Hugh (cheesegrits) here. Thank you for all the good wishes. My back surgery was a success, post-op recovery is going well, and I'm getting stronger and feeling better every day. I hope to be getting back in the saddle and working support again over the next few days.
IMPORTANT NOTE - we have made some changes in our github branch naming. The 'master' branch no longer exists, and is now called 'joomla25' (which is Fabrik 3.0). The 'joomla3' branch (which is Fabrik 3.2) remains unchanged. We have also removed all the other testing branches which had accuulated over the last few years. I have posted a thread in the Community forum for 3.0 with some more information, feel free to as questions there.
Fabrik is an open source Joomla! application builder that allows you to collect information from users through forms, send it to a MySQL database table, and then be able to present viewers with this information in various ways including:
- Lists - which display a list of all your records submitted through a particular form.
- Visualizations - which take data from your database and visualize this through charts, maps, calendars and more.
For more examples, see our http://demo.fabrikar.com/ server. This resource is for you the user to fill in, please don't be shy!
How easy is it to create a Fabrik Application (top)Fabrik has a broad set of functions, both basic and advanced, and with these it is possible to create a broad range of applications.
Installation and Update(top)
- Updating from GitHub
- Migrating from J!1.5.20+/Fabrik2.1
- Migrating from Fabrik 3.0 to 3.1
- Development Server
- Getting started
- Fabrik's structure
- Fabrik's parameters
- Design Strategy
- Joining list and form data
- Security considerations
Troubleshooting and Bug Reporting(top)
- Reporting bugs and issues
- Error messages and possible solutions
- Troubleshooting Tools
- Bug Report: Forum Post Template
- Problem with Kunena 3.x
Fabrik Core(top)The bullet points below describe Fabrik's core features. Lists, Forms, Groups, Elements and Menu items are the five essential features that you need to understand to develop a simple application and make it available for your users.
Plugins(top)Plugins provide additional functionality to some of the above features:
- List plugins
- Form plugins
- Element Plugins
- Validation Plugins
- Visualization Plugins
- Schedule Plugins
Joomla Plugins and Modules(top)Aside from calling your Fabrik application from Joomla menus, Fabrik integrates with Joomla in the following additional ways:
Designers(top)Whilst Joomla's templates define the overall look and feel for your web-site pages, Fabrik has its own templates which define how Fabrik's output looks inside the Joomla templates - and like Joomla, if you need to you can tailor these or develop your own to meet your own specific requirements:
Developers(top)Fabrik is an open source solution, and as such you are free to change or extend it if you need to:
Things You Can Do for Fabrik(top)The small Fabrikar team have developed the core functionality over many years, however as an open source solution Fabrik also benefits from the extra resources that the Fabrik user community can bring to bear. Whilst there is no obligation to do so, we would hope that you would recognise that you benefit from use of this free software by making your own contributions in one or more of the following ways:
- Translate Fabrik into your own language
- Improve the Wiki
- Answer Forum questions from less experienced users
- Contribute Code
Help in other languages(top)French