The Email element is a form element that lets the user enter an email address.




Sets the label of the element.


Sets description text to display below or above the field.


Sets the field to be required, i.e. the user must complete this field.


Label icon

Choose an icon to display in the label.

Field icons

Choose icons to display on the left or right side of the field.

Field size

Sets the vertical height (using padding) and font size of the field.

Field width

Sets the width of the field, choose one of the preset sizes or choose a custom width.

Field custom width

If Field width is set to Custom enter a custom width using any CSS value.

Custom CSS class

Add a custom CSS class to the field, or multiple classes separated by a space.

CSS styles

Add custom CSS styles to any part of this element by clicking Add a style, choose the selector that the style should apply to and enter the CSS into the box.



Sets the placeholder text, which is text inside the field that is visible before the user enters a value.

Sub label

Sets a small text label below the field.

Admin label

Sets the admin label which allows you to have different label text for the element when viewing entries and within notification emails than the label text shown in the form.

Tooltip text

Sets the tooltip text which is shown in a small popup when the user interacts with the tooltip trigger.

Tooltip trigger

Choose what the user will be interacting with to show the tooltip, the choices are Field, Icon, or Inherit which will inherit the setting from the parent Group, Page or Form setting.

Tooltip event

Choose the event that will trigger the tooltip to show, the choices are Hover, Click, or Inherit which will inherit the setting from the parent Group, Page or Form setting.

Label position

Choose where to display the label relative to the field, the choices are Above, Left, Inside, or Inherit which will inherit the setting from the parent Group, Page or Form setting.

Label width

If the Label position is set to Left enter a custom label width using any CSS value.


Enable conditional logic

Enable or disable the conditional logic for this element.

Logic rules

Add a logic rule to this element by clicking Add logic rule, then choose the element, operator and value that will trigger the rule.


Default value

Sets the default value of the element, which is the value that the field has when the form is first displayed. You can insert a variable by clicking the code icon at the side of the field.

Dynamic default value

Enable or disable the dynamic default value for this element. This option allows the field value to be set from a URL parameter, block value, shortcode attribute or filter hook. See the Dynamic default value guide for more information.

Parameter name

Sets the name of the parameter to use as the source of the dynamic default value.

Maximum length

Sets the maximum allowed length of the submitted value, the user will not be able to enter more than this number of characters into the field and it is also validated on the server side. You can change the error message on the Translations tab.

Read only

Sets the field to be read only, meaning the user cannot change the value of the field. Note: you cannot rely on the value never being changed, as knowledgeable users will be able to change the value by other methods.

Show in email

If enabled, the submitted element data will be shown in the default notification email.

Save to database

If enabled, the submitted element data will be saved to the database and shown when viewing an entry.


Unique ID

The unique element identifier is displayed here, you may need this for advanced usage.


Sets the element to only be visible when viewing/editing entries (Admin only), or only visible to logged in or logged out users.


Add filters to the element which strip unwanted characters from the submitted data. Available filters for this element are listed below.

  • Trim – removes white space from the start and end


Add validators to the element which checks whether the data entered by the user is valid and displays an error message if it’s not valid. This element always has an Email address validator. Available validators for this element are listed below.

  • In Array – checks that the value is in a list of allowed values (can be inverted)
  • Prevent Duplicates – checks that the same value has not already been submitted
  • Regex – checks that the value matches the given regular expression (can be inverted)


Depending on the current settings this tab may or may not be visible, you can translate the text of any relevant settings here.

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