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Contact Form in a Widget

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22 January 2009 at 4:42pm Community Member, 6 Posts

How would I go about putting a contact us form inside a widget? Is it possible to execute php on a form post from inside a widget? Or better yet, is it possible to use Silverstripe forms inside a widget?


24 January 2009 at 3:27pm Community Member, 395 Posts

You can do this I think

see how the login widget is created, and try to hack around it. [url][/url]


19 February 2009 at 11:40am Forum Moderator, 227 Posts

Heh, I made the login widget, which is just a hack itself.

It dosen't contain a Silverstripe form, but rather just submits to the Security controller I think.

This page tells you how to add a form to a widget:

Unfortunately it does not work in SS 2.3 yet...


23 February 2009 at 3:52pm Forum Moderator, 227 Posts

Hey guys, I've now updated the widget forms docs with code that actually works. :D


25 July 2009 at 9:54am (Last edited: 25 July 2009 6:38pm), Community Member, 33 Posts

I've tried to build a contact form widget based on this [url=]recipe[/url]. But I have some problems with the posting. I get the following error message:
Website Error
There has been an error

The website server has not been able to respond to your request.

I have created a topic wich includes [url=]my code here...[/url]

I would be pleased if some of you experts had some tips for me!! :)


14 November 2009 at 6:21am Community Member, 52 Posts

Thomas have you solved your problem since hten ? i have the same kind of problem for my widget and I would enjoy any hints on how all of you guys managed to solve this issue. 'Been on this issue for over three weeks now, the clients are not gonna be very happy!!


18 November 2009 at 9:04pm Community Member, 33 Posts

No sorry, I gave up on that. But I am reading the SilverStripe book now so hope that will increase my understanding to find out of this among other challenges I've met developing in SS. Will post it in this thread then. :)


4 February 2012 at 12:58am Community Member, 11 Posts

Hello Thomas,

Have you managed to write a contact form widget yet?

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