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newsletter signup form




1 September 2008 at 3:12pm (Last edited: 1 September 2008 6:46pm), Community Member, 135 Posts

*update4* SOLVED
in SugnupForm.php, changed

   $groups = $member->Groups();
      $groups->setByCheckboxes(array("newslettersubscribe"), $data);


if($group = DataObject::get_one('Group', "Code = 'newslettersubscribe'")) {

I need some way to get Member id and add it to the Gourp_Member table when people register for the newsletter.

*update 2*
When I add a member manually from the newsletter tab in the admin panel, the row is added to the member table, in the same format...

I figured out that it is writing to the "Member" table in the database. Is there a way for the news letter to automatically add members from the Member list?


I followed the guide here:

(I see the note saying its outdated.)

What could be done to make this work? The only problem I have is that it isn't adding anything to the database.

here is what I have:


class SignupForm extends Form {   
   function signup($data,$form) {
      // Create a new member using the data from the form
      // TODO: needs validation - all fields filled out, email doesn't exist already etc
      $member = new Member($data);
      // Add the new member to the 'newslettersubscribe' group
      $groups = $member->Groups();
      $groups->setByCheckboxes(array("newslettersubscribe"), $data);
      // Write the Member table row


class SignupPage extends Page {

class SignupPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {
   function AfterContent() {
      // This is a dirty hack, suggestions?
      // It returns early if we're on the thanks page - we don't want the form on that page
      if($this->urlParams[Action] == 'thanks') return;
      return new SignupForm($this, "AfterContent",
         new FieldSet(
            new TextField("FirstName", "First Name:"),
            new TextField("Surname", "Surname:"),
            new TextField("Email", "Email:")
         new FieldSet(
            new FormAction("signup", "Subscribe")

         new RequiredFields(

I have a newsletter named newslettersubscribe. I made it from the newsletter tab of the admin panel.

I know there is a "subscribe form" page type, but I don't want the users to need to use a checkbox for selecting the news group.

Is there a way to set a "default" news group maybe?