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SOLVED Trouble with $allowed_actions in SS3.1


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Community Member, 153 Posts

28 October 2013 at 2:02pm

Hi there,

I've done this a ton of times and never had the problem before although I have updated to SS3.1. I have a home page type with a contact form within it. When I submit the form I am getting a blank page. Here is my code

class HomePage extends SiteTree {

   private static $db = array(
      'Mailto' => 'Varchar(100)',
      'Telephone' => 'Varchar(100)',
      'SubmitText' => 'HTMLText',
      "AddToFooterMenu" => "Boolean",
      "MissionStatement" => "HTMLText",
      "ContactContent" => "HTMLText"

   private static $has_one = array(
      "CVPDF" => "File"

   private static $defaults = array(
      'ContactContent' => '<p>If you would like to get in touch please leave your details and we will get back to you.</p><p>Alternatively you can call me on +44 (0) xxxxxxxxx</p><p>I look forward to hearing from you.</p>',
      'SubmitText' => 'Thank you for your email! You will recieve a reply shortly.'


   function getSettingsFields() {
      $fields = parent::getSettingsFields();
         new CheckboxField(
            _t('Page.ADDTOFOOTERMENU', 'Add this page to the footer menu')
      return $fields;

   public function getCMSFields(){
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Contact.OnSubmission", new TextField('Mailto', 'Email submissions to'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Contact.Telephone", new TextField('Telephone', 'Telephone number'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Contact.OnSubmission", new HTMLEditorField('SubmitText', 'Text on Submission'));

      $fields->removeFieldFromTab("Root.Main", "Content");
      $fields->insertBefore(new Tab("ItemContentTop", 'Item content top'), 'Metadata');
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main.ItemContentTop", new UploadField("CVPDF","Upload a CV"));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main.ItemContentTop", new HTMLEditorField("MissionStatement", "Mission statement"));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main.ItemContentTop", new HTMLEditorField("ContactContent", "Contact content"));

      return $fields;

class HomePage_Controller extends PageController {

   static $allowed_actions = array(
      "ContactForm" => true,
      "SendContactForm" => true,
      "Success" => true

   public function init() {

      // ******************** concatonate all javascript and css ******************** //

      $theme_folder = sprintf('themes/%s', SSViewer::current_theme());

      $js_files = array(
         sprintf('%s/js/jquery-1.10.2.min.js', $theme_folder),
         sprintf('%s/js/jquery-ui-1.10.3.custom.min.js', $theme_folder),
         sprintf('%s/js/helper.js', $theme_folder),
         sprintf('%s/js/common.js', $theme_folder),

      $css_files = array(
         sprintf('%s/css/core.css', $theme_folder),
      foreach($js_files as $js) {

      foreach($css_files as $css) {

      Requirements::combine_files("js.js", $js_files);
      Requirements::insertHeadTags("<!--[if lt IE 9]><script type='text/javascript' src='" . $theme_folder . "/js/selectivizr.js'></script><![endif]-->");

      Requirements::combine_files("css.css", $css_files);
      Requirements::css($theme_folder.'css/print.css', 'print');
      Requirements::insertHeadTags("<!--[if lt IE 9]><style type='text/css'>@import url(" . $theme_folder . "/css/ie.css);</style><![endif]-->");

   function footerMenu() {
      $whereStatement = "AddToFooterMenu = 1";
      return DataObject::get("Page", $whereStatement);

   public function ContactForm() {

   // create fields
    $fields = new FieldList(
       new TextField('Name', 'Name'),
         new EmailField('Email', 'Email'),
         new TextField('Company', 'Company'),
         new TextareaField(
            $name = "Comments",
            $title = "Message",
            $value = ""

    // create action
    $actions = new FieldList(
       new FormAction('SendContactForm', 'Send')
      // required fields
      $validator = new RequiredFields('Name', 'Email', 'Comments');

      // return the form
    return new Form($this, 'ContactForm', $fields, $actions, $validator);

   public function SendContactForm($data) {

       // set data
      $From = $data['Email'];
      $To = $this->Mailto;
      $Subject = "Website Contact message";
      $email = new Email($From, $To, $Subject);
      // set template
      // populate template
      // send mail
       // return to submitted message
      Director::redirect(Director::baseURL(). $this->URLSegment . "/?success=1");

   public function Success(){
      return isset($_REQUEST['success']) && $_REQUEST['success'] == "1";

Can anyone spot where it is going wrong?



Community Member, 94 Posts

30 October 2013 at 12:19am

Try this: instead of

static $allowed_actions = array(
"ContactForm" => true,
"SendContactForm" => true,
"Success" => true

use this:

private static $allowed_actions = array(

SS3 is a little bit pedantic with "private", "public" things.


Community Member, 153 Posts

30 October 2013 at 3:42pm

I cracked it!

The culprit was in fact the redirect. Instead of

Director::redirect(Director::baseURL(). $this->URLSegment . "/?success=1");

I needed to have

$this->redirect($this->URLSegment . "/?success=1");

Thanks for the help anyway!