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Multiple lines of text box
September 24, 2007
6:24 am

Hi Oliver,

I'm having a small problem with the text in a "multiple lines of text" box/field… where the text is the same color as the background of the text box (if it's not the same color, not much of a diff anyhow). The text can be seen properly in "single lines of text" fields, it's only with the multiple. In a multi field, I have to highlight my text with my cursor to make sure what I've typed is correct.

I'm not sure if this is something I can edit in the forms CSS… or if this has to do with my actual theme. Either way, you are always very helpful and quick, so I thought I would come by and ask you first. Wink

Thanks, much appreciated. Happy Autumn!


September 24, 2007
8:00 am
Munich, Germany
Forum Posts: 6400
Member Since:
March 6, 2005


what was the URL again? You can always use Firefox/Firebug to "on-the-fly" make changes to the current (overall) CSS and see why the CSS may be broken. Which is mostly due to too aggressive WP Theme CSS declarations that overrule cforms' own.

So it likely has to do with your own WP Theme CSS but should be correctable via cforms CSS, a wild guess: try a specific color: #yourcolor!important;
in the .cform textarea CSS part.

September 25, 2007
7:17 am

Sorry about not including the link, Oliver. It was happening on my Joining form on as well as on my form in a password protected WP area. Your fix worked though, on both! Thanks a lot! I appreciate it! Smile Now member's will be able to see what they are typing. Wink


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