How to add forms to Joomla 2.5

Last Update: May 24, 2016

Here are 2 easy ways to add your form to Joomla 2.5 Website.

A. Direct Method - This method doesn't require plugins, all you need to do is to allow scripts and iframes to run on Editor - TinyMCE editor. Please follow the steps below.

1. Login to your Joomla Admin Panel,

2. Go to Extensions then Plugin Manager

3. Select Editor - TinyMCE

4. On Prohibited Elements box under Basic Options, replace anything with the word "test" or any text you want. Just don't leave it empty since Joomla restores its default value when that box is left blank. Save and Close the changes afterwards.

5. After that, get your form's iframe embed code and embed it anywhere on your post or page. Be sure to paste the form embed code on the HTML Source Editor by clicking on HTML icon button found on the post formatting toolbar.

You can also check this short video tutorial to learn how to embed your form to your Joomla Site.

Full screen view is highly recommended for a better viewing.


B. Alternative Method - The following guide uses JIncludes Plugin. If you have problems on the first method or if you are not using TinyMCE Editor, follow this guide.

1. Download the latest JIncludes Plugin
2. Upload and Install it to your Joomla
3. Enable the Plugin and open it

4. Create a Snippet, paste your JotForm Embed Code and create a unique "Key" name. The key name is used to call the snippet where the form is placed, see step 5.

5. To call the snippet anywhere on your articles or pages, just wrap the key name with curly brackets. Example, if your key name is "JotForm" it will become {{JotForm}}

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Adding Feedback Form to Joomla 1.6
Adding Form to Joomla


technoparc (May 22, 2013 at 08:02 PM)

I was looking at the pricing. What is meant by subusers.

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David Soler (May 28, 2013 at 06:37 PM)

Hi, when I use the two methods it happens in my web:

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fabianbarraza (November 06, 2013 at 06:54 PM)

gracias a este tutorial he solucionado mi problema, muchas gracias

Russbell (November 23, 2013 at 10:23 PM)

Thanks!! Very good!

mikejne (February 07, 2014 at 05:00 AM)

Does this tie up with registered user in Joomla?

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nahian (March 30, 2014 at 09:51 AM)

From where i will get my embeded code?
I am not clear.I am new in joomla.

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christian (November 17, 2014 at 02:55 AM)

thanks so much,it worked excellently for me!

ram (December 06, 2015 at 10:23 PM)

hello....please help me .....

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jeremyleedesigns (May 30, 2016 at 02:28 PM)

I have been using Joomla for over 10 years and Jotform for over 4 years and have never had this problem. None of the solutions are working for me. view-source:

If you view the page source you can see that the code is there but it is not showing the form.
Jeremy Lee

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