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  • n0ne
    Community Member
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    SS 3.0 Global Contact Form Link to this post

    Hi, I'd like to know if how to make a 'quick contact' form in footer of every page (global form).

  • sonet
    Community Member
    33 Posts

    Re: SS 3.0 Global Contact Form Link to this post

    Follow this tutorial: www.ssbits.com/creating-a-simple-contact-form/

    Instead of creating a ContactPage.php add the code to your Page.php and your footer template.

  • arthurdent
    Community Member
    163 Posts

    Re: SS 3.0 Global Contact Form Link to this post

    This is just the sort of thing that I would like on my personal site but I'm having issues -- when I add form code to Page.php I can't rebuild DB. Don't think there's anything deprecated as it looks like fairly standard php expressions -- but then again I'm really a graphic designer, not a programmer per se.

    Can somebody please advise:

    1. What is the difference between 'private static' and simply 'static'

    2. Has the expression 'static' become deprecated in SS3?

    3. Do I need to 'thread' (concantenate) form code into code already on Page.php (below)


    class Page extends SiteTree {

       private static $db = array('SidebarHTML' => 'HTMLText'

       private static $has_one = array(
    function getCMSFields() {
          $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
          $fields -> addFieldToTab("Root.Sidebar",new HTMLEditorField("SidebarHTML"));
          return $fields;
    class Page_Controller extends ContentController {

        * An array of actions that can be accessed via a request. Each array element should be an action name, and the
        * permissions or conditions required to allow the user to access it.
        * <code>
        * array (
        * 'action', // anyone can access this action
        * 'action' => true, // same as above
        * 'action' => 'ADMIN', // you must have ADMIN permissions to access this action
        * 'action' => '->checkAction' // you can only access this action if $this->checkAction() returns true
        * );
        * </code>
        * @var array
       private static $allowed_actions = array (

       public function init() {
          // You can include any CSS or JS required by your project here.
          // See: http://doc.silverstripe.org/framework/en/reference/requirements
          // Note: you should use SS template require tags inside your templates
          // instead of putting Requirements calls here. However these are
          // included so that our older themes still work
          Requirements::javascript(THIRDPARTY_DIR.'/jquery/jquery.min.js'); //include jquery 1.7.2 bundled with ss
          Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/navscript.js'); //link to js file in current theme folder


  • thomas.paulson
    Community Member
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