I have a multi-select for users to sign up for newsletters. When they edit their profile they need to be able to see which newsletters they are already signed up for. I have the code to output the entire options list or just the ones that they have selected but I haven't figured a way to add the selected attribute to the ones the user has selected.

{% set newsletters = craft.fields.getFieldByHandle('newsletters') %}
<select multiple>
    {% for opt in newsletters.settings.options %}
        <option value="{{ opt.value }}" >{{ opt.label }}</option>
    {% endfor %}

The "for opt in newsletters.settings.options" can be changed to "for opt in newsletters.settings" to show just the ones the user has already selected.

  • Guessing this should work but form reloads page and doesn't save {% set newsletters = craft.fields.getFieldByHandle('newsletters') %} <select name="fields[newsletters]" id="newsletters" multiple> {% for opt in newsletters.settings.options %} {% set created = false %} {% for opti in newsletters.settings %} {% if opti.value == opt.value %} <option value="{{ opt.value }}" selected="selected">{{ opt.label }}</option> {% set created = true %} {% endif %} {% endfor %} {% if created == false %} <option value="{{ opt.value }}">{{ opt.label }}</option> {% endif %} {% endfor %} </select> Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 2:39
  • Do you want to know get to know how to save your changes into the database? Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 10:58
  • Yes, I need it to save the changes and also have a way to add selected or some attribute if the user had previously selected that option. Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 13:10

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{% for letter in currentUser.newsletters.options %}
    <input type="checkbox" value="{{ letter.value }}" name="{{ letter.value }}" id="{{ letter.value }}"
        {% if letter.selected == true %}checked="checked" {% endif %}/>
    <label for ="{{ letter.value }}">{{ letter.label }}</label>
{% endfor %}

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