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Contact Form in a Widget

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Community Member, 6 Posts

22 January 2009 at 4:42pm

How would I go about putting a contact us form inside a widget? Is it possible to execute php on a form post from inside a widget? Or better yet, is it possible to use Silverstripe forms inside a widget?


Community Member, 400 Posts

24 January 2009 at 3:27pm

You can do this I think

see how the login widget is created, and try to hack around it.


Forum Moderator, 238 Posts

19 February 2009 at 11:40am

Heh, I made the login widget, which is just a hack itself.

It dosen't contain a Silverstripe form, but rather just submits to the Security controller I think.

This page tells you how to add a form to a widget:

Unfortunately it does not work in SS 2.3 yet...


Forum Moderator, 238 Posts

23 February 2009 at 3:52pm

Hey guys, I've now updated the widget forms docs with code that actually works. :D


Community Member, 35 Posts

25 July 2009 at 9:54am

Edited: 25/07/2009 6:38pm

I've tried to build a contact form widget based on this recipe. But I have some problems with the posting. I get the following error message:
Website Error
There has been an error

The website server has not been able to respond to your request.

I have created a topic wich includes my code here...

I would be pleased if some of you experts had some tips for me!! :)


Community Member, 52 Posts

14 November 2009 at 6:21am

Thomas have you solved your problem since hten ? i have the same kind of problem for my widget and I would enjoy any hints on how all of you guys managed to solve this issue. 'Been on this issue for over three weeks now, the clients are not gonna be very happy!!


Community Member, 35 Posts

18 November 2009 at 9:04pm

No sorry, I gave up on that. But I am reading the SilverStripe book now so hope that will increase my understanding to find out of this among other challenges I've met developing in SS. Will post it in this thread then. :)


Community Member, 11 Posts

4 February 2012 at 12:58am

Hello Thomas,

Have you managed to write a contact form widget yet?

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