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The textarea field creates a simple textarea (multiline) input. You can use this field for entering a paragraph of text.



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

PlaceholderplaceholderThe placeholder text. Optional.
ColumnscolsNumber of columns. Optional. Default 60.
RowsrowsNumber of rows. Optional. Default 4.


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.


Meta Box removes all scripts and iframes from the value. If you want to enter scripts (like Google Analytics) or embed videos, then you need to disable sanitization.

Template usage

Displaying the value:

<h2>About Us</h2>
<p><?php rwmb_the_value( 'field_id' ) ?></p>

Getting the value:

<h3>About Us</h3>
<?php $value = rwmb_meta( 'field_id' ) ?>
<p><?= $value ?></p>

Auto adding paragraphs to the text:

<?php $value = rwmb_meta( 'field_id' ) ?>
<?= wpautop( $value ) ?>

Parse shortcodes:

<?php $value = rwmb_meta( 'field_id' ) ?>
<?= do_shortcode( $value ) ?>

Parse blocks:

<?php $value = rwmb_meta( 'field_id' ) ?>
<?= do_blocks( $value ) ?>

Displaying cloneable values:

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