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Compact Forms simplifies forms by hiding field labels and using placeholder text

By default, only the user login block is switched to the compact style, but the
behaviour can be added to any form by adding the form's ID to the Compact Forms
settings page.


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Visit the configuration page under Administration > Configuration > User
    Interface > Compact Forms (admin/config/user-interface/compact_forms) and
    enter the form ID of any form that should be made compact.

  • Configure the other settings appropriately.

  • To programmatically disable the compact forms behaviour on a particular form,
    set the following property on the $form element in your form constructor
    function or via hook_form_alter():

    $form['#compact_forms'] = FALSE;


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This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.