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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Adding a Contact Form Working with Post Variables

$_POST is empty

I tried to read from $_POST using php code: var_dump($_POST);

But the result is array(0) { }

Anything I need to set?

6 Answers

You have a typo for the form 'method' attribute. Maybe thats the issue. Let me know.

Thank you

You are welcome :) Happy coding!

This means that the $_POST array did not receive any variables when the form was sent. Did you give name attributes to each for input element? These are the keys which are created within $_POST. Also ensure you're checking $_POST in the corresponding file to where the form's action attribute points to

In my contact.php

        <form mehod="post" action="contact-process.php">

            <table>
                <tr>
                    <th><label for="name">Name</label></th>
                    <td><input type="text" name="name" id="name"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <th><label for="email">Email</label></th>
                    <td><input type="text" name="email" id="email"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <th><label for="message">Message</label></th>
                    <td><textarea name="message" id="message"></textarea></td>
                </tr>
            </table>

            <input type="submit" value="Send">

        </form>

In my contact-process.php

<?php
    var_dump($_POST);
?>

URL after I clicked the Send Button

http://localhost/shirts4mike/contact-process.php?name=Mike&email=mike%40gmail.com&message=hi

Mohamed Nabih
Mohamed Nabih
11,416 Points

I'm still getting empty array

contact.php

                     <form  method="post" action="contact-process.php">
                <table>
                    <tr>
                        <th>
                            <label for"name">Name</label>
                        </th>
                        <td>
                            <input type="text" name"name" id="name">
                        </td>

                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <th>
                            <label for"email">Email</label>
                        </th>
                        <td>
                            <input type="text" name"email" id="email">
                        </td>

                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <th>
                            <label for"message">Message</label>
                        </th>
                        <td>
                            <textarea name"message" id="message"></textarea>
                        </td>

                    </tr>
                </table>
                <input type="submit" value="Send">  
            </form>

contact-process.php

<?php

var_dump($_POST);

?>

Your for and name attributes are missing an equals sign. There is no key being registered in the $_POST array as a result.

<form mehod="post" action="contact-process.php">

        <table>
            <tr>
                <th><label for="name">Name</label></th>
                <td><input type="text" name="name" id="name"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <th><label for="email">Email</label></th>
                <td><input type="text" name="email" id="email"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <th><label for="message">Message</label></th>
                <td><textarea name="message" id="message"></textarea></td>
            </tr>
        </table>

        <input type="submit" value="Send">

    </form>

whats wrong in my code i am getting empty array :(