I am using hook_form_alter to hide a field in a view exposed filter.

function cars_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) { 
if($form_id == "views_exposed_form"){
    $form['field_price__1']['#type'] = 'hidden';

My questions are :

  1. It only works if use $form_id == "views_exposed_form". But I don't want for all views only for my specific one which has form_id=views_exposed_form_car-results_panel_pane_3 ,but it doesn't work if I use the specific form id

  2. Using the above snippet,I can hide the field but not its Label.How can I hide also the label?

  • Hello. Could you please post one question per question, and format title in more meaningful way?
    – Mołot
    Oct 28, 2013 at 9:42
  • okay,sorry for this
    – Dion
    Oct 28, 2013 at 9:45

1 Answer 1


One possible way to alter the exposed filter for specific view is the following:

 * Implements hook_form_alter().
function MYMODULE_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
        // Check if the form contains exposed filter form element.
    if ($form_id == 'views_exposed_form') {
        // Here you can define the check for specific view so that it doesnt apply to all views.
        $view = $form_state['view'];
        // If you have multiple display in view than you can add a check for specific display
        // as '$view->current_display == 'DISPLAY_NAME' in the below if condition with '&&'.
        if ($view->name === 'MY_VIEW_MACHINE_NAME') {
            // Add your code for specific form.

And for hiding the label of particular element, check #title_display: Indicates how the label should be rendered. The label includes the #title and the required marker, if #required. If the #title is empty but the field is #required, the label will contain only the required marker.

'#title_display' => 'invisible'


Also you may try using hook_form_views_exposed_form_alter as below:

 * Implements hook_form_alter().
function MYMODULE_form_views_exposed_form_alter(&$form, $form_state, $form_id) {
  // To check the form id of your view.
  • you can also usee this function hook_views_exposed_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id); and $form_id should match your view name. If you have devel installed you can use the function dpm($form_id); and it will put the contents in the message part of the page. Oct 28, 2013 at 10:04
  • @DanielHarper Thanks for mentioning that, that is also one of the possible way!! Oct 28, 2013 at 10:18
  • Here is one example: torontowebsitedeveloper.com/drupal-tips-tricks/… Oct 28, 2013 at 10:20
  • I can hide the field but not its label.I am using this snippet:What am I missing? $form['field_price__1']= array( '#type' => 'hidden', '#title_display' => 'invisible', );
    – Dion
    Oct 28, 2013 at 10:45
  • @sokratis have you checked it after clearing the cache. #title is rendered as a label element before the form element in the page markup, and is made invisible with the Drupal 7 .element-invisible CSS class. This makes #title remain available to screen-reader users, but hides it from being displayed visually in the browser. Oct 28, 2013 at 10:46

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