The official example ( https://craftcms.com/docs/templating/entry-form ) seems to assume that the form itself is not already on a page which is an Entry. Dropping this form into a template that has an entry loaded already spits out that entry's entry.title or entry.body.

How should this work? We want the "new entry form" to live on a page that the client controls the content for.

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The saveEntry controller used by the default example returns an entry variable with the newly created item and the applicable error messages. This could be a potential cause of conflict if you have another variable called entry, which is by default pre-loaded in entry templates.

I think you could create a (for example) product.twig template and manually set an entry variable (via ID or slug) called anything else than entry.

  • Hmm, I see what you are suggesting. Thanks. A bit of a PITA though as that will cause issues with template fragments that need the "create entry" entry - things like SEOmatic. Shame we can't define the variable name that the saveEntry controller spits back :/ Jul 6, 2017 at 9:16
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    Well as a workaround you can save the form with an ajax request. In this case, the controller will return a JSON object that you will need to handle via js... not sure if this will translate less work :)
    – gioppe
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:57

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