Text Area Field

The textarea field represents a multi-line text input. It should be used for content values that are long strings: for example, a page description.



Below is an example of how a textarea field could be defined in a Gatsby remark form. Read more on passing in form field options.

const BlogPostForm = {
  fields: [
      name: 'rawFrontmatter.description',
      component: 'textarea',
      label: 'Description',
      description: 'Enter the post description here',
    // ...


  • name: The path to some value in the data being edited.
  • component: The name of the React component that should be used to edit this field. Available field component types are defined here
  • label: A human readable label for the field. This label displays in the sidebar and is optional. If no label is provided, the sidebar will default to the name.
  • description: An optional description that expands on the purpose of the field or prompts a specific action.


interface TextareaConfig {
  name: string
  component: 'textarea'
  label?: string
  description?: string