I've created a Form using my module, which looks like this, then I've created a _validate & _submit handler (please see the linked file above). Then, in my front page, I printed the form using:

$form = drupal_get_form('mymodule_signin');
print render($form);

But when I'm submitting the form, the validate & submit handlers are not getting called, I'm getting redirected back to the front page. However, I created a submit button but when I was clicking it, the form was not getting submitted, so I submitted the form using jQuery's .submit() method to submit the function!

Can anyone help me why the form was not getting submitted first time, and finally when it was submitted (using javascript) the handler was not getting called? Here goes the template file I used to render the form.

PS. I created an entry in the hook_menu() and when I submit form using this page, the form gets submitted (calls validate handler). But it is not calling validate/submit handler when I submit it in my front page. :(

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    Please show your form, validate and submite functions.
    – BetaRide
    Mar 26, 2012 at 6:16
  • Can you add this piece of code after printing the form and check ?<?php print drupal_render($form['form_build_id']); print drupal_render($form['form_id']); print drupal_render($form['form_token']); ?> This worked in 6 for me I cannot test it on 7
    – GoodSp33d
    Mar 26, 2012 at 6:49
  • @BetaRide I've provided them, please check the links... @kantu They're printed using drupal_render_children();
    – Shafiul
    Mar 26, 2012 at 7:34
  • Might want to try it on a normal node page as well and see what result you get. There could be problems when the front page is not properly set or something important is missing.
    – Madis
    Mar 26, 2012 at 19:08
  • @Dooshta it works in normal pages. It just doesn't work when I try to get it in front page using drupal_get_form()
    – Shafiul
    Mar 27, 2012 at 3:23

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I think you should have an element of type submit in your form function.

  • Would the downvoter kindly explain what's wrong with this answer ?
    – Countzero
    Mar 26, 2012 at 9:54
  • OK, read the sentence about the submit button. Still, the form not being submitted when clicking the button is not a normal behaviour, and submitting via JQuery will only complicate the problem.
    – Countzero
    Mar 26, 2012 at 9:57
  • #submit adds a submit-handler function, right? I had one, (commented on my code now) but no luck! I think the down-voter will explain...
    – Shafiul
    Mar 26, 2012 at 13:29
  • #submitat the form level does what you say, but I was talking about a submit button '#type' => 'submit'.
    – Countzero
    Mar 26, 2012 at 14:35
  • As per what Countzero said... Dont know if it defaults without it being set but try: $form['button'] = array( '#type' => 'button', '#value' => t('Submit'), '#submit' => array('mymodule_dum_s'), '#executes_submit_callback' => TRUE); }
    – WestieUK
    Mar 26, 2012 at 14:43

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