How to Use the Text Area Field in Nelio Forms

The text area field in a form is the designated field for users enter long text in your forms, whether it is a message, a comment, a description or any other long text you want them to fill in.

In this entry, we’ll show you all the options available for the text area field in Nelio Forms.

Adding a Text Area Field to Your Form

When creating a new form or editing an existing one, adding an additional text area field is as easy as adding a new Text area field block in the block editor. You can use the Block Inserter + icon, or a shortcut slash command or use the More options on any of the block’s toolbar to insert a block.

Adding a text area field to a form
Adding a text area field to a form.

You should add a descriptive label (the text field by default has an empty label) if you want it to be accessible. You have the option to have this label displayed or not on the form.

Type the label in the text area field
Type the label in the text area field.

You can also type a placeholder in the field, which is especially recommended if don’t display the label of the text field in the form.

Preview of a required text area field with a label
Preview of a required text area field with a label.
Preview of a text area field with a placeholder
Preview of a text area field with a placeholder.

Text Area Field Settings

In the sidebar, you can set the the following text area field properties:

  • Limit the minimum number of characters the user should type on the field,
  • Limit the maximum text length,
  • Set whether the field must be filled in the form to be submitted,
  • Set whether the field label should be shown or hidden.
Text field settings
Text field settings.

Moreover, as any other block, you can add additional CSS classes to change the styling of the block.