Plain Text

Plain Text field is used for Simple Unformatted Plain Text Values, like a first name, last name, alphanumeric ID or value.

The Plain Text field is used to store the simplest of text, plain text. It is intended for 255 characters or less, so usually just a string of text, like a name or simple information content.
Input field for Plain TextFor longer text, you should probably use the Paragraph Text Field.

Quick Start

  1. Fill out the Basic Field Settings (Label, Description and Field Name)
  2. Select Field Type: Plain Text.
  3. Set any Additional Field Options to control behavior or other details.
  4. Complete any Advanced Field Options for the fields to impact it’s visibility or access control.
  5. Select Add Field (or Update Field if you’re changing an existing field) to save your changes.

Configuring the Plain Text Field

Basic Field Settings

See Basic Field Settings for full explanations of these settings. You will choose ‘Plain Text‘ under Field Type to create a Plain Text field.

Additional Field Options

Additional Options for Configuring Plain Text Fields in Pods

There are four Additional Field Options for Plain Text Fields:

  • Allow Shortcodes? Checking this option will allow the processing of shortcodes within the Plain Text Field.
  • Allow HTML? If you check this option, you will receive another prompt for Allowed HTML Tags (see below):Allowed HTML Tags for Allow HTML Additional OptionsThe options you choose in the Tags list will determine which HTML tags will be allowed in the Plain Text Input.
  • Maximum Length: This is set for a default of 255, but you can set this to any specific numeric value if you want to limit the length of this field, or set it for -1 if you want to make it an unlimited field length.
  • HTML Placeholder: Placeholders can provide instructions or an example of the required data format for a field. Please note: The placeholder is not a replacement for labels or description text, and it is less accessible for people using screen readers. For more details on the usage of Placeholder Text, you can read the documentation at W3 on Placeholders.

Advanced Field Settings

See Advanced Field Options for the explanations of these field settings that define default values, visibility or access control for your field.

REST API Settings

You can configure these settings to override the REST API settings for each individual field. These are discussed in depth in our Advanced Topics, REST API documentation.