Hello !

I didn't find this request and I'm sorry if it've already been reported.

I'd like an option for the user reference to set the currently logged in user as default value.


I did this using a simple custom module called user_reference_default, which contains the following code:

* Implements hook_field_widget_form_alter().
function user_reference_default_field_widget_form_alter(&$element, &$form_state, $context) {
  if (
$context['field']['type'] == 'user_reference' &&
$element['#default_value']) &&
$element['#options'][$user->uid])) {
$element['#default_value'][0] = $user->uid;

This code tries to set the logged in user as default for every user_reference field in the site.

For a proper contrib module, It would be needed to implement hook_form_FORM_ID_alter as well (as described in http://api.drupal.org/hook_field_widget_settings_form#comment-19724) and provide a setting to control this behavior per field instance.

Hope this helps anyone.

Version:7.x-2.0-beta3» 7.x-2.x-dev
Status:Active» Postponed