Programmatically Load an Entityform in Drupal 7
Posted on 22nd December 2015
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I recently had my first experience using the Entityform module in a project. It was quite easy to configure with different form types, but then I needed to embed the form into an overlay. I was expecting to use the
drupal_get_form() function and render it, but this didn’t work.
Here are the steps that I took to be able to load, render and embed the form.
Loading the Form
The first thing that I needed to do to render the form was to load an empty instance of the entityform using
entityform_empty_load(). In this example,
newsletter is the name of my form type.
$form = entityform_empty_load('newsletter');
This returns an instance of a relevant
Rendering the Form
The next step was to be able to render the form. I did this using the
As this function is within the
entityform.admin.inc file and not autoloaded by Drupal, I needed to include it using
module_load_include() so that the function was available.
module_load_include('inc', 'entityform', 'entityform.admin'); $output = entityform_form_wrapper($form, 'submit', 'embedded'),
The first argument is the
Entityform object that was created in the previous step (I’ve submitted a patch to type hint this within entityform so that it’s clearer what is expected), which is required.
The other two arguments are optional. The second argument is the mode (
submit is the default value), and the last is the form context.
page is the default value, for use on the submit page, however I changed this to
I could then pass this result into my theme function to render it successfully within the relevant template file.
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Oliver Davies is a Full Stack Web Developer and System Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Developer at Microserve and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal, Symfony and Laravel development and Linux systems administration.