I'm working on a plugin and need a front-end (non CP) form that submits to one of the plugin controllers. Here's my setup:

- plugins
  - portal
    -- PortalPlugin.php
    - controller
      -- Portal_AccessController.php


namespace Craft;

class Portal_AccessController extends BaseController {

    protected $allowAnonymous = true;

    public function actionLogin() {

        echo 'Here';



I then created a front-end form by adding a new template directory in /craft/templates:

- pro-portal
  -- index.html

With index.html containing:

<form method="post" action="" accept-charset="UTF-8">
    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="portal/access/login">

        <input type="text" maxlength="4">
        <input type="text" maxlength="4">
        <input type="text" maxlength="4">
        <input type="text" maxlength="4">
    <a href="{{ actionUrl('portal/access/login') }}">Test me</a>
    <input class="btn submit" type="submit" value="Submit">

Hitting mydomain.com/pro-portal displays the form. On submit it returns to /pro-portal but with a 404 error.

I also tried creating an action link but that also results in a 404 at /index.php/actions/portal/access/login.

I've looked through answers on similar questions and tried all the solutions but no luck. Am I overlooking something? Missing something?

  • What's $response['redirect'] and where is it coming from?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 5, 2015 at 21:43
  • I tried passing in a redirect parameter to redirect to a new URL. That's not in my code at the moment. I've update the question to show that. Mar 5, 2015 at 21:46

1 Answer 1


You're getting a 404 because your action method isn't telling Craft what do to after it has echo'd 'Here', so routing continues.

See #3 is that link:

The request doesn’t necessarily end after a controller has been called. The controller may allow it to keep going.

You can redirect, end the request, load up a template to display, etc.


The controller folder needs to be renamed to controllers.

  • So if I put something like $this->redirect('http://google.com'); in my controller method it should redirect, but I'm still being returned to /pro-portal and getting the 404 page. Mar 5, 2015 at 21:56
  • If you put a die(); after the echo, do you see the text?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 5, 2015 at 22:09
  • No. I get the 404 page. Mar 5, 2015 at 22:10
  • Oh, it's not even making it to the action then. Rename your controller folder to controllers.
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 5, 2015 at 22:11
  • I knew it would be something simple like that. Thank you! Mar 5, 2015 at 22:13

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