An email input field with validation

The email field provides the most comfortable way to insert email addresses and has built-in validation for entered addresses.


    label: Email
    type: email

Field properties

Property Type Default Description

Optional text that will be shown after the input

autocomplete string email

Sets the HTML5 autocomplete mode for the input

autofocus bool

Sets the focus on this field when the form loads. Only the first field with this label gets


Optional text that will be shown before the input


Default value for the field, which will be used when a page/file/user is created

disabled bool

If true, the field is no longer editable and will not be saved


Optional help text below the field

icon string email

Changes the email icon to something custom


The field label can be set as string or associative array with translations

maxlength int

Maximum number of allowed characters

minlength int

Minimum number of required characters

pattern string

A regular expression, which will be used to validate the input


Custom placeholder text, when the field is empty.

required bool

If true, the field has to be filled in correctly to be saved.

spellcheck bool false

If false, spellcheck will be switched off

translate bool true

If false, the field will be disabled in non-default languages and cannot be translated. This is only relevant in multi-language setups.


Conditions when the field will be shown (since 3.1.0)

width string 1/1

The width of the field in the field grid. Available widths: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, 3/4

Use in templates: Encode email field output

Unlike the email KirbyTag, the email field does not encode your email addresses to prevent misuse by spam bots. If you want to make use of Kirby's built-in email obfuscation, you have several options:

Using Html::email()

<?= Html::email($page->email()) ?>

Using Str::encode()

<a href="mailto:<?= Str::encode($page->email()) ?>">
    <?= Str::encode($page->email()) ?>

Using kirbytag()

<?= kirbytag([
      'email' => $page->email(),
      'text'  => 'Contact us'