Input Custom Autofiller
This is a very simple WordPress plugin that allows you to turn a text input field into a customised look-up list.
I made this during development of a client’s website, they needed a simple form that gave you a dropdown list based on the suggestions as you type. Other plugins did something similar to this but they were either too expensive, too bloated, only worked for looking up posts, or were related to the search feature (and couldn’t be changed for use on another type of form).
This plugin can be used for any text field and adapted for any use scenario, all you have to do is give the field a unique ID. On the settings page just paste in your custom list and reference the field ID.
How to Install
Method 1: Using an FTP program or your web host’s file manager interface upload the plugin into the plugins directory. This is usually foundat /public_html/wp-content/plugins/
Method 2: Upload it into WordPress directly by logging in ad an admin and navigating to Plugins > Add New.
Once the plugin has been uploaded you will need to activate it. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Plugins > Installed Plugins. Find IC Autofiller and click ‘activate’.
How to use
If you haven’t already set up an input field to use, do that now. Give it a unique ID.
In the left sidebar on the Admin Dashboard there will be a new option called IC Autofiller, click that link to go to the settings page. In the textarea insert your list, each item should be on a separate line.
Put your unique ID into the second field. Save and test.
Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for queries or bug reports.
If you like this plugin and want to throw some pennies in my general direction you can also donate.