Quick Start Guide to Shack Forms

There's lots of Shack Forms documentation available, plus this video is a guide to getting started with Shack Forms:


Step #1. Create the Module

For maximum flexibility, Shack Forms uses modules so that your form can be placed wherever you need it.

  • In your Joomla control panel, go to Extensions > Modules > New.
  • Click "Shack Forms Pro".

click shack forms pro


Step #2. Choose the Form Settings

You are now on the screen where you can start entering key information.

  • Choose a title for your form, such as "Contact Us":

contact us

Choose these setting on the right side of the screen:

  • Show Title: Hide
  • Position: Debug
  • Status: Published.

shack forms settings

Good job! You are done with the basic module settings. Now you will move to create the contact form itself.

  • Click "Add new field".

click add new field

You will see a few fields dropped down. To create your first field named Your Name, set it as follows:

  • Field label: enter "Your Name".
  • Field type: leave the default "Text" value.
  • Required: click "Yes".

Your Name field settings

Next, let's create a field for email addresses:

  • Click the "Add new field" button once again.
  • Field label: enter "Your Email".
  • Field type: click inside the field and select "Email".
  • Required: click "Yes".

Your Email field

  • Click the "Add new field" button once again.
    • Field label: enter "Your Message".
    • Field type: click inside the field and select "Textarea".
    • Required: click "Yes".

Your Message field


Step #3. View the form 

  • Click "Save & Close".
  • Visit your site. You should now see the "Ask a question" button in the left top corner of the site:

The Ask a question button

  • Click Ask a question. You will now see your new contact form:

The final form

It's that easy to get started with Shack Forms. You will find a lot more documentation about Shack Forms on the site. Take a look around and you're also welcome to contact us if you have any questions.