In my case, I set up a small form based on the Articles Content Type. I set the main Joomla fields provided with the content type as Stage = 1st, and set up a new field as the 2nd stage. I added a Next Button, which attempts to go to stage=2 (the URL appends &stage=2). I set Configuration Stage Count = 2. Progress and Navigation fields are not active in v3 and J2.5.11.
But when the URL renders, I only get "Oops! Fields not found.. ; (".
Permissions for the article and the category DO allow the public to fill in the form. Any ideas why this is not working?
Follow up to my post: I see now my form was saving the first stage and perhaps finalizing the form. How can I advance the form to the second level, third etc. before finalizing?
just put fields in stage 1 ,2, 3 (for instance) and set the form configuration to 3 stages
then put submit buttons in stage 1 and 2 so that they trigger the 1->2 and 2->3 stage transition.
as for the rights, just allowed the public (if it is a front end form for non registered users) to create and modify contents
My only concern is about the email notification email field I regulary use in forms but for a multi stages form I can't put #fieldname# in the message if fieldname belongs to a stage prior to the email field stage.
it seems the email field only knows the fields in its current stage. SO it seems impossible to send a detailed message at the final stage with all the details of the previous stages
BEWARE: don't forget to set the emaul field notification method to ALWAYS if the email field is not at the first stage