Can I remove the 'Entry name' field?

The 'Entry name' field is a system requirement and must be completed when creating an entry. This can, however, be renamed for greater relevance for your program. For example, your program may be collecting applications, submission, or nominations and, therefore, the 'Entry name' field would be better if labelled 'Application name', 'Submission name', or 'Nominee's name'.

There are two options allowing you to rename the 'Entry name' system field label: 

Interface text override 

This option allows you to change the default 'Entry name' label, effecting your entry form regardless of the category chosen by the entrant.

  1. In the Manage workspace, go to Settings > Content > Interface text 
  2. Search for Entry name
  3. Insert your preferred wording into the text field (i.e. what you want to replace 'Entry name' with)
    Entry name interface text option
  4. Save
Tip: you can also add help text with more information by selecting Entry name field help text. The help text will appear as a circle with a question mark which the user can click to open. This 'help text' is not category-specific, so the tip you provide using the 'Help text' should be generic to suit any of your categories. 
Entry name field label help option

To learn more about interface text, see our guide: Interface text changes

Advanced category settings 

This option allows you to rename the 'Entry name' system field but only for a selected category. This means you can have a different 'Entry name' label for each category if you wish. If you only change the 'Entry name' label for a small selection of your categories, then all other categories will default to either 'Entry name' or your 'interface text override' if used. 

  1. Open the Manage workspace and go to Entries and click Edit form
  2. Select your category name from the drop-down
  3. Click the Settings icon that appears alongside the category
    Settings icon that appears when hovering over a category selected on Start here tab
  4. Open the Advanced section
  5. Add the value you want into the Entry name label line
  6. Save

Before & after examples of changing the 'Entry name' field

Before selecting the category After selecting the category
Default entry name label Customised entry name label

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