I'd like to add the sales guest form to a cms page? This is the form you find at yourdomain.com//sales/guest/form/ it's template is app/design/frontend/base/default/template/sales/guest/form.phtml

Sales Guest form

I've tried using this method which outlines how to do it for the Magento contacts form but am not sure how to re-work this method for the sales/guest/form, I think my action attribute is wrong.

This is what I have

<!– Order Search Form –>
{{block type="core/template" name="orderSearchForm" form_action="/sales/guest/view" template="sales/guest/form.phtml"}}
<!– Order Search Form –>

This displays the form on the page but when I submit it, it just reloads the page rather than find the order at ourdomain.com/sales/guest/view/

  • This doesn't look like native functionality. At least I can't find the file you're talking about. Is this a module? Aug 14, 2015 at 10:42
  • @SanderMangel, it is native functionality, at least in 1.9, if you go to yourdomain.com//sales/guest/form/ you will see the form. The template is app/design/frontend/base/default/template/sales/guest/form.phtml
    – Holly
    Aug 14, 2015 at 10:44
  • why was this question voted to be closed? If you are going to vote to close the question, at least give some feedback!
    – Holly
    Aug 14, 2015 at 10:46
  • Was me, sawry, wasn't looking correctly. Answering right now Aug 14, 2015 at 10:47

2 Answers 2


In the layout/sales.xml layout file the block is included as follows

<block type="sales/widget_guest_form" name="guest.form" template="sales/guest/form.phtml"/>

In the phtml file sales/guest/form.phtml the method getActionUrl retrieves the post action URL. This method returns a standard value that can't be set from layout XML

     * Return quick search form action url
     * @return string
    public function getActionUrl()
        return $this->getUrl('sales/guest/view', array('_secure' => $this->_isSecure()));

Including the block like this would solve it I'd say

{{block type="sales/widget_guest_form" name="orderSearchForm" template="sales/guest/form.phtml"}}

I'd like to offer an alternative:

The above answers work fine, however you could add the following in the the Layout > Layout update XML section of your CMS page:

<reference name="content">
    <block after="-" type="sales/widget_guest_form" name="guest.form" template="sales/guest/form.phtml"/>
    <action method="insert" ifconfig="sales/widget_guest_form">

This way, clients are also less likely to edit this tab since it's not within the content section!

Hope this helps anyone else with this issue!

  • great solution.
    – Pixelomo
    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:53

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