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The text field creates a simple text input. You can enter any value or select a value from a predefined list.

Input types

This docs is also used for URL and email field types as they share the same settings.

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Settings

Besides the common settings, this field has the following specific settings, the keys are for use with code:

NameKeyDescription
PlaceholderplaceholderPlaceholder for the input. Optional.
Size of the input boxsizeSize of the input box. Without this setting, the input box is full-width.
Prepend textprependPrepend text for the input. The prepended text should be considered as an informative label. It's not saved in the database with the input value.
Append textappendAppend text for the input. The appended text should be considered as an informative label. It's not saved in the database with the input value.
Predefined valuesdatalistPredefined values that users can select from (users still can enter text if they want). If you use code, this parameter has the following sub-parameters
- id: ID of the div that stores the options. Usually not used and auto-generated as {$field['id']_list. Useful if you have several inputs with same datalist.
- options: Array of predefined values to select from.

This is a sample field settings array when creating this field with code:

[
'name' => 'Text',
'id' => 'text',
'desc' => 'Please enter some text above',
'type' => 'text',
'std' => 'Default text value',
'placeholder' => 'Enter something here',
'datalist' => [
'id' => 'text_datalist',
'options' => [
'What',
'When',
'Where',
'Why',
'Who',
],
],
],
"type" is optional

You can omit the "type" setting. The plugin automatically sets it to "text" if missing.

add_filter( 'rwmb_meta_boxes', function ( $meta_boxes ) {
$meta_boxes[] = [
'title' => 'Event details',
'post_types' => 'event',
'fields' => [
[
'name' => 'Date and time',
'id' => 'datetime',
'type' => 'datetime',
],
[
'name' => 'Location',
'id' => 'location',
],
[
'name' => 'Map',
'id' => 'map',
'type' => 'osm',
'address_field' => 'location',
],
],
];

return $meta_boxes;
} );
Quick define a text field

If your text field only need a label, then you can define it with code simply by the label text. In this case, the field id is auto generated from the label:

add_filter( 'rwmb_meta_boxes', function ( $meta_boxes ) {
$meta_boxes[] = [
'title' => 'Event details',
'post_types' => 'event',
'fields' => [
[
'name' => 'Date and time',
'id' => 'datetime',
'type' => 'datetime',
],
'Location', // id is auto-generated to "location"
[
'name' => 'Map',
'id' => 'map',
'type' => 'osm',
'address_field' => 'location',
],
],
];

return $meta_boxes;
} );

Data

This field saves the entered value into the database.

If the field is cloneable, then the value is stored as a serialized array in a single row in the database.

Template usage

Displaying the value:

<p>Entered: <?php rwmb_the_value( 'my_field_id' ) ?></p>

Getting the value:

<?php $value = rwmb_meta( 'my_field_id' ) ?>
<p>Entered: <?= $value ?></p>

Displaying cloneable values:

<?php $values = rwmb_meta( 'my_field_id' ) ?>
<?php foreach ( $values as $value ) : ?>
<p><?= $value ?></p>
<?php endforeach ?>