I got the function addNew() that creates a form inside a backend component.

function addNew() {

    $route= JRoute::_( 'index.php?option=com_pelatol&task=insertyo');
    $html.='<form action="'.$route.'" method="GET" ><div><h3>Εισαγωγή Ακινήτων</h3>';
    //$html.='<input type="hidden" name="option" value="com_pelatol" />';
    //$html.='<input type="hidden" name="task" value="insertyo" />';

    $html.='<br/><span>Περιοχή</span></br><input type="text" name="perioxi" />';
    $html.='<br/><span>Εμβαδόν</span></br><input type="text" name="embado" />';
    $html.='<br/><span>Υπνοδομάτια</span></br><input type="text" name="ipnodomatia" />';
    $html.='<br/><span>Μπάνια</span></br><input type="text" name="mpania" />';

    for ($i=1950;$i<=$cYear;$i++) {

        $html.='<option value="'.$i.'">- '.$i.' -</option>';
    $html.='<br/><span>Θέρμανση</span></br><input type="text" name="thermansi" />';
    $html.='<br/><span>Διαθέσιμο</span></br><input type="text" name="diathesimo" />';
    $html.='<br/><span>Οδός</span></br><input type="text" name="odos" />';
    $html.='<br/><span>Τιμή</span></br><input type="text" name="timi" />';
    $html.='</div><input type="submit"/></form>';
    echo $html;

function insertyo() {
   $session =& JFactory::getSession();
   //$session->get( 'perioxi' )


When I click the submit button the URL I'm getting redirected is : administrator/index.php?perioxi=asdas&embado=asdasd&ipnodomatia=adasd&mpania=asdasdas&thermansi=asdasd&diathesimo=asdasd&odos=asdasd&timi=asd. It ignores the ?option=com_pelatol&task=insertyo statement of Jroute. I'm currently using a "hack" to achieve the desired output:

//$html.='<input type="hidden" name="option" value="com_pelatol" />';
//$html.='<input type="hidden" name="task" value="insertyo" />';

I'm sure there is another way. Am I missing something?

  • Why did you comment option and task hidden inputs? Apr 4, 2015 at 11:35

1 Answer 1


You should change method="GET" to method="POST".

HTML method Attribute

  • Why should i use post when i dont send sensitive data? Is it mandatory inside the component ??
    – IseNgaRt
    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:37

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