Joomla 5 Notice

Today, October 31, 2023, we released Visforms 4.4.0.
We are pleased to announce that our Joomla extension Visforms is now compatible with Joomla 5.

Our Joomla extension Spambotcheck is currently not yet compatible with Joomla 5 and the installation cannot be started on Joomla 5. We expect to release a release with Joomla 5 compatibility shortly.

For all who are still updateing from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4: Joomla 4 Migration instructions are available here:

There is now a separate Documentation for Visforms for Joomla 4!

Heads Up: This is the documentation for Joomla 3

We recommend using the Documentation for Joomla 4!

It is more up-to-date and extensive. Most of it applies retrospectively to Joomla 3.

Textarea vs. Text

HTML offers two different field types for texts the textarea and the input that comes with different types like text, email, password...

The difference between these both HTML field types is, that the input creates a smaller single line input box, while the textarea creates a bigger box meant for longer texts, like messages. While you cannot force an input to become bigger than a single line, width and hight of a textarea can be set with the HTML attributes "cols" and "rows" and textareas feature by default a height of more than one row. In addition the textarea will show scroll bars, when the text, entered into it, takes more lines than the original height of the textarea provides.

Please note that for reasons of simpler form validation each input type is a separate field type in Visforms.

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