I'm trying to use Safecracker for a job application form so that all applications will be registered as entries in a channel called job_applications.

So I have this:

{exp:safecracker channel="job_applications" return="/inside_town_hall/administration/human_resources/career_opportunities" }

[some code...]


And yet when I try to view the form, I just get a "No channel was specified" error message... I double-checked (more like fifty-times-checked) the spelling of the channel and all. I even tried another of my channels as a test and none worked. I also tried to replace the 350-or-so lines of code inside the tag pair by a basic "input name="title" type="text"" and "input type="submit" value="Submit"" and it still doesn't work.

I feel like this is probably some really stupid error but I can't think of anything. Is there some setting I have to change to make it accept my channels or something? I'm not really used to ExpressionEngine and SafeCracker so I might be forgetting something basic.

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I have run into this before, and here is how I fixed it: If the user filling out the job application is not a member of the site, in Add-ons > Modules > Safecracker, you will need to "allow guests to post entries" on that channel (if you don't have a guest member account set up, you will need to create one). Then in your safecracker tag, you need to add logged_out_member_id="3" where 3 is the id of your guest member account.

  • Good guess, but I forgot to mention I did that already and it doesn't help :(
    – Penega
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 18:26
  • In the member group settings, did you allow the guest member group to post and edit entries in that channel?
    – Kelly Cook
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 17:07
  • yep I did... and anyway i'm trying to view the page as a logged in admin, do the problem isn't there
    – Penega
    Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 20:46

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