Skip to main content

This site requires you to update your browser. Your browsing experience maybe affected by not having the most up to date version.

Themes /

Discuss SilverStripe Themes.

Moderators: martimiz, Sean, biapar, Willr, Ingo, swaiba, simon_w

Losing connection to controller with renderWith()


3 Posts   1311 Views


Community Member, 33 Posts

28 June 2010 at 7:59am

Edited: 28/06/2010 8:32am

I want to add simple, custom control (newsletter signup form, which is being rendered with a custom form template). In code below, when returning $formSignup only, everything works fine. When using the renderWith() method the proper action (/home/SignupForm in URL) is being called, but somehow the connection to the page controller is lost. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. The custom form is being send to the browser only completely detached.

   * This function puts a form on your page, using $Form.
   public function SignupForm() {
      $formSignup = new Form($this, "SignupForm", new FieldSet(
            new EmailField("Email", "","E-Mail Address")),
            new FieldSet(new FormAction("SignupAction", "Sign up"))//,
            //new RequiredFields("Email")
      //return $formSignup;
      return $this->customise($formSignup)->renderWith(array('FormSignup'));

   * This function is called when the user submits the form.
   public function SignupAction($data, $form) {

      // Create a new Member object and load the form data into it
      $member = new Member();

      // Write it to the database. This needs to happen before we add it to a group

      // Add the member to group. (Check if it exists first)
      if($group = DataObject::get_one('Group', "ID = $this->defaultGroupID")) {

         // Redirect to a page thanking people for registering
      } else {
         // Redirect to a failure page

I appreciate any help.


Community Member, 33 Posts

1 July 2010 at 4:21am

This helps: ...


Community Member, 218 Posts

11 June 2011 at 4:08am

this may come in handy for anybody who wants to easily include forms in a sidebar or any other area of the site, without controlling a hidden page:

it also has an easy "query database for existing member" function that isn't covered in the form tutorials...