bookmark_borderParagraph Text

The Paragraph Text field allows a user to enter text in a textarea form field.

General

Paragraph Text General

  • Field Label
    Enter the label of the form field. This is the field title the user will see when filling out the form.

  • Description
    Enter the description for the form field. This will be displayed to the user and provide some direction on how the field should be filled out or selected.

  • Maximum Characters
    Enter the maximum number of characters that this field is allowed to have. When a value is specified a small character counter will appear beneath the field (example).

  • Rules
    These properties set rules for how the data should be handled.

    • Required
      A required field will prevent the form from being submitted if it is not filled out or selected.
    • No Duplicates
      A field set to allow no duplicates will require that a value entered in a field does not currently exist in the entry database for that field.

Appearance

Paragraph Text Appearance

  • Placeholder
    If defined, a placeholder can be used to hint at the expected input of the field.

  • Description Placement
    Used to determine where, in relation to the field, the description will be placed. This overrides the default values in placing the description either above or below the field.

  • Custom Validation Message
    If you would like to override the default error validation for a field, enter it here. This message will be displayed if there is an error with this field when the user submits the form.

  • Custom CSS Class
    Enter the CSS class name you would like to use in order to override the default styles for this field.

  • Field Size
    Select a form field size from the available options. This will set the width of the field.

Advanced

Paragraph Text Advanced

  • Admin Field Label
    Enter the admin label of the form field. Entering a value in this field will override the Field Label when displayed in the Gravity Forms administration tool.

  • Default Value
    If you would like to pre-populate the value of a field, you can specify a static value or select a variable value from the predefined list.

  • Visibility
    Select the visibility for this field. Field visibility set to Everyone will be visible by the user submitting the form. Form field visibility set to Admin Only will only be visible within the Gravity Forms administration tool. Setting a field to Admin Only is useful for creating fields that can be used to set a status or priority level on submitted entries.

  • Use the Rich Text Editor
    Check this options to enable the rich text editor on this field. Note that if you already have entry data associated with this field, you will not be able to enable the rich text editor. You will need to delete the field to enable the rich text editor on an existing field, which will remove all entry data associated with the field.

  • Allow field to be populated dynamically
    Check this option to enable data to be passed to the form and pre-populate this field dynamically. Data can be passed via Query Strings, Shortcode and/or Hooks.

  • Enable Conditional Logic
    Create rules to dynamically display or hide this field based on values from another field. Remember, to use conditional logic, you will need to create a drop down, checkbox or multiple choice field.

Merge Tags

Usage

{Field Name:2}

Modifiers

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