I find that in many case some of the default fields on activities are not relevant. what's the best approach to editing the templates so that I can control what fields appear on activity forms?


Graham, there are loads of tutorials on how to use jQuery. The CiviCRM approach would be:

  1. Identify the ID of the field to hide using FireBug (or the inspect element function of your browser)
  2. Add a template with the jQuery required to hide the identified id's which will be something like this:
    cj(document).ready(function() {
  1. Add a hook in an extension to add the template with your hides to the template with something like this statement:
            CRM_Core_Region::instance('page-body')->add(array('template' => 'GroupProtect.tpl'));
    OR add the jQuerys to a .extra template (in the documentation https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Page+Templates)

Does this help?

  • Thanks Erik. I guess my goal here is in part to provide a useful resource and a set of pointers. Your input is invaluable, as always. – Graham Feb 3 '16 at 14:34

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