Dropdown Field in WP Fluent Forms

The Dropdown menu is essentially a list which appears usually whenever a button is clicked. This allows the users to select an item from a set of items. WP Fluent Forms allows you to have this drop-down menu facility as well.

To add this field to your form, drag and drop the field from the available input fields. Input fields can be added to a form in other different ways. Let’s create a form, first.

To enable customization, click on the edit icon you get when hovering over the field. Or click on the Input Customization tab in the right sidebar when the field is selected.

In the Input Customization section, you can customize the input field in the following ways. In this section, you will find 2 portions:

  1. Default Fields.   2. Advanced Options

Default Fields

The basic customizations available for the text area input fields are as followed:

  • Element Label: This is the text that users will see on the form of the input field. You can put any text here that helps to understand the purpose of that field.
  • Label Placement: Determine the placement of the label, that you set previously, with respect to the input field. The available options are ‘Top’, ‘Left’, ‘Right’, ‘Default’. All of those are self-explanatory except the ‘Default’. What it means is, it will represent your global label placement settings.
  • Admin Field Label: If you want to show a different label for your admin users when they view the form submissions you can configure that using this option. It doesn’t have any actual effect on the form rather only for administrative purposes.
  • Placeholder: You can also have a placeholder by which users will perceive the field subject.
  • Options: Create options for the field and checkmark them for default selection.
    – Mark Show Values as checked for the ease of admins if needed.
    – Name the options.
    – Add options by clicking on the plus icon beside the last entered option. Or an option can be added in between two options by clicking on the plus icon beside the immediate previous option.
    – Drag & Drop the options holding the marker and rearrange them if required.
  • Required: Determine whether the field could be empty or not when the user submits your form by choosing the appropriate option from here.

Advanced Options

The advanced customizations available for the simple text input fields are as followed:

  • Container Class: Use this option to add your custom CSS classes to the field’s wrapper.
  • Element Class: Similarly, you can add custom CSS classes to the input field itself.
  • Help Message: To guide your user thoroughly you can use this option. Just add your text here and it will be shown as a help message to the user.
  • Name Attribute: The input field’s name attribute is the HTML equivalent of the same name. You don’t need to modify this.
  • Conditional Logic: You can create certain rules to dynamically hide/show the input field based on the values from some other fields. To get a better understanding of Conditional Logic, read this article.
  • Save form when the customization is done.

You can get the visual representation of this field entries. To learn more click here.

Searchable Smart Option:

When you have a long dropdown list you might want to give users the search option to select a field. Just enable the “Searchable Smart” option to allow users to search into dropdown fields.

I have a list of flowers for the user to select. Here’s the frontend search options will look like for the users.

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