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  • nzblue_fish
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    SilverStripe 2.4 Book Example Contact Page Error Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    Not sure where to ask this question, but thought this was as good a place to start as any.

    I've been using the PACKT Pub book SilverStripe 2.4 Module Extension, Themes, and Widgets to get me started with SS.

    I was using the example Contact Form code as the basis for a Contact Page in my first project. When I tried my form for the first time the server returned an "unknown page error" when the form was submitted to .../contact-us/Form

    After a bit of diagnosis I came to the conclusion that the $allowed_actions given in the book example prevented the form submission from occurring (well at least that's what I discovered).

    In the ContactPage controller the $allowed_actions is defined as: array('sent') but this seems to prevent the form from submitting correctly. Changing the allowed_actions to include 'Form' gets things working correctly.

    Has anyone else tried to build the Contact Form example (page 223) and got it working exactly as documented?

    BTW I did correct the missing apostrophe in the ContactPage Model definition.

    Cheers,
    Innes (NZ)

  • Willr
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    Re: SilverStripe 2.4 Book Example Contact Page Error Link to this post

    Might want to email the author directly. And yes you'll need the form function name as an allowed_action. So it's either a bug in the book or 2.4.6 has changed in some way. I believe there is an errata section on github to include the most up to date code - https://github.com/xeraa/silverstripe-book/

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