Welcome at Form2Content documentation

A Joomla! Content Construction Kit extension

On this dedicated documentation website we will try to answer both novice and advanced questions about the use Form2Content Joomla CCK. Before we start and especially if you are not yet familiar with F2C it is important to know a few things and read the getting started section.

Please note: As of version F2C Pro 6.17 and F2C Lite 5.6.0 for Joomla 3.7 and above there have been some significant changes to Form2Content.
The main change involves the location of settings and the template mechanism. All Joomla fields like title, category choice, publishing etc. and the F2C article template selection can now be found in the field manager. The article templating is simplified and there is no longer need to first create default templates.

We are in the process of updating our documentation. If support is required please contact us via the forum.

Quick links (read first)

Getting started

We recommend to always install the demo data when doing a first time installation of Form2Content. The demo can be used to test and learn and includes some documentation.

Form2Content (language) definitions

Do we speak the same language? Probably not ;). So let's try to use the same words for the different parts of the Form2Content software.
Form2Content = Joomla component (extension)
Content Type = Type of Joomla articles we want to create, like blog, portfolio etc.
(Submission) Form = Collection of fields that are filled in by the user to generate the article
Field Manager = The place in the Form2Content back-end where you can add/edit fields. Not to be confused with Joomla fields.
Article Templates = Also known as Form2Content templates. These are used to generate content of the Joomla articles. They are NOT Joomla templates. 
Template parameters = Also know as "placeholders". Used to copy the data from the forms into the templates.

Please note: Form2Content is a TOOL and requires customisation.

Form2Content is a so called Content Creation Kit. It is not a "plug 'n play" solution for generating standard Joomla content. We will help you understand the great possibilities and give you many examples on how to get the most out of Form2Content.

Compare F2C LITE & PRO

Form2Content LITE works identical to PRO but is limited in features. Where F2C Lite is great for personal use you will find that F2C Pro is better for communities. With PRO you can make adding Joomla articles "dummy" proof.


F2C Cheat-sheet

An overview of all template parameters (placeholders for your form data). These are used in your F2C intro and main template to parse the data from your submission forms into the Joomla article.



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