The color field type lets a website visitor specify a color, either by using a visual color-picker interface or by entering the color into a text field in “#rrggbb” hexadecimal format.
To learn how to add, edit, clone, move, resize, offset, or delete a color field, please click here.
To edit the settings for this field type, click the settings icon on the field itself. Click the ‘Save & Close’ or ‘Save’ button to save your changes. If you do not want to save your changes, you can click the ‘Cancel’ button or click any other form element to close the field settings sidebar.
The basic tab contains settings that the majority of WS Form users will need to control a field. The settings are as follows:
This is the label shown alongside the field. As well as entering a label into this field, you can also double click the label of the field in the editor. You should enter an easy-to-understand label for your field, for example, ‘First Name’ or ‘Email’.
If enabled the label will be shown on your form. If you do not want the label to appear for a particular field, uncheck this box.
If checked this field will be required when the website visitor completes your form. Failure to complete the field if this is checked will result in a validation message appearing under the field prompting the user to complete the field correctly.
Required fields are indicated on your website with the word ‘Required’ being adding to the label of the field. This can be changed in the form settings advanced tab.
The default color setting is used to set an initial color for the field on your form.
In basic mode simply click this setting and pick a default color.
The help text setting enables you to add smaller text under the field to assist the website visitor in completing that field.
As well as inserting plain text into this field, WS Form also provides extensive functionality for adding character and word count information. Click here to learn more about this functionality.
WS Form variables can be entered into this field.
Web browsers sometimes have features for helping users fill forms in, for example pre-filling the user’s address based on earlier user input. The autocomplete content attribute can be used to hint to the web browser how to, or indeed whether to, provide such a feature.
Use this setting if you would like to specify the value of the autocomplete attribute. Use the ‘off’ option to prevent auto complete on the field.
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) defines ways to make web content and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities.
This setting enables you to define what text is made available to ARIA applications. This would, for example, provide a screen reader with specific text to read to someone with a disability.
The value of this setting defaults to your field label. If you would like to change this, enter a new value.
WS Form variables can be entered into this field.
Exclude From Emails
By default, WS Form uses the
#email_submission variable in email templates. This provides a simple way of displaying all of the submitted fields in emails. Sometimes there might be a need to exclude a field from an email, for example, you might want to not include some introductory copy on a form, or hide a field you’re using with conditional logic to show or hide an element.
To hide a field from emails, check this box.
Other WS Form add-ons may add exclusions in this section too, such as the WooCommerce add-on which allows you to exclude certain fields from the cart entries.
Always Include in Actions
This setting allows you to change the behavior of a field if the hidden setting is checked (See above), or if you set a field as hidden using conditional logic.
The normal behavior for a field that has been hidden is that it will not be included if an action has a ‘Clear Hidden Fields’ setting enabled. For example, if you have a ‘Send Email‘ action, WS Form will not include fields that are hidden.
If this setting is checked, this field will always be included in actions if it is hidden.
The advanced tab contains additional form attribute settings that provide further control over how a field is rendered.
Use the ‘Styles’ settings to change the design of the color field.
There are five positions you can choose from for your label:
The default position will place the label set in the form settings advanced tab. For new forms this will be the ‘Top’ positioning.
Note that when using some frameworks some label positions may not be available.
If your label position is set to left or right, you can specify how wide the label will be. You can consider the overall width of the label and the field to be 12 columns (or whatever value is set in Form Settings). By default, labels are rendered at 3 columns wide (1/4 width), which means the field itself is 9 columns wide (3/4 width). You can change the width of the label using this setting.
To change the default width of all labels in your form:
1. Click the form settings icon.
2. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab.
3. Scroll down to ‘Default Label Width’ and change the setting.
4. Click ‘Save’ at the bottom.
The vertical alignment option allows you to choose how this field will be vertically aligned in relation to fields in the same row. The options are:
For developers WS Form allows you to add your own classes to fields.
The wrapper CSS class setting enables you to add a class (or classes) to a field wrapper. Field wrappers are sections of HTML added around a field to position them on the page. To add multiple classes, add a space between the class names.
To add a class to the actual field element itself, enter a class (or classes) to this setting. To add multiple classes, add a space between the class names.
Field restrictions enable you to define what can or cannot be entered into the field.
If checked the field will be disabled, and it cannot be interacted with. You can re-enable a field dynamically by using conditional logic.
Choose from one of the options to filter which user status can see this field:
- Is Logged In
- Is Logged Out
- Has User Role or Capability
If you choose ‘Has User Role or Capability’, additional settings will appear that enable you to choose one or more roles or capabilities.
The transform setting can be used to force the case of the characters that are entered in the field. For example, choosing ‘Uppercase’ will convert any lowercase characters entered into the field to uppercase. There are four transform options:
To see examples of how the transform options work, you can learn more by reading our Transform Strings knowledge base article.
No Submission Duplicates
When checked, WS Form will check to see if a duplicate submission exists containing the same value for this field. If found, the submission will not be allowed and a message shown to the user completing the form.
This setting lets you specify how recently WS Form should check for duplicates. The available options are:
|All Time||Check all submissions|
|Past Hour||Check submissions in the past hour|
|Past Day||Check submissions in the past 24 hours|
|Current Day||Check submissions since midnight|
|Past Week||Check submissions in the past 7 days (168 hours)|
|Past Month||Check submissions in the past month|
|Past Year||Check submissions in the past year|
If a duplicate is found, this message will show.
This setting is used to add custom attributes to the HTML of this field, such as
data-my-attribute="1234". You can add as many custom attributes as you need.
To add a custom attributes key value pair:
- Click the ‘Add’ icon to add a custom attribute row.
- Enter the key in the left column.
- Enter the value in the right column.
- Click ‘Save’ to save the custom attributes.
The breakpoint settings define the width of a field and also what the offset (how many columns from the left-hand side of the form or the previous field) of a field is for each breakpoint. For more information about the breakpoint settings and capabilities of WS Form, click here.
Many field types have a datalist option. When a website visitor starts to type in a field, the browser will display options that it believes match what the website visitor is typing in. The website visitor can then click on the datalist option to speed up their data entry. Datalist is also used to provide hints to the website visitor as to the available options that can be entered for a field.
Tip: In some browsers you may need to activate a datalist function for this to work, while some older browsers may not support this feature.
To create datalist suggestions for the field, add rows to the datalist data grid. Data grids make entering lists of information quick and easy. You can also use the data grid to import a CSV file of data into the datalist field, which makes adding large suggestion lists easier than entering them one by one.
For more information about using WS Form data grids, click here.
Hex color references should be entered as color suggestions.