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  • redking
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    Is there a way to create a UserDefinedForm with another pagetype other than "contact form?" I am already using contact form, and need to be able to create forms on other pages within the CMS. Can someone please help me figure out how this is done?


  • simon_w
    Forum Moderator
    471 Posts

    Re: UserDefinedForm Link to this post

    The third tutorial shows how to create a form inside a page.

  • redking
    43 Posts

    Re: UserDefinedForm Link to this post

    Right...But is there a way to make use of the UserDefinedForm class with other pagetypes other than the "contact form" pagetype? Creating a custom form pagetype is an option, I suppose; however I'd like the ability to manage it through the CMS.

    The reason I want to use another pagetype in conjunction with the UserDefinedForm class is so I can create different forms on different pages.

    Hopefully that makes sense.

    Any ideas?


  • Hayden
    Core Development Team
    19 Posts

    Re: UserDefinedForm Link to this post

    The easiest way to do this would be to subclass


    directly and create a new page type from that. You can subclass the


    directly as well:

    class YourFormPageType extends UserDefinedForm {

    static $add_action = 'my page type';

    // Any other custom code


    This should behave the same way as a contact form, but will appear to be a different type of page in the CMS.

  • Garrett
    Community Member
    245 Posts

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    I had/have a similar issue. I need a separate TEMPLATE for my form; I.e.: other than Page.ss, for reasons too complicated and boring to go into. SO-- I have followed your advice and created a new pagetype ("ContactForm[.php]") and rebuilt my database and change the pagetype to the new one. My form is all still there in the CMS so I know the extends is working fine.

    I also then created my ContactForm.ss template, and coded my special layout. The template is being accessed and used (showtemplate=1). So we're good there. However, for some very frustrating reason, the form I built inside the CMS is not showing up! Although $Content is benig picked up, $Form seems to have NO effect.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance,

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