How to Add a Field to the Drupal Contact form

Ever wish you could use the existing Drupal Contact module as your sitewide contact form and just add a field or two? You can and it's really easy. All you need to do is create a new module and add the fields via the hook_form_alter() function. Here's an example of how we do it on

 * Implementation of hook_form_alter().
 * @see
 * We add a few custom fields to the default Drupal contact form
function mtmcontact_form_contact_mail_page_alter(&$form, $form_state) {
	$form['company'] = array(
		'#title' => t('Your company'),
		'#type' => 'textfield',
		'#required' => true,
	$form['phone'] = array(
		'#title' => t('Your phone'),
		'#type' => 'textfield',
	// reorder the elements in the form to include the elements being inserted
	$order = array('contact_information', 'name', 'company', 'phone', 'mail', 'subject', 'message', 'copy', 'submit');
	foreach($order as $key => $field) {
		$form[$field]['#weight'] = $key;

The second part keeps the fields in an explicit order and includes references to the form elements that are already created by the Contact module. To change the order, simply modify the array.


Where in drupal, i mean in

Where in drupal, i mean in which file I have to do this changes. I am using drupal version 6. So please help me out.

Sorry for not putting home page, because i have my site on localhost. Trying to learn drupal.


Someone knows how to add a

Someone knows how to add a javascript function (es. onchange) to a the SELECT tag of Category filed in Drupal 6?

I'm trying with #attributes but seems not work..

What version is this for?

WHat D version is this for? I'm just trying to add a "phone" field in D7 (first project since moveing from D6) and it won't work using hook_form_alter!

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Drupal 6

This code was written for Drupal 6. It's pretty obsolete now, I would recommend trying the webform module instead.

Drupal 7

Since this article is for drupal 6, how do I add another field in drupal 7?


it works well to add field for this form .but how can i save the field's data to database ?

add "Send yourself a copy." with web forms

I need to implement "Send yourself a copy." feature as we would find in the default contact form on Drupal 7 to new form I setup with Webforms module. Can someone be able to help me with this.

Drupal 7

FYI, in drupal 7 the hook changes, you need to use:


So your function would look like:

function yourmodule_form_contact_site_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
// place code here.

sending additional fields on mail message

Use something like this to send company and phone with mail message:

* Implements hook_mail().
function YOURMODULENAME_mail_alter(&$message) {
if ($message['id'] == 'contact_page_mail' ||
$message['id'] == 'contact_page_autoreply') {
$message['body'][] = t('company') . ': "' . $message['params']['company'] . '"';
$message['body'][] = t('phone') . ': "' . $message['params']['phone'] . '"';

. . .

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