In web applications, forms are used to gather user input and pass it over to the server for further processing. During the process of user input, you need to validate form fields for the user's convenience.
Validating an HTML form is NOT a simple task as you develop a modern web app.
In general, most develops are using the Native HTML5 Form Validation to validate the HTML form with native browser experience.
But it is NOT enough.
For better user experience, custom styles, error messages and validation rules must be taken into account.
Originally Published Jan 27 2018, updated Jan 19 2023
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Best jQuery Form Validation Plugins:
A powerful, feature-rich jQuery form validation plugin which can be used to dynamically validate form fields on client side before submitting.
A jQuery plugin aimed at the validation of form fields in the browser. The plugin provides visually appealing prompts that grab user attention on the subject matter.
A lightweight client-side form validation plugin for jQuery that allows to validate and mask form fields using HTML5 data attributes and/or regular expressions.
A clean and simple jQuery client-side and real-time form validation plugin that checks the required field, email, number, credit card, and more other input fields while submitting. Validetta plugin also has the ability to limit & check the number of input characters and choice of multiple select box or check box.
A fresh new jQuery based form validation plugin that is created for the latest Bootstrap 5 framework and supports both client side and server-side validation.
Vanilla JS Form Validation Plugins:
Laravel-inspired validation for HTML forms, built for simplicity of use.