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ZF2 Module providing a simple re-usable contact form for a website

0.1.2 2013-06-27 15:39 UTC

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First of all, this module was adapted from a module written by Matthew Weier O'Phinney which you can find on github at weierophinney/PhlyContact

The main differences is that the controller, on successful submission does nothing except trigger an event. The reason for this is because I needed an excuse to learn a bit about the ZF2 Event Manager and I thought that it would be neat to be able to plug in observers for various tasks that could accompany the submission of a contact form, for example, detailed logging, storing messages to a database or file perhaps and of course beaming out email messages.

This is the first stand-alone module I've put together with ZF2 so sorry if it's a bit screwy. It seems a bit configuration heavy to me and I'm not yet sure if that's just something I have to live with or I'm doing things wrong!


By far the easiest thing to do is install with composer by adding "netglue/ng-contact": "dev-master" to the require block of your top-level composer.json file then issue a $ php composer.phar update to pull in the module to your vendor directory (Assuming you've setup a standard ZF2 app like the Skeleton App).

Bear in mind that you'll probably also need to add "minimum-stability":"dev" to your top-level composer file as this and none of the package dependencies are 'stable'

This will also install the dependencies. Once installed, in the config directory is a file named copy it to your config/autoload directory and chop the .dist off and alter to suit your needs (There's a lot of cruft in the .dist config file that you will likely need to delete. A good starting point is to simply provide valid email addresses). The config files are reasonably well documented and theoretically, it should work out of the box without any supplemental config, but you probably won't like the view scripts and email templates much!


  • Zend Framework
  • Net Glue ZF Extensions. This is extra library code Specifically, the HtmlToText filter is required for plain text alternatives and the Mail Transport Factory is used to configure transports.
  • Net Glue Template Mail Module. This little module provides an easy way to initialise multipart email messages that use the Zend View components to render the HTML


  • Implement Captchas
  • Provide example configuration for altering the form to include additional fields
  • Possibly alter the observer to include help for the former
  • Add tests and clean up