Adds required fields to the Contact Form plugin
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Contact Form Required Fields plugin for Craft CMS

Adds required fields to Pixel and Tonic’s Contact Form Plugin (


To install Contact Form Required Fields, follow these steps:

  1. Download & unzip the file and place the contactformrequiredfields directory into your craft/plugins directory
  2. -OR- do a git clone directly into your craft/plugins folder. You can then update it with git pull
  3. Install plugin in the Craft Control Panel under Settings > Plugins
  4. The plugin folder should be named contactformrequirements for Craft to see it. GitHub recently started appending -master (the branch name) to the name of the folder for zip file downloads.

Contact Form Required Fields works on Craft 2.4.x and Craft 2.5.x.

Using Contact Form Required Fields

Contact Form Required Fields using Contact Form’s onBeforeSend event to check for required fields on a Form entry. The entry’s id must be included in the posted variables as formId and hashed.

The plugin expects the entry to have a Matrix field with a fieldBlocks handle and each required block to have a label field that’s used as the message key when submitted with the form (i.e. <input type="text" name="message[field.label]") and a required field that’s a Lightswitch.

In this plugin’s current state, it isn’t flexible, so it’s probably best to use it as an example and modify to fit your needs.

Contact Form Required Fields Roadmap

Some things to do, and ideas for potential features:

  • Add configuration options
  • Check for custom error messages on required fields

Contact Form Required Fields Changelog

1.0.0. -- 2016.04.25

  • Initial release

Brought to you by Stephen Bowling