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Fabrik is an open source Joomla! application builder that allows you to collect information from users, send it to a MySQL database table, and then be able to present viewers with this information in various ways including:
- Lists - which display a list of all your records submitted through a particular form.
- Forms - to show, add and edit data
- Visualizations - which take data from your database and visualize this through charts, maps, calendars and more.
With Fabrik you can create applications that range in complexity from simple contact Forms
to a job application site or bug tracking system.
How easy is it to create a Fabrik Application
Fabrik has a broad set of functions, both basic and advanced, and with these it is possible to create a broad range of applications.
code. Just start with creating your first list
, you can create sophisticated applications and Visualizations
. To get prompt support to help you along the learning curve and to get any issues to come across looked at more quickly, a Professional subscription to Fabrikar is recommended.
and MySQL, so there will be some applications which are just not possible to build using Fabrik. If you are thinking about a using Fabrik for creating a complex application, it is important to think ahead about the design of your database, Lists
, etc. and to reduce the risk of starting your development and then finding that Fabrik is unsuitable, the Fabrikar consulting team can review your design.
Installation and Update
Troubleshooting and Bug Reporting
The bullet points below describe Fabrik's core features. Lists
and Menu items
are the five essential features that you need to understand to develop a simple application and make it available for your users.
Plugins provide additional functionality to some of the above features:
Not all plugins are included in the Fabrik core Installation
(see how to install additional plugins
Joomla Plugins and Modules
Aside from calling your Fabrik application from Joomla menus, Fabrik integrates with Joomla in the following additional ways:
Integration with Joomla extensionsFabrik is able to integrate with several other Joomla Extensions in order to e.g. display Fabrik content as part of the content of these other extensions.
Whilst Joomla's templates define the overall look and feel for your web-site pages, Fabrik has its own templates which define how Fabrik's output looks inside the Joomla templates - and like Joomla, if you need to you can tailor these or develop your own to meet your own specific requirements:
Fabrik is an open source solution, and as such you are free to change or extend it if you need to:
See also https://fabrikar.com/forums/index.php?wiki/developers/
Things You Can Do for Fabrik
The small Fabrikar team have developed the core functionality over many years, however as an open source solution Fabrik also benefits from the extra resources that the Fabrik user community can bring to bear. Whilst there is no obligation to do so, we would hope that you would recognise that you benefit from use of this free software by making your own contributions in one or more of the following ways:
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