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93 Posts
SimonD
4 months ago
5
Topic

Hello,

I've made a classic contact form and would like user inputs made from this form to be stored as Joomla! articles of a specific category.

Everything is going well except that I can't get the forms to be saved in the category I designated in the Live Value column.

They are stored in no category (catid = 0 in the database column).

Any help is welcome.

Thank you

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93 Posts
SimonD
4 months ago
0
Level 1

Edit:

I've found that I can store contact form submissions as Joomla! article in the category I want, by allowing Public User to Create Content in the Global Configuration of Joomla!.

Is it correct to do so?

Isn't there some security concerns?

Thank you

1272 Posts
Bucklash
4 months ago
3
Level 1

Each content type has its own permissions that can be set... 

93 Posts
SimonD
4 months ago
2
Level 2

Hi Bucklash,

Thank you for your reply.

Here are my permission settings:

1272 Posts
Bucklash
4 months ago
1
Level 3

my permissions are same except for "Edit", which is just personal choice...

So what is with the category then?

Live value is shown in form field i.e. 

<option value="17" selected="selected">some category</option><br>

Also, I use select dynamic to get categories rather than the Joomla field as I found there a few limitations with it that messed me up for days

93 Posts
SimonD
3 months ago
0
Level 4

Hello Bucklash,

Thank you for your reply.

If I leave defaut Public Permissions in Articles Joomla! Options, the catid select is empty in the Seblod Contact Form.

If I Change the Create Action to Allowed, the catid select displays all my categories and the one chosen as lived value is marked as selected.
So the form is working as I want it to.

And yes I'm using the JForm - Category field.
I will try with a Seblod Select Dynamic to see what happens.

Thank you.

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