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  44. Contact Form Page

  • We'll create a new branch with Git, since it makes sense to add our new contact form feature in it's own separate branch.
  • Just as we did with our home and about pages, we will add a blank contact form page.
  • To add pages in Rails, we need to add code to a controller, a view file, and the routes file.

First, we merge our latest code from the pages_and_layout branch into the master branch. Then we create a new branch called contact_form, by branching off of the now-updated master so that contact_form also contains the latest version of our site.

###Terminal

git branch
git checkout master
git merge pages_and_layout
git checkout -b conact_form

Then, we create the files we need to have a blank contact form page.

###Terminal

touch app/controllers/contacts_controller.rb
mkdir app/views/contacts
touch app/views/contacts/new.html.erb

###app/controllers/contacts_controller.rb

class ContactsController < ApplicationController
  def new
  end
end

###app/views/contacts/new.html.erb

<h1>Contact Form</h1>

###config/routes.rb

...
resources :contacts
...

###Terminal

git add .
git commit -m "Added contact form view, route, controller"
git push origin contact_form