Form controls

All generic form controls, designed for consistency

Bulma supports the following native HTML form elements: <form> <button> <input> <textarea> and <label>.

The following CSS classes are supported:

  • label
  • input
  • textarea
  • select
  • checkbox
  • radio
  • button
  • help

To maintain the design evenly balanced, Bulma provides a very useful control container with which you can wrap the form controls.
When combining several controls in a form, use the field class as a container, to keep the spacing consistent.

Complete form example #

Example

This username is available

This email is invalid

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Name</label>
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Text input">
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Username</label>
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-success" type="text" placeholder="Text input" value="bulma">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-user"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
  <p class="help is-success">This username is available</p>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Email</label>
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-danger" type="email" placeholder="Email input" value="[email protected]">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-exclamation-triangle"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
  <p class="help is-danger">This email is invalid</p>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Subject</label>
  <div class="control">
    <div class="select">
      <select>
        <option>Select dropdown</option>
        <option>With options</option>
      </select>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Message</label>
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <label class="checkbox">
      <input type="checkbox">
      I agree to the <a href="#">terms and conditions</a>
    </label>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <label class="radio">
      <input type="radio" name="question">
      Yes
    </label>
    <label class="radio">
      <input type="radio" name="question">
      No
    </label>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-grouped">
  <div class="control">
    <button class="button is-link">Submit</button>
  </div>
  <div class="control">
    <button class="button is-link is-light">Cancel</button>
  </div>
</div>

For the best results using Bulma, it's recommended to use the control element as often as possible.

Form field #

The field container is a simple container for:

  • a text label
  • a form control
  • an optional helptext

Example

This is a help text

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Label</label>
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Text input">
  </div>
  <p class="help">This is a help text</p>
</div>

This container allows form fields to be spaced consistently.

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Name</label>
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="e.g Alex Smith">
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Email</label>
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="email" placeholder="e.g. [email protected]">
  </div>
</div>

Form control #

The Bulma control is a versatile block container meant to enhance single form controls. Because it has the same height as the element that it wraps, it can only contain the following Bulma elements:

  • input
  • select
  • button
  • icon

This container gives the ability to:

  • keep the spacing consistent
  • combine form controls into a group
  • combine form controls into a list
  • append and prepend icons to a form control

Example

HTML

<div class="control">
  <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Text input">
</div>

Example

HTML

<div class="control">
  <div class="select">
    <select>
      <option>Select dropdown</option>
      <option>With options</option>
    </select>
  </div>
</div>

Example

HTML

<div class="control">
  <button class="button is-primary">Submit</button>
</div>

With icons #

You can append one of 2 modifiers on a control:

  • has-icons-left
  • and/or has-icons-right

You also need to add a modifier on the icon:

  • icon is-left if has-icons-left is used
  • icon is-right if has-icons-right is used

The size of the input will define the size of the icon container.

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <p class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input" type="email" placeholder="Email">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
    </span>
  </p>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <p class="control has-icons-left">
    <input class="input" type="password" placeholder="Password">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-lock"></i>
    </span>
  </p>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <p class="control">
    <button class="button is-success">
      Login
    </button>
  </p>
</div>

You can append icons to select dropdowns as well.

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <p class="control has-icons-left">
    <span class="select">
      <select>
        <option selected>Country</option>
        <option>Select dropdown</option>
        <option>With options</option>
      </select>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-globe"></i>
    </span>
  </p>
</div>

If the control contains an icon, Bulma will make sure the icon remains centered, no matter the size of the input or of the icon.

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label is-small">Small input</label>
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-small" type="email" placeholder="Normal">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Normal input</label>
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input" type="email" placeholder="Extra small">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope fa-xs"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check fa-xs"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input" type="email" placeholder="Normal">
    <span class="icon is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label is-medium">Medium input</label>
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-medium" type="email" placeholder="Extra small">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope fa-xs"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check fa-xs"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-medium" type="email" placeholder="Small">
    <span class="icon is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope fa-sm"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check fa-sm"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-medium" type="email" placeholder="Normal">
    <span class="icon is-medium is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-medium is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

Example

HTML

<div class="field">
  <label class="label is-large">Large input</label>
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-large" type="email" placeholder="Extra small">
    <span class="icon is-small is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope fa-xs"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-small is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check fa-xs"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-large" type="email" placeholder="Small">
    <span class="icon is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope fa-sm"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check fa-sm"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-large" type="email" placeholder="Normal">
    <span class="icon is-large is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-large is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <div class="control has-icons-left has-icons-right">
    <input class="input is-large" type="email" placeholder="Large">
    <span class="icon is-medium is-left">
      <i class="fas fa-envelope fa-lg"></i>
    </span>
    <span class="icon is-medium is-right">
      <i class="fas fa-check fa-lg"></i>
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

Form addons #

If you want to attach controls together, use the has-addons modifier on the field container:

Example

HTML

<div class="field has-addons">
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Find a repository">
  </div>
  <div class="control">
    <a class="button is-info">
      Search
    </a>
  </div>
</div>

You can attach inputs, buttons, and dropdowns only.

It can be useful to append a static button.

Example

HTML

<div class="field has-addons">
  <p class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Your email">
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-static">
      @gmail.com
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

Use the is-expanded modifier on the element you want to fill up the remaining space (in this case, the input):

Example

Transfer

Transfer

HTML

<div class="field has-addons">
  <p class="control">
    <span class="select">
      <select>
        <option>$</option>
        <option>£</option>
        <option></option>
      </select>
    </span>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Amount of money">
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Transfer
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

<div class="field has-addons">
  <p class="control">
    <span class="select">
      <select>
        <option>$</option>
        <option>£</option>
        <option></option>
      </select>
    </span>
  </p>
  <p class="control is-expanded">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Amount of money">
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Transfer
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

If you want a full width select dropdown, pair control is-expanded with select is-fullwidth.

Example

HTML

<div class="field has-addons">
  <div class="control is-expanded">
    <div class="select is-fullwidth">
      <select name="country">
        <option value="Argentina">Argentina</option>
        <option value="Bolivia">Bolivia</option>
        <option value="Brazil">Brazil</option>
        <option value="Chile">Chile</option>
        <option value="Colombia">Colombia</option>
        <option value="Ecuador">Ecuador</option>
        <option value="Guyana">Guyana</option>
        <option value="Paraguay">Paraguay</option>
        <option value="Peru">Peru</option>
        <option value="Suriname">Suriname</option>
        <option value="Uruguay">Uruguay</option>
        <option value="Venezuela">Venezuela</option>
      </select>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class="control">
    <button type="submit" class="button is-primary">Choose</button>
  </div>
</div>

Use the has-addons-centered or the has-addons-right modifiers to alter the alignment.

Example

Transfer

HTML

<div class="field has-addons has-addons-centered">
  <p class="control">
    <span class="select">
      <select>
        <option>$</option>
        <option>£</option>
        <option></option>
      </select>
    </span>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Amount of money">
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-primary">
      Transfer
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

Example

Transfer

HTML

<div class="field has-addons has-addons-right">
  <p class="control">
    <span class="select">
      <select>
        <option>$</option>
        <option>£</option>
        <option></option>
      </select>
    </span>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Amount of money">
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-primary">
      Transfer
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

Form group #

If you want to group controls together, use the is-grouped modifier on the field container.

HTML

<div class="field is-grouped">
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-primary">
      Submit
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-light">
      Cancel
    </a>
  </p>
</div>
Use the is-grouped-centered or the is-grouped-right modifiers to alter the alignment.

HTML

<div class="field is-grouped is-grouped-centered">
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-primary">
      Submit
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-light">
      Cancel
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

HTML

<div class="field is-grouped is-grouped-right">
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-primary">
      Submit
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-light">
      Cancel
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

Add the is-expanded modifier on the control element you want to fill up the remaining space with.

Example

HTML

<div class="field is-grouped">
  <p class="control is-expanded">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Find a repository">
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button is-info">
      Search
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

Add the is-grouped-multiline modifier to allow controls to fill up multiple lines. This is ideal for a long list of controls.

HTML

<div class="field is-grouped is-grouped-multiline">
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      One
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Two
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Three
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Four
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Five
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Six
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Seven
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Eight
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Nine
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Ten
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Eleven
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Twelve
    </a>
  </p>
  <p class="control">
    <a class="button">
      Thirteen
    </a>
  </p>
</div>

List of buttons

If you only need a list of buttons, try out the new buttons class with which you can create a multiline list of buttons.

Horizontal form #

If you want a horizontal form control, use the is-horizontal modifier on the field container, in which you include:

  • field-label for the side label
  • field-body for the input/select/textarea container

You can use is-grouped or has-addons for the child elements.

Example

Do not enter the first zero

This field is required

HTML

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-normal">
    <label class="label">From</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <p class="control is-expanded has-icons-left">
        <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Name">
        <span class="icon is-small is-left">
          <i class="fas fa-user"></i>
        </span>
      </p>
    </div>
    <div class="field">
      <p class="control is-expanded has-icons-left has-icons-right">
        <input class="input is-success" type="email" placeholder="Email" value="[email protected]">
        <span class="icon is-small is-left">
          <i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
        </span>
        <span class="icon is-small is-right">
          <i class="fas fa-check"></i>
        </span>
      </p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label"></div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field is-expanded">
      <div class="field has-addons">
        <p class="control">
          <a class="button is-static">
            +44
          </a>
        </p>
        <p class="control is-expanded">
          <input class="input" type="tel" placeholder="Your phone number">
        </p>
      </div>
      <p class="help">Do not enter the first zero</p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-normal">
    <label class="label">Department</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field is-narrow">
      <div class="control">
        <div class="select is-fullwidth">
          <select>
            <option>Business development</option>
            <option>Marketing</option>
            <option>Sales</option>
          </select>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label">
    <label class="label">Already a member?</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field is-narrow">
      <div class="control">
        <label class="radio">
          <input type="radio" name="member">
          Yes
        </label>
        <label class="radio">
          <input type="radio" name="member">
          No
        </label>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-normal">
    <label class="label">Subject</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <input class="input is-danger" type="text" placeholder="e.g. Partnership opportunity">
      </div>
      <p class="help is-danger">
        This field is required
      </p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-normal">
    <label class="label">Question</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Explain how we can help you"></textarea>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label">
    <!-- Left empty for spacing -->
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <button class="button is-primary">
          Send message
        </button>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

To preserve the vertical alignment of labels with each type and size of control, the field-label comes with 4 size modifiers:

  • is-small
  • is-normal for any input or button
  • is-medium
  • is-large

Example

HTML

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label">
    <label class="label">No padding</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <label class="checkbox">
          <input type="checkbox">
          Checkbox
        </label>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-small">
    <label class="label">Small padding</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <input class="input is-small" type="text" placeholder="Small sized input">
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-normal">
    <label class="label">Normal label</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Normal sized input">
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-medium">
    <label class="label">Medium label</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <input class="input is-medium" type="text" placeholder="Medium sized input">
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field is-horizontal">
  <div class="field-label is-large">
    <label class="label">Large label</label>
  </div>
  <div class="field-body">
    <div class="field">
      <div class="control">
        <input class="input is-large" type="text" placeholder="Large sized input">
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Disabled form #

You can disable part or a whole form by wrapping a set of controls in a fieldset with a disabled HTML attribute.

Example

HTML

<fieldset disabled>
  
<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Name</label>
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="e.g Alex Smith">
  </div>
</div>

<div class="field">
  <label class="label">Email</label>
  <div class="control">
    <input class="input" type="email" placeholder="e.g. [email protected]">
  </div>
</div>

</fieldset>

Variables #

Name
Type
Value
Computed Value
Computed Type
$control-radius
variable
$radius
4px
size
$control-radius-small
variable
$radius-small
2px
size
$control-padding-vertical
size
calc(0.5em - #{$control-border-width})
$control-padding-horizontal
size
calc(0.75em - #{$control-border-width})

Variables #

Name
Type
Value
Computed Value
Computed Type
$label-color
variable
$grey-darker
hsl(0, 0%, 21%)
color
$label-weight
variable
$weight-bold
700
font-weight
$help-size
variable
$size-small
0.75rem
size

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