The Core version gives you two options the first one is to return to the Same Page that the form was submitted on while the second one will return the user to the Home Page of your website. The Pro version has an additional Custom URL option that if chosen will redirect the user to the URL entered in the following Custom URL field. [Figure-14b]

Figure-14b

Part 4

Lastly we have some Layout & Style options that will affect the look and feel of the contact form. The first option allows you to choose a Theme for the contact form. Core users only have two options while the Pro subscribers get three.

Creating your own theme

Creating a theme is easy, just copy the light folder found in:

media → coalawebcontact → components → contact → themes

Give the theme a different name and edit the files as needed. All the folders located in the themes directory will automatically be listed in the Form Theme select list.

Next you can choose the width of the contact form in %. The next option allows you to choose a Button Style for the contact form. Core users have the default or custom options while the Pro subscribers get 12 color options as well. The last two options allow you to choose the text to be displayed on the Submit button. [Figure-14b]

Figure-14b

Custom Fields

Pro subscribers should use the unlimited custom fields system accessed through the component control panel.

In this section you can choose to display one custom field for Core users or up to three for Pro users. The specifics for each of the custom fields can be found in the component configuration options. [Figure-15]

Figure-15

Captcha

The next options group allows you to display a Captcha to attempt to reduce pesky spam. Lets start with the options that apply to both the Core and Pro versions of the extension. Firstly you have the option to pick what type of captcha you wish to display the Core users only get one option the basic question and answer type Captcha while Pro users get three. Next you get to chose if you want to display a title/hint above the Captcha.

Basic Captcha

The next two options are applicable when using the basic question and answer Captcha they allow you to chose a question to be displayed and the answer to be check against before allowing the form to be submitted. The default question is:

Question = How many wheels does a bicycle have?

Answer = 2

Feel free to chose a question and answer but try to aim for a good balance between difficult to answer for a spam bot while not too annoying for a real user. Note: If your site is multilingual leave blank and use the language files. [Figure-16]

Figure-16

For the Pro subscribers you get two additional Captcha options.

Image Captcha

To allow the Image Captcha to function correctly your system must have both the GD and FreeType libraries installed and allow access to the captcha_images.php file located at:

administrator/components/com_coalawebcontact/assets/captcha/captcha_images.php

Access is particularly important if you are using a .htaccess file for example to have the image captcha work with correctly while using Admin Tools you would open up the htaccess Maker and scroll down to the Exceptions -> Allow direct access to these files field and enter in line above. Once you have selected Save and create .htaccess your image captcha should display and function correctly. [Figure 9a]

Figure-9a

ReCaptcha

CoalaWeb Contact integrates the inbuilt Joomla Captcha - reCAPTCHA plugin so if you haven't already set it up using the Version 2 option read on.

To get started grab your Site and Secret keys by signing in with your Google account (create an account if you don't have one) here: Create a reCAPTCHA key. Once you have an account register your website domain, and Google will provide you with your ReCAPTCHA keys.

Next head over to your plugin manager and filter by type Captcha and you should see the Captcha - ReCaptcha plugin listed. Once you have selected it from the list choose 2.0 for the Version and then enter the Site key and Secret key your received in the previous step. The last option is to display the captcha in a dark or light style once you selected save the plugin making sure it's published. Now you can feel free to select reCAPTCHA from the list of options in the CoalaWeb Contact extension. [Figure-9b]

TIP: If you are using the reCAPTCHA option with a contact form and you are short on space try the reCAPTCHA Compact option found in the System - CW Gears plugin.

Figure-9b

Map

If you are a Pro subscriber you also get the option to included a Google map with your contact form. The first option allows to globally turn on or off the display of a map and the second its location either at the Top or Bottom of the contact form. The last option in this section is the Height of the map and keep in mind that the width will be responsive based on the forms current container size. [Figure-24]

Figure-24

Advanced Options

The CoalaWeb Contact module also has a few of what I consider Advanced Options such a Module Class Suffix and whether to use Cacheincluding the Cache Time. [Figure-18]

Figure-18

Release Information

In this section you can find out information about the currently installed extension such as Type, Version and Release Date. [Figure-19]

Figure-19

Contact Tab Module [Pro]

Module-Demo

General Display Options

The settings below will override any you have already set in the Component Options.
To make it easier to follow I have broken up the General settings into three parts.

Part 1

The first thing you will need to do is decide if you want the forms to be sent to one address or for Pro subscribers give the user the option to select from a list of options.

You will need to setup at least one Recipient Email or the system will display an error message.

If you have select Single then all you have to do is enter the email address that you want your forms to be sent to. [Figure-13a]

Figure-13a

If you are using the Pro version and you have selected Departments then a new field will appear allowing you to enter each one separated by a comma in the following format. [Figure-3b]

    Dep 1:,Dep 2:

Figure-13b

Pro subscribers will also have two additional fields a CC Email and a BCC email. Next you have a Default Subject option this will display in the email subject followed by the submitters subject if you have chosen to display this option. [Figure-13c]

Figure-13c

Part 2

Next we have some Field Display options that will affect what and how items are displayed within the contact form. Firstly you have the option to turn on or off the display of the following fields Email, Subject and Message and also if they are required. Next you can chose to display a Copy Me field allowing users to receive a copy of the form when they submit it. Next is the option to turn on or off the display of a message informing users that fields marked with * are Required.

The last two options are for the Pro subscribers and they allow you to set and display the Character Limit for the message field of the form. If displayed the Character Limit will count down as text is entered into the message field. [Figure-25a]

Figure-25a

Part 3

The next section covers Redirection after the mail has been successfully sent. The Core version gives you two options the first one is to return to the Same Page that the form was submitted on while the second one will return the user to the Home Page of your website. The Pro version has an additional Custom URL option that if chosen will redirect the user to the URL entered in the following Custom URL field. [Figure-14b]

Figure-14b

Layout and Style

The settings below will override any you have already set in the Component Options.
To make it easier to follow I have broken up the General settings into three parts.

Part 1

The first few options in this section control the layout of the Tab module. You can choose to display the module at the top or bottom on either side and you can also set the offset in pixels. [Figure-25b]

Figure-25b

Part 2

Next you can chose how you want the module to behave on mobile devices. You can turn on or off it's display on Tablets and or Mobiles. You can also set the trigger widths for both Tablets and Mobiles in pixels.

The next option allows you to choose a Theme for the contact form. Core users only have two options while the Pro subscribers get three.

Creating your own theme

Creating a theme is easy, just copy the light folder found in:

media → coalawebcontact → components → contact → themes

Give the theme a different name and edit the files as needed. All the folders located in the themes directory will automatically be listed in the Form Theme select list.

The next option allows you to choose a Button Style for the contact form. Core users have the default or custom options while the Pro subscribers get 12 color options as well. The last two options allow you to choose the text to be displayed on the Submit button. [Figure-25c]

Figure-25c

Part 3

The last few options are related to the styling of the Tab. First you can choose from several icon options that will be displayed on the tab. The last two options allow you to choose the complete slide out Tabs's background and hover colors using a color selector. [Figure-25d]

Figure-25d

Custom Fields

Pro subscribers should use the unlimited custom fields system accessed through the component control panel.

In this section you can choose to display one custom field for Core users or up to three for Pro users. The specifics for each of the custom fields can be found in the component configuration options. [Figure-15]

Figure-15

Captcha

The next options group allows you to display a Captcha to attempt to reduce pesky spam. Lets start with the options that apply to both the Core and Pro versions of the extension. Firstly you have the option to pick what type of captcha you wish to display the Core users only get one option the basic question and answer type Captcha while Pro users get three. Next you get to chose if you want to display a title/hint above the Captcha.

Basic Captcha

The next two options are applicable when using the basic question and answer Captcha they allow you to chose a question to be displayed and the answer to be check against before allowing the form to be submitted. The default question is:

Question = How many wheels does a bicycle have?

Answer = 2

Feel free to chose a question and answer but try to aim for a good balance between difficult to answer for a spam bot while not too annoying for a real user. Note: If your site is multilingual leave blank and use the language files. [Figure-16]

Figure-16

For the Pro subscribers you get two additional Captcha options.

Image Captcha

To allow the Image Captcha to function correctly your system must have both the GD and FreeType libraries installed and allow access to the captcha_images.php file located at:

administrator/components/com_coalawebcontact/assets/captcha/captcha_images.php

Access is particularly important if you are using a .htaccess file for example to have the image captcha work with correctly while using Admin Tools you would open up the htaccess Maker and scroll down to the Exceptions -> Allow direct access to these files field and enter in line above. Once you have selected Save and create .htaccess your image captcha should display and function correctly. [Figure 9a]

Figure-9a

ReCaptcha

CoalaWeb Contact integrates the inbuilt Joomla Captcha - reCAPTCHA plugin so if you haven't already set it up using the Version 2 option read on.

To get started grab your Site and Secret keys by signing in with your Google account (create an account if you don't have one) here: Create a reCAPTCHA key. Once you have an account register your website domain, and Google will provide you with your ReCAPTCHA keys.

Next head over to your plugin manager and filter by type Captcha and you should see the Captcha - ReCaptcha plugin listed. Once you have selected it from the list choose 2.0 for the Version and then enter the Site key and Secret key your received in the previous step. The last option is to display the captcha in a dark or light style once you selected save the plugin making sure it's published. Now you can feel free to select reCAPTCHA from the list of options in the CoalaWeb Contact extension. [Figure-9b]

TIP: If you are using the reCAPTCHA option with a contact form and you are short on space try the reCAPTCHA Compact option found in the System - CW Gears plugin.

Figure-9b

Advanced Options

The CoalaWeb Contact Tab module also has a few of what I consider Advanced Options such a Module Class Suffix and whether to use Cacheincluding the Cache Time. [Figure-18]

Figure-18

Release Information

In this section you can find out information about the currently installed extension such as Type, Version and Release Date. [Figure-19]

Figure-19

Plugins

Content Plugin - Contact [Pro]

The CoalaWeb Contact plugin gives you even more flexibility by allowing you to place one or more contact forms anywhere within your content. All of the configuration options for this particular plugin can be found in the accompanying component under Extension Options. If you can't see the contact form displayed in your content make sure you have the plugin installed and published and that you have selected the appropriate configuration options.

The easiest way to use the plugin is in conjunction with the article editor button which when clicked will add the necessary code to your page in the following format.

    {coalaweb-contact-form id=123}
If you have multiple forms then make sure to give them a different ID to stop potential conflicts.

Content-PLG-Demo

System Plugin - Mail Check

The CoalaWeb Mail Check plugin allows you to check your mail settings without having to save each time you make changes. All you need to do is make some changes to your Mail settings and then click the button to check if they function correctly. If there is an error just make the necessary changes and click the button again to test them, it's that easy!

You can disable this button from displaying from within the component options.

Mail Check

Editor XTD Plugin - Contact [Pro]

The Editor XTD plugin makes adding a contact form to your Joomla content a one click process. Just place the cursor where you want the form to be displayed and then click the Insert Contact button displayed at the bottom of the editor.

You can disable this button from displaying from within the component options.

XTD-PLG-Button

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Written by Steven Palmer Wednesday, 20 November 2013 Posted in Extensions, Contact

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