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  • Resolved loribarber


    Greetings – I am new to WordPress. I created a short registration form that submits to an email address (I am using Go Daddy hosting and their email script webformmailer.php). The form submits properly, but I can’t get the Javascript validation to work. Below is the code. Any troubleshooting help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    This is the file validate.js – I uploaded it to the root directory of my hosting account.

    function verify() {
    var themessage = “You are required to complete the following fields: “;
    if (document.form.MemberFirstName.value==””) {
    themessage = themessage + ” – First Name”;
    if (document.form.MemberLastName.value==””) {
    themessage = themessage + ” – Last Name”;
    if (document.form.Email.value==””) {
    themessage = themessage + ” – E-mail”;
    //alert if fields are empty and cancel form submit
    if (themessage == “You are required to complete the following fields: “) {
    else {
    return false;

    This is the html file on the web site.

    <script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/validate.js”></script>
    <script type=”text/javascript”>

    <form action=”/webformmailer.php” enctype=”application/x-www-form-urlencoded” method=”post” >

    First Name: <input name=”MemberFirstName” size=”40″ type=”text” />

    Last Name: <input name=”MemberLastName” size=”40″ type=”text” />

    Email Address: <input name=”Email” size=”50″ type=”text” />

    <input name=”submit” type=”submit” value=”Submit Contest Entry” onclick=”verify();”/>


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