I've created Select Dropdown fieldtype and populated it manually. How do I display the select in a channel form?

The EE documentation states: This creates a standard HTML drop-down list.

However when I add the {fieldtype} to my channel form nothing appears.

How do I add the Dropdown to my channel form?

  • Can you confirm that the field type has a value stored in it via the CP? Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 16:48

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As per the documentation for displaying select lists in Channel Forms:

If you’re creating a select list, you’ll need to pull in the options, using {options:my_field_name} but otherwise things look pretty similar:

<select name="my_field_name" id="my_field_name">
    <option value="{option_value}"{selected}>{option_name}</option>

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