Right now I have this simple test form:

{exp:channel:form channel="data" category="6" status="Closed" return="contact/thanks" }
   <input name="title" type="text">

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

The data is submitted but it doesn't set the status or the category. Maybe I am misunderstanding the documentation on how this should work.

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It appears that the behavior you're experiencing is an accepted bug, at least for the status. See the bug tracker.

There doesn't appear to be a fix posted, but you could potentially create the status and category fields as hidden inputs, if security isn't a big concern.

  • Bummer. Still not fixed as of 2.10.1. Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 21:14
  • And ... updating an old site, been bitten by categories not remaining set when not in hidden form field
    – GDmac
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 16:21

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