Sam Skirrow Sam Skirrow - 10 months ago 34
Javascript Question

PHP send email to address entered by user in a plugin file

I am creating a form builder plugin for wordpress. Within the plugin settings, the user can set the recipient email address - the code for this is in file class-form-builder.php.

I have a file called class-send-form.php that is a php mail handler. I am trying to add the email address that is entered by the user to this file but returning an error.

In class-form-builder.php I have the following code:

class Layers_Form_Builder_Widget extends Layers_Widget {


function send_to_email() {
return '';



At the minute I am using a hardcoded email address to try and get that working before I grab the value inputted by the user.

Then in class-send-form.php I have the following code:


$layers_email_address = Layers_Form_Builder_Widget::send_email_to();

// if there are any errors in our errors array, return a success boolean of false
if (!empty($errors)) {
// if there are items in our errors array, return those errors
$data['success'] = false;
$data['errors'] = $errors;

} else {
parse_str($_REQUEST['formData'], $formFields);
foreach ($formFields as $key => $value) {
$html .= '<p><label>' . $key . ' :</label> ' . $value . '</p>';
$html .='</body></html>';
$to = $layers_email_address;
$subject = "Form Submission";
$txt = $html;
$headers = "From: <".$to.">". "\r\n";
$headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"."\r\n";

// if there are no errors process our form, then return a message

// show a message of success and provide a true success variable
$data['success'] = true;
$data['message'] = 'Success!';

// return all our data to an AJAX call
echo json_encode($data);

However, when I click send, I just get an error ("there was an error when submitting your form").

How can I get the value of the email address from class-form-builder.php and use it in class-send-form.php?


The function name used in class-send-form.php is send_email_to() and the function name defined in class-form-builder.php is send_to_email().

I think once you fix that, it will work.