I want in add content have a link(or button) when user click on lt the popup (modal or any popuping method like dialog,modal,lightbox,colorbox ) will open, in that form I want have some field, like hierarchical select and long text fields, after user submit that form, the submitted values passed back to add content form,

appreciate any idea

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I'd suggest an approach which is not a solid, but you can get an idea;

  • Create modal with Ctools (may be this and this links can help you to create it);
  • On form submission store the submitted data as array into $_SESSION;
  • reload the page with ctools_ajax_command_reload();


// This is must be in ctools modal callback. Read modal.html file in ctools/help directory
if (!empty($form_state['executed'])) {
  $commands = array();
  $commands[] = ctools_ajax_command_reload();
  • Alter the content add form;

  • add #default_value to the fields, e.g.: '#default_value' => isset($_SESSION['modal_data']['field_1_value']) ? $_SESSION['modal_data']['field_1_value'] : '';

  • at the end of the content add form just unset the $_SESSION data, e.g.: unset($_SESSION['modal_data']);
  • good idea, but I dont know how can I reload main page after modal form submit?
    – Yuseferi
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 13:41
  • @zhilevan I updated the answer.
    – xurshid29
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 13:55

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