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Suggestion for insert_cform() to return rather than echo.
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February 18, 2013
5:33 pm

The template tag insert_cform() is a great tool when it comes to inserting a form into a page template. However, its use is rather limited, because it echoes a result instead of just returning it—which makes it unusable within i.e. filter or action functions.

@Oliver: I guess you've heard this before, so let me just add my 2 cents to the queue. ;) You could do something like this:

### this is insert_cform() renamed and returned instead of echoed
function get_cform($no='',$custom='',$c='') {
    global $post;

   $pid = cfget_pid();

   if( !is_numeric($no) )
      $no = check_form_name( $no );

   if ( !$pid )
      return cforms($custom,$no.$c);
      return check_for_taf($no,$pid)?cforms($custom,$no.$c):'';

### insert_cform() still echoes (ensures backward compatibility)
function insert_cform($no='',$custom='',$c='') {

   echo get_insert_cform($no,$custom,$c);


If I missed a function that already fulfills the same purpose, please ignore the suggestion and fill me in!

February 18, 2013
5:36 pm

Should have been get_cform in the second function, too. Please feel free to correct.

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