The new Episerver forms module was released recently and it's a big improvement over the old XForms module. In today's guide, I'm going to cover how to install Forms and hopefully explain why you should be using it... Imean it's FREE after all! Episerver Forms is the latest and greatest forms module to allow content editors to create and add forms onto web pages without needing any development interference.
The Episerver forms component is the replacement to the old XForms. XForms used to do a good job in providing forms functionality within Episerver, however, times change and it was getting a bit out-of-date. Forms are now created as blocks, this means blocks can be versioned, combined with visitor groups, indexed for searching, added into a workflow and all the other benefits you get from working with a block. Forms also work with HTML5 and do not render out as tables anymore, so front-end developers should have a lot easier a task to make the forms responsive and use modern day markup.
Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge