I'm having issues saving an Asset field in my FEEF using a Plugin. I have a channel with some fields added to it, one of these fields being an Asset field. When using the standard entries/saveEntry build in function in Craft the Asset gets saved.

When I try to run the same form (same channel, same field) through my Plugin everything saves except the Asset field asset. The code I'm using (below) is a slightly changed version of Pixel&Tonics own "Guest Entries" Plugin.

Can anyone help me to figure out whats going on?

 * Populates an EntryModel with post data.
 * @access private
 * @throws HttpException
 * @return EntryModel
private function _populateEntryModel()
    $entry = new EntryModel();

    // Set section
    $entry->sectionId   = craft()->request->getRequiredPost('sectionId');
    $this->_section     = craft()->sections->getSectionById($entry->sectionId);
    $this->_entryTypeId = craft()->request->getPost('entryTypeId');

    // Default
    $entry->authorId    = 1;
    $entry->enabled     = true;

    // Set title
    $entry->getContent()->title = craft()->request->getPost('title');

    // Set Entry type
        $entry->typeId = $this->_entryTypeId;

    // Add dynamic fields

    // Return model
    return $entry;

This is how my form looks (I've removed some styling and keept the essentials)

<form method="post" action="" accept-charset="UTF-8" enctype="multipart/form-data">

<!-- Hidden -->
{{ getCsrfInput() }}
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="forms/saveEntry">
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="{{ craft.request.url }}?sent=1">
<input type="hidden" name="sectionId" value="13">
<input type="hidden" name="entryTypeId" value="18">
<input type="hidden" name="title" class="title" value=""/>

<input type="text" name="fields[formName]" value="{% if formEntry.formName is defined %}{{ formEntry.formName }}{% endif %}" class="default-field name" />
<input type="text" name="fields[formConfirmationNumber]" value="{% if formEntry.formConfirmationNumber is defined %}{{ formEntry.formConfirmationNumber }}{% endif %}" class="default-field" />
<input type="text" name="fields[formRoom]" value="{% if formEntry.formRoom is defined %}{{ formEntry.formRoom }}{% endif %}" class="default-field" />
<input type="file" name="fields[formFile]">


The name="title" field gets set dynamic...

  • What does your front-end form look like?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jan 14, 2016 at 20:00
  • Added it to the original post @BradBell. Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 6:59
  • Also the site uses Craft Pro 2.4.2702. Don't know if that makes a difference. Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 7:00
  • Hrm... before I setup a test case, any chance you can update to the latest 2.5 to see if it helps? Lots of enhancement and bug fixes in it.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 0:20
  • Since its a quite large site I would like to troubleshoot it as is before running an update. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with me setting the "Entry Type" ID? Because when running it through entries/saveEntry I need to have the targeted "Entry Type" as the root one in the list (it needs to be sorted as default/top entry type in list) since entries/saveEntry doesn't support multiple entry types (I think?). Anything around this we can dig around in @BradBell? Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 9:32

1 Answer 1


Here's the issue:

// Add dynamic fields

setContentFromPost requires that if you pass any uploaded files in, you need to pass the field name as a string, instead of the actual posted values.

Changing it to this and it should work:


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