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Provides an ability to output Views exposed fields in layouts. Helps with Views exposed filters theming.


  • Provides Default and supports Panels and Display suite layouts.
  • You can define custom layouts with regions.
  • You can override exposed form template as usual.
  • Added `views-exposed-widget` and `views-exposed-widget--field-name` templates.
  • Supports Better exposed filters module.


For Site builders

  • On views edit page find Exposed form section.
  • Choose Basic (with layout) or Better Exposed Filters (with layout) Exposed form style.
  • On Exposed form settings form find Layout settings fieldset.
  • Choose Layout and click Change.
  • Set in which region each exposed filter will be outputted.
  • Click Apply and have fun.

For Developers

  • You can define custom layouts, see an example in vefl.api.php.
  • You can override exposed form template as usual:
    • In your theme define views-exposed-form.tpl.php, use $region_widgets variable to output widgets by regions.
    • views-exposed-form--VIEWNAME.tpl.php or
      views-exposed-form--VIEWNAME--DISPLAYNAME.tpl.php also work.
    • Find more info about Views template files.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 version supports only Base exposed form now, Better exposed filters support will be added soon.

Supporting organizations: 
Sponsor of initial development

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