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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Working with Post Variables

Notice: Undefined index: name in /home/treehouse/workspace/process.php on line 3

I dont know what wrong suggest.php

$pageTitle = "Suggest a Media Item";
$section = "suggest";

include("inc/header.php"); ?>

<div class="section page">
  <div class="wrapper" >
     <h1>Suggest a Media Item</h1>
     <p>If you think there is something I&rsquo;m missing, let me know! Complete the form to send me an email.</p>
      <form mehthod="post" action="process.php">
          <th><label for="name">Name</label></th>
          <td><input type="text" id="name" name="name" /></td>
          <th><label for="email">Email</label></th>
          <td><input type="text" id="email" name="email" /></td>
          <th><label for="details">Details</label></th>
          <td><textarea name="details" id="details"></textarea>
        <input type="submit" value="Send" />
<?php include("inc/footer.php"); ?>


$_POST= array();
$name = $_POST["name"];
$email = $_POST["email"];
$details = $_POST["details"];

echo "<pre>";
$email_body = "";
$email_body.= "Name ".$name. "\n";
$email_body.= "Email ".$email. "\n";
$email_body.= "Details ".$details. "\n";
echo "</pre>";

2 Answers

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

to begin with


should be:


if the method is messed up, then $_POST might not have any values.


Giuseppe Ardito
Giuseppe Ardito
14,130 Points

I had the same issue and I found this:

$ _POST or $ _GET are two special PHP functions that are used to get variables from a user-filled form. While using these functions, a user may encounter an error, stating that there is an undefined index.

This error can be avoided with the help of PHP isset ().

N.B. Undefined index is a minor error and is, therefore, not usually notified by default. Still, this depends on the server's configuration. With the help of the error_reporting function, the type of error reported can be changed.

I hope it helps!