I want to change the source order of the "Create new account"/"Forgot your password?" links and the Submit button, so the Submit button comes first.


I am able to modify certain contents of the login block by using this function.

function THEMENAME_form_user_login_block_alter(&$form, &$form_state){
  $item = array();
  if (variable_get('user_register', USER_REGISTER_VISITORS_ADMINISTRATIVE_APPROVAL)) {
    $items[] = l(t('Create new account'), 'user/register', array('attributes' => array('title' => t('Create a new user account.'))));
  $items[] = l(t('Request new password'), 'user/password', array('attributes' => array('title' => t('If you forgot your password, click to request a new password via e-mail.'))));
  $form['links']['#markup'] = theme('item_list', array('items' => $items));

And this template does pick up the changes and allow for markup changes around the form, but simply outputs the form in one variable. How do I modify the $content variable and print each element out separately to swap item locations?


<div id="user-login-top">
  <?php print render($title_prefix); ?>
  <?php if ($block->subject): ?>
    <h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><?php print $block->subject ?></h2>
  <?php endif;?>
 <?php print render($title_suffix); ?>
<div id="user-login-block" class="block block-<?php print $block->module ?>">
  <div class="content"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>>
    <?php print $content ?>
<div id="user-login-bottom" class="block-bottom"></div>

This example uses straight markup out of Firebug and it does function, but there should be a cleaner way to do this by printing variables that already contain the markup, and that doesn't remove the "Create new account" option if the site registration is restricted.

1 Answer 1


you can change the weight of the links like this:

$form['links']['#weight'] = 10000;

now it should be after the submit button :)

  • WHOA, sweet. That did it!
    – krisbulman
    Aug 16, 2012 at 0:01
  • 10000 or should we do 1000000000 to be sure instead? :-P May 31, 2013 at 17:28

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