When I'm opening one form of my build that runs with WFFM this is the error I get:

Could not find configuration node: wffm/modelFactory

anyone know what this error is all about? where is this configuration set? thanks

UPDATE: Sitecore 8.0 rev 160115

WFFM: 8.0 151127

  • Could you include the version of WFFM & Sitecore?
    – Gatogordo
    Nov 16, 2016 at 16:32
  • updated the question
    – Diego
    Nov 16, 2016 at 16:48
  • Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.config (in include) should have a wffm/modelFactory node
    – Gatogordo
    Nov 16, 2016 at 16:50
  • well this was upgraded from sitecore 8.0 update 3 to 7 and upgraded WFFM update 4 and 6. and one of the steps was to have Sitecore.Forms.MVC as disabled if I'm not mistaken. Only the sitecore.forms should be enabled
    – Diego
    Nov 16, 2016 at 16:52
  • I don't have your exact same version - I just found the node in an older 8.0 with wffm. I know the node is gone in 8.1 but I don't have any versions in between at my disposal right now.
    – Gatogordo
    Nov 16, 2016 at 16:56

1 Answer 1


Looking at the default config for that version of WFFMs that node is not in the config (the wffm node is there but I can't see the modelFactory).

As Gatogordo suggests this node exists in previous versions of WFFMs:

    <processor type="Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.Processors.SitecoreFormProcessor, Sitecore.Forms.Mvc"/>

  <modelFactory type="Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.Data.ModelFactory, Sitecore.Forms.Mvc" singleInstance="true">
    <param name="renderingContext" ref="wffm/renderingContext"/>

  <renderingContext type="Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.Data.Wrappers.WrappedRenderingContext, Sitecore.Forms.Mvc" singleInstance="true"/>

  <formDataManager type="Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.Data.FormDataManager, Sitecore.Forms.Mvc" singleInstance="true">
    <param name="processorFactory" ref="wffm/formProcessorsFactory"/>

  <formProcessorsFactory type="Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.Data.SitecoreProcessorFactory, Sitecore.Forms.Mvc" singleInstance="true"/>

So either your DLLs are old and expecting old config - or the installer is wrong and this config needs to be present in Sitecore.Forms.Mvc.config

I would redownload the installation package from the link above, unpack it and compare the DLL versions against your bin folder, also look for extra DLLs perhaps. If they all look correct, try adding that config node back in and see if it works.

Be worth logging this with Sitecore as well if the config on the installation package is incorrect.


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