My file structure is as follows:

  • Reckless
    • ContactFormSelectors
      • controllers
        • Contacts
          • IndexController.php
      • etc
        • config.xml
      • Helper
        • Data.php

My IndexController.php file is very simple:


require_once Mage::getModuleDir('controllers', 'Mage_Contacts') . DS . 'IndexController.php';
class Reckless_ContactFormSelectors_IndexController extends Mage_Contacts_IndexController

    public function indexAction()
        echo 'here';


I'd expect the output to be a blank page with 'here' output. This file isn't being loaded at all though, unfortunately.

Here is my config.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

                        <Reckless_ContactFormSelectors before="Mage_Contacts">Reckless_ContactFormSelectors</Reckless_ContactFormSelectors>




I have an XML file in /app/etc/modules/Reckless_ContactFormSelectors.xml with the content:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

Logs are empty and hold no clues.

Within System > Configuration > Advanced I can see the module and it is enabled.

  • controllers,Block,Helper should be under Reckless>ContactFormSelectors folder – Amit Bera Jul 1 '15 at 13:05
  • @AmitBera apologies - that was my markdown formatting - it's correct, and I've updated the answer – mikemike Jul 1 '15 at 13:13
  • You shouldn't have a sub-dir Contacts under controllers for your Reckless_ContactFormSelectors_IndexController unless you name it Reckless_ContactFormSelectors_Contacts_IndexController and call the action on the URL "contacts/contacts_index/index" – 7ochem Jul 1 '15 at 13:21

The way you configured and named the controller the file should reside directly in Reckless > ContactFormSelectors > controllers

Otherwise the definition should have been

<Reckless_ContactFormSelectors before="Mage_Contacts">Reckless_ContactFormSelectors_Contacts</Reckless_ContactFormSelectors>

and the class name

class Reckless_ContactFormSelectors_Contacts_IndexController
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  • Sorry, I was originally using before, not after. I changed to after to troubleshoot. I've amended the answer to include 'before' instead. – mikemike Jul 1 '15 at 13:13
  • the problem was, as you said in the update, my folder structure. Can you reflect that in the full answer so I can mark correct? – mikemike Jul 1 '15 at 13:21
  • Updated to resemble the updated question – Fabian Schmengler Jul 1 '15 at 13:24

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