Is it possible to add multi-choice checkbox fields to a Content Type or the fields of a User Type? Hoping it is possible to create the following when a User is registering for an account. They should be able to choose multiple check boxes when registering.

Desired output in user registration form:

<input type="checkbox" id="checkbox1" name="checkbox1" value="first-choice">
<label id="checkbox1-label" for="checkbox1">First Choice</label><br>

<input type="checkbox" id="checkbox2" name="checkbox2" value="second-choice">
<label id="checkbox2-label" for="checkbox2">Second Choice</label><br>

<input type="checkbox" id="checkbox3" name="checkbox3" value="third-choice">
<label id="checkbox3-label" for="checkbox3">Thrid Choice</label><br>
  • Yes this is possible. The user entity is fieldable.
    – leymannx
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 20:21
  • Do I need to use PHP? Or can it be done by managing fields within the admin interface? What field would I use?
    – crayden
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 20:23
  • Yes, admin interface. Use a List field.
    – leymannx
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 20:54
  • @crayden which version of drupal are you using? 7 or 8? Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 15:51
  • I am using Drupal 8
    – crayden
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 15:51

1 Answer 1


You can add checkbox list from Account Settings

Go to Configuration >> People >> Account settings - http://example.com/admin/config/people/accounts/fields

Add Field >> Add a new field of List(text)

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Add options and select options as unlimited (for multiple select)

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Save and go to Manage Form display (/admin/config/people/accounts/form-display) change the checkbox widget to checkboxes/radio buttons.

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That's it you can see the check boxes in user account form like this

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