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Text field

Text field

Created by Contensis product team, last modified by r.bromley on 23 May 2023

Text fields are used to store text content. This editor is the most commonly used field editor as it can accommodate a variety of content.


An example of a text field editor


Setting name Summary
Name A text label to identify the field in an entry.
Field ID A sanitised name to be used by the API.
Default value The default value property sets the default content for a field when an entry is created.
Title field The title field is used in listings, the entry reference field editor and through the API to identify entries.
Description field The description field can be used to help identify similar entries in the editor and is also available in the Delivery API.
Read only Prevents authors from editing the field in the entry editor.
Allow multiple items to be added Sets the field to be repeatable, allowing an author to create a list of items.

Supported validation

This field editor supports the following validation methods:


Property name Summary
Placeholder text The placeholder property provides a short hint describing the expected value of a field.
Content guidelines Provides guidance to an author for the expected content the field should contain.
Field visibility Determines if the field should be displayed in the collapsed state when opening the entry editor.