I created and customized exposed forms. When I change some values I change exposed filters widgets accordingly. Then I call submit with JavaScript, but my form is send with regular submit not like I checked on Views Advanced Settings form to use AJAX. What could be wrong with that? Pagination also change current URL.

-- edit -- When I click on item connected with exposed filter I execute this code:

$('#category-product-finder .frame a').each(function() {
    var $a = $(this);
    var $exposed_filter = $('#views-exposed-form-product-finder-page');
    $a.click(function(e) {

And this make my form to submit without using AJAX.

2 Answers 2


Did you edit the templating of view? As AJAX views use the default ID's to attach itself to the form and view itself. If you've altered / removed these ID's, it would explain why the form submits in a regular way.

A few lines of the selectors in ajax_views.js to get you on the right path:

var selector = '.view-dom-id-' + settings.view_dom_id;


// Add the ajax to exposed forms.
this.$exposed_form = $('form#views-exposed-form-'+ settings.view_name.replace(/_/g, '-') + '-' + settings.view_display_id.replace(/_/g, '-'));
this.$exposed_form.once(jQuery.proxy(this.attachExposedFormAjax, this));
  • This helped me. I had removed the attribute classes from my wrapper div. Thanks a ton! Saved me a lot of banging my head against the table. +1 Mar 9, 2018 at 16:19

Found a solution. Ambidex idea is the key. My problem was that I didn't have printer classess within views-view--XXXX.tpl.php. After this everything works OK and there is something like "view-dom-id-82374yrcnuerhnw875yt3o8743y" (first line of Ambidex code) class added, which is probably needed by AJAX calls.

  • What do you mean by printer classes (have same problem). I already have the view-dom-id-xxxxx class on my view which needs to be filtered. Still doesn't even work without any custom TPLs ?
    – Dominic
    Oct 19, 2012 at 11:26
  • There should be printeD classes. <div class="<?php print $classes; ?>"> <?php echo $exposed; ?> <?php if ($rows): ?> <ul class="products"> <?php echo $rows; ?> </ul> <?php endif; ?> </div> First I missed print $classess which is required by Drupal; I created views with exposed filters - then hide it with CSS and display another view (nice looking) to manage exposed filters. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:13

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