I need to override one of the input fields to accommodate a larger custom text field.
When I change the html to <textarea cols="50" rows="5" ....></textarea> strange things happen when I save the widget. It seems the code after the <textarea...> tag gets cutoff from the mini-editor in the widget.
I briefly looked at your code and suspect that it's something related to how you're making string replacements. It doesn't look like <textarea > is something you're expecting. I don't feel competent enough to try to accommodate this by myself. Any help is appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
BTW: I am using the shortcode version for this.