Form controls

All generic form controls, designed for consistency

The following form controls classes are supported:

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

Each of them should be wrapped in a .control container.
When combining several controls in a form, use the .field class as a container, to keep the spacing consistent.

This username is available

This email is invalid

<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-text">Cancel</button>
  </div>
</div>

Form field #

The field container is a simple container for:

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

This is a help text

<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.

<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 control is a versatile container meant to enhance single form controls. Because it has the same height as a control elements, it can only contain the following elements:

  • input
  • select
  • button
  • icon
<div class="control">
  <input class="input" type="text" placeholder="Text input">
</div>
<div class="control">
  <div class="select">
    <select>
      <option>Select dropdown</option>
      <option>With options</option>
    </select>
  </div>
</div>
<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.

<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.

<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.

<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>
<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>
<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>
<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:

<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.

<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):

Transfer

Transfer

<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.

<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.

Transfer

<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>

Transfer

<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.

<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.

<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>
<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.

<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.

<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">
      Size
    </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.

Do not enter the first zero

This field is required

<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
<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>

Variables #

Form elements can be customized using the following generic variables. Simply set one or multiple of these variables before importing Bulma. Learn how.

Name Type Default value Computed value
Name Type Default value Computed value
$control-radius size $radius 4px
$control-radius-small size $radius-small 2px
$control-padding-vertical size calc(0.375em - #{$control-border-width})
$control-padding-horizontal size calc(0.625em - #{$control-border-width})
Name Type Default value Computed value
Name Type Default value Computed value
$label-color color $grey-darker hsl(0, 0%, 21%)
$label-weight font-weight $weight-bold 700
$help-size size $size-small 0.75rem

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