Form Field Types

Here you find all form field types listed and their typical use cases.

About/Bio

The form field type Bio is typically used in a post form where the author gives more information about himself/herself.

Attach File

The form field type Attach file is used when you want to allow the user to upload a file or choose one from the media library. (stimmt das?)

Captcha

The form field type captcha is typically used when you want to prevent submissions from spammers.

Checkbox

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Date

The form field type date is used to collect a date, f. e. the order date of a product.

 

Dropdown

The form field type dropdown is typically used when the user should select one or more options from a list.

In our example, the user can choose between 4 different selections: apple, banana, cherry and strawberry.

Label = The label of the form field

Description = The help text that appears under the form field

Multiple Selection = To allow a selection of more than one option, check this box

You can add as many options as you like. Make sure that you both fill in the label and the value field of one option.

Label = The name that appears for that option to the user

Value = The value that is submitted to the back end

To choose a default value, select it as "Default". In our example, the "apple" appears as the default selection, as the radio button behind is checked.

To add more options, click on "+".

Email

The form field type email is typically used in a registration form, when a new user wants to register or a registered user wants to login.

You also use it in a contact form.

First name

The form field type first name is typically used in a contact form.

Hidden

The form field type Hidden is used when you want to submit data with a form that is not visible to the user, only in the backend.

HTML

The form field type HTML is used....

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Last name

The form field type last name is typically used in a contact form.

Message

The form field type message is typically used in a contact form. The whole text filled in this field appears in an email as the message.

Number

The form field type Number is used when the user should only submit a number and no other characters. 

Password

The form field type password is typically used in a registration form, when a new user wants to register or a registered user wants to login.

By default, we add a "password confirmation" field to it.

Radio

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Subject

The form field type subject is typically used in contact forms when an email should be submitted. The subject works as the title for the email.

Text

The form field type text is used for individual text that has a maximum length of XX characters.

Textarea

The form field type text are is used when the user should be able to submit a larger amount of text.

Username

The form field type username is typically used in a registration form, when a new user wants to register or a registered user wants to login.

Website

The form field type website is typically used in a contact form.

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