I was pursuing questions today, and ran across jQuery hotkeys plugin.

The accepted answer shows how to use hook_form_alter() to accomplish what the OP wanted to do.

Given that a lot of work with forms involves hook_form_alter(), should we have a "form-alter" tag?

I don't think that many people asking questions would know to use this tag, but others could add the tag as appropriate.

I am thinking that this may help people to find related questions/answers easier.

  • If this tag comes out, I'll be the first to add it as favourite
    – AjitS
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 11:40

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I actually agree with having a form-alter tag. hook_form_alter() is surprisingly versatile, and is often the answer to many intermediate customizations. I think grouping them together would help clarify that specific function's flexibility and reuse.


Tags are for questions, not for the answers; if an answer shows how to do a task using hook_form_alter(), that doesn't mean a question should be tagged .

could be used for questions that are about hook_form_alter(), or how to alter a form. If there are enough questions that are specific for hook_form_alter(), the tag could be used.

  • Is there a discussion regarding tags on answers ? It could be useful in the scenario that Tim describes but on other hand becomes rapidly quite messy.
    – tostinni
    Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 20:17
  • They are not planning to add tags to answers.
    – apaderno Mod
    Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 20:20

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