8 Powerful jQuery Plugins For Client-Side Form Validation

When it comes to form validation, it’s hard to have a versatile solution that works with every form. Figuring out how to display errors is not a simple task. So here are 8 Powerful jQuery Plugins For Client-Side Form Validation in order to solve this problem.


jQuery.validity is a jQuery plugin for powerful, accurate client-side form validation. It is well-organized, versatile and can easily tackle any validation problem.


JQuery Validation Engine

jQuery validation engine is a Javascript plugin aimed at the validation of form fields in the browser (IE 6-8, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera 10). The plugin provides visually appealing prompts that grab user attention on the subject matter.

Validations range from email, phone, and URL, to more complex calls such as ajax processing or custom javascript functions. Bundled with many locales, the error prompts can be translated into the language of your choice.



LeValidate gives you ability to validate forms by rules that are very easy to set along with css3 dynamic notification box which you can modify as you like. Plugin is mainly designed to be light and easy to edit for everyone.


HTML5 Form Validation for jQuery

jQuery form validation plugin that uses HTML5 attributes.


jQuery Ketchup Plugin

Ketchup is a small (3.4KB minified & gzipped) jQuery Plugin that helps you to validate your forms. Out of the box it has 18 basic validations and a bubble like style. But truly this Plugin wants to be hacked to fit your needs. Easily write your own validations and overwrite/extend the default behaviour. Bubbles are not for everyone…



Vanadium is opensource client-side validation toolkit. It requires no coding. It is server technology agnostic but server-side aware. You declare your validation rules as CSS simle markup.


jQuery – Formation

Formation is a jQuery plugin that allows you to quickly create a form with validation without writing any HTML. You simply specify the container you wish to append the form to. By passing a few parameters into one of the formation function calls you can add different validation such as number, e-mail, url, phone number, or zip code. Each element that you create can be fully customized. You can set the class, id, or any other attribute that is native to that element.



LiveValidation is a small open source javascript library for making client-side validation quick, easy, and powerful. It comprises of two main parts. Firstly, it provides developers with a rich set of core validation methods, which can also be used outside the context of forms. Secondly, it provides your visitors with real-time validation information as they fill out forms, helping them to get it right first time, making the forms easier, quicker and less daunting to complete.



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