User Guide

How to Change Form Warnings

Last Update: May 7, 2017

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 Settings>>Form Settings>>Show More Options.

2. Go to the "Form Warnings" section and click "Edit"

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

4. If there isn't anything else you wish to change, save the changes. 

5. 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.

40 Comments...

  • muitaliano

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

  • bobthewebguy

    Sorry, I never liked your user manual..

  • PolatAlemdar

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

  • PolatAlemdar

    @muitaliano

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

  • giusedani

    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

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

  • PolatAlemdar

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

  • Massy73

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • waba

    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:'
    }


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • studio3d

    how to do that with hebrew right to left ?

  • Frazko

    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

    how can I translate the clear button label?

  • Frazko

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

  • plippert

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • hypnotic11us

    Can this be done with joomla integration?

  • dendis

    My code is like this:



    Where do I put then?

  • dendis

    My code is not appearing, but it starts with

  • websecurites7

    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

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

  • JotFormSupport

    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

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

  • ht12345

    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

  • sunusi

    I am proud of this site

  • zetpap

    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

  • dinobia

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

  • suzanabueno

    How can I force a certain form language through an URL parameter?

  • jendevonshire

    Hi there - is there any way to change the colour of the actual warning popup/button/speech bubble?

  • jendevonshire

    Scratch that : I used these videos and it worked a charm!

    http://www.jotform.com/blog/108-Video-Course-Form-Designer-Basics

  • bmanfield

    I don't want hints provided to the user as to what a valid entry is. Can I remove the validation warnings on my forms?

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