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Form fields explained

You can collect information from visitors with a Form Block, Custom product form, or a Custom checkout form. While these forms have different uses, they have the same 19 form fields that you can use as the building blocks for your form.

Note: Forms connected to MailChimp can have up to 30 fields. We recommend this limit as a general rule to keep a form user friendly and quick to load.

Here's a complete list of the form fields.

Depending on where you added your Form, the Form may have some default form fields. You can edit these or remove them.

Text

The Text field allows users to enter basic information. Only one line of text can be entered here, so this field is best if you're expecting a short reply.

Text Area

For longer replies and a larger text box, add the Text Area field.

The Text Area field doesn't have a character limit.

Select

You can create a drop-down menu with the Select field.

Create a title for the drop-down and list each option on its own line. Visitors can select one option. 

Checkbox

You can create a list of multiple options with the Checkbox field.

Create a title and list each option on its own line. Visitors can select multiple options. 

Radio

The Radio field asks visitors to select from two options by clicking a circle (radio button). The visitor can only select one option.

To format the options, list each option on its own line.

This is similar to the Select field, except with a different display style.

Survey

You can add multiple options. For each option, the visitor rates on a five-step scale from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree."

To format the survey, list each option on its own line.

In the form submission email, survey answers are displayed using a numerical scale from -2 to 2. "-2" will represent "Strongly Disagree" and "2" will represent "Strongly Agree."

Name

The Name field requests the visitor's first and last names.

Password

The visitor can enter hidden text that will be visible upon receiving the form submission.

This doesn't create a password for logging into the site; it's data that is recorded with the submission for the site owner to collect.

Address

Several text fields will be presented to collect a visitor's address.

Note: The address boxes will be formatted for US addresses, and they can't be changed for a specific international format.

Twitter

This form field will display an @ symbol so that the visitor can add their Twitter handle.

Email

This field prompts the visitor to enter their email address. It must be in the proper format to be accepted.

Note: The email address test@test.com won't be accepted.

Website

The Website field will show http:// in the field so the visitor can enter a website.

Date

Using the Date field, you can ask the visitor to input a date into formatted fields.

Note: The date format can't be changed. It will always be Month/Day/Year.

Time

In the Time field, a visitor can enter a time, which will be submitted in a time format.

Note: The format can't be changed to the 24-hour clock. It will always be AM/PM.

Phone

This field adds areas in which the visitor can input their telephone number.

If you check Show Country Code, a fourth box will display to collect the visitor's international phone code.

Note: The phone number boxes will always be formatted for US telephone numbers. They can't be changed to an international format. As an alternative, use the Text field instead.

Number

Only numbers are accepted in the Number field.

Currency

In the Currency Field, a user can enter an amount of money in front of a currency symbol of your choosing.

Note: You can change the currency symbol to something other than USD.

Line

The Line field adds a horizontal line, which can be useful for adding a visual break to longer forms.

You can replace the Section text to title this section of the form, and describe the section in the Description text area. Uncheck the Underline option to create a text-only break. 

Hidden

The Hidden field can be set up to track referral sources for Form Block submissions by allowing you to use query parameters.

You can read more about this feature in our guide here.

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Form fields explained