Textarea Control

Elementor textarea control displays a classic textarea field with an option to set the number of rows.

The control is defined in Control_Textarea class which extends Base_Data_Control class.

Note that when using the control, the type should be set using the \Elementor\Controls_Manager::TEXTAREA constant.


Name Type Default Description
type string textarea The type of the control.
label string The label that appears above of the field.
description string The description that appears below the field.
show_label bool true Whether to display the label.
label_block bool true Whether to display the label in a separate line.
separator string default Set the position of the control separator. Available values are default, before, after and none. default will position the separator depending on the control type. before / after will position the separator before/after the control. none will hide the separator.
rows int 5 Number of rows.
placeholder string The field placeholder that appears when the field has no values.
default string The field default value.

Return Value

(string) The textarea field value.


class Elementor_Test_Widget extends \Elementor\Widget_Base {

	protected function _register_controls() {

				'label' => __( 'Content', 'plugin-name' ),
				'tab' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::TAB_CONTENT,

				'label' => __( 'Description', 'plugin-domain' ),
				'type' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::TEXTAREA,
				'rows' => 10,
				'default' => __( 'Default description', 'plugin-domain' ),
				'placeholder' => __( 'Type your description here', 'plugin-domain' ),



	protected function render() {
		$settings = $this->get_settings_for_display();
		echo '<p>' . $settings['item_description'] . '</p>';

	protected function _content_template() {
		<p>{{{ settings.item_description }}}</p>


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