The Website field is used to store a URL or Website Address or Link to a Website.
Website Text Field for storing URL's or Website Addresses

Quick Start

  1. Fill out the Basic Field Settings (Label, Description and Field Name)
  2. Select Field Type: Website under Text Fields.
  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 Website Field

Basic Field Settings

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

Additional Field Options

Website Additional Field Options in Pods

There are six Additional Field Options for the Website Field:

  • Format: The Format options provide an input mask to your website field. You will be presented with a drop-down list of multiple options, including the http/s:// in the front of your field, removing the www or adding the www or multiple combinations therein. Choose the one that most fits what you need or choose No Format to have no input mask at all.Website Field Format Options
  • Allow Port in URL? You can choose to allow the input of :port to your website field as well. Useful for redirected or alternate port inputs.
  • Output as Link? If you check the checkbox for this option, using display or using the magic tag for the field will include the full
    <a href="website">website</a>
    output around your field.
    Selecting this option will also give you an option for Open Link in New Window?, which will add the target="_blank" to your anchor reference.
  • 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.
  • Enable HTML5 Input Field? This will override the setting of the field from an <input type="text" /> to an <input type="url" /> field.
  • 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.