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Creating a new custom form (Not using the CMS Controllers)

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Community Member, 10 Posts

10 May 2016 at 10:49am

Edited: 10/05/2016 11:49am

Hi Experts,

I am trying to create a new custom form that is extended from the "Controller" class. I have seen many tutorials but all the controllers are extending from CMS Controllers. I am trying to use the case when the CMS bundle/package is not included and building it from scratch. Here is my code i.e.

Controller location: mysite/code/controllers/GalleryController.php

class GalleryController extends Controller {
    private static $allowed_actions = array(
        'addForm' => 'ADMIN',

    public function index(SS_HTTPRequest $request)
        return $this->getResponse();
    public function add(SS_HTTPRequest $request){
        $fields = new FieldList(
            TextField::create('imageName', 'Image Name')
        $actions = new FieldList(
            FormAction::create("galleryActMsgs")->setTitle("Gallery Images Area")
        $form = new Form($this, 'addForm', $fields, $actions, $required);
        return $form;
    public function galleryActMsgs($data, Form $form){
        $form ->sessionMessage("Data Saved Successfully....", 'success');
        return $this->redirectBack();

Template file created at: mysite/templates/


URL to access the above controller i.e.

NOTE: The above URL was working fine before adding form code.

Error by accessing the above url:
There seems to have been a technical problem. Please click the back button, refresh your browser, and try again.

I tried the following steps i.e.
http://localhost:8011/ss_pac/dev/build?flush=all The above url build everything without any error.
http://localhost:8011/ss_pac/gallery/addForm?flush=1 This gives the same above error.

Looking for a quick help on it and hope this will be helpful for others as well.



Community Member, 17 Posts

1 August 2016 at 9:26pm


I'm no expert, but I think I spot a few problems here.

The biggest issue I see is that the allowed action of 'addForm' does not match the name of the function which is just 'add'. Please try calling the function addForm to match the rest of the code.

Also I am wondering, if you are not using the CMS package can someone be logged in as ADMIN? For the allowed actions have you tried changing 'addForm' => 'ADMIN', to just 'addForm'?

Also where the form is defined $form = new Form($this, 'addForm', $fields, $actions, $required); the variable $required is not created/specified anywhere beforehand.

Hope this helps.