What Are Text Blocks in Shack Forms?

What Are Text Blocks in Shack Forms

In some use cases, you may want to mix your Shack Form's fields with blocks of text. This will improve your form's usability.

Shack Forms allows you to add such text blocks to your Joomla form quickly and easily. And you can add as many of them as you wish.

Shack Forms calls such text blocks "text separators".  In this blog post, I'll give you a quick tour of Shack Forms' text separators.

Shack Forms allows you to place a text block at the top of your form, or at the bottom. Or you may want to add a few text blocks to your form and spread them between the form fields, as in my image below.

How to add text separator in a Shack Form

The feature that allows you to add text blocks in your Shack Form is called "Text separator". You will find it on the same "Module" tab where you create or manage your form's fields:

text separator setting from back end

Shack Forms allows you to add as many text separators to your form as you wish.

You can also place them in any area of your form, except under the "Send" button.

You can think of the "Text separator" as of a field. You just need to click its own "Text" button to create it:

click the text button

Once you clicked the "Text" button, you will see the Text separator block appeared at the bottom of your form:

the text separator text area has appeared

Here you would enter your required text into the text area.

enter required text

You may wish to move the text block from its default bottom position. Just point your mouse anywhere near the Text separator label until the mouse cursor will turn to a hand:

point your mouse near the text separator label

Now you can drag-and-drop it as you see fit. As you start dragging your text separator, it will turn to green color:

the text separator turned to green as you drag it

Once you dropped the text separator as you intended, click Save. In my screenshot below, I dropped my text separator at the very top of my form:

my text separator at the top of my form

Now check your form at the front end of your site. You will see the text separator placed in your form:

final result

Repeat the same steps if you need to add more text blocks to your Joomla form as you intended.

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About the author

Born from a Ukrainian mother and Russian father, Alex lives in the United Kingdom. Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping web site administrators make the most of it.