I am attempting to use the Form Block module so that I can place one of my content type forms in a block. I seem to be able to get to the block but I'm not sure how to render it. If I do a print_r($block) I see the block contents but I don't see anything to do with rendering it.

$block = module_invoke('formblock', 'block_view', 'csc_newsletter_subscription');

// Normally I would do something like this if it was just a block_view
$variables['newsletter_subscription_form'] = render($block['content']['#markup']);

And then I would be able to take the $newsletter_subscription_form variable and display it in my tpl file, but this does not seem to work.

What am I missing?

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You can print a Block which is generated by a module like this.

$block = module_invoke(<module name>, 'block', 'view', <block id>);
print $block['content'];

User created block

$block = module_invoke('block', 'block', 'view', <block id>);


$block = module_invoke('block', 'block', 'view', 20);
print $block['content'];

In Your cas, since the forms are in blocks you can simply manage them via exmple.com/admin/structure/block path :)

  • I think that is basically what I have described in my post if I'm not mistaken. Your syntax for D6 and mine for D7 right? If I do the following: $block = module_invoke('formblock', 'block_view', 'csc_newsletter_subscription'); print_r($block); I get an huge array returned but there is no ['content'] item so trying to do print $block['content']; doesn't return me anything. May 21, 2013 at 0:07
  • Ok I think I got it: print render($block['content']); I was missing the render call. Thanks. May 21, 2013 at 0:18

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