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Plain contactform example for Kirby 2
return function($site, $pages, $page) {
$alert = null;
if(get('submit')) {
$data = array(
'name' => get('name'),
'email' => get('email'),
'text' => get('text')
$rules = array(
'name' => array('required'),
'email' => array('required', 'email'),
'text' => array('required', 'min' => 3, 'max' => 3000),
$messages = array(
'name' => 'Please enter a valid name',
'email' => 'Please enter a valid email address',
'text' => 'Please enter a text between 3 and 3000 characters'
// some of the data is invalid
if($invalid = invalid($data, $rules, $messages)) {
$alert = $invalid;
// the data is fine, let's send the email
} else {
// create the body from a simple snippet
$body = snippet('contactmail', $data, true);
// build the email
$email = email(array(
'to' => '',
'from' => '',
'subject' => 'New contact request',
'replyTo' => $data['email'],
'body' => $body
// try to send it and redirect to the
// thank you page if it worked
if($email->send()) {
// add the error to the alert list if it failed
} else {
$alert = array($email->error());
return compact('alert');
a new contact request has been submitted!
Name: <?php echo $name ?>
Email: <?php echo $email ?>
Text: <?php echo $text ?>
<?php snippet('header') ?>
<main class="main" role="main">
<h1><?php echo $page->title()->html() ?></h1>
<form method="post">
<?php if($alert): ?>
<div class="alert">
<?php foreach($alert as $message): ?>
<li><?php echo html($message) ?></li>
<?php endforeach ?>
<?php endif ?>
<div class="field">
<label for="name">Name <abbr title="required">*</abbr></label>
<input type="text" id="name" name="name">
<div class="field">
<label for="email">Email <abbr title="required">*</abbr></label>
<input type="email" id="email" name="email" required>
<div class="field">
<label for="text">Text <abbr title="required">*</abbr></label>
<textarea id="text" name="text" required></textarea>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
<?php snippet('footer') ?>
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mrflix commented Dec 5, 2014


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The email class uses a capital E; make sure you change it in the controller.

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This is great, could you tell me how to send an success message instead of going to other page?
Just changing "go('contact/thank-you');" to "$alert = "Thank You";" didnt work for me.
Im not great with php lol
Thanks in advance

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Is there a reason this wouldn't work with AJAX? I'm using the same code I was using from my Kirby 1 site with the old plugin and it's no longer working.

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For some themes (e.g. baseblog) it's necessary to add <?php snippet('menu') ?> at the top of contact.php, right after the header line.

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Hey, this gist still works with kirby >= 2.4.1?

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@masiarekrafal Yes, the gist still works fine with 2.4.1

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lkleen commented Apr 22, 2017

The specification is a bit ambiguous at this point but it is more convenient to end the input tag with />, isn't it?

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aerus commented Jul 11, 2017

is it possible to add a fileupload field and to send the file as an attachment?

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thykes commented Aug 19, 2017

I am wondering the same thing as @aerus. I would love away to add and send a file attachment from the form.

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MaxiK82 commented Oct 31, 2017

Thanks a lot. Working fine with Kirby => 2.5.6

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I made a fork, added an anti bot, CSS styles (for Starterkit), blueprints and several improvements in the template and the controller.

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t4bbo commented Feb 25, 2018

thanks for your work ;)
i get the message: The email could not be sent
But no errors in logfiles or something.
Any suggestions why that happens?

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