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Visual Form Builder – Custom Validation Messages


Customize the default jQuery validation messages for all Visual Form Builder or Visual Form Builder Pro forms.

Change messages like “This field is required.” and “Please enter a valid email address.” to any text you want. This is a great plugin for those international users who would like to translate these messages to their own language.


  • Settings page


  1. Go to Plugins > Add New
  2. Click the Upload link
  3. Click Browse and locate the file
  4. Click Install Now
  5. After WordPress installs, click on the Activate Plugin link
  6. Go to the Visual Form Builder > Validation Messages menu


How do I customize the messages for each form?

The plugin will customize the default messages for all forms.

If you require customizations on a per form basis, you will need to customize the validation method yourself. Please follow this tutorial for tips.

What are the {0} and {1} placeholders?

These are special keys within certain validation messages that will display a number. When indicated, you should ensure your message includes the placeholders.


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Contributors & Developers

“Visual Form Builder – Custom Validation Messages” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.2 – Jan 28, 2014

  • Add rangelength, minlength, and maxlength (Pro only)
  • Remove call to screen options icon

Version 1.1 – Apr 18, 2013

  • Only print script if jQuery Validation plugin has been output on page

Version 1.0 – April 16, 2013

  • Plugin launch!