WordPress plugins are a great platform, but it’s not suited for large, scalable applications. When I started building nForms, I didn’t realise any of these limitations. Building FormCraft, I started hitting impediments.
I started spending a lot of time in fixing compatibility issues, dealing with poorly coded themes, providing backward compatibility, and making the plugin work across WordPress versions, PHP versions, PHP settings, web servers, jQuery versions etc … I realised that the time I spent developing the plugin became less. Too many things to fix. Needless to say, there are performance issues as well. It’s sad to see customers suffer. It’s time to move on.
So, I am working on a hosted solution to FormCraft. I have booked the domain FormCrafts.com. Excited! The development is in full swing. The hosted application is being built from ground up, with scalability and performance in mind. These are the main changes you will see, vis a vis the self-hosted FormCraft
It is being built from ground up with scalability and performance in mind. The form builder, as well as the user-facing forms, will be multiple times faster, smoother, and lighted.
- User Interface
The UI of the form builder is completely changed. It looks less bloated, and has more options. Navigating around the panel, and tweaking settings is easier. The forms also get a facelift – more symmetry, better design.
You will get a very powerful and intuitive dashboard. Powerful search – type in email: @gmail in the search box to return all submissions where the email field contains @gmail.
This will have all the oft-asked for features – multi page forms, intricate conditional logic, conditional email notifications, notification templating, more options to configure field. Some unused features will be removed.
- Easy to Integrate
Trust me – signing up, building a form, and using it on your WordPress, or non-WordPress site will be easier than installing the plugin and building and using the form.
A lot of customers have trouble dealing with email notifications. It’s not recommeded to use a shared hosting server for sending email notifications. The web hosts are not very open to users sending emails using scripts. With the hosted solution, you don’t have to worry about any of this!
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But there is so much more. I’ll add it later here. Gotta build it first!