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Wrapper class to flexible content fields

  • Is it somehow possible to add wrapper classes to flexible content fields? I mean to the elements themselves, not just to the inputs etc. inside them.

    This would be useful in case you have a lot of different content fields to distinguish between.

    I’ve attached a quick mock up what I would want to achieve with this. Every content element would have a small icon to make the difference between them more noticeable when you’re working on more complex layouts.

    (Icons by

  • I wouldn’t feel ignored if I just got a simple “no” 😉

  • CSS has many ways to select an element. I’m sure I could find the right selector for you to accomplish that… If I only knew what you are showing in the image. I have no idea what that is or what it is for. Is that the field builder? or the created field with some repeater?

    I don’t think that would be too hard to accomplish hacking the plugin’s code. Finding where the code is rendered and adding a class with the field’s type is one of the easiest things to do. If you give me more info I could give it a shot.

  • Hi @smeisinger

    I would not recommend hacking the core plugin. You wont be able to update without redoing your hack again each time an update is available.

    If we take a look at the outer element for each flexible field content you’ll find that it contains a data-attribute with the flexible fields name. We can use that to target each specific type. Here’s an example that should be enough for you to go on! I haven’t tested this live.

    .layout[data-layout="flexiblefieldname1"] {
        position: relative;
    /* An example of how you might add your custom icons. This example is using an imaginary icon-font but you could do it differently */
    .layout[data-layout="flexiblefieldname1"]:after {
        content: 'a'; /* our textfield icon for example */
    	text-transform: none !important;
    	font-weight: normal !important;
    	font-style: normal !important;
    	font-variant: normal !important;
    	font-family: "Name of your icon font" !important;
    	line-height: 1;
    	speak: none;
    	-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
    	-moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale; 
    	position: absolute;
    	right: 70px; /* make sure the icon appears to the left of the hover icons */
    	top: 5px;
  • No, I certainly wouldn’t mess with the core files 🙂

    But that’s exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

    In the meantime I helped myself with this, which is quite alright:

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