ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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Textarea

The Textarea is a simple free-form writing space where you can enter text or HTML.

Field Options

Textarea Row Height

Height of the editor in rows of text.

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.

Field Tools

Show formatting buttons to make writing markup easier, show a smiley chooser, or show a file chooser button to easily insert images or links to files.