17 jQuery Plugins For Form Functionality & Validation

Here is another beautiful and useful collection of some of the best jQuery plugins to help you with form functionality and validation. We have previously discussed how much jQuery has contributed to the world of web development. In this round up, we are presenting jQuery plugins for form functionality and validation.

Validation can be a real mess for some developers, and these plugins will be of great assistance for them. With these plugins, they can easily build and customize forms in an attractive way and help them to sort out form validation related problems. We hope that you will like this collection. Share your opinions with us. Enjoy!

Hide Show Password

It’s easy to take the “masking” of passwords (replacing characters with ••••) for granted. As Luke Wroblewski documented last November, this practice increases login failures while providing little-to-no security benefit.

jQuery Live Form Validation

After trying a load of non intuitive and not very useful jQuery form validation plugins I came up with this plugin. Its a jQuery plugin which helps create easy form validations with high flexibility and a large set of options.


A jQuery plugin that gives users real time hints & progress updates as they complete forms.


jVal is a jQuery form field validation plugin that provides an appealing animated message flyout that doesn’t impede form layout/design while being user-friendly.


Selectize is the hybrid of a textbox and select box. It’s jQuery-based and it’s useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on.

Auto Complete For jQuery


Validate your forms, frontend, without writing a single line of javascript!


This library allows you to create editable elements on your page. It can be used with any engine (bootstrap, jquery-ui, jquery only) and includes both popup and inline modes.


Typeahead a fast and fully-featured autocomplete library.


Limit is a plugin for the javascript framework Jquery that limits the number of characters that can be entered in a textarea or input field. The plugin can also report the number of characters left before the user reaches the length limit.

jQuery Validation Plugin

This jQuery plugin makes simple clientside form validation easy, whilst still offering plenty of customization options. It makes a good choice if you’re building something new from scratch, but also when you’re trying to integrate something into an existing application with lots of existing markup.

Smart Validate

Smart Validate is a jQuery credit card validation plugin, that makes credit card format validation a simple task. It ensures that user has entered valid credit card number before making actual transaction. Smart Validate supports the following credit cards.

Ajax Fancy Captcha-jQuery Plugin

Ajax Fancy Captcha is a jQuery plugin that helps you protect your web pages from bots and spammers. We are introducing you to a new, intuitive way of completing “verify humanity” tasks. In order to do that you are asked to drag and drop specified item into a circle.

Password Strength Indicator and Generator

Sometimes you want to show your user the strength of their password and although there a quite a few jQuery “plugins” that do this there are none – that I’ve found – that let you set the class of an element so that you can do a graphical representation of the strength.

Password Strength

This plugin shows the strength of you passwords by telling you how long time it would take to brute force them.

Masked Input Plugin

This is a masked input plugin for the jQuery javascript library. It allows a user to more easily enter fixed width input where you would like them to enter the data in a certain format (dates,phone numbers, etc).


Elastic makes your textareas grow and shrink to fit it’s content. It was inspired by the auto growing textareas on Facebook.


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