I want to create a custom 'About Me' field for a web profile, but there doesn't appear to be anyway to make a text area or multi-line text custom field.

I know I can set the field length to allow users to enter plenty of text (currently set to 1000 characters), but the input box will still only be a single line.

Of course, in Webforms in Drupal, for example, I can set the length of the input box as well, but, again, still only a single line.

The problem, then, is not that the user can't enter the text I want them to, but that their experience of doing so is disconcerting and uncomfortable. They can't see most of the text they've entered, which makes editing very difficult and frustrating.

I feel like there must be an obvious solution for this, but can't find it.

Thanks, Lewis

  • If you read the documentation, it says clearly under Custom Fields --> Type: Note: a longer text box which allows multiple lines.
    – choster
    Aug 24, 2016 at 5:11
  • Yes. My apologies. Not sure how I missed that. Thanks.
    – Lewis
    Aug 24, 2016 at 5:29
  • No need for an apology, just offering a pointer :)
    – choster
    Aug 24, 2016 at 5:30

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Use the 'Note' type of custom field to get a text area

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