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SS 3.0 Global Contact Form


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12 September 2012 at 1:56pm Community Member, 18 Posts

Hi, I'd like to know if how to make a 'quick contact' form in footer of every page (global form).


12 September 2012 at 3:10pm Community Member, 33 Posts

Follow this tutorial:

Instead of creating a ContactPage.php add the code to your Page.php and your footer template.


17 July 2014 at 11:46am Community Member, 166 Posts

This is just the sort of thing that I would like on my personal site but I'm having issues -- when I add form code to Page.php I can't rebuild DB. Don't think there's anything deprecated as it looks like fairly standard php expressions -- but then again I'm really a graphic designer, not a programmer per se.

Can somebody please advise:

1. What is the difference between 'private static' and simply 'static'

2. Has the expression 'static' become deprecated in SS3?

3. Do I need to 'thread' (concantenate) form code into code already on Page.php (below)


class Page extends SiteTree {

   private static $db = array('SidebarHTML' => 'HTMLText'

   private static $has_one = array(
function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields -> addFieldToTab("Root.Sidebar",new HTMLEditorField("SidebarHTML"));
      return $fields;
class Page_Controller extends ContentController {

    * An array of actions that can be accessed via a request. Each array element should be an action name, and the
    * permissions or conditions required to allow the user to access it.
    * <code>
    * array (
    * 'action', // anyone can access this action
    * 'action' => true, // same as above
    * 'action' => 'ADMIN', // you must have ADMIN permissions to access this action
    * 'action' => '->checkAction' // you can only access this action if $this->checkAction() returns true
    * );
    * </code>
    * @var array
   private static $allowed_actions = array (

   public function init() {
      // You can include any CSS or JS required by your project here.
      // See:
      // Note: you should use SS template require tags inside your templates
      // instead of putting Requirements calls here. However these are
      // included so that our older themes still work
      Requirements::javascript(THIRDPARTY_DIR.'/jquery/jquery.min.js'); //include jquery 1.7.2 bundled with ss
      Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/navscript.js'); //link to js file in current theme folder



22 July 2014 at 5:11am Community Member, 79 Posts

this module may help