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Newsletter: Default subscribe form - only shows checkbox, no other fields

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Community Member, 31 Posts

11 December 2009 at 4:37am


I am at a bit of a loss as to how to make the default newsletter subscription form work. I am running the latest stable release of Silverstripe (2.3.4), the latest release (not trunk) of User Forms module (0.2.0) and the latest release (not trunk) of the newsletter module (0.1.1).

I have installed it successfully and have the tab in the top of the admin console, this appears to be fine - I can add and delete drafts etc. I also have a page 'Newsletter' under site tree which uses the Subscribe Form page type. This page is being shown on my default page template as $Content and $Form. Unfortunately I am only seeing a checkbox for the newsletter and a form submission button, but no other fields to fill in, such as Email address, Name etc. Am I doing something stupid?

I should add I have browsed the forum thoroughly to try and understand whether I should do anything different and cannot dig up a useful post. I have also read the below pages, but have found them to hold no useful information:

Many thanks in advance



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

11 December 2009 at 8:47am

I don't believe the newsletter subscription form works with userforms 0.2. I know there has been a bit of development in newsletter trunk to get the form working so perhaps try that - It doesn't use userforms anymore. I made some major API changes to the module which prevented the newsletter functionality working.


Community Member, 31 Posts

11 December 2009 at 10:56am

Thanks for that.

I've downloaded the latest trunk build instead: newsletter-trunk-r94580.tar.gz. This helps in that there is now a page type: Subscription Page, which appears to have the fields First Name, Surname, Email etc. Unfortunately the Email field does not show up on the front page. There is a checkbox next to the fields to set which to show on the main page - however, the email checkbox is disabled and unchecked. Any ideas?