Joomla 3.x versions
Version Date Changes
12.00 8 June 2017 File attachment fields can now select multiple files.
File attachment fields can now have a custom error message that applies if the field is mandatory but no file is selected.
Uploaded files can optionally be scanned for security.
File upload errrors are now shown in the log.
Re-coding of deprecated Joomla functions in preparation for future Joomla versions. The minimum Joomla version required is now 3.4.8.
There are six new jQuery date picker themes. The Joomla and MooTools date pickers are still supported for now but are deprecated.
The original MooTools modal popup is replaced with a jQuery responsive modal. The old MooTools popup is still supported but is deprecated.
There is a new frameless CSS file that works well for popup forms.
Some back end error messages have been clarified.
11.11 4 February 2017 New field type Multi Select Listbox.
Fields can now have the html5 autofocus attribute.
modal2 plugin calls can now have quotes in the link text.
Image captcha height and width can now be left blank to show images at their natural size.
In the template editor you can now click on a variable to copy it to the clipboard.
11.10 9 December 2016 Fix for a PHP Notice error that could occur on some systems with version 11.09.
11.09 28 November 2016 The About page now shows your detailed transaction status and expiry date.
11.08 10 November 2016 A tiny change to allow mailto: links in the email templates.
11.07 8 November 2016 Supports the Joomla Update System. The Joomla admin interface will automatically notify you of new releases, and you will be able to install them with a single click in the Extensions Update Manager.
Now supports the Joomla ReCaptcha plugin, and other compatible third party captcha plugins.
11.06 25 September 2016 Forms can now have separate first and last name fields.
The existing single name field will continue to be supported indefinitely.
11.05 3 July 2016 Each field on a form can now have its own specific error message.
Multiple horizontal checkboxes can now be mandatory - i.e. at least one box must be checked.
Left and right checkboxes can now default to checked.
Field prompts and other text items can now include the & character.
11.04 24 April 2016 Changed the css editor to a plain textarea. It became an editor field in 11.00, which does not work well with wysiwyg editors.
Updated the Dutch and German translations.
The field editor now has a "Save and New" button.
Fixed the v11_modern.css to respect the fieldset border option.
11.03 7 April 2016 Fix for Joomla 3.5.1 - more information here.
Changed the front end Javascript file name from fcp-jquery.js to fcp.js to avoid a conflcit with JB Library.
Fixed: General configuration was unable to save multiple email addresses in the cc and bcc fields.
Text fields can now be hidden, and can be used to propagate external variables to the confirmation page or the emails - see the Advanced Techniques section of the latest user guide for more details.
11.02 23 February 2016 Support the compact option of Google no-captcha.
The contact page view now has an optional width parameter.
A new css file - v11_modern.css - see example-2
Plugin calls can now include variables that can be used in default field values.
11.01 9 February 2016 Fixed a bug that could cause a blank screen in the admin interface, if a contact form was configured without a "From Address" field.
11.00 31 January 2016 Joomla 2.5 is no longer supported. Version 10.06 will continue to be available for Joomla 2.5 users. Version 11 has many new features and advances that make it easier than ever to build and configure great contact forms with modern features. The supplied CSS files are all brand new and have been re-organised to make it quicker and easier to change colours, fonts and sizes. And their responsiveness is better than ever. You can continue to use CSS files built for previous versions, but the new files are more flexible and much easier to work with.

There is now a configuration option to choose whether error messages are shown as text, icons with tooltips, or overlays. There is no longer any need to edit the CSS to change the style.
There is now a configuration option to select short error messages like "required" or "invalid", or longer, more polite messages like "Please enter a valid email address"
Fields can now be "inline", i.e. side-by-side on the same row.
Fieldsets have new features that make it easier than before to organise fields in columns.
Fieldsets and several other field types now have a configurable border option. Again, no need to edit the CSS.
There is a new, responsive modal popup mode using Bootstrap. The old MooTools lightbox method is also still supported.
It's now possible to apply styling to fields (and/or their prompts) that are optional. On forms with few optional fields, it is sometimes preferable to highlight the optional fields rather than the mandatory ones.
It's now possible to apply styling to the prompt of the field that has the focus.
Multiple different attached files with the same name are now handled correctly.
As always, the user guide has been updated to document the new features. There's a new section on form layout, and the section on CSS styling has been re-written and simplified.
Joomla 2.5 and 3.x versions
Version Date Changes
10.07 15 April 2016 This version has the fix for Joomla 3.5.1. To fix the Joomla 3.5.1 problem, most users should upgrade directly to FlexiContactPlus version 11.03 (or later). If for some reason you are unable to upgrade to 11.03 at this time and need to stay on version 10.x, this version also works in Joomla 3.5.1.
10.06 12 October 2015 This is (almost) the last release of FlexiContact Plus to support Joomla 2.5. It will continue to be available for download for the foreseeable future, but will not receive any further enhancements
Maximum field prompt length increased from 50 to 250 characters.
Handles the Joomla global setting "Include Site Name in Page Titles"
Handles menu item meta tags
10.05 8 March 2015 Added support for Google NoCaptcha reCaptcha.
Maximum number of configs changed from 50 to 100
Logging has been enhanced, and now shows the full text of the admin and user emails, as well as all the email addresses used.
The collapsable sidebar in Joomla 3.4 is supported
10.04 20 February 2015 You can now specify a custom script file to be loaded with the contact form.
You can now add the autocomplete="off" attribute to the form.
Minor changes to the front end Javascript to solve problems on a few servers.
10.03 24 November 2014 Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Send button to be enabled without the user checking the "Agreement required" checkbox.
10.02 15 November 2014 Most field types can now have tooltips. Previously, only advanced validation fields could have tooltips. Additionally, field tooltips can now popup when the user hovers over the field itself, or over an adjacent "info" icon.
The text of the Send button can now be specified in General Configuration. Previously it could only be changed by editing the relevant language file.
Advanced validation fields can now specify a SQL query (as well as a regular expression), enabling fields to validate against pre-existing database content.
10.01 6 September 2014 Fixed: File attachments did not work in IE 11.
10.00 20 August 2014 File attachments are now supported. Please see the latest user guide for full details.
MooTools is no longer available as an option for form handling - jQuery is now used in both Joomla 2.5 and 3.x.
9.04 24 July 2014 Added a new CSS file, "large_2", which is particularly mobile friendly. The MooTools date pickers are now responsive. Some minor enhancements to most of the existing CSS files.
9.03 23 April 2014 Text fields can now have a placeholder attribute.
9.02 21 March 2014 The log export function was broken in versions 9.00 and 9.01. This is now fixed.
9.01 22 January 2014 Maximum data length was previously restricted to about 4k. It is now several Mb.
Major improvements to MooTools date picker themes.
9.00 19 January 2014 Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 are no longer supported.
In Joomla 3.x, a new configuration option allows you to choose betweeen loading either MooTools or jQuery to handle the tooltips and Ajax communication.
Popup contact forms now use the class "fcp_modal" instead of "modal" to avoid conflicts with bootstrap.css.
Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.x versions
Version Date Changes
8.07 5 December 2013 Minor cosmetic back-end fixes for Joomla 3.2.
8.06 29 September 2013 There is now a choice of several date pickers.
There are now four date validation options.
All the CSS files have some minor fixes for sites that use bootstrap.css.
8.05 29 August 2013 All supplied CSS files are now responsive (except one). There is a new CSS file naming convention so if you upgrade to this release you will also keep your old CSS files.
Some other minor CSS enhancements.
8.04 16 August 2013 The email Subject field can now be built dynamically using data from any of the form fields.
The Plugin can now be used to create multiple popup contact forms in the same article.
8.03 14 July 2013 Added a fix for a change introduced in Joomla version 2.5.11 that caused apostrophes in the form data to fail Joomla's URL validation. The Joomla change and the issue it raises are discussed here.
8.02 2 July 2013 Fixed texts can now include HTML
Detect if MooTools is disabled and show an error message
Detect several potential system configuration issues and give helpful warnings in the administration interface.
8.01 15 March 2013 Version 8.00 did not remove the top and bottom text when showing the confirmation message. This has been fixed.
Added a new field type of "password".
Field widths can now be specified in characters, pixels, em's, or %
Width can now be specified for fieldsets.
Improvements to several of the supplied CSS files and two new files.
8.00 07 March 2013 Now uses Ajax for validation and confirmation
A selection of different "ready to use" CSS files are now included, with different styles and layouts including responsive and right to left.
You can now select a different CSS file for each configuration.
The plugin can now create links to popup ("modal") contact forms.
The log list can now be filtered by configuration
You must upgrade the plugin and the component together when upgrading to this release
7.04 16 February 2013 Fixed a css problem in IE9 where the contact form appears inside paragraph tags.
7.03 5 February 2013 Added a new variable to allow the current page title to be used in email templates or as the default email subject. This works for menu items, or for the plugin, which uses the article title (requires v7.02 of the plugin).
The current configuration name and site language are now logged to the log
7.02 1 February 2013 Added radio buttons and fieldsets
Advanced validation field can now have a tooltip
Log can now be imported from free FlexiContact
Log can now be downloaded as a CSV file
Chart showing enquiries per day over time
Can now choose if the page title is drawn in H1 or H2 tags
The plugin does not now show top text and bottom text
7.01 21 December 2012 The email from name and email address in the admin email can now be taken from the contact form data. Please see the user guide for more details.
Html5 validation errors fixed.
7.00 19 November 2012 Now compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0.
Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 versions
Version Date Changes
6.11 19 October 2012 New field type of checkbox (right), where the checkbox appears to the right of the prompt.
6.10 8 October 2012 New field type of "recipient selector". You can now add a field to the form that the user can use to select from a list of recipients, for example, departments.
6.09 13 September 2012 New options to override the email from name and address per configuration
Three new variables that can be used in emails or on the confirmation page: The site name, the site URL, and the contact page path
6.08 19 August 2012 New option to select date picker start day.
New image captcha noise option "Raw image mode" which can be used to overcome any issues caused by server caching. See the user guide for more details.
6.07 29 July 2012 New "advanced" field type, using regular expression validation
Css class override now available for all fields
German date formats and
6.06 1 July 2012 New option to select delimiter for list fields
New option to select input date format for date fields
6.05 1 May 2012 New option to suppress captcha for logged in users
Bug fix: Captcha refresh did not work in some site configurations
6.04 19 April 2012 Numeric fields now allow numbers greater than 2147483647
6.03 14 April 2012 Now compatible with Joomla 1.5
6.02 10 April 2012 Bug fix: A bug, introduced in version 6.01, prevented default field values from working properly for some fields.
Bug fix: A bug, present since version 6.00, prevented the hidden subject feature from working properly.
6.01 6 April 2012 Two new field types (fixed text and horizontal checkboxes).
Bug fix: The css editor saved the wrong file!
Now works with PHP Strict Standards checking enabled.
6.00 6 March 2012 First public release
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