Field Builder


Adam Wiggall

3rd Party (Free)

Creative Commons Attribution

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Returns form fields and labels based on Matrix entries.

Installation. The directory */fieldbuilder* should be placed in */system/expressionengine/third_party/*



Works Best With…

‘Matrix’ by Pixel & Tonic

The plugin works best with a matrix of fields that can be set by a user in the expressionengine control panel when publishing an entry.


For a {type} of "text" that was shown as required the plugin would return,

    <label for="{name}">{label}</label>  
    <input type="{type}" name="{name}" id="{name}" class="required" />


For a {type} of "select" the plugin would return,

    <label for="{name}">{label}</label>  
    <select name="{name}" id="{name}">  
    <option value="" selected="selected">Please Select…</option>  
    <option value="{options(1)}">{options(1)}</option>  
    <option value="{options(2)}">{options(2)}</option>  
    <option value="{options(3)}">{options(3)}</option>  
    <option value="{options(4)}">{options(4)}</option>  

For all of the other types available the plugin will return pretty much what you expect, a label, then the fieldtype laid out in a valid way. 

This plugin currently supports the following fieldtypes. *Name* *[variant]* *(argument)* 

1.    Input (text)
2.    Text Area (text_area)
3.    Select (select)
4.    Select [multiple] (multi)
5.    Upload (upload)
6.    Checkbox [single] (checkbox)
7.    Checkbox [multiple] (multic)
8.    Radio Buttons (radio)

Use the argument values above in a select field within the matrix either on their own, or to the left of a colon when paired with a more readable label, like so…

  text : First Name
  select : Home State
  checkbox : Newsletter

Field Builder Links

This entry was created March 21, 2011, 12:08 pm.
This entry was last updated March 21, 2011, 5:34 am.

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2 Reviews:

Ian Pitts 03.21.11

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I use this on a production site (the code was born there) to allow non-technical content owners to easily build out contact forms for soft landing pages. It works perfectly.

Jeff Claeson 03.21.11

Jeff Claeson
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This plugin makes creating a formbuilder much easier by simplifying your templates by letting Field Builder do much of the heavy lifting. Works great!