I am looking for a way to remove the select drop-downs from the datepicker popup and display only months (and the year). As for the appearance, it can be altered in datepicker.1.7.css.

How do I disable the select drop-downs and show only the names?

  • In short, you want to remove days from the date & you want to display only month & year. Am I right ?
    – Nishant
    Dec 11, 2014 at 11:30
  • Hey. Not quite. In short: Remove dropdowns and only display month-name and year. User navigates only via arrows. Dec 11, 2014 at 11:34
  • Check this first : stackoverflow.com/questions/5229654/…
    – Nishant
    Dec 11, 2014 at 11:48
  • Unfortunately this does not show, how to hide the select-fields and use an alternative display instead. But it definitely points me to the right files! Dec 11, 2014 at 12:02

2 Answers 2


As of date_popup 7.x-2.9, you can do this in your theme or custom module, implementing hook_element_info_alter(&$type).

function mytheme_element_info_alter(&$type) {
  $type['date_popup']['#datepicker_options'] += array(
    'changeMonth' => FALSE,
    'changeYear' => FALSE,

Did it. Turns out, that you can influence the datepicker options in modules/date/data_popup/date_popup.module. In the function date_popup_element_info you can influence the datepicker-options for the jquery-part. This means that:

'#datepicker_options' => array(
  'changeMonth' => FALSE,
  'changeYear' => FALSE

will disable the dropdowns. However remember: This is a system wide change and might be gone with the next update.

  • 1
    You'd be much better changing the form using hook_form_alter as hacking contributed module code is, as you point out, a recipe for disaster over time.
    – bloke_zero
    Dec 12, 2014 at 9:40

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