The following plugin code works fine for me locally running mamp and php 5.5.3, but returns nothing on our dev server running php 5.5.8:

$rating     = ee()->input->post('rating');
return $rating;

Both environments are running EE 2.7.3. The template code is as follows:

<form id="ratingform" action="/globals/process-save-and-rate/{last_segment}/10/" method="post">
    <input type="text" name="rating" id="rating" value="4">
    <input type="hidden" name="XID" value="{XID_HASH}">
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>

What is in 'process-save-and-rate' is as follows (and I know this should be a module to process the form):

{exp:switchee variable="{segment_4}" parse="inward"}
    {case value="1"}
        {exp:pp_general:save_property entry_id="{segment_3}" myaction="1"}
    {case value="2"}
        {exp:pp_general:save_property entry_id="{segment_3}" myaction="2"}
    {case value="3"}
        {exp:pp_general:save_property entry_id="{segment_3}" myaction="3"}
    {case value="10"}
        {exp:pp_general:save_and_rate entry_id="{segment_3}"}

If anyone can shed any light on why this is not working, I'd be very grateful. As I say, I'm just getting a blank screen whereas it should be outputting the value of the $rating variable.

Secure forms is turned on in EE. Turning it off and removing the XID hash gives the same result.

I'm not seeing any php errors so am a bit stumped.


  • what do you get when you var_dump($rating)? If it's not set it should return a boolean false. – erwinheiser Mar 7 '14 at 13:35
  • Where $rating isn't set, the output I get is this: string(0) "". It isn't an array though. It should always be a single value. – Jim Pannell Mar 7 '14 at 14:12
  • sorry, meant var_dump(ee()->input->post()). – erwinheiser Mar 7 '14 at 15:00
  • This is weird - I've getting "bool(false) " no matter what I enter in the form. That means that the post variables aren't being picked up by EE. Anyone know why this could be? – Jim Pannell Mar 7 '14 at 15:32
  • Just to rule out switchee misbehaving - could you try with 4 simple {if}{/if} statements instead of the switchee code? What happens then? – erwinheiser Mar 7 '14 at 15:40

So this is now fixed. What I did was convert the plugin to a module and use EE's ACT action urls to handle the form posting.

I got some great tips from looking at Andrew Weaver's EE Addon Recipes site (http://ee-recipes.com) so thanks to Andrew for putting that out there.

  • don't forget authentication before processing POST-ed data. – GDmac Mar 17 '14 at 10:10

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