How to Change/Translate Form Warnings

Last Update: July 5, 2014

Form warnings are meant to warn people who didn't complete a required field, didn't enter a valid email address on an email field, entered text instead of a number in a number field, and so on.

The default warnings can be changed or translated by following this guide to set up your own tone or language.


1. On edit mode of form, click "Setup & Embed" and then "Preferences"

2. Go to the "Advanced Settings" tab and click "Edit Form Warnings"


3. Click the message you wish to change. You can scroll down to view the additional warning messages


4. Edit the message, click OK then save



In some instances, the "Ok" button will not be initially visible. When that happens, hover the mouse over the message and when the scrollbar appears, click it and drag it downward:



5. If there isn't anything else you wish to change, close the settings


6. Save form & you're done


How'd you do? What else would you want to change? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.


Here is the list of warning messages that can be changed:

 This field is required.

 At least one field required.

 Every row is required.

 This field can only contain letters

 This field can only contain numeric values

 This field can only contain letters and numbers.

 There are incomplete required fields. Please complete them.

 File size cannot be bigger than:

 Are you sure you want to clear the form?

 Your score should be less than or equal to

 Enter a valid e-mail address

 You can only upload following files:

 Please wait...

 E-mail does not match

 Sorry! Only one entry is allowed. Multiple submissions are disabled for this form.

 Score total should only be less than or equal to

 Input should not be less than the minimum value:

 Input should not be greater than the maximum value:

 The maximum digits allowed is

 The minimum required number of selections is

 The maximum number of selections allowed is

 Date must not be in the past.

 {file} has invalid extension. Only {extensions} are allowed.

 {file} is too large, maximum file size is {sizeLimit}.

 {file} is too small, minimum file size is {minSizeLimit}.

 {file} is empty, please select files again without it.

 The files are being uploaded, if you leave now the upload will be cancelled.

 There are errors on the form. Please fix them before continuing.

 There are errors on this page. Please fix them before continuing.

36 Comments...

muitaliano - November 02, 2010 at 12:26 PM    

Is there a way to do this using the lightbox integration?

bobthewebguy - November 22, 2010 at 11:02 PM    

Sorry, I never liked your user manual..

PolatAlemdar - November 23, 2010 at 02:07 AM    

@bobthewebguy
How can we make it so that you can like? What is the problematic issue in user manuals?

PolatAlemdar - November 23, 2010 at 02:15 AM    

@muitaliano

Unfortunately No. You can't use this code in lighbox now.

giusedani - November 29, 2010 at 09:45 AM    

Please tradurrre the following items in Italian:

JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: Attendere prego..',
confirmClearForm: 'Sei sicuro di voler cancellare il modulo',
lessThan: 'Il tuo punteggio deve essere inferiore a',
incompleteFields: 'Ci sono campi incompleti. Perfavore completarli',
required: 'Questo campo è obbligatorio.',
email: 'Introdurre un'indirizzo email valido',
alphabetic: 'Questo campo può contenere solo lettere',
numeric: 'Questo campo può contenere solo valori numerici',
alphanumeric: 'Questo campo può contenere lettere e valori numerici.',
uploadExtensions: 'Si può caricare solo i seguenti file:',
uploadFilesize: 'La dimensione del file non può essere più grande:'
}

papillon88 - December 20, 2010 at 08:56 AM    

where is the form source page,???? i cant find it.

PolatAlemdar - December 20, 2010 at 09:28 AM    

Form source page is the page where you have embedded the html source code of your form.

Massy73 - December 20, 2010 at 03:32 PM    

But my source code is something like this:
""
not
"JotForm.init(" etc.
and If I put the code "JotForm.texts = {" etc. before "src" or before "" no traslation is applied!
How I can do?
Thank you!

Massy73 - December 21, 2010 at 06:15 AM    

But my source code is something like this:
""
not
"JotForm.init(" etc.
and If I put the code "JotForm.texts = {" etc. before "src" or before "" no traslation is applied!
How I can do?
Thank you!

hidromaqptu - December 23, 2010 at 06:52 AM    

JotForm.texts = {
PleaseWait:'Por favor aguarde ...',
confirmClearForm:'Tem certeza que quer limpar o formulário,
lessThan:'Sua pontuação deve ser inferior",
incompleteFields:'Campos obrigatórios incompletos. Por favor, preencha-os.'
required:'Este campo é obrigatório.'
email:'Insira um endereço de e-mail válido,
alphabetic:'Esse campo pode conter apenas letras,
numeric:'Esse campo pode conter apenas números,
alphanumeric:'Esse campo pode conter apenas letras e números,'
uploadExtensions:'Você só pode enviar os seguintes arquivos: ",
uploadFilesize:'O tamanho do arquivo não pode ser maior do que:'

mehira - January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM    

JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: 'Veuillez patienter...',
confirmClearForm: 'Êtes vous sûr de vouloir effacer tout le formulaire ?',
lessThan: 'La valeur doit être inférieure à',
incompleteFields: 'Certains champs obligatoires n'ont pas été renseignés. Veuillez remplir ces champs s'il vous plait.',
required: 'Ce champ est obligatoire.',
email: 'Veuillez entrer une adresse email valide',
alphabetic: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres',
numeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des chiffres',
alphanumeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres et des chiffres.',
uploadExtensions: 'Vous ne pouvez envoyer que les types de fichiers suivants:',
uploadFilesize: 'La taille du fichier ne peut être supérieure à:'
}

MaTheRyS - January 24, 2011 at 01:01 PM    

Thanks for the french translation ;-)

But seems to need some backslash before apostrophe in the messages, no ?

(n\'ont pas été renseignés)
(s\'il vous plait)

starcomcsl - February 06, 2011 at 02:10 PM    

I tried doing the way you explain here with one of my forms but after copy de changed html code to my web site, it works with errors and does not display an alert if the field is required field.
I see you can do the translation if I indicate the language. is this correct?

JotFormSupport - February 07, 2011 at 10:37 AM    

You will need to check whether your site supports Javascript. wordpress.com doesn't support it for example.

waba - February 08, 2011 at 11:09 AM    

Hello,
I have the same problem as starcomcsl. The required fields don't work after copying the htmlcode on my, yes, wordpress!, website.
I want the messages in Dutch,as mentionned here below, can you help?

JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: 'Een ogenblik geduld...',
confirmClearForm: 'Bent U zeker dat U dit formulier wilt annuleren?',
lessThan: 'De waarde moet minder zijn dan',
incompleteFields: 'Sommige verplichte velden werden niet ingevuld. Gelieve te vervolledigen.',
required: 'Dit is een verplicht veld.',
email: 'Gelieve een geldig e-mail adres in te vullen.',
alphabetic: 'Dit veld kan enkel letters bevatten.',
numeric: 'Dit veld kan enkel cijfers bevatten.',
alphanumeric: 'Dit veld kan enkel cijfers of letters bevatten.',
uploadExtensions: 'U kunt slechts volgende bestanden ophalen:',
uploadFilesize: 'De grootte van het bestand mag niet groter zijn dan:'
}


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studio3d - February 09, 2011 at 02:13 AM    

how to do that with hebrew right to left ?

Frazko - February 14, 2011 at 09:45 PM    

spanish:

JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: 'Por favor espere...',
confirmClearForm: '¿Está seguro que desea limpiar toda la información?',
lessThan: 'Su puntaje debería ser menor que',
incompleteFields: 'Hay campos incompletos. Por favor complete la información.',
required: 'Este campo es requerido.',
email: 'Digite una dirección valida.',
alphabetic: 'Este Campo solo admite letras',
numeric: 'Este campo solo admite números',
alphanumeric: 'Este campo solo admite letras y números.',
uploadExtensions: 'Solo puede subir los siguientes tipos de archivos:',
uploadFilesize: 'El tamaño del archivo no puede ser mayor de:'
}

Frazko - February 14, 2011 at 09:47 PM    

how can I translate the clear button label?

Frazko - February 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM    

Hello!! I need to translate the clear button, how can I do that??? thanks

plippert - February 17, 2011 at 09:49 AM    

Danish:

JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: 'Vent venligst...',
confirmClearForm: 'Er du sikker på, at du vil slette formularen?',
lessThan: 'Tallet skal være mindre',
incompleteFields: 'Der mangler noget. Se venligst efter igen.',
required: 'Dette felt er obligatorisk. Udfyld venligst.',
email: 'Skriv venligst en gyldig e-mailadresse',
alphabetic: 'Du kan kun skrive bogstaver i dette felt.',
numeric: 'Du kan kun skrive tal i dette felt',
alphanumeric: 'Du kan kun skrive tal og bogstaver i dette felt.',
uploadExtensions: 'Følgende filtyper er tilladt:',
uploadFilesize: 'Størrelsen på din fil må ikke være større end:'
}

landesposaunenwart - February 19, 2011 at 02:46 PM    

JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: 'Bitte warten ...',
confirmClearForm: 'Bist sicher, dass alle Eingaben gelöscht werden sollen?',
lessThan: 'Der Wert sollte kleiner sein als',
incompleteFields: 'Es gibt unvollständig ausgefüllte Felder. Bitte vervollständigen.',
required: 'Dieses Feld wird benötigt!',
email: 'Die E-Mail-Adresse ist nicht korrekt!',
alphabetic: 'Dieses Feld akzeptiert nur Buchstaben!',
numeric: 'Dieses Feld akzeptiert nur Ziffern!',
alphanumeric: 'Dieses Feld akzeptiert nur Buchstaben und Ziffern!',
uploadExtensions: 'Du kannst nur folgende Dateien hochladen:',
uploadFilesize: 'Die Datei darf nicht größer sein als:'
}

Bye
Armin Schaefer

GrandBB - March 07, 2011 at 12:07 PM    

This option is unfortunately not working when connected to the PHP code, the style of the tpl files, eg in the case of phpBB2. As far as the html works fine. A site admin can enter edit these lines from the edit forms. It would be very nice if everyone could afford the user can edit this option. Or perhaps it is accessible to paid accounts? Can I ask you to answer?

JotFormSupport - March 08, 2011 at 03:26 AM    

We don't cripple features to free accounts so what is available for free is also available for Premium.
What is not available for free is not available for Premium.

GTT - April 05, 2011 at 12:28 AM    

I need help on adding the "This field is required" text? No matter where I put JotForm.texts = {required}, it doesn't work.
Able to help?

JotFormSupport - April 05, 2011 at 04:49 AM    

You will need to be using full source code not short javascript code version.

hypnotic11us - April 06, 2011 at 02:29 PM    

Can this be done with joomla integration?

dendis - April 07, 2011 at 11:28 AM    

My code is like this:



Where do I put then?

dendis - April 07, 2011 at 11:31 AM    

My code is not appearing, but it starts with

websecurites7 - April 08, 2011 at 10:17 AM    

Où installer le code :
JotForm.texts = {
pleaseWait: 'Veuillez patienter...',
confirmClearForm: 'Êtes vous sûr de vouloir effacer tout le formulaire ?',
lessThan: 'La valeur doit être inférieure à',
incompleteFields: 'Certains champs obligatoires n'ont pas été renseignés. Veuillez remplir ces champs s'il vous plait.',
required: 'Ce champ est obligatoire.',
email: 'Veuillez entrer une adresse email valide',
alphabetic: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres',
numeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des chiffres',
alphanumeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres et des chiffres.',
uploadExtensions: 'Vous ne pouvez envoyer que les types de fichiers suivants:',
uploadFilesize: 'La taille du fichier ne peut être supérieure à:'
}


Dans un formulaire lightbox :


new JotformFeedback({
formId:'10703235420',
base:'http://www.jotform.com/',
windowTitle:'Votre témoignage nous intéresse !!',
background:'#B50600',
fontColor:'#FFFFFF',
type:false,
height:385,
width:355
});

Cliquez ici pour nous laisser votre témoignage


Merci pour votre aide.

rainbow - April 14, 2011 at 02:12 PM    

How can I change pink background to gray if required field is not filled. I want to customize it with my web flow.

JotFormSupport - April 15, 2011 at 03:35 AM    

Write your questions to the forum for the next time.

Write this in custom CSS to change the required area background color.
.form-line-error{
background-color:#00FF00;
}

you can change the color code with any color code you like.(#00FF00)

José Ramón Arias - May 17, 2011 at 07:23 AM    

Resolved here:
http://www.joomlapolis.com/forum/146-general/154278-problem-with-cb-14-and-language#163912

ht12345 - June 01, 2011 at 09:55 PM    

I am getting a distorted display of the box "This field is required". Can I eliminate showing of the box and just have the text pop up.
Thanks,
HT

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sunusi - July 09, 2011 at 07:32 AM    

I am proud of this site

zetpap - October 05, 2012 at 08:26 AM    

Is it possible to translate other warnings, like "You are not permitted to submit form twice"?
Also, I get a thank you message after submission, that isn't the same as the one I set up. Where do I edit that from?
Thank you

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dinobia - December 11, 2012 at 09:52 AM    

Hi, how do I change the font colour in form warnings? Thank you.

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