I've assigned some value with HTML tags to a form element, say the element is called name.

When it returns the form, it exactly prints the value along with the HTML. What I want in return instead, is the style applied to the text.

In this what I'm trying to do is hook_form_FORMID_alter(). This is the page where comments are listed(admin/content/comment). In this, for each comment I'm showing the subject comment and author etc. Also a collapsible tree for editing the comment with pre filled values in the fields.

$form['name'] = '<b>Fazeela</b>'
return $form;
  • What type of element is $form['name']? Are you talking about text that is in a text field or text area?
    – rooby
    May 12, 2015 at 5:21
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    when referencing code, please post the code here, not a link to the code - if the link dies, the question will be useless for future people viewing it
    – Geoff
    May 12, 2015 at 5:40
  • It is not a field, there is a collapsible tree, in which I am printing this value. May 12, 2015 at 5:46
  • May you provide the full code of that function, and explain exactly what is wrong in the result you are obtaining?
    – apaderno
    May 12, 2015 at 9:00
  • @kiamlaluno Hi, I have edited the code and requirement. Please let me know if you need further clarification. May 12, 2015 at 9:25

1 Answer 1


Use css.


If your $form['name'] is a div with an id wrapper,

<div id="wrapper">Fazeela</div>

Include a css file in your module file, particularly in hook_init function.

function NameOfYourModule_init(){
   drupal_add_css(drupal_get_path("module", "NameOfYourModule") . "/mycss.css"); 

mycss.css file

    font-weight: bold;
  • Did you see the code?
    – apaderno
    May 12, 2015 at 5:45
  • Is this the best way to do this? May 12, 2015 at 5:48
  • @FazeelaAbuZohra There is no need to include a CSS style file for rendering something in bold. See my answer.
    – apaderno
    May 12, 2015 at 5:50

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