I'm trying to implement the form validation that can be found at: http://www.geektantra.com/2009/09/jquery-live-form-validation/

I can get the demo above working, but when I implement it on my wordpress site no validation occurs.

The page where it's implemented is here: http://www.melbournemeditationcentre.com/meditation-courses/course-registration/

You'll see that the neccesary scripts are included:

  1. jquery.validate.js?ver=3.8
  2. jquery.js?ver=1.10.2
  3. form-validation.css?ver=3.8

as well as the necessary code in the head:

            expression: "if (VAL.match(/^[A-Za-z '-]{3,20}$/) && VAL) return true; else return false;",
            message: "Required."


As far as I can tell, the form itself is all okay. Still no validation.

1 Answer 1


Your page through javascript errors. Try loading the validation scripts on footer (before closing </body> tag) rather than within header (within <head> tag).

If that doesn't work, then try editing the jquery.validate.js file, and replace the first line (function(jQuery){ with (function($){. It should work.

  • Moving the scripts to the footer worked. I didn't need to change the first line in jquery.validate.js
    – whymatt
    Dec 15, 2013 at 6:24
  • This answer ignores all the functionality WordPress offers you to declare dependencies and script locations. Dec 15, 2013 at 6:42

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