Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


PloneFormGen – through the web form builder for plone

An off-hand comment I heard about PloneFormGen while I was at plone conference has possibly just payed for most of the conference and travel expense to get to Seattle. I can’t remember where I heard it, but someone mentioned that it was a nice product. I stuck it on my mental to-do list to try it out…

I’m currently working on a site that is close to going live and I had an email waiting for me from the client on friday, saying something like “by the way, can you change that join button so that it sais join our mailing list?” The conversation that followed let me establish that in fact what they wanted was a custom contact form with a few extra options. Usually I would then proceed to hack the contact form and mail script around to achieve this – knowing that I would have to be careful not to lose my customisations if I upgraded or reskinned the site, but this time I decided to try PloneFormGen.

Now that really was painless, really easy to figure out (i’m one of those people who you have to threaten with physical violence before I will RTFM). Thumbs up to Steve McMahon for a very useful product 🙂