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I have made the following .tpl.php template:

<?php print drupal_render($element["term"]); ?>
<?php print drupal_render($element["search"]);?>
<?php print drupal_render($element["advanced_search"]);?>
<?php print drupal_render_children($element);?>

But the form tag is not generated, so the form cannot be submitted ... what am i doing wrong?

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  • You are not able to get search form or any other thing ? Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 9:05
  • I see the fields but when click the search button it does not submits, because the form tag is not rendered
    – Cris
    Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 9:33
  • How does your hook_theme() function look like?
    – moertle
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 9:55
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    I think we need to see the $elements that you are attempting to render to build the form.
    – DrCord
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 18:35

9 Answers 9

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You can add search box in a preprocess function in your template.php:

<?php
/*
 *  Preprocess page.tpl.php to inject the $search_box variable back into D7.
 */
function MYTHEME_preprocess_page(&$variables){
  $search_box = drupal_render(drupal_get_form('search_form'));
  $variables['search_box'] = $search_box;
}

Then you just need to print the variable in your page.tpl.php:

<?php print $search_box; ?>
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    If i use drupal_render i get "Fatal error: Maximum function nesting level of '100' reached, aborting" , if i use drupal_render_children i see the form but there is not <form> tag in html so it does not work
    – Cris
    Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 13:32
  • Why do you render that form in preprocess? Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 16:23
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  1. You can add search box in a preprocess function in template.php of your theme:

    function MYTHEME_preprocess_page(&$variables){
          $search_box = drupal_render(drupal_get_form('search_form'));
          $variables['search_box'] = $search_box;
        }
    
  2. Then you just need to print the variable in your page.tpl.php:

    <?php print $search_box; ?>
    

You could also use module_invoke, but you shouldn't have php logic in template files:

  $block = module_invoke('search', 'block_view', 'search');
  print render($block);
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I wish I had a better explanation, but if you're using a custom theme hook, make sure it doesn't match your form id. For example, if your form is "mymodule_my_form," don't name your theme hook "mymodule_my_form." I've run into issues rendering a form in a template because of this.

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Find form_id of the form you want to display. ( you may use Get Form ID module )

Then you can put any form in any place, example:

$form = drupal_get_form('YOUR_FORM_ID');
print drupal_render($form);
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i had this issue, realized was printing drupal_render($form) in a fake html tag(some design time html left-over) hence no real form - removed it and there stood the real form staring at me.

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You just need to render complete form with individual fields.

Just change the last line of your template file with this one -

<?php print drupal_render_children($element['form']);?>
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    ? I think your anwer is missing a line of code. Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 18:14
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This is the only solution now;

$form = drupal_get_form('custom_example_form', $adverts);
  print '<form id="'.$form['#id'].'" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="'.$form['#method'].'" action="'.$form['#action'].'">'; 
  print render($form['name']);
  print render($form['descriere']);
  print render($form['submit']);
  print render($form['form_id']);
  print render($form['form_build_id']);
  print '</form>';

See this https://drupal.stackexchange.com/a/111833/23593

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$wnid = 5; //form id
$wnode = node_load($wnid); load the node id
$form = drupal_get_form('webform_client_form_' . $wnid, $wnode, array());
print render($form);

This will give you your webform.

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My form was in an include file, mymodule/includes/mymodule.example_form.inc, doing the following worked for me:

function mymodule_preprocess_main_page(&$variables) {
    module_load_include('inc', 'mymodule', 'includes/mymodule.example_form');
    $example_form = drupal_render(drupal_get_form('mymodule_example_form'));
    $variables['example_form'] = $example_form;
}

Then in template file, <?php print $example_form; ?>

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