How to make a text field in Craft CMS
A step by step tutorial on making plain text fields in Craft CMS.
The following tutorial walks you through how to create text fields in Craft CMS. We recommend downloading and setting up out Open Source Craft CMS starter project and carrying out the steps below.
Step One: Select Settings
From the left menu side bar, select Settings.
Step Two: Select Fields
In the screen that appears, select Fields under Content.
Step Three: Select + New field
Select the + New field button on the top right of the screen.
Step Four: Complete the field
In the screen that appears, select Plain Text from the Field Type drop down and complete the Name, Handle parameters. You can also set the default instructions, the UI mode, placeholder text or field limit parameters.
In terms of setting the group, we recommend that you create the field under the Text Field Group. To learn how we group fields or how to create a field group, please consult the tutorial below.
Finally, under advanced, we recommend that you set the column type to medium text for all fields that require extensive memory (more than 256 characters).
Once you are done, press Save on the top right of the screen.
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