How do you remove the localised/fixed dropdown on the date fieldtype?

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I don't think that's possible. Instead, use the FieldType DropDate instead. It's free and very well done.

  • DropDate is no longer supported. Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 12:17

If you want to stick with the EE date fieldtype and not display the localized/fixed select then you could use jQuery. To hide them across the board,


will do the trick.

CP CSS & JS gives a quick way to add JS to the control panel.


Using CSS to hide the elements also works if you are using it in a SAEF form.

#cform .choice {display:none;}

**Not advised to change core ** but you may comment out the below line at to hide it:


LINE 249

$r .= form_dropdown($date_local, $localized_opts, $localized, 'dir="'.$text_direction.'"');


// $r .= form_dropdown($date_local, $localized_opts, $localized, 'dir="'.$text_direction.'"');

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