Use this filter to change the default “Click to select…” placeholder text on Multi Select fields that use the enhanced user interface.


add_filter( 'gform_multiselect_placeholder', 'your_function_name', 10, 2 );

To target a specific form append the form id to the hook name. (format: gform_multiselect_placeholder_FORMID)

add_filter( 'gform_multiselect_placeholder_6', 'your_function_name', 10, 2 );

From you can also target a specific field by appending both the form id and the field id to the hook name. (format: gform_multiselect_placeholder_FORMID_FIELDID)

add_filter( 'gform_multiselect_placeholder_6_3', 'your_function_name', 10, 2 );


  • $placeholder string

    The placeholder to be filtered.

  • $form_id integer

    ID of current form.

  • $field Field Object

    The field currently being rendered. Available from


This example changes the placeholder text to “Click to select your options…”

add_filter( 'gform_multiselect_placeholder_185', 'set_multiselect_placeholder', 10, 2 );
function set_multiselect_placeholder( $placeholder, $form_id ) {
return 'Click to select your options...';


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

Source Code

This filter is located in GF_Field_MultiSelect::get_field_input() in includes/fields/class-gf-field-multiselect.php.