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Change country and state select boxes to text fields?

kanjigirlkanjigirl Member
in Help edited October 2012
How would I change these two inputs from select boxes to text input fields? I see it on the Shirtlisted featured site...
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    Looking at your checkout, the country and state inputs are both text inputs, setup as the FoxyComplete inputs. Is that not what you're seeing?
  • No, I see select boxes, and the arrow for the dropdown is replaced by some nonsense text.
  • Here's what I see in Chrome and Firefox - this should help.
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    To fix the nonsense text, you need to set your checkout template to be UTF-8, which you can do by putting this in your <head> section:
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

    It's actually not really a dropdown - but it's our new autocomplete functionality. The country and state fields are still a text input you can type into, and as you type, it will suggest the results that best match with what is being typed into the field. For details on the new setup, see this blog post:

    To make it useful to a wide spectrum of people, as well as being the text input, you can press that button on the right of the field to open up the complete listing of options so a person who primarily uses a mouse could easily scroll to they option they wanted instead of typing.

    Does that make sense?
  • That does make sense, I'll make that change tomorrow. Thanks!
  • Got it fixed - thanks very much :)
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    @kanjigirl - glad that worked!
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