The Select menu element is a form element that lets the user choose one option from a list.




Sets the label of the element.


Sets the options that the user can choose form. The submitted value can be different from the option text by enabling the Customize values option and changing the value of each option. Set the default selected option by clicking the check (tick) icon for the option.

“Please select” option

If enabled, the first option will be a “Please select” option with an empty value. The text can be translated on the Translations tab.


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 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.

Enable enhanced select

If enabled, the select menu will be replaced with an enhanced select menu script that is styled consistently cross browser.

If enabled, the enhanced select will have a search box.

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.


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, currently the only choice for this element is Icon.

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 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.


Validate submitted value

Checks that the submitted value is actually one of the configured options. Disable this if the options are set dynamically.

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.

Submit on choice

If enabled, the form will be submitted when a choice is made.

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 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. Available validators for this element are listed below.

  • Greater Than – checks that the value is numerically greater than the given minimum
  • Identical – checks that the value is identical to the given token
  • In Array – checks that the value is in a list of allowed values (can be inverted)
  • Less Than – checks that the value is numerically less than the given maximum
  • 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)


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