I'm making an AJAX call in drupal 7 via the standard AJAX Framework. My problem is that when a status message is set by the AJAX callback, it is simply lost (or displayed at the next reload of the page). How can I display the status messages right after the AJAX callback has finished running, without reloading the page? Is there a module for that?


You can render the status messages and send them as anohter AJAX command.

For example:

$commands = array();

// Add other commands

$commands[] = ajax_command_prepend('div#ajax-status-messages-wrapper', theme('status_messages'));

return array('#type' => 'ajax', '#commands' => $commands);

At least this is the way I solved this problem when I faced it.

  • You Are A Saviour!!! :D Thankyou so so much. – SGhosh Jan 24 '15 at 15:52
  • What is the use of theme('status_messages') in there? – alyssaeliyah Jul 27 '15 at 1:38
  • @Bebang Bakikang render the status messages, returning HTML code with the current status messages. – sanzante Nov 10 '15 at 15:16

For Drupal 8 it's

$response = new AjaxResponse();    
$status_messages = array('#type' => 'status_messages');
$messages = \Drupal::service('renderer')->renderRoot($status_messages);
if (!empty($messages)) {
  $response->addCommand(new PrependCommand('.your_selector', $messages));

return $response;

For Drupal 8 form with AJAX, answer by Tim Bozeman worked, but messages were showed up with no styling. This is what worked for me:

$response = new AjaxResponse();
$form['messages']['status'] = [
  '#type' => 'status_messages',
$response->addCommand(new InsertCommand(null, $form['messages']));

return $response;

for me

$commands[] = ajax_command_remove('div.messages');
$commands[] = ajax_command_after('#main-content', theme('status_messages'));

worked. where #main-content is standard, and maybe needs to be customized for your theme's acutal messages position. (maybe you have to change the second method to ajax_command_append() or another)

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