Chosen Selects


John D. Wells

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



An ExpressionEngine fieldtype: Chosen is a JavaScript plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly.


[Chosen]( is a Javascript library for making long, unwieldy select boxes more friendly. It transforms both single select dropdowns and multiselect boxes. More information and demos at [](

Chosen Selects is an [ExpressionEngine]( fieldtype that brings Chosen to EE. At its core it is a simple Dropdown or Multiselect fieldtype, only the UI has been changed.

Beta Status

The Chosen JS library is currently under active beta development, and therefore so is this fieldtype. Do not expect this to run in a production environment, but please do fork & contribute.
Currently there are a number of shortcomings, all of which will be addressed as Chosen progresses towards a 1.0 release.

Current shortcomings include:

* UI breaks if field is initially hidden in tab or collapsed
* No Matrix support
* Template tags have not been extensively tested


* ExpressionEngine 2
* PHP5
* jQuery 1.4+
* A modern browser

Chosen Selects Links

This entry was created September 6, 2011, 3:58 pm.
This entry was last updated September 6, 2011, 11:00 am.

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2 Reviews:

ometiclan 02.03.13

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This would be SO AWESOME ... if I only could select entry TITLES ... right now, it’s only possible to select custom fields. Any chance of updating this gem to “awesome”? :)

romanovsky2007 09.06.11

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This is blow minding, thank you!