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Joomla -- Adding new fields to com_contact

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Hello

I need to add fields to the joomla 3.x com_contact component. I have found some instructions via google search but they are all for earlier versions (i.e. 2.5) of Joomla.  

I know there are other components on the extensions.joomla.org site, but they are not what I want. And I am not looking for contact form components. I don't need to create forms.

For my particular issue I need to add contact fields to the core joomla contact component.

I tried adapting the 2.5 modifications I found for 3.x but they don't work. At least I could not get them to work.

Here's the closest I found to doing this. But it is for joomla 2.5 and the steps appear to be different for 3.x based on my attempts to do this.

A solution but for 2.5 and not for 3.x.....

Does anyone have step-by-step directions on how to do this?

Thanks!
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To prevent problem with future updates it's better to use component for this.

You can try
http://idealextensions.com/joomla-extensions/component-contact-enhanced.html

Special Features:
-CUSTOM FIELDS
-GOOGLE MAPS and Directions
-HTML Emails & Templates
-CAPTCHA (reCaptcha & SecurImage)
-MULTIPLE File upload
-Newsletter integrations: Campaign Monitor, MailChimp, AcyMailing
- Google Docs Spreadsheet integration;
- Embed the form into articles
- With FULL Version you can also use modules and other plugins;
- Compatible with MSSQL;

Or other contact forms available:
http://extensions.joomla.org/search?q=contact
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by:Rowby Goren
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Looks good.  I'm checking it out.

Thanks!
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by:Rowby Goren
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Thanks!  I checked it out.  It's a great extension and I am using it!

Rowby
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