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SS 3.0 Global Contact Form

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Community Member, 18 Posts

12 September 2012 at 1:56pm

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


Community Member, 33 Posts

12 September 2012 at 3:10pm

Follow this tutorial:

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


Community Member, 216 Posts

17 July 2014 at 11:46am

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:
		// 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



Community Member, 107 Posts

22 July 2014 at 5:11am


Community Member, 216 Posts

11 June 2015 at 7:44pm

Hi thomas.paulson, would you believe it's taken me almost a year to get back to this? Obviously because it's for my own website!!

Your module works a treat -- almost too easy to install! Just one question though -- I'm wanting to add some sort of captcha (as I'm putting this on every page I could be drowning in spam if I don't). I've looked at SpamProtection Module which integrates with Mollum, Recaptcha and other implementations. Only problem is I can't see how to enable this.

Instructions are that I call SpamProtection as follows:

// your existing form code
	$form = new Form( .. );

Have tried at bottom of form code itself and also in the include. Wherever I put it I see ->enableSpamProtection(); on my page.

Any tips?