Update from Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form to Shack Forms

How to Update from Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form to Shack Forms

Is your Joomla website still running the "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form" module? We acquired this module from its previous owners at perfect-web.co. Its new name is "Shack Forms".

"Shack Forms" is now a component and a module. In this tutorial, you will learn how to update from "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form" to "Shack Forms".

Please take a site backup before proceeding. We have had no reported problems during the update process, but it's always good practice to take a backup first.

  • Download "Shack Forms" from your customer dashboard here at Joomlashack.com:

download shack forms from your joomlashack dashboard

  • In your Joomla administrator panel, go to "Extensions" > "Manage" > "Manage":

go to extensions manage manage

  • You will be taken to the "Extensions: Manage" screen. Take note of the module name being "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form:

take note of the module name

Let's update it to "Shack Forms".

  • Go to "Extensions" > "Manage":

go to extensions manage

  • Under the "Upload Package File" tab, click on the green button:

click on the green button

  • Find your "Shack Forms" installation pack that you downloaded previously. Click twice on its name. After a brief activity on your screen, you should see the messages about successful update and installation:

messages of successful update and installation

Let's doublecheck that you did update to "Shack Forms".

  • Go to "Components". You will see the "Shack Forms Pro" menu item:

shack forms component listed

This confirms that your update did install "Shack Forms" component. Let's check if the update replaced your "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form" module with the "Shack Forms" one.

  • Go once again to "Extensions" > "Manage" > "Manage". Search for "perfect". You will see that there is no such an extension installed on your Joomla site anymore:

check if your old module installed

  • Search for "shack". You will see two entries with "Shack Forms Pro". One entry will be for your frontend "Shack Forms Pro" module. The second entry will be for your backend "Shack Form Pro" component:

shack forms module installed by update

Congratulations! You just updated your "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form" to "Shack Forms". 


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About the author

Alex is a based in England self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping beginners and web site administrators make the most of it.