Use this action to create new field settings under the Standard tab. Useful when implementing a new custom field type that requires custom settings.


add_action( 'gform_field_standard_settings', 'my_standard_settings', 10, 2 );


  • $index integer
    Specify the position that the settings should be displayed. For a list of all available positions, search form_detail.php for “gform_field_standard_settings” or review the Common Field Settings article.
  • $form_id integer
    The ID of the form from which the entry value was submitted.


This example creates a new standard setting for Single Line Text fields on the field’s General tab at position 25 (right after the Field Label setting), that specifies if the field data should be encrypted.

add_action( 'gform_field_standard_settings', 'my_standard_settings', 10, 2 );
function my_standard_settings( $position, $form_id ) {
    //create settings on position 25 (right after Field Label)
    if ( $position == 25 ) {
        <li class="encrypt_setting field_setting">
            <input type="checkbox" id="field_encrypt_value" onclick="SetFieldProperty('encryptField', this.checked);" />
            <label for="field_encrypt_value" style="display:inline;">
                <?php _e("Encrypt Field Value", "your_text_domain"); ?>
                <?php gform_tooltip("form_field_encrypt_value") ?>
//Action to inject supporting script to the form editor page
add_action( 'gform_editor_js', 'editor_script' );
function editor_script(){
    <script type='text/javascript'>
        //adding setting to fields of type "text"
        fieldSettings.text += ', .encrypt_setting';
        //binding to the load field settings event to initialize the checkbox
        jQuery(document).on('gform_load_field_settings', function(event, field, form){
            jQuery( '#field_encrypt_value' ).prop( 'checked', Boolean( rgar( field, 'encryptField' ) ) );
//Filter to add a new tooltip
add_filter( 'gform_tooltips', 'add_encryption_tooltips' );
function add_encryption_tooltips( $tooltips ) {
   $tooltips['form_field_encrypt_value'] = "<h6>Encryption</h6>Check this box to encrypt this field's data";
   return $tooltips;


This code should be placed in the functions.php file of your active theme.

Source Code

This filter is located in form_detail.php.