25 jQuery Plugins for Working with Forms

by Steven Snell

on January 25, 2010

in Resources

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Almost every website uses a form of some kind. Contact forms and other types of forms can be enhanced with the use of a number of jQuery plugins that are readily available. In this post we’ll feature 25 useful plugins that you may be able to use in your own work with forms.

jqTranform

jqTransform will make it easy to give your forms a more attractive look as compared to the default form.

jqTranform

jQuery Form Plugin

With this plugin you can easily upgrade HTML forms to make use of AJAX.

jQuery Form Plugin

In-Field Labels

Display labels inside form fiels with this plugin. The label remains until the user starts typing.

In-Field Labels

jQuery Form Validation

This plugin will validate the information entered into form fields before it is submitted.

jQuery Form Validation

AJAX Form Validation

Another option for adding form validation.

AJAX Form Validation

jQuery Auto Complete

This plugins adds an auto complete functionality to form fields, especially useful for searches.

jQuery Auto Complete

jQuery Autocomplete

Another option for adding auto complete to form fields.

jQuery Autocomplete

Uploadify

Uploadify allows you to easily add one or more upload options.

Uploadify

Contactable

Contactable will help you to make jQuery contact forms quickly and easily.

Contactable

Input Fields with Images

This plugin allows you to add icons or images inside of input fields to add some flair to your forms.

Input Fields with Images

JavaScript Image Combobox

Add icons or images to items in a dropdown.

JavaScript Image Combobox

jQuery Checkbox

If your forms include checkboxes or radio buttons this plugin will allow you to style them.

jQuery Checkbox

Radio Button and Checkbox Replacement

This plugin will also help for styling radio buttons and checkboxes to suit your needs.

Radio Button and Checkbox Replacement

Datepicker

Datepicker makes it easy to add calendars to date input fields in forms.

Datepicker

Date Picker

This is another option for enhancing date fields within a form.

Date Picker

Plugin for Password Masking

This gives users the option to see the chracters of the password the are entering, for usability purposes.

Plugin for Password Masking

ToggleVal

ToggleVal will allow you to customize form fields to display default text within form fields.

ToggleVal

magicpreview

If you want users to be able to preview what they are entering into form fields, this plugin will allow you to do it.

magicpreview

jQuery Autosave

This plugin will autosave the progress of form fields using cookies so nothing will be lost.

jQuery Autosave

Elastic

Elastic uses jQuery to allow textareas to expand according to the text that is entered.

Elastic

iPhone Style Checkboxes

This plugin enhances standard HTML checkboxes and gives them an iPhone-like styling.

iPhone Style Checkboxes

AJAX Fancy CAPTCHA jQuery Plugin

Use this plugin to help prevent comment form spam with the use of a fancy CAPTCHA.

AJAX Fancy CAPTCHA jQuery Plugin

markItUp

Turn any textarea into a markup editor.

markItUp

Ajaxify

Turn any link or form from a standard request to an AJAX request.

Ajaxify

AutoTab

When a user has entered the maximum number of characters in a field (such as a phone number) it will auto tab to the next field.

AutoTab

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About Steven Snell

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