A Super Tiny Form Validator With jQuery - validate.js

A Super Tiny Form Validator With jQuery - validate.js
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An ultra-light, AJAX-enabeld, jQuery based form validator which can be used to validate required form fields and email addresses on client side.

How to use it:

1. Just load the JavaScript file validate.min.js after jQuery library and the form validator is ready for use.

<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/validate.min.js"></script>

2. Add the HTML5 attribute 'data-validate' to form fields as follow.

<form id="form">
  <input type="text" name="Name" placeholder="Name" data-validate>
  <input type="email" name="Email" placeholder="Email" data-validate>
  <textarea name="Message" placeholder="Message" rows="8" data-validate></textarea>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>

3. Initialize the form validator by call the function on the form element.

$('form').validate();

4. Customize the error messages displayed in the invalid form fields.

$('form').validate({
  messageRequired: 'Required',
  messageEmail: 'Invalid Email',
  validateEmail: true,
});

5. Place & style the error messages in the CSS

.validate-error {
  border-color: #d50000 !important;
}

.validate-message {
  color: #d50000;
  position: absolute;
  right: 0;
  padding: .75rem;
  font-size: 1rem;
  line-height: 1;
  border: 2px solid transparent;
}

6. Enable AJAX support:

$('form').validate({
  ajax: true,
  callback: function () {
    $.ajax({
      url: '', 
      type: 'POST',
      data: $(this).serialize(),
      dataType: 'json'
    });
  }
});

7. Execute a callback function when all the form fields are valid.

$('form').validate({
  callback: function () {
    // do something
  }
});

About Author:

Author: Ryan Little

Website: https://ryanplittle.com/validate.js/

Change log:

2016-12-01

  • minor bug fix

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by ryanlittle. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.