Checkboxes Fields

Checkboxes fields give you a group of checkboxes.


Checkboxes fields have the following settings:

  • Checkbox Options – Define the checkboxes that will be available in the field. You even get to set the option values and labels separately, and choose which ones should be checked by default.


Querying Elements with Checkboxes Fields

When querying for elements that have a Checkboxes field, you can filter the results based on the Checkboxes field data using a query param named after your field’s handle.

Possible values include:

ValueFetches elements…
'*"foo"*'with a foo option checked.
'not *"foo"*'without a foo option checked.
{# Fetch entries with the 'foo' option checked #}
{% set entries = craft.entries()
    .all() %}

Working with Checkboxes Field Data

If you have an element with a Checkboxes field in your template, you can access its data using your Checkboxes field’s handle:

{% set value = entry.<FieldHandle> %}

That will give you a craft\fields\data\MultiOptionsFieldData object that contains the field data.

To loop through all the checked options, iterate over the field value:

{% for option in entry.<FieldHandle> %}
    Label: {{ option.label }}
    Value: {{ option }} or {{ option.value }}
{% endfor %}

To loop through all of the available options, iterate over the options property:

{% for option in entry.<FieldHandle>.options %}
    Label:   {{ option.label }}
    Value:   {{ option }} or {{ option.value }}
    Checked: {{ option.selected ? 'Yes' : 'No' }}
{% endfor %}

To see if any options are checked, use the length filter:

{% if entry.<FieldHandle>|length %}

To see if a particular option is checked, use contains()

{% if entry.<FieldHandle>.contains('foo') %}

Saving Checkboxes Fields in Entry Forms

If you have an entry form that needs to contain a Checkboxes field, you can use this template as a starting point:

{% set field ='<FieldHandle>') %}

{# Include a hidden input first so Craft knows to update the
   existing value, if no checkboxes are checked. #}
<input type="hidden" name="fields[<FieldHandle>]" value="">

    {% for option in field.options %}

        {% set checked = entry is defined
            ? entry.<FieldHandle>.contains(option.value)
            : option.default %}

            <input type="checkbox"
                value="{{ option.value }}"
                {% if checked %}checked{% endif %}>
            {{ option.label }}
    {% endfor %}