Default Fieldtypes

Freeform Classic includes these default fieldtypes:

Checkbox

The Checkbox fieldtype is simple and outputs a checkbox with data set to y with n as the default.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The output can be handled with two different approaches. It can be parsed as a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

Or it can also be used as a variable pair: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME} stuff {/freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

If using the variable pair method, the value of the field is parsed with the {freeform:data:value} and {freeform:data:label} variables, inside of the variable pair.

Checkbox Group

Checkbox Group sets use the multi-list item choice settings and can load single items, value label lists, load from a channel field, or load from a text area (newline delimited).

Freeform:Form Output

When you are displaying a checkbox group field on the front end, you have some parameters you can supply to the {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME} variable:

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

wrapper_open

wrapper_open="<ul style="list-style:none; padding:0;">"

This parameter allows you to control the opening wrapper around all checkbox options/rows. Default is: <ul style="list-style:none; padding:0;"\>

wrapper_close

wrapper_close="</ul>"

This parameter allows you to control the closing wrapper around all checkbox options/rows. Default is: </ul>

row_wrapper_open

row_wrapper_open="<li>"

This parameter allows you to control the opening wrapper for each checkbox option/row. Default is: <li>

row_wrapper_close

row_wrapper_close="</li>"

This parameter allows you to control the closing wrapper for each checkbox option/row. Default is: </li>

label_wrapper_open

label_wrapper_open="<label for="%id%">"

Lets you control the opening wrapper for the checkbox's label. %id% is available, and will get replaced with the accompanying ID for the checkbox so that clicking the label will activate its related checkbox. Default is: <label for="%id%">

label_wrapper_close

label_wrapper_close="</label>"

Lets you control the closing wrapper for the checkbox's label. Default is: </label>

input_wrapper_open

input_wrapper_open=""

This parameter allows you to set the opening wrapper for each checkbox. You would likely use this to have something like an opening <li> or <p> tag. Default is empty value.

input_wrapper_close

input_wrapper_close=""

This parameter allows you to set the opening wrapper for each checkbox. It comes after each file input HTML element. You would likely use this to have something like a closing </li> or </p> tag. Default value is: &nbsp;&nbsp;

order

order="CL"

This controls the order the label and checkboxes are displayed. For checkbox then label, use CL. For label then checkbox, use CR. Default is: CL.

Freeform:Entries Output

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME backspace="2"}
	{freeform:data:value} - {freeform:data:label}
{/freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}
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This fieldtype can be used as a variable pair in order to control output and set formatting. The backspace parameter is available to strip any last stray formatting from the parsed value. If your data is stored in the value and label type approach, the {freeform:data:value} and {freeform:data:label} variables are available.

Country Select

A select box of countries pulled from ./system/expressionengine/config/countries.php.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

File Upload

A field for uploading one or more files.

Field Options

When you create the field you have 3 extra options:

Allowed Upload Count

Allowed Upload Count is the total files uploadable, limited by PHP's max_file_uploads directive in the PHP.ini config file. This limit is not per field, but per form, so you cannot trick it by having two file upload fields, both with the maximum limit. It also is limited by total upload file size of all items uploaded at once by the PHP.ini parameters, in this order (lower cannot override the upper):

  • memory_limit
  • post_max_size
  • upload_max_filesize

File Upload Location

The file upload location choices are loaded from ExpressionEngine File Upload Preferences. It is required to have at least one to choose from in order to use the File Upload field.

Allowed File Types

Allowed file upload types are separated by a pipe (ex: jpg|png|gif). Simply putting a star (*), will allow all files types available if the mime type is avaialble in ./system/expressionengine/config/mimes.php.

Freeform:Form Output

When you are displaying the file upload field on the front end, you have some display options you can include:

attr:NAME

attr:class="classname"

This parameter supports all form field attributes such as id, class, onsubmit, etc, and will apply them to each output element. Consider this difference when displaying multiple file upload fields.

input_wrapper_open

input_wrapper_open="<li>"

This parameter allows you to set the opening tag for HTML output to handle formatting. It comes before each file input HTML element. You would likely use this to have something like an opening <li> or <p> tag. Default is empty value.

input_wrapper_close

input_wrapper_close="</li>"

This parameter allows you to set the closing tag for HTML output to handle formatting. It comes after each file input HTML element. You would likely use this to have something like a closing </li> or </p> tag. Default value is <br/>.

backspace

backspace="2"

This parameter works as it does in other ExpressionEngine tags and removes the specified number of characters from the end of the resulting HTML. If input_wrapper_open is empty and input_wrapper_close is set to <br/> (default), the backspace parameter defaults to 5. In all other cases, it defaults to 0.

show

show="2"

This parameter allows you to manually limit the amount of file upload fields shown. By default, it respects the Allowed Upload Count setting for the field.

Freeform:Entries Output

<ul>
	{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}
	<li>
		<a href="{freeform:fileurl}">
			{freeform:filename}
		</a>
		({freeform:filesize}k)
	</li>
	{/freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}
</ul>
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This fieldtype can be used as a variable pair in order to control output and set formatting. The following variables are available for use:

The following variables are available for use within this variable pair:

  • {freeform:filename} - the name of the file that was uploaded (ex: funky-town.jpg)
  • {freeform:extension} - the extension for the uploaded file (ex: .jpg)
  • *{freeform:filesize}*k - the size of the uploaded file, in kilobytes (ex: 230k)
  • {freeform:fileurl} - the full URL path for the uploaded file, including file name (ex: http://site.com/images/uploads/directory/Proposal.pdf)
  • {freeform:server_path} - the full server path to the directory containing the uploaded file (ex: www/name/public_html/images/uploads/directory/)

Hidden

This is a standard hidden input fieldtype.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be parsed in the template by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

Multi-Select

This fieldtype lets you have a multi-list form field with choices of single terms, value label lists, load from a channel field, or load from a text area (newline delimited). It outputs to a standard multi-select HTML element.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME backspace="2"}
	{freeform:data:value} - {freeform:data:label}
{/freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}
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This fieldtype can be used as a variable pair in order to control output and set formatting. The backspace parameter is available to strip any last stray formatting from the parsed value. If your data is stored in the value and label type approach, the {freeform:data:value} and {freeform:data:label} variables are available.

Province Select

A select box of Canadian Provinces pulled from the Freeform Classic Language file: ./system/expressionengine/third_party/freeform/language/english/freeform_lang.php.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

Radio

Radio sets use the multi-list item choice settings and can load single items, value label lists, load from a channel field, or load from a text area (newline delimited).

Freeform:Form Output

When you are displaying a radio field on the front end, you have some display options you can include:

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

wrapper_open

wrapper_open="<ul style="list-style:none; padding:0;">"

This parameter allows you to control the opening wrapper around all radio options/rows. Default is: <ul style="list-style:none; padding:0;">

wrapper_close

wrapper_close="</ul>"

This parameter allows you to control the closing wrapper around all radio options/rows. Default is: </ul>

row_wrapper_open

row_wrapper_open="<li>"

This parameter allows you to control the opening wrapper for each radio option/row. Default is: <li>

row_wrapper_close

row_wrapper_close="</li>"

This parameter allows you to control the closing wrapper for each radio option/row. Default is: </li>

label_wrapper_open

label_wrapper_open="<label for="%id%">"

Lets you control the opening wrapper for the radio's label. %id% is available, and will get replaced with the accompanying ID for the radio button so that clicking the label will activate its related radio. Default is: <label for="%id%">

label_wrapper_close

label_wrapper_close="</label>"

Lets you control the closing wrapper for the radio's label. Default is: </label>

input_wrapper_open

input_wrapper_open=""

This parameter allows you to set the opening wrapper for each radio. You would likely use this to have something like an opening <li> or <p> tag. Default is empty value.

input_wrapper_close

input_wrapper_close=""

This parameter allows you to set the opening wrapper for each radio. It comes after each file input HTML element. You would likely use this to have something like a closing </li> or </p> tag. Default value is: &nbsp;&nbsp;

order

order="RL"

This controls the order the label and radios are displayed. For radio then label, use RL. For label then radio, use LR. Default is: RL

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

It may also be used as a tagpair:

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME backspace="2"}
	{freeform:data:value} - {freeform:data:label}
{/freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}
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This fieldtype can be used as a variable pair in order to control output and set formatting. The backspace parameter is available to strip any last stray formatting from the parsed value. If your data is stored in the value and label type approach, the {freeform:data:value} and {freeform:data:label} variables are available.

Select

This fieldtype lets you have a multi-list form field with choices of single terms, value label lists, load from a channel field, or load from a text area (newline delimited). It outputs to a standard multiselect HTML element.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

State Select

A select box of U.S. States pulled from the Freeform Classic language file: ./system/expressionengine/third_party/freeform/language/english/freeform_lang.php.

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

Text

This is a standard text input fieldtype.

Field Options

When you create the field you have 2 extra options:

Field Content Type

Sets the validation for the content type. Options are:

  • Any - any text available.
  • Email - validates email addresses
  • Integer - validates as positive, whole numbers
  • Number - validates as any number
  • Decimal - validates as decimal

Field Length

Default maximum field length for the field. Overrideable with the attr:maxlength=""

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

Textarea

This is a standard textarea input fieldtype.

Field Options

Textarea Rows

Default rows displayed for the textarea element. Overridable with: attr:rows=""

Freeform:Form Output

attr:NAME

{freeform:field:FIELD_NAME
	attr:id="my_id"
	attr:class="my_class"
	attr:onclick="myFunction();"
}
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This field type allows the usage of form field attributes such as class, id, and onclick. Just call these as parameters on the field variable, and use the construct of: attr: + ATTRIBUTE_NAME = attr:ATTRIBUTE_NAME. For example, the class attribute would be attr:class.

Freeform:Entries Output

The fields' value(s) can be displayed by using a regular variable: {freeform:field:FIELD_NAME}

Last Updated: 1/14/2019, 10:49:02 PM