Chronoforms for Joomla! 1.6/1.7/2.5 is out

ChronoForms v4

We are proud to announce that Chronoforms is now available for Joomla 1.6/1.7 and 2.5, the current version is V4 RC3.3 (See the list of changes here.)

Feel free to post any questions, comments or bug reports in the ChronoForms forums.

Download ChronoForms v4 here for Joomla! 1.6/1.7/2.5

Download ChronoForms v4 here for Joomla! 1.5
Note: ChronoForms v4 requires Joomla! 1.5.19 or later with the Joomla! MooTools Upgrade plug-in enabled.

ChronoForms v3 for Joomla! 1.5

Please download ChronoForms version 3.2.0 if your site is using Joomla! 1.5.18 or earlier or you do not have the MooTools Upgrade plug-in enabled.

Note: Joomla! 1.5 is now close to end of life and ChronoForms v3 is no longer being developed.

Plug-ins and Modules

There are ChronoForms plug-ins and modules in the download area to show forms in articles or template module positions. Please check that you have the latest release for the ChronoForms version you are using.


All releases of ChronoForms v4 can be upgraded by installing the new version over the previous version of ChronoForms v4.

Releases of ChronoForms v3 after V3.1 RC3 can be upgraded to ChronoForms v3.2.0 by installing the new version over the previous version of ChronoForms v4. To upgrade from earlier versions you need to uninstall the previous version then install the latest release and you may need to click the 'Install DEmo Form and Upgrade SQL' link in the Forms Manager to upgrade your database tables. For security, backup your forms and database before uninstalling the old version.

There is no automatic upgrade from ChronoForms v3 to ChronoForms v4. If is possible to copy and paste over custom code but this will then need editing. For simpler forms it may be quicker and easier to re-create them.


The free version of ChronoForms is fully functional except that:

  • it shows a strap-line under every form "Powered By ChronoForms -"
  • it shows a message in a pink box in the Forms Manager and
  • the Payment Gateway actions are trial versions only and will randomise the amounts.

You can buy a subscription for ChronoForms (use the Subscriptions tab above) that will remove the strap line and change the Forms Manager message. The subscription is paid once and is valid for all releases of ChronoForms v4, unless Max changes his mind sometime in the future. Separate subscriptions are required for Payment Gateway actions.


ChronoForms v4 is an extremely flexible form extension and there are mnay ways that you can use it. There are some tutorials in he download area and a series of videos that will help you get started with CFv4. There are many forum posts about most aspects of ChronoForms v3 and v4. The ChronoSearchis a customised Google search for the forums, this site and the Joomla! sites that may help you find the answers you need.

ChronoForms Book

The ChronoForms Book, written for ChronoForms v3 contains 350 pages of invaluable ChronoForms How-tos hints and tips.

Note: many of the ideas can be used in ChronoForms v4 but the admin interface is very different and code examples may need to be modified.


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