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Contact form widget - Posting problems


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Community Member, 33 Posts

25 July 2009 at 5:32am

I have made a contact form based on this document:

I have this code in the file ContactWidget:


class ContactWidget extends Widget {
   static $db = array(
      "Text" => "Varchar"
   static $title = "Kontakt oss";
   static $cmsTitle = "Contact";
   static $description = "Contact form in sidebar.";
   function Form() {
      $controller = new ContactWidget_Controller($this);
      return $controller->Form();

   function getCMSFields() {
      return new FieldSet(
         new TextField("Text", "Tekst")

class ContactWidget_Controller extends Controller {
   protected $widget;
   function __construct($widget = null) {
      if($widget) $this->widget = $widget;
   function widget() {
      if($this->widget) return $this->widget;
      else if(is_numeric($this->urlParams['ID'])) return $this->widget = DataObject::get_by_id('Widget', $this->urlParams['ID']);
      else user_error('No widget selected', E_USER_ERROR);
   function Link() {
      return $this->class;
   function Form() {
         // ... This can be whatever form you like ...
         $widgetform = new WidgetForm($this, 'Form', new FieldSet(
         new DropdownField('Browser', 'Hva er du interissert i?', array(
'Annonsestyring' => 'Annonsestyring',
'Publiseringsløsning' => 'Publiseringsløsning')),
         new TextField('Name', 'Navn'),
   new TextField('Email', 'E-post')),
         new FieldSet(new FormAction('doAction', 'Submit')));
         return $widgetform;
   function doAction($data, $form) {
      // ... Do your thing, just like a normal SilverStripe form

      // ... This is a good way of giving feedback to the user about the submission. A message will be shown above the form.

      $this->Form()->sessionMessage("Thanks for submitting my form", "good");

class WidgetForm extends Form {
   protected $widget;
   static $url_handlers = array(
      'POST $WidgetID' => 'httpSubmission',
      'GET $WidgetID' => 'httpSubmission'
   function FormAction(){
         return parent::FormAction()."/".$this->widget->ID;
      return parent::FormAction();
   function setWidget($wgt){
      if($wgt != null){
         $this->widget = $wgt;
   function getWidget(){
      return $this->widget;


The form is displayed as it should in the sidebar, but when I submit the form I get this error message:

Website Error
There has been an error

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

I suppose the form should be posted on the same page that it's displayed, but it is posting to I just can't see what I have done wrong. Hope some some of you experts out there can see it!? Then I will be really grateful!


Community Member, 63 Posts

3 February 2010 at 9:23am

Did u solve ur issue ? because I have the same issue !


Community Member, 52 Posts

14 February 2010 at 3:36am

I also have the same problem, by editing the function FormAction in WidgetForm.php you might modify where the action is redirected.
However, I can't get the doAction function to work, it seems that it never get's there...
Can someone help ?