PHP form sends out blank messages

Hello everyone,

I have an email form in my website and when I try to send a message using the form it does send something but the message I receive is blank, there is nothing in it, no name, no email, no subject and no message!! I have no experience using PHP, so I don’t really know what to change in my code. The code came with a template I downloaded online. All the HTML code seems to work fine, so I believe the issue comes from the PHP code. Please help!!!

This is my code:

<form id="main-contact-form" class="contact-form" name="contact-form" method="post" action="sendemail.php">
                <div class="col-sm-5 col-sm-offset-1">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label>Name *</label>
                        <input type="text" name="name" class="form-control" required>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label>Email *</label>
                        <input type="email" name="email" class="form-control" required>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <input type="number" class="form-control">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label>Company Name</label>
                        <input type="text" class="form-control">
                <div class="col-sm-5">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label>Subject *</label>
                        <input type="text" name="subject" class="form-control" required>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label>Message *</label>
                        <textarea name="message" id="message" required class="form-control" rows="8"></textarea>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <button type="submit" name="submit" class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" required="required">Submit Message</button>


header('Content-type: application/json');
$status = array(
	'message'=>'Thank you for contact us. As early as possible  we will contact you '

$name = trim(stripslashes($_POST['name'])); 
$email = trim(stripslashes($_POST['email'])); 
$subject = trim(stripslashes($_POST['subject'])); 
$message = trim(stripslashes($_POST['message'])); 

$email_from = $email;
$email_to = '';//replace with your email

$body = 'Name: ' . $name . "\n\n" . 'Email: ' . $email . "\n\n" . 'Subject: ' . $subject . "\n\n" . 'Message: ' . $message;

$success = mail($email_to, $subject, $body, 'From: <'.$email_from.'>');

echo json_encode($status);

You have shown both in the same file. I assume that the PHP is actually in a separate file named sendemail.php.

Have you tried dumping the content of $_POST to check what values are actually getting to the sendemail.php file from the form?

Hello felgall!
Thank you for your input. Yes the PHPis in a separate file called sednmail.php.
Regarding the $_POST I don’t know what to do with it as I have zero experience with PHP
Would you be kind to tell me what to do with it?

if you add var_dump($_POST); at the top of the page it should disply the values passed in that array to confirm whether the problem is before it gets there or after.

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