I keep trying to add a new participant status, but the page isn't letting me. I hit save, but nothing happens. I thought it was my browser, so I switched. I thought maybe a bug, so I upgraded to the latest CiviCRM. Still can't save it. I've tried clicking on Save as well as just hitting Enter when in one of the fields. Nothing.

Drupal 7, CiviCRM 5.27.0

Console shows the following error:

An invalid form control with name='visibility_id' is not focusable
  • Does the browser console show any javascript errors? If you turn off popup forms at administer - customize - display preferences so that the form is its own whole page does it then work?
    – Demerit
    Jul 7, 2020 at 11:55
  • It's already in its own page, not a pop-up. I'll go see if any errors are popping up. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:24
  • An invalid form control with name='visibility_id' is not focusable. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:25
  • What CMS/version? I'm not seeing that warning/error with either firefox or chrome on drupal/master. Not sure if that particular error is important, but maybe something's not loading.
    – Demerit
    Jul 7, 2020 at 12:32
  • Drupal 7, CiviCRM 5.27.0 Jul 7, 2020 at 12:45

1 Answer 1


I figured it out - I didn't have a Visibility selected. There isn't an asterisk next to it letting you know it is required and no error pops up telling you that you need to choose a visibility. So it is indeed a CiviCRM issue - it's missing the asterisk and a message letting you know that you need to choose one.

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