I'm using

Content: Translation language (exposed)

in my code, And I Have two Options - autocomplete - dropdown

I'd like to have Checkbox, How Can I enable it?

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I'm using Drupal 8

  • bef for drupal 7 may the logic will help you out Feb 8, 2016 at 13:28

2 Answers 2


Not sure where you're trying to do this, but if it's a node edit form, you can just change the widget to "Check boxes/radio buttons" on Manage Form Display (admin/structure/types/manage/<content_type>/form-display). Make sure the Options module is installed.

For an exposed filter in a View, say, you can use a hook_form_alter to change the #type to whatever you want; e.g.:

function YOUR_MODULE_form_views_exposed_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  $form['field_your_field']['#type'] = 'checkboxes';

  // If there's no user input (code not shown), rebuild the form.

Only makes sense if #multiple is set to TRUE of course.

UPDATE: Added the call to setRebuild().


On Drupal 8.7.8 it is nearly the same.

Edit your themes/YOURTHEME/YOURTHEME.theme file and add

function YOURTHEME_form_views_exposed_form_alter(&$form, \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  $form['field_your_field']['#type'] = 'checkboxes';

The setRebuild() call breaks the functionality on my system.

field_your_field is the system name of the field you want to change, either find it by using browser development tools or the field config of your respective content type.

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