How can I modify the field names of the location widget that I use to collect addresses and phone numbers. I am using Drupal 7 with the Location Module: https://drupal.org/project/location

Below a screenshot of the fields I would like to rename ('Street Location' to 'Address Line 1' as an example). enter image description here


  • You need to update your question to actually specify what modules you're using. As of now, it's anyone's guess. All I know is this isn't Address Field, so I've removed that tag. Dec 5, 2013 at 15:12
  • @RyanSzrama Thank you for pointing this out. I am using the Location module drupal.org/project/location. I updated the description and the title. Thanks again. Dec 5, 2013 at 15:40

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https://www.drupal.org/node/381458#comment-6699162 worked for me

 * Implements hook_location_element_alter().
function update_personal_info_location_element_alter(&$element) {
  $element['additional']['#title'] = "Address line 2";

The location is essentially a custom table location in the database with all those columns (ew). Having looked through the code they make Drupal form elements for each column in the table as needed.

I suggest hook_form_alter to simply change the title disabled where needed when displaying the location on page forms.

there are a zillion examples here on stackexchange of how to use hook_form_alter.


Here's the suggestion.

There are various options to do so.

  1. Use "String Overrides" module

  2. Make a module that implements hook_form_alter() to change the help text.

  3. In location.module, change: '#title' => t('Street Location'), to '#title' => t('Address Line 1'),

Though 3rd one is not best practices since it makes updating the module harder.

Let me know if you face any query/concern regarding this.


  • hook_form_alter is not working.b/c field title is not avalable their
    – Lucifer
    Aug 6, 2015 at 15:04

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