Support » Plugin: Elementor Website Builder » Select Form Field: Placeholder option?

  • Resolved hjsunny


    I’m adding a “Select” form field , and would like the first one to say “Please select”, while at the same time having the field to be required (that the user has to choose one of the values below). Is there a way to do this, as there’s no placeholder for the select field?
    If I just use the text “Please select” as the first row, then it is treated as a chosen value and recognized as if the required field is filled out even if the user doesn’t make an active choice. And I do not want the first value (text row) in the dropdown to be shown as default.

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  • This is marked as resolved but no solution is provided. So here is one option.
    In select data put a pipe without anything after, like this:
    Please select…|

    This way the first item has no value hence it is failing validation as we need

    Haa! thanks so much… so simple yet elusive solution!

    it doesn’t work for me… when applying it exactly as you wrote above, i can still chose the “Please select…”
    any other suggestions?

    @fighterit Don’t forget to put required also.

    It must work…

    How do you add the “Please select an item” drop down?
    like the one in the above picture

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by adityachavan.



    I tried according to your advice but I see the placeholder between select items. Is there any solution how I can hidden this item?


    Thank you.

    That is F’in brilliant!
    This will replace my ACCEPTANCE box which sucks as it
    1) does not show a checkmark on some phones and browsers- it shows a weird x that is confusing
    2) Is hard for people to click that acceptance circle on phones
    3) is not even a box! (it’s a circle)

    Thanks bro


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