Adding custom fields/Text Field

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Text Field


Provides a text box for data entry.


Special options within this field are:

  • Filter
    Allow the system to save certain html tags or raw data. Use the raw filter to ensure that html code is preserved when the form is processed.
  • Maximum Length
    The maximum number of characters that can be entered.

Related Information[edit]

See Text form field type


Creating the field[edit]

Let's say you create a field with the options shown in the next figure.

Text field create-en.png

Using the field in the backend[edit]

In the backend while creating an article or a contact you see the field like in the following imageː


Using the field in the frontend[edit]

In the frontend, you can see the field as you see in the following image. The option Automatic display is responsible for the position of the field and your template is responsible for the design of the field.
Fields are only displayed in the frontend if you have filled them with data in the article. If it is not a required field, can you forget it?

Text field frontend-en.png