How to Add Placeholder Text Within Pardot Forms

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There’s currently no feature for Pardot forms that allow you to use placeholder text instead of the label text. So, in this tutorial, I will show you how to add a bit of JavaScript to your Pardot forms to use the field labels as placeholders.

Step 1: Add the JavaScript

Navigate to Marketing > Forms > Layout Templates and select the layout you want to add the placeholder text to. Paste this Javascript at the bottom of the form tab and save.

Step 2: Add the CSS

If you want to use placeholder text instead of the form field labels, you will need to add some CSS that will hide the labels on the form.

Navigate to Marketing > Forms > Layout Templates and select the layout you added the JavaScript to. Paste this CSS at the top of the form tab and save.



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4 comment(s)
  • Anna

    15/02/2017 at 5:55 am
    Reply

    Hi Jenna, Thank you for this! I tried it but couldn't get it to work on drop down menus. Do I need to add anything extra?

    • Jenna Molby
      to Anna

      15/02/2017 at 11:37 am
      Reply

      Hi Anna, Placeholders don't work for dropdowns. Instead, you need to create a default value for the first value of the dropdown.

    • Jean M
      to Jenna Molby

      16/02/2017 at 7:40 am
      Reply

      Hi Jenna, how would you create a default value for the dropdown?

    • Jenna Molby
      to Jean M

      16/02/2017 at 9:27 am
      Reply

      Hi Jean, This is a bit more complicated since I don't think there's a way to add a default option in Pardot forms. Feel free to email me at contact@jennamolby.com with a link to your form and I can show you how it's done using some Javascript. Thanks!

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