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Form styles


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4 February 2010 at 12:50pm Community Member, 153 Posts

I have a site which in its header contains a form no more that two fields. I am trying to display these fields in a line but this is proving difficult because Silverstripe naturally wraps the form elements in divs each with a class.

My question is this: can the classes be removed on this particular form only? I say this form only because there is another form on the same page so I don't want to just disable the form.css, simply I would just like to remove the classes for my first form.

Can this be done and how?

Any comments are much appreciated


4 February 2010 at 1:01pm (Last edited: 4 February 2010 1:02pm), Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You can customize the form template by providing a specific template file which has your own markup - or you should be able to style the divs to fit.

Theres normally more than enough ID's and classes to use as styling hooks. If you want it on 1 line then make the form divs a fixed width and float them left.

Usually even a semi complex set of CSS rules is easier than having a custom template for the form but you can do either.


8 February 2010 at 11:56am Community Member, 153 Posts

Thanks Willr,

I know what you mean, I would normally use the default and manipulate with css but in this instance I need a custom form template so at least I now know I can do this.

Thanks again