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Override index controller magento

Here you can see how to override app/code/core/Mage/Contacts/controllers/IndexController.php .

1) Change the directory to the root of magento installation

2) vi app/etc/modules/PHPCodez_Contacts.xml

Paste the below given content

3) cd app/code/

4) mkdir local

5) cd local

6) mkdir PHPCodez

7) cd PHPCodez

8) mkdir Contacts

9) cd Contacts

10) mkdir controllers

11) mkdir etc

12) vi etc/config.xml

paste the below given code

<?xml version=”1.0″?>


12)vi controllers/IndexController.php

Paste the below given code

require_once ‘Mage/Contacts/controllers/IndexController.php’;
class PHPCodez_Contacts_IndexController extends Mage_Contacts_IndexController
// Overrride the post function
public function postAction() {
error_log(“Overriden n”, 3, “/var/log/error-log.txt”);
// add your code to implement a tasks


getFormAction() return null value contact form magento

It may happen if we try to load contact form through a static block or cms .

When you  do so make sure that you have included ‘  form_action=”/contacts/index/post ‘ .ie The code will


{{block type=”core/template” name=”contactForm” form_action=”/contacts/index/post” template=”contacts/form.phtml”}}

But when we submit the contact form , the page will be redirected to the original contact form

“magento/contacts/ ” after sending the mail . To fix that we should  override the function “postAction” in

/var/www/html/app/code/core/Mage/Contacts/controllers/IndexController.php and edit the code

“$this->_redirect(‘*/*/’);” at line number 113 with the page url . ie for eg :



Edit Thank you message for Contact page in Magento

1) Change the directory to magento installation
2  cd appcodecoreMageContactscontrollers
3) vi IndexController.php
4) Search for Mage::getSingleton(‘customer/session’)->addSuccess(Mage::helper(‘contacts’)->__(‘Your inquiry was submitted and will be responded to as soon as possible. Thank you for contacting us.’)) and edit the text