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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Adding a Contact Form Checking the Request Method

For some reason I am unable to get the header command to work. Every time it just loads the form submission in theheader

Here is my code:

    $name = $_POST["name"];
    $email = $_POST["email"];
    $message = $_POST["message"];
    echo "Name: " . $name . "\n";
    echo "Email: " . $email . "\n";
    echo "Message: " . $message;

        // TODO; send email

    header("Location: contact-thanks.php");

$pageTitle = "Contact Mike";
$section = "contact";
include('inc/header.php'); ?>

    <div class="section page">
        <div class="wrapper">
            <p>I&rsquo;d love to hear from you! Complete the form to send me an email.</p>

            <form method="post" action="contact.php">

3 Answers

You should never use the header function when output above it is echo'd. It simply won't work.

So, when you remove this from your code:

    echo "Name: " . $name . "\n";
    echo "Email: " . $email . "\n";
    echo "Message: " . $message; 

You will be redirected to the contact-thanks.php page.

Hugo Paz
Hugo Paz
15,622 Points

Jeffrey is correct, check the php manual http://php.net/manual/en/function.header.php

Thank you.