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How to Add Explanation/Help Pop-Up Balloons (or Anything Else) Next to Each Field?
May 17, 2012
6:34 pm

Hi guys,


I'd be really thankful if you could help me with this.


- cforms version – 14.1

- wordpress version – 3.3.1

- exact URL – it is currently not live, but if necessary I will make it


As I am creating a submission form (actually a series of 7 forms) that includes quite a number of fields, I'd want to add fields with explanations next to or under each field. A pop-up balloon would also be a great option.


Could you give me some suggestions on how I could do that?


Thank you very much in advance!


Best regards,



May 18, 2012
12:20 am

The best way to do this would be using the Text only (no input) field type.

For more details check cforms help:
Configuring form input fields > Text only elements (no input)

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May 27, 2012
2:16 pm
Munich, Germany
Forum Posts: 6400
Member Since:
March 6, 2005

The best way to do this would be using the Text only (no input) field type.

That's exactly right, especially when your accompanying text is lengthier. 

What you can do for smaller hints/tips, is to use the 'title' attribute of the field (popup dialog) and use some custom jQuery and any balloon/tooltip plugin you want.

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