I have added a button in the EventInfo.tpl

 <div class="crm-submit-buttons">
           <div style="display:none">{include file="CRM/common/formButtons.tpl" location="bottom"}</div>
           <span class="approved-logic crm-button crm-button-type-upload">
           <span class="request-approval crm-button crm-button-type-upload"
            <button>Request for Approval</button>


But when I click on Add Event under Manage Events, I see a popup which does not
show my button but when I click on add event and add it to new window it shows
the button, how can I make sure it works on both the places
1) Popup enter image description here 2) New Window(which is showing currently) enter image description here enter image description here

1 Answer 1


First think its not a good practice to over-ride any core files specially templates when you can use jQuery to play around.

You can use buildform() hook to add button(s) to a form and the pop up window will recognise the button based on class or attribute and append it on popup form



  • Thanks @Pradeep, can you provide an example or link of adding button via buildform hook and also of how popup will recognise a class
    – harshal
    Jan 11, 2019 at 2:14
  • Hi , how to add buttons using buildForm() ?
    – harshal
    Jan 13, 2019 at 14:33
  • You will need to over-ride the button to include existing + new button through buildform. The other option is to add button using smarty in tpl file using below snippet {crmButton p='civicrm/request' q="action=browse&reset=1&gid=$gid" icon="th-list"}{ts}Request for Approval{/ts}{/crmButton} Jan 13, 2019 at 21:08
  • What does q in the above html means? {crmButton p='civicrm/request' q="action=browse&reset=1&gid=$gid" icon="th-list"}{ts}Request for Approval{/ts}{/crmButton} , I need to add redirection to current page as my url added in 'p' is 'event-workflow/request'
    – harshal
    Jan 15, 2019 at 1:33

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