12 Excellent jQuery Plugins for Enhancing Forms

By / Nov 17, 2009 / Resources

Forms are part of almost every website. Whether it’s a simple contact form or a complex sign-up form, filling one out is usually a mundane task. When possible, you should try to make form completion for the user easier and more enjoyable. Here are 12 jQuery plugins that can help you enhance your forms.

Password Strength

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Password Strength shows the strength of you passwords by telling you how long time it would take to brute force them. It tries to calculate how many possibilities the hacker needs to try to guess your password.

Dropdown Check List

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The Dropdown Check List jQuery widget transforms a regular select html element into a dropdown checkbox list.


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Autocomplete gives the user the ability to quickly find and select some value, leveraging searching and filtering.

Ajax Fancy Capcha

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Ajax Fancy Captcha is a jQuery plugin that helps you protect your web pages from bots and spammers.


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Highlight increases usability by highlighting elements as you interact with the page. Its primary use is for forms, but it can also be used for tables, lists, or any element you specify.


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Uniform is a plugin for jQuery that lets you style select, radio, and checkboxes however you desire.


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jqTransform is a jQuery styling plugin wich allows you to skin form elements.


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Boxy is a flexible, Facebook-style dialog box for jQuery with support for dragging and size tweening.

jQuery Validation

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jQuery Validation is a plugin that give you many form validating options.

Masked Input

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Masked Input 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).


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Uploadify is a jQuery plugin that allows the easy integration of a multiple (or single) file uploads on your website.


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mcDropdown allow users to select from a complex hierarchical tree of options.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

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    Excelent Resources-

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  • http://www.designfollow.com/ designfollow

    very useful

    thank you

  • http://webstandard.kulando.de Webstandard-Team

    Very nice collection! If you need some more validation-Plugins, don’t miss “Validate your forms” (jQuery, Mootools, Prototype)!

  • pitcha

    very useful

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  • http://gr8pixel.com gr8pixel

    Excellent post. I’ve been looking for a good jquery styling plugin to use for a form! Cheers..

  • http://www.booshmedia.co.uk BooshMedia

    Cheers for this, I’m sure some of these plugins will come in handy for future web projects that come our way

  • Graphicdragons Creative

    Awesome resources. we appreciate the blog.

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    thanks for sharing this

  • http://www.givision.net GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka

    really nice collection guys

  • Vikram

    Really nice collection!

  • http://izdelava-spletnih-strani-1a.blogspot.com/ izdelava spletnih strani

    Very usefull collections but simply doesn’t have the time to check them all.

  • http://www.presentationsexpert.com Jackie

    Excellant Post. I am really impress with Jquery power

  • http://www.jessywu.net Jessy Wu

    nice collection. bookmarked!!!

  • http://www.denbagus.net denbagus

    thank you for information about jquery forms

  • http://www.cubismdesigns.com Cubism Designs

    Thanks god i got it, as i am in need of autocomplete for one of my project and here it is nice collection of useful stuff.

  • http://www.cssview.com Andrew Conlan

    Thanks for the great collection

  • http://www.jch321.com/ Jasmine Hegman

    Awesome plugins! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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    Super Resources.

  • http://www.themanagementskills.com Business Management

    Nice collection of Jquery Forms…. Checkbox and Radio button plugins is very good.

  • http://digitalexperts.net Fahad

    Uniform link is redirecting to josh blog, cant find the demo there

  • Ram Narendran

    Awesome!! Too easy to implement!! :)

  • http://www.eadesign.ro Lucian

    Just used the jqTransform. Very good resources!.