Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Invalid Date Format with Safari/Firefox

  • I’ve had a few clients using Safari or Firefox that cannot send their forms because the form always says “invalid date format.” This happens even when they type in the date mm/dd/yyyy just like it appears on Google Chrome.

    I wish I could include a screenshot here, but check out on chrome, then on safari or firefox, and you’ll see what I mean. If you want to send a fake form on both browsers, I’m cool with that too.


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  • I planned to test your form but gave up as soon as I saw how many required fields you have.The chances of me filling in that form without getting a validation error is going to be next to zero. I use at maximum 2 required fields in any CF7 form – other fields optional.

    Nevertheless to try to solve your “invalid date format” problem, I suggest you create another form with only the relevant problem field/s and test the problem in a number of browsers.

    Also good idea to include some very obvious guidance on allowable date format – this is likely to be a frequent user error.

    Refer also The new CF7 date tag is a HTML5 date input type which currently has only limited cross-browser support. See for the low down on this new HTML5 form element.

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