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43 Posts

19 March 2008 at 6:44am


Is there a way to create a UserDefinedForm with another pagetype other than "contact form?" I am already using contact form, and need to be able to create forms on other pages within the CMS. Can someone please help me figure out how this is done?



Community Member, 473 Posts

19 March 2008 at 7:22am

The third tutorial shows how to create a form inside a page.


43 Posts

19 March 2008 at 8:22am

Right...But is there a way to make use of the UserDefinedForm class with other pagetypes other than the "contact form" pagetype? Creating a custom form pagetype is an option, I suppose; however I'd like the ability to manage it through the CMS.

The reason I want to use another pagetype in conjunction with the UserDefinedForm class is so I can create different forms on different pages.

Hopefully that makes sense.

Any ideas?



Core Development Team, 19 Posts

19 March 2008 at 4:31pm

The easiest way to do this would be to subclass

directly and create a new page type from that. You can subclass the
directly as well:

class YourFormPageType extends UserDefinedForm {

static $add_action = 'my page type';

// Any other custom code


This should behave the same way as a contact form, but will appear to be a different type of page in the CMS.


Community Member, 245 Posts

5 August 2008 at 7:15am


I had/have a similar issue. I need a separate TEMPLATE for my form; I.e.: other than, for reasons too complicated and boring to go into. SO-- I have followed your advice and created a new pagetype ("ContactForm[.php]") and rebuilt my database and change the pagetype to the new one. My form is all still there in the CMS so I know the extends is working fine.

I also then created my template, and coded my special layout. The template is being accessed and used (showtemplate=1). So we're good there. However, for some very frustrating reason, the form I built inside the CMS is not showing up! Although $Content is benig picked up, $Form seems to have NO effect.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,