I have previously added a confirmation dialog to my own forms using a technique like http://blog.purdy.info/2014/04/how-to-work-with-confirmform-in-drupal-7.html. However this assumes that you have control of the form builder and submit functions. I now want to add a confirmation to the user profile form which is of course defined in the user module.

Any suggestions ?


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You can add your own submit handler in front the of the predefined submit handler using hook_form_alter().

The #submit property is an array of submit handlers and it allows multiple values. Use array_unshift() to put your handler in front of the predefined handler.

Your code will look something like this:

 * Implements hook_form_alter().
function mymodule_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id){
  if ($form_id = 'target_form') { // make sure it's the right form
    // add my handler
    array_unshift($form['#submit'], 'my_submit');

function my_submit( $form, &$form_state ) {

When the form is submitted, it will run my_submit() before the predefined submit handler.

  • The strategy for delivering the confirmation form requires modifying both the submit handler ( as you have suggested ) AND the function defining the form itself so that it returns a different form if a flag is set. So unfortunately your answer is not a complete solution.
    – elb
    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:27

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