I tried adding placeholder similar to the given for ContactNumber for my drop down Outlet but it doesn’t appear.
<div class="form-group form-icon-group"> <i class="fa fa-phone" > </i> [tel* ContactNumber /8 class:form-control placeholder "Contact Number *"] </div> <div class="form-group form-icon-group"> <i class="fa fa-food" > </i> [select Outlet id:outlet class:form-control "-- Select Outlet--" "Pasir Ris" "Thomson"] </div>
first_as_label "Preferred outlet?" so this displays as ordinary drop down values.
Rest all of the fields do show the placeholder,any other way to give placeholder for drop down?
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to answer the question: this is not possible.
AFAIK, (HTMLwise) there’s no way to add a placeholder to select tags.
A lot of devs I know however tend to use
disabled selected combination for the option…
<select> <option value="" disabled selected>Select your option</option> <option value="ydasdas">ydasdas</option> <option value="dasda">dasda</option> <option value="ydagfdsdas">ydagfdsdas</option> <option value="ewefsdf">ewefsdf</option> </select>
I have checked CF7’s source code (version 4.3.1), and there’s no easy way we can achieve this html format.
You can go the hard way by removing
wpcf7_add_shortcode_select action on
wpcf7_init and add yours instead.
Contrary to what the accepted answer suggests, it actually is possible and built into Contact Form 7. Here’s the actual list of options
[select] holds. Pretty much you would define the first option to be the placeholder using
[select* Test first_as_label "Placeholder" "Option 1" "Option 2"]
While it won’t traditionally look like a placeholder, if it’s required the user won’t be able to select the placeholder and send the form – this forces the user to select any of the other options.