An Overview of the Form API

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    In this video, we're going to begin taking a look at Drupal's Form API
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    in order to build forms and collect user inputted data.
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    Forms are one of the most complicated things to build in a website.
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    There's so much that you have to keep in mind.
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    Does the form look right? Is it presented to the user right?
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    Is the form accessible?
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    When somebody submits the form, what do I do with the data?
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    How do I validate that the data is what I'm asking for?
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    How do I make sure it's secure? There's a lot of questions.
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    Thankfully, Drupal's Form API makes a lot of this easier for us.

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An Overview of the Form API


This presentation provides an overview of the different phases of the form submission and validation process that Drupal uses with the Forms API. This will give you a good foundation for implementing forms yourself in the following videos.

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