I am using freeform 4.0.12 on EE 2.6.1. Everything works except the comments textarea field contents are not displaying in the Admin Notification.

Here is the form:


<label for="first_name"><span>First Name:</span>
<input type="text" name="first_name" id="first_name" value="" />

<label for="last_name"><span>Last Name:</span>
<input type="text" name="last_name" id="last_name" value="" />

<label for="email"><span>Email:</span>
<input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="" />

<label for="phone"><span>Phone:</span>
<input type="text" name="phone" id="phone" value="" />

<label for="comments"><span>Comments:</span>
<textarea name="textarea" name="comments" id="comments" rows="10" cols="50"></textarea>

<label for="captcha"><span>Enter this value:</span><br />
{freeform:captcha} </label><br />
<label for="captcha-2"><span>Here:</span>
<input class="captcha" type="text" name="captcha" value="" />

<input checked="submit_button" type="image" src="/photos/btn_submit.png" alt="submit form" />

Here is the code in the notification form:

{first_name} {last_name} submitted the following information from the website contact page:


When I get the response back it looks like this:

Mark Twain submitted the following information from the website contact page:

First Name Mark

Last Name Twain

Email [email protected]

Phone 919-000-0000


Note: The comments are blank. So sad.

Any ideas?


1 Answer 1


Your <textarea> as shown has TWO name= parameters. I doubt that's helping matters.

  • Hi Scott. This is a classic example of what two sets of eyes are so valuable. Thanks.
    – forrest
    Aug 23, 2013 at 16:16
  • heh, no kidding ... I'm so glad that worked out. happy Friday! Aug 23, 2013 at 17:50

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