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Serializing and submitting a form with jQuery and PHP

I’m trying to send a form’s data using jQuery. However, data does not reach the server. Can you please tell me what I’m doing wrong?

My HTML form:

<form id="contactForm" name="contactForm" method="post">
<input type="text" name="nume" size="40" placeholder="Nume">
<input type="text" name="telefon" size="40" placeholder="Telefon">
<input type="text" name="email" size="40" placeholder="Email">
<textarea name="comentarii" cols="36" rows="5" placeholder="Message"></textarea>
<input id="submitBtn" type="submit" name="submit" value="Trimite">

JavaScript (in the same file as the above form):

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(e) {
$("#contactForm").submit(function() {
$.post("getcontact.php", $("#contactForm").serialize())
// Serialization looks good: name=textInNameInput&&telefon=textInPhoneInput etc
.done(function(data) {
if (data.trim().length > 0) {
} else {
return false;

Server side PHP (/getcontact.php):

$nume = $_REQUEST["nume"]; // $nume contains no data. Also tried $_POST
$email = $_REQUEST["email"];
$telefon = $_REQUEST["telefon"];
$comentarii = $_REQUEST["comentarii"];

Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong?


Checked var_dump($_POST) and it returned an empty array.

The weird thing is that the same code tested on my local machine works fine.
If I upload the files on my hosting space it stops working. I tried doing an old-fashioned form without using jQuery and all data was correct.

I don’t see how this would be a server configuration problem. Any ideas?

Thank you!