Stop Joomla drop down from being fancy

By | October 25, 2017

It took couple of hours to find out why Joomla was making my drop down (select tag) fancy and how do I stop it. Within the administration site, each select tag is being replaced by a library called Chosen (https://github.com/harvesthq/chosen) and if there are more than 10 items, it will show search box within drop down. If this breaks your functionality, here is a trick to prevent it from being fancy.

Add data-chosen=”true” to the select tag and you will get back your ugly drop down.

<select id="pramukhime" name="pramukhime" data-chosen="true"></select>
Vishal Monpara is a full stack Solution Developer/Architect with 12 years of experience primarily using Microsoft stack. He is currently working in Retail industry and moving 1’s and 0’s from geographically dispersed hard disks to geographically dispersed user’s mind leveraging geographically dispersed team members.

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