Text Field Element

Last Update: January 7, 2024

The Text Field Element is a basic text field you can use to collect information such as a name or address. You can see examples of this Element in the Sign Up and Upload Prebuilt Forms, as well as several others.

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How To Use The Text Field Element

The Text Field Element allows you to place a text field into your forms. To start, just add the element into your desired column in a Form Layout.

Go through the options to populate and configure the Element. Add a label, decide if it is to be a required field, add an optional tooltip etc. You can also choose the Minimum and Maximum required number of characters for the Element.

Read below for a description of all element options.

Element Options

Location: The edit screen within each Element. You access the Form Builder Elements when adding an Element while editing a Form in the Avada Form Builder (Forms > Form Builder, from the Avada Dashboard).

You can deploy as many individual Elements in your forms as you need, there is no limit. Within each of the Elements, you will see a tab or tabs that house an array of options that make it possible for you to configure each instance of the Element independently, greatly enhancing your flexibility and creative options.


Field LabelEnter the label for the input field. This is how users will identify individual fields.
Field NameEnter the field name. Please use only lowercase alphanumeric characters, dashes, and underscores.
Field ValueEnter a starting value for the element. Usually this should be empty and a placeholder used instead.
Required FieldMake a selection to ensure that this field is completed before allowing the user to submit the form.
Empty Input NoticeEnter text validation notice that should display if data input is empty.
Disabled FieldChoose to disable the field, which makes its content uneditable. Disabled fields won't be submitted.
Placeholder TextThe placeholder text to display as hint for the input type. If tooltip is enabled, the placeholder will be displayed as tooltip.
Tooltip TextThe text to display as tooltip hint for the input.
Input Field IconSelect an icon for the input field, click again to deselect.
Allowed Input PatternSelect allowed input pattern. Select custom to add your own pattern.
Custom PatternEnter the custom pattern. For pattern examples, you can check HTML5 Pattern.
Invalid Input NoticeEnter validation notice that should display if data input is invalid.
Minimum Required CharactersControls the minimum number of characters that will be required for this input field. Leave at 0 to have no minimum.
Maximum Allowed CharactersControls the maximum number of characters that will be allowed for this input field. Leave at 0 to have no maximum.
Tab IndexTab index for the form field.
CSS ClassAdd a class for the form field.
CSS IDAdd an ID for the form field.


Conditional LogicAdd conditional logic for the input field.