Customizing your forms

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HTML anchor < a > tag is also very useful for creating bookmark links. HTML bookmark tag links help in linking the different parts of a single HTML document. HTML bookmark tag link navigates the web page to the targeted location of same or different web page. name attribute of HTML anchor <a> tag provides the feature of bookmark links. In Contact Enhanced there are the following bookmark tags:

<a name="sidebar" ></a>
<a name="map" ></a>
<a name="form" ></a>


You can navigate to this bookmark by using href="#form" in another HTML anchor <a> tag link, the code below works within the same Contact Enhanced page:

<a href="#form">Go to Contact Form</a>

If you want to open the bookmark of another web page then you have to specify the page name also. For example you want to add a link a link to the Contact Enhanced form inside a content Article, then you can add the target bookmark link to your content article as following:

<a href="/">
Go to Contact Form</a>


HTML templates gives you great flexibility:

  • All sent emails can be delivered in HTML format;
  • Very customizable: You can choose which information to send;
  • You can have different templates for each contact, by changing the options in the Contact Edit page OR in the Menu Item options;
  • You can have separate templates for the Contact email and for the user copy;


  1. Have created a contact and a contact category; If you didn't get this far, please read the Cheat Sheet.
  2. In case you are configuring the "Edit Notification" email template you also need to have configured the Front-end editing feature. Please read the Front-end editing article.


Read more: HTML Template System

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You can set each form a different Custom Redirect.

Select a contact from Components -> Contact Enhanced -> Contacts, then set Custom redirect under the Advanced Parameters slider;Joomla 1.5

Joomla 1.6 Select a contact from Components -> Contact Enhanced -> Contacts, then set Redirect under the Contact Form slider;

In the Custom Redirect  paramenter you have to write: index.php?option=com_content&view=article&task=view&id=0000, Change 0000 for the article id that can be found at article manager, or you can add any URL starting with http://

Please note that if you use an internal URL starting with index.php the Contact Enhanced will set a "Thank you note" in the System Message, however if you add an internal URL starting with http:// the System Message will not be set.

Select Components → Contact Enhanced from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! then click the Parameters (Options) button and set Show user info to No;

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Contact Enhanced (CE) tries to inherit most of your template's style. However if it does not fit your needs you can add a class to your css file; Follow these simple steps:

Read more: Changing the Style (look and Feel)
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