enter image description hereI'm trying to get Channel From working with non logged in users. Unfortunately with no success. I have

{exp:channel:form channel="calendar_events" return="site/index" logged_out_member_id="3"}

When I try this logged in - it works. When I'm logged out - it says

The provided member id to use for guest submissions is invalid.

Does anybody experienced these problems with channel form and anonymously posting en entry?

p.s. I allowed the Guest submission in the CP admin -> Channel Form page.

  • Did you resolve this? Would be useful to post the fix if you fond it :)
    – paulcripps
    Nov 30, 2015 at 22:17

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In addition to this I beleive you have to allow the group access to the specific channel you want them to post too. I just tested this on my sandbox...

So after you've done your thing in Admin > Channel Administration > Channel Form, head over to Members > Member Groups, click 'edit group' for the Guests Row, scroll down to the "Channel Assignment" section (quite near the bottom) and for the channel they are posting to select 'Yes'.

I beleive this should get you rocking, let us know if there's any more issue!

  • Yeah, sure I did this - thank you for noticing, but this still comes with the same error message. Here is the page from the member group settings
    – Vladyn
    Jul 10, 2015 at 11:19
  • Aha, the plot thickens! Have you got an author field in your channel form? (A snippet of your form might be useful here), also have you tried without logged_out_member_id="3"? I believe this parameter might be forcing the author to user 3, who isn't a guest, obviously. What group is user 3 a member of??
    – Blatant
    Jul 10, 2015 at 14:41
  • I'm noticing the fact that I'm actually hardcoding the author id in the hidden fields. And yes I did tried without the logged out parameters
    – Vladyn
    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:59
  • Actually I have author_id field which is set to "1" in hidden fields on different layer. But I don't think this is the problem at all. Removing the logged_out parameter doesn't work as well. member group 3 is Guests, my member, which is set to author of the post is from this group
    – Vladyn
    Jul 12, 2015 at 15:37

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