Hide submit button

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Some users accidentally click the submit button more than once while waiting for their post to be saved. In some cases this may result duplicate postings or duplicate e-commerce orders.

There are few ideas on how to solve duplicate postings but none is perfect. One of the solutions is a bit of jQuery to hide or disable the submit button after it has been clicked and replace it with an informative text such as "Processing..." .

This module wraps that jQuery code and provides some options. Of course this, too, is not a perfect solution as it requires Javascript to be enabled. For browsers with Javascript disabled this module will have no effect at all.

Note: the 7.x-2.x branch of the module has different features than the 6.x-1.x and 7.x-1.x branches. The 7.x-2.x branch aims to be simpler, easier to use, and easier to maintain while still being extensible to provide the advanced features of the previous versions of this module. Some of the descriptions on this page apply to one version or the other and will hopefully be clarified over time.


  1. Hide or disable the submit button after it has been clicked
  2. Display a message and/or image while waiting
  3. Multi-language message support


  1. Ted Serbinski - I took the snippet from his blog
  2. The 7.x-2.x branch draws heavily from the Block Submit module.

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Known issues:

  • Hiding buttons of AJAX forms may cause unwanted results. The 6.x-1.x release adds configurations that can overcome such conflicts by excluding forms or buttons from the script.
  • Using disable mode sometimes causes problems with multiple operation forms.
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