Brightspot Content Types Guide

Types of form fields


The following sections describe the different types of fields available in forms.


Drop-down lists

In a drop-down field, a visitor selects one or more choices from a list of related items. The following table describes the fields in a Drop-down form.

Field

Description

Main widget
Label

Field's label.

Description

Field's description.

Type

Dropdown

Allow Multiple

Lets visitor select more than one option in the list.

Placeholder

Initial selection in the list, typically an informational message.

Required

Visitor must make at least one selection.

Choices

One or more choices available in the list.

Advanced widget
Parameter

Value for the parameter attribute of this field's input tag. Your Brightspot developer uses this setting to ingest form data. You can also use this setting to populate emails with the information a visitor submitted.

Checkboxes

In a checkboxes field, a visitor marks checkboxes from a list of related items. The following table describes the fields in a Checkboxes form.

Field

Description

Main widget
Label

Field's label.

Description

Field's description.

Type

Checkboxes

Choices

One or more choices, each with its own checkbox.

Advanced widget
Parameter

Value for the parameter attribute of this field's input tag. Your Brightspot developer uses this setting to ingest form data. You can also use this setting to populate emails with the information a visitor submitted.

Radio buttons

In a radio buttons field, a visitor marks a single selection from a list of related items. The following table describes the fields in a Radio Buttons form.

Field

Description

Main widget
Label Field's label.
Description Field's description.
Type Radio Buttons
Choices One or more choices, each with its own radio button.
Advanced widget
Parameter

Value for the parameter attribute of this field's input tag. Your Brightspot developer uses this setting to ingest form data. You can also use this setting to populate emails with the information a visitor submitted.

Text

In a text field, a visitor enters text. You can perform data validation by selecting different types of text fields. The following table describes the fields in a Text Field form.

Field

Description

Main widget
Label

Field's label.

Description

Field's description.

Type

Type of text field.

  • Email—Visitor must enter text in the form of an email address.
  • Long Text—Visitor can enter almost unlimited text.
  • Phone Number—Visitor must enter text in the form of a phone number.
  • Short Text—Visitor can enter one line of text at most.
Placeholder

Field's initial value. Brightspot replaces the placeholder with the visitor's entry.

Required

Visitor must make an entry in the field.

Advanced widget
Parameter

Value for the parameter attribute of this field's input tag. Your Brightspot developer uses this setting to ingest form data. You can also use this setting to populate emails with the information a visitor submitted.

File uploads

In a file upload field, a visitor can upload a file from a laptop or mobile device. The following table describes the fields in a File Upload form.

Field

Description

Main widget
Label

Field's label.

Description

Field's description.

Allowed File Types

Types of files a visitor can upload with this field.

Allow Multiple

Visitor can upload more than one file.

Required

Visitor must upload at least one file.

Advanced widget
Parameter

Value for the parameter attribute of this field's input tag. Your Brightspot developer uses this setting to ingest form data. You can also use this setting to populate emails with the information a visitor submitted.

Choices

Drop-down lists, radio buttons, and checkboxes have one or more choices from which a visitor makes selections. You create a field's choices using the Choice form. The following table describes the fields in a Choice form.

Field

Description

Main widget
Label

Text appearing next to the checkbox, radio button, or in a drop-down list.

Advanced widget
Parameter

Value for the parameter attribute of this field's input tag. Your Brightspot developer uses this setting to ingest form data. You can also use this setting to populate emails with the information a visitor submitted.

Groups of fields

You can group related fields under a heading, a technique that helps visitors better understand the form and what data is required in each field.

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