I'm trying to get the fields that appear on my contact form to be pre-populated using the standard HTML "Value" attribute, but can not figure out how to get the freeform:field declaration to pass it on.

I currently have the following in my form code: {freeform:field:name value="test"}

Here is the form online as of right now: http://sustainablefurnishings.com/contact_us/

The "value" is not populated in the code and therefore doesn't appear in the field.

How can the "Value" be set for a form field using the FreeForm Pro tools? Am I missing something in their documentation?

2 Answers 2


The parameter you are looking for is default_value:

{freeform:field:my_field default_value=""}


  • Thank you for pointing that out. Not sure how I missed it. Oct 9, 2014 at 15:41
  • My pleasure. Make sure to mark this answer as the official/best answer. Thanks! :)
    – Solspace
    Oct 9, 2014 at 23:35

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