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Paragraph Text default text not disappearing when clicked in the box

  1. dsk3211

    For normal text fields, when a default text is entered and you click in the text field, the default text disappears. This doesn't happen with the paragraph text field however, you have to manually delete the default text. How can I change this behavior for paragraph text, so the default text will disappear when clicking in the box, same as for the 1 line text field?


    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday March 21, 2013 | Permalink
  2. dsk3211

    Hello, would someone mind offering a little advice? I'm stumped on this one. Thanks!

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday March 22, 2013 | Permalink
  3. David Peralty

    Can you link to your form please so we can see what's happening?

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday March 22, 2013 | Permalink
  4. dsk3211

    Same problem with all the paragraph text boxes.

    Thank you David!

    - David

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday March 22, 2013 | Permalink
  5. @dsk3211 how are you handling the placeholder text currently? That functionality is not handled natively by Gravity Forms, so maybe your theme takes care of that, or you have added jQuery to clear those fields on focus, or are using a plugin to handle that? Please describe how the placeholders are being cleared on the other fields and maybe we can spot why it's not working for the paragraph field. If the placeholder functionality is being provided by another plugin or your theme provider, you will need to contact them for support on why the functionality does not work for textareas.

    Posted 11 years ago on Sunday March 24, 2013 | Permalink