Matthew Denton Matthew Denton - 1 month ago 7
Ajax Question

Sending data to PHP via Ajax?

I need to send an email, when I send a request to the mail.php the data values are empty. I cannot work out why this happens and have tried a multitude of different things.

ajax:

$.ajax({
url: 'mail.php',
action: 'POST',
data: {
'name_first': "First",
'name_last': "Last",
'title': "Test Title",
'topic': "Test Topic",
'mailer': "example@example.com",
'mail': "This is a message"
},
success: function (response) {
alert(response)
},
error: function(xhr, textStatus, error){
console.log(xhr.statusText);
console.log(textStatus);
console.log(error);
}});


php:

<?php

require_once 'swiftmailer/lib/swift_required.php';

$inf_name = $_POST['name_first'] . ' ' . $_POST['name_last'];
$inf_title = $_POST['title'];
$inf_topic = $_POST['topic'];
$inf_mailer = $_POST['mailer'];
$inf_message = $_POST['mail'];

$transport = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance('ssl://smtp.gmail.com', 465)
->setUsername('business@astronstudios.com')
->setPassword('...');

$mailer = Swift_Mailer::newInstance($transport);

$message = Swift_Message::newInstance("[" . $inf_topic . "] " . $inf_title)
->setFrom(array($inf_mailer => $inf_name))
->setTo(array('business@astronstudios.com' => 'AstronStudios'))
->setBody($inf_message, 'text/html');

return $mailer->send($message);

Answer

Set type attribute instead of action to set the method (GET or POST) of the AJAX request. So the code would look like this,

$.ajax({
url: 'mail.php',
type: 'POST',
data: {
    'name_first': "First",
    'name_last': "Last",
    'title': "Test Title",
    'topic': "Test Topic",
    'mailer': "example@example.com",
    'mail': "This is a message"
},
success: function (response) {
        alert(response)
},
error: function(xhr, textStatus, error){
    console.log(xhr.statusText);
    console.log(textStatus);
    console.log(error);
}});

Reference: http://api.jquery.com/jquery.ajax/

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