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Placeholder Text

  1. It would be ideal to be able to add to the "placeholder" value of inputs via the form builder.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday September 14, 2012 | Permalink
  2. When HTML 5 is more widely adopted it will probably be included in Gravity Forms. Right now, there are workarounds if you need the functionality.

    http://www.wduffy.co.uk/jLabel/
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/clearing-default-form-field-values-with-jquery/

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday September 14, 2012 | Permalink
  3. +1 on adding placeholder support. HTML5 is pretty widely adopted: http://caniuse.com/#feat=input-placeholder

    The .org plugins function but are honestly awful... The FLUC (Flash of Unstyled Content) is ugly as sin and as best as I can tell you can't style the placeholders since they're getting injected by JS after the fact.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday September 19, 2012 | Permalink
  4. wilmoth77
    Member

    Just wanted to throw in my +1 on adding placeholder support.

    I hope that when it is added that it is NOT just like the gravity-forms-placeholder-plugin on wp.org, but instead allows you to enter in custom placeholder text and not just simply use the field label and then hide the original field label.

    For example. If the field label was Phone: I'd like to be able to add whatever place holder I want, such as (xxx) xxx-xxxx. With the plugin it just puts "Phone" in the input field and hides the Phone label.

    The placeholder plugin is handy, but I'm sure you guys will have a much better implementation!

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday September 28, 2012 | Permalink
  5. michel
    Member

    +1. Placeholder-support is a must-have for a form plugin!

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday October 6, 2012 | Permalink
  6. robteamworks
    Member

    +1 on this too, makes forms look so much better and more condensed.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday November 30, 2012 | Permalink
  7. This can currently be accomplished using this 3rd party add-on:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-placeholders/

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday December 1, 2012 | Permalink

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