The GF_Field_HTML class extends the GF_Field class, also known as the Field Object. This class is responsible for determining how the HTML field is rendered when the form is displayed and how its value is handled during and after form submission.

Settings and Properties

Settings control what options are available to the admin user when configuring the field in the form editor. Gravity Forms includes many built-in settings such as Field Label, Field Description, Choices, Conditional Logic, etc. In addition to built-in settings, custom settings can also be developed. For more information on how to develop custom settings and how to associate settings to a field, visit the GF_Field page.

Properties contain the values specified by the settings and generally are part of the Field Object.

The properties may be retrieved by accessing the Field Object as follows:

//get the field
$field = GFFormsModel::get_field( $form, 1 );

//get the html content
$content = $field->content;


The following settings are available for the field:


Below is a listing of the properties inherited from the parent class and ones specific to the field.

  • conditionalLogic array

    An associative array containing the conditional logic rules. See the Conditional Logic Object for more details.

  • content string

    The HTML/text that displays for the field.

  • cssClass string

    The custom CSS class or classes to be added to the input tag for the field.

  • disableMargins boolean

    Indicates whether the default margins are turned on to align the HTML content with other fields.

  • displayOnly boolean

    Indicates the field is only displayed and its contents are not submitted with the form/saved with the entry. This is set to true.

  • formId integer

    The form ID.

  • id integer

    The field ID.

  • label string

    The field label that will be displayed on the form and on the admin pages.

  • type string

    The field type. This is set to “html”.

$entry Value

The HTML field is a display only field so does not save a value in the entry.


There are no hooks located in GF_Field_HTML.

Source Code

The source code is located in includes/fields/class-gf-field-html.php in the Gravity Forms folder of your sites plugins directory.