Module Development

Movie Project: Create a Form for Drupal 7

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Create a new module for movie imports, which will display a form when the user navigates to a page.


Create a custom form inside a custom module.


You will need the following knowledge and skills. If you need a review, check out the Additional resources section at the bottom of this page.

  1. How to create a module.
  2. Use a menu hook to define a start point for the user journey.
  3. Create a form containing a text field and a submit button.


Create a new module for movie imports.

Create a menu hook to register the required URL import-movie.

Create a form that displays text about movie imports, a field for a movie title, and a submit button.


  • Break down a scenario into small pieces of functionality to identify components for re-use.
  • Use hook_menu and the form API to create the necessary form.

Further your understanding

Additional resources

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Hands-On Exercises: Movie Project