What is Framaforms
Framaforms allows you to create forms and to share them with your friends, family and public. It is designed to be an alternative to Google Forms, and you'll be able to set up your form quickly and easily, get answers from the people you shared it with, and collect and download the submissions.
Framaforms was created by Framasoft during the « Degooglify Internet » campaign (2014-2019), based on existing software (see « Technical details »).
The original instance of Framaforms is maintained by Framasoft, and available at framaforms.org. Feel free to sign up and mess around with it to explore its potential.
All information concerning the installation can be found here. It's basically similar to installing Drupal 7.
Make sure you meet the requirements, and if you manage to make the software work safely with a different environment (for example with MySQL and Apache instead of Postgres and NGINX), make sure to tell us, either by opening an issue, or on our forum.
Framaforms is based on Drupal 7, along with several modules. The core of Framaforms is the
webform module, which provides the form-managing features, along with the
form builder module, which allows easy, intuitive, drag'n'drop creating of the forms.
95% of the code existed before Framaforms, but a few features were developped and implemented to provide the right behavior.
You can find more details about the Framaforms code base here :
- Modifications : homemade, dirty alteration of the Drupal core to fix some issues. We tried to keep these as rare as possible, but some modifications couldn't be intergrated to the upstream code.
- Tips : various tricks that can be useful to a Framaforms sysadmin.