To learn how to add, edit, clone, move, resize, offset, or delete a legal 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:
The label is used solely for identifying the legal field when editing your form. The label is not shown to the website visitor.
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.
In order to validate the field, the user is required to scroll to the bottom of the legal agreement.
Select the source for your legal notice. The available options are:
- Termageddon (U.S. only)
- Own Copy
Termageddon generates required policies for websites and apps and updates them whenever the laws change.
Disclaimer: WS Form has no control over and accepts no liability in respect of this service and content.
To use Termageddon as your legal notice source, follow these directions:
- Register with Termageddon
- Create a policy
- View the embed code
- Copy the key from the Termageddon embed code into the legal field ‘Key’ setting.
- Choose whether or not to hide the policy title using the ‘Hide title’ checkbox
- Click ‘Save’
Your Termageddon policy will now appear on your form!
If you choose ‘Own Copy’, use the visual editor to enter your own legal notice.
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.
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 legal 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.
Enter the height in pixels you want to use for the legal notice area. This setting defaults to 200. If you set it to blank, the content will display inline without a scroll bar.
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.
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.
Show Invalid Feedback
Invalid feedback text is shown when a form is saved or submitted, and the field has not been completed according to the field settings you have configured. For example, if the minimum character count is 10 and you enter 5 characters and then submit the form, the field will be deemed invalid. If this setting is checked, invalid feedback is shown under the field.
Invalid Feedback Text
WS Form automatically builds invalid feedback text for all of your fields. If no text is entered into this field, the value shown in the field in light gray text will be shown. If you would like to specify alternative invalid feedback text, you can enter it within this setting.
WS Form variables can be entered into this field.
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 attribute 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.