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Posted on 2011-02-20
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Hi there,

I have some code that I changed from a select box to a list of radio buttons. What I don't know how to do is make the first radio button in the list checked as default.
 <?php while (wpsc_have_variation_groups()) : wpsc_the_variation_group(); ?>

<label for="<?php echo wpsc_vargrp_form_id(); ?>"><?php echo wpsc_the_vargrp_name(); ?>:</label>
<br />

<?php /** the variation HTML and loop */?>

<?php while (wpsc_have_variations()) : wpsc_the_variation(); ?>

<input type="radio" value="<?php echo wpsc_the_variation_id(); ?>" name="variation[<?php echo wpsc_vargrp_id(); ?>]" class="wpsc_select_variation" id="<?php echo wpsc_vargrp_form_id(); ?>"  />
<?php echo wpsc_the_variation_name(); ?>
<br />
<?php endwhile; ?>

<?php endwhile; ?>

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There will only be 3 radio buttons and they have a value of 1 2 and 3. I need value 1 to be checked each time that page originally loads, and then they can change it to other options if they need to.

Thanks for your help




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Question by:carlyblack
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by:MatthewP
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As far as the HTML goes all you need to do is add the attribute "checked" to it

<input type="radio" name="name" value="value" checked="checked" />

A quick and easy way to do this for the first one only in your php would be modifying your lines 8-13 above with this:

$checked="checked"
<?php while (wpsc_have_variations()) : wpsc_the_variation(); ?>

<input type="radio" value="<?php echo wpsc_the_variation_id(); ?>" name="variation[<?php echo wpsc_vargrp_id(); ?>]" class="wpsc_select_variation" id="<?php echo wpsc_vargrp_form_id(); ?>"  checked="<?php echo $checked; ?>" />
<?php echo wpsc_the_variation_name(); ?>
<br />
<?php $checked=""; ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>

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by:carlyblack
ID: 34939818
Hi Thanks for your quick response.

when I did this it showed the last one in the list as checked, and then when I viewed the source code each of the options had checked="checked"

Any further ideas please?
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by:carlyblack
ID: 34939826
sorry, just made a slight adjustment and now it's only showing in the source code as the first one checked="checked" but it's actually checking the 3rd on in the list.
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MatthewP earned 2000 total points
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Try loading the page from scratch rather than refreshing, if you've checked the 3rd one anyway the browser may be remembering your setting.
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