ExpressionEngine® User Guide

Text Input

Text Input is a single-lined free-form writing space where you can enter text or HTML.

Field Options

Maximum Characters

The maximum number of characters this field should allow.

Text Formatting

Specifies how the entered-text will be formatted when rendered on the front-end. Choices include replacing each linebreak with a BR tag, automatically surrounding paragraphs with P tags, or Markdown processing. Additional plugins may be installed to provide more text formatting options.

Allow Override?

When set to yes, authors can override the default text formatting for this field from the publish form to set it to a format other than what was selected as the default above.

Text Direction

Either left-to-right, or right-to-left.

Allowed Content

Restricts the text field to certain data types, while also informing how the data should be sorted on the front-end (numbers represented as text will sort differently than regular numbers).

Field Tools

Show a smiley chooser, or show a file chooser button to easily insert images or links to files.