I am trying to hide check-box selectors in the custom search module when the page initially loads and then have a clickable link to show them. I have the clickable link working but the check-boxes are initially in a visible state. How can I hide the check boxes when the page/module loads? I tried placing the following code in my THEME_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) function

drupal_add_js('jQuery(document).ready(function () { $("#edit-custom-search-types")[0].hide(); });', 'inline');


drupal_add_js('jQuery(document).ready(function () { $("#edit-custom-search-types").hide(); });', 'inline');

But neither worked. Any help would be appreciated. thanks

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For Drupal 7

drupal_add_js('(function ($) { $("#edit-custom-search-types").hide(); }(jQuery));', 'inline');

Working with JavaScript and jQuery

  • worked perfectly, thanks! here is my final code: drupal_add_js('(function ($) { $("#edit-custom-search-types").css("visibility","hidden"); }(jQuery));', 'inline'); drupal_add_js('(function ($) { $("#adv_search_link").click(function() { if( $("#edit-custom-search-types").css("visibility") == "hidden" ) { $("#edit-custom-search-types").css("visibility","visible"); } else { $("#edit-custom-search-types").css("visibility","hidden"); }});}(jQuery));', 'inline');
    – John R
    May 1, 2014 at 15:02
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    Why did this get down votes?
    – John R
    May 11, 2014 at 19:06

the easiest way of adding custom javascript-snippets is to create a custom.js file in your themefolder and declare it in your theme.info file like scripts[] = custom.js. Add all your snippets there.

In your JS file you can hide the elements. If you have multiple checkboxes create an array and hide them with a for each loop.


// create array with stuff you want to hide
    checkboxes = [

// Hide arrays
    for (i = 0; i < checkboxes.length; i++) {

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