how can i create short code for custom form for my website using PHP, wordpress,HTML,CSS?

i would like to add a custom form to my website , by making short code.
do i need to include that in function.php?
vishnu kalakotaAsked:
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DrDamnitCommented:
You could do that, but the proper way would be to create a plugin.
rgranlundCommented:
Michael is correct.  Here is a tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Gz-SZXApI There are also a bunch of other tutorials on the internet.  BUT placing it in the functions.php file will work just fine, as long as the function.php file is in your theme directory.
DzynitCommented:
If you want to use your theme to do it, here's an example and yes, it just goes in the functions.php file of the theme:

function add_contact_form() {
	$content = ' 
		<form>
		First name:<br>
		<input type="text" name="firstname">
		<br>
		Last name:<br>
		<input type="text" name="lastname">
		</form>'; 
	return $content;
}

add_shortcode( 'custom_contact_form', 'add_contact_form' );

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vishnu kalakotaAuthor Commented:
Great.. Thanks
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