com_contact: How to remove the subject field?

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com_contact: How to remove the subject field?

Post by mandingueiro » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:49 am

Hello there ppl!

I think the subject says it all: I want to remove the subject field from the contact form. How can I do this?

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Re: com_contact: How to remove the subject field?

Post by ranwilli » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:02 am

Read up on template over rides... hacks you make in the regular core code could be overwritten in every security upgrade.

Then revise the /com_contact/contact/default_form.php to remove these code lines:

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	<div class="contact_email<?php echo  $this->escape($this->params->get( 'pageclass_sfx' )); ?>"><label for="contact_subject">
		<?php echo JText::_( 'Message subject' ); ?>:</label>
		<input type="text" name="subject" id="contact_subject" size="30" class="inputbox" value="" />
	</div>
Back everything up first, of course.
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Re: com_contact: How to remove the subject field?

Post by lausianne » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi,

years later, anyone still reading this?

Anyway, I did what ranwilli explained, before I even got here ...
The problem now is validation. The field is gone, and when the form is sent, I get a validation error, because the field is not filled in.
Where can the validation for this field be switched off?

Thanks!

BTW. It's on J!3.1 now, but in principle it should work similarly, I presume

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Re: com_contact: How to remove the subject field?

Post by visability » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:32 pm

Even more years later...

I replaced the code with a hidden field like this:

<input id="jform_contact_emailmsg" class="required" name="jform[contact_subject]" value="" size="60" required="required" aria-required="true" type="text">
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