POST Request on email form footer on homepage doesn't work

Hey everyone,
I am currently working on a website where a email form is embbed in the footer. So the email form is working great on every subpage but not on the mainpage. I use the MailHog to check if the emails where sended and every subpage send’s the data - only the mainpage doesn’t.

Did someone know if i have to treat the home.php different for something like this?

I’m using the GitHub - mzur/kirby-uniform: A versatile Kirby plugin to handle web form actions. plugin and my code looks like this:

controllers/site.php

<?php

use Uniform\Form;

return function ($page, $pages, $site, $kirby) {

    $form = new Form([
        'email' => [
           'rules' => ['required', 'email'],
           'message' => 'Email is required',
        ],
        'message' => [],
    ]);
  
    if ($kirby->request()->is('POST')) {
        $form->emailAction([
            'to' => 'me@example.com',
            'from' => 'info@example.com',
        ]);
    }

return compact(
        'form',
    );

snippets/contact.php

<form action="<?php echo $page->url() ?>" method="POST">
            <input name="email" type="email" value="<?php echo $form->old('email'); ?>">
            <textarea name="message"><?php echo $form->old('message'); ?></textarea>
            <?php echo csrf_field(); ?>
            <?php echo honeypot_field(); ?>
            <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>
        <?php if ($form->success()): ?>
            Success!
        <?php else: ?>
            <?php snippet('uniform/errors', ['form' => $form]); ?>
        <?php endif; ?>

home.php

...
<?php snippet('footer') ?>

snippets/footer.php

...
<?= snippet('contact') ?>

Something that I already found was, that $kirby->request()->is('POST') is true on every subpage but not on the mainpage. And i think that could be the problem. But i don’t know how to fix it.

Does the controller work for the home page at all? Try putting a var_dump('whatever') statement into your controller (before $kirby->request()->is('post')). Do you get any output?

Yes. The site.php controller is used by the home.php-template if I var_dump() i.e. kirby->request->is('post') it shows bool(false) on my website.

I also use a controller for the home.php this one looks like this:

controllers/home.php

<?php

return function ($page, $pages, $site, $kirby) {
    $shared = $kirby->controller('site', compact('page', 'pages', 'site', 'kirby'));

    return a::merge($shared , compact(
        'someValues'
));

but in this controller i don’t use email form stuff at all.

Well, theoretically, this controllers should be merged, but I’m not so sure this goes for conditions used in controllers. Never used shared controllers. I’d try copying the stuff into the home controller and see if it works or if it’s a different problem.

Thanks! Yeah, I’m kind of lost right now. Therefore that the issue is only on the mainpage and not on the subpages i’m kind of confused :smiley: .

I don’t know if the config.php is interesting but i just put it here:

<?php

return [
    'home' => 'startseite',
    'languages' => true,
    'languages.detect' => true,
    'debug' => true,
    'cache' => [
        'pages' => [
            'active' => true,
            'ignore' => function() {
                return kirby()->user() !== null;
            }
        ]
    ],
    'email' => [
        'transport' => [
            'type' => 'smtp',
            'host' => 'localhost',
            'port' => 1025,
            'security' => false
        ]
    ]
];

I think caching is not a good idea if you use forms.

Do the other pages where it works also have their own controllers?

I will disable the cache and check if the problem still exist :slight_smile:
And “No” the subpages are using the site.php-controller, they dont have custom ones.

Edit:
I disabled the cache but the problem is still there.

Then it’s probably an issue with the shared controller. Have you tested what I suggested and duplicated the form related code in the home.php controller?

Yes, I tried it. But still - the problem isn’t solved.

My home.php Controller looks something liek this rn:

<?php

use Uniform\Form;

return function ($page, $pages, $site, $kirby) {
$form = new Form([
        'email' => [
           'rules' => ['required', 'email'],
           'message' => 'Email is required',
        ],
        'message' => [],
    ]);
  
    if ($kirby->request()->is('POST')) {
        $form->emailAction([
            'to' => 'me@example.com',
            'from' => 'info@example.com',
        ]);
    }

 return compact(
        'form',
    );

Could there be a specific issue with POST Request on a mainpage? Is there an example for a form on a onepager? I guess this will help me a lot!