A textarea field, which auto-resizes and has built-in format buttons.

The textarea field creates a textarea for longer texts with automatic resizing and optional format buttons.


    label: Text
    type: textarea


Option Type Required Default Description
autofocus bool Sets the focus on this field when the form loads. Only the first field with this label gets
buttons mixed true Enables/disables the format buttons. Can either be true/false or a list of allowed buttons. Available buttons: headlines, italic, bold, link, email, list, code, ul, ol
counter bool true Enables/disables the character counter in the top right corner
default string Sets the default text when a new Page/File/User is created
disabled bool If true, the field is no longer editable and will not be saved
help mixed Optional help text below the field
icon string Optional icon that will be shown at the end of the field
label mixed 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
placeholder mixed Optional placeholder value that will be shown when the field is empty
required bool If true, the field has to be filled in correctly to be saved.
size string Changes the size of the textarea. Available sizes: small, medium, large, huge
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.
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

Initial sizes

In some section layouts, a small textarea looks lost. The size option sets a default height for empty textareas before auto-sizing kicks in. Available sizes:

  • small
  • medium
  • large
  • huge
    label: Text
    type: textarea
    size: large

Disabling the toolbar

If the formatting toolbar should not be available, you can switch it off entirely:

    label: Text
    type: textarea
    buttons: false

Customizing the toolbar

You can also specify which buttons to show in the toolbar.

    label: Text
    type: textarea
      - link
      - email

Max and min length

You can control the max and/or min length of the entered text by using the validate option. By adding the validators, a handy indicator of the current text length will be displayed in the upper right corner.

    label: Name
    type: textarea
    minlength: 10
    maxlength: 1000