Simple Text Input Field in Fluent Forms

In Fluent Forms, the Simple Text field is used to collect data for text input from your users. This is the HTML equivalent of input type text.

  • To add this field to your form, drag and drop the field from the available input fields.
  • 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 simple text input field in the following ways. In this section, you will find 2 portions:

  1. Basic Options   
  2. Advanced Options

Basic Options

On the right side of the tab, there are some important Basic options which are given below:

  • Element Label: This is the text that users will see in 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’, and ‘Default’. All of those are self-explanatory except the ‘Default’. What it means is, that 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.
  • 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 Options available for the Simple Text input field are as follows:

  • Default value: You can manually set any fixed value in your field also you can pre-populate your input field dynamically by using our available shortcodes. To get a better understanding of Dynamic Default Value, read this guide.
  • Container Class: Use this option to add your custom CSS classes to the field’s wrapper.
  • Element Class: 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.
  • Prefix Label: To provide Prefix Label in your input field you can use this field. It will show in the input field as a prefix label.
  • Suffix Label:  To provide Suffix Label in your input field you can use this field. It will show in the input field as a suffix label.
  • Name Attribute: The input field’s name attribute is the HTML equivalent of the same name. You don’t need to modify this.
  • Max text length: It allows the user to set the maximum number of characters the input should accept.
  • Validate as Unique: You can click on this option to give users a condition that the value needs to be unique. Otherwise, if the validation failed, it will show a message.
  • 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
  • Save the form when the customization is done.
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