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[resolved] how to remove default text in contact form fields in theme 2011 (7 posts)

  1. auoconnell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have just added a contact form to my website. I have 3 required fields: name, email, and comment. In the name and email fields, the site includes default grayed out text. The text currently included is my information, which I don't want to leave there.

    How can I either remove or edit the text displayed automatically in these fields?

    Additionally, the same issue affects the box where readers can subscribe to the blog via email - there is (my) default information, which I would like to edit/remove.

    I tried running a search for this topic but couldn't find it previously addressed. Thanks for your help.

  2. jrelgin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi auoconnell,

    I don't recall the Twentyeleven theme having a built in contact form. It sounds like you may be using a plugin. Is that the case? If so, what is the name of it?

  3. auoconnell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey,

    The only plugins I have are Akismet and JetPack by WP. It looks like the content form is a feature of the JetPack. I can insert a customized form to any page in the theme.

    ~A

  4. jrelgin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm afraid that I may not be that much help as I don't have much experience with the contact form in JetPack. I do use JetPack and it strikes me that another contact form plugin may be more customizable. I have used http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

    I hope this helps in some way.

  5. auoconnell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks jrelgin, the contact form you recommended works great.

    Now I just have to figure out how to remove the default text from my "subscribe" feature!

  6. Adam Dunford
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The default text that appears in the Jetpack contact form is due to your being logged-in to your WordPress admin. Either logout or view the webpage using Incognito mode (if your browser supports that) and the default form text should go away.

  7. auoconnell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Adam, you were right. When I'm not logged in, the default text isn't visible.

    Easy-peasy!

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