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I do most of my development in Drupal, however I am working on a Wordpress site and I need to make a form. Which got me thinking, is there a Form API for wordpress like there is Drupal? Is there a way to add a form by using php? Any links to documentation (which I haven't found) or blog posts would be greatly appreciated.

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There is no Form API. Try to use plugin for it. Find it here wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=form –  Eugene Manuilov Apr 8 '12 at 19:44
    
@EugeneManuilov - could you add this as an answer so Kelly can accept it? –  Stephen Harris Apr 9 '12 at 1:03

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No, but it should ;)

There are several custom field class's (backend).

For front-end forms, you probably best off with a plugin in Eugene Manuilov's link.

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Very Useful information, thanks. –  Kelly Hays Apr 10 '12 at 1:30

Another custom field library:

Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress

https://github.com/jaredatch/Custom-Metaboxes-and-Fields-for-WordPress

A lot of the 'free' form plugins in the repo are very limited in functionality, but there are options:

GravityForms

http://www.gravityforms.com/

NinjaForms

http://wpninjas.net/plugins/ninja-forms/

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There is no Form API. Try to use plugin for it. Find it here: wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=form

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