Formify is a simple jQuery plugin that, once called, substitutes all pre-existing DOM elements with the class
formify suitable form input elements. The general concept is to simplify the repetitive task of creating edit-forms.
Include jQuery and formify in your document's header:
<script src="path/to/jquery.min.js"></script> <!-- Preferably on CDN --> <script src="path/to/formify.min.js"></script>
Create form-tags and specify methods and actions. This isn't necesary per say, but formify will not do it for you, and you will not have a form otherwise.
Add the class formify to any element you would like to transform to a form input element. Its other classes will be maintained as well, as will the value. The element's ID will serve both as ID and name for the new element. If you provide a title-attribute, it will be used as a placeholder for the generated input element.
<p id="lastname" class="formify other_class" title="Your lastname">Norris</p>
Invoke the plugin by having some element -- such as a button -- call it:
<button type="button" onclick="jQuery('.formify').formify();">Formify!</button>
The above example then becomes:
<input type="text" name="lastname" id="lastname" class="formify other_class" value="Norris" placeholder="Your lastname">
Although the default type is text, formify can also create text areas and HTML5 input types. You specify your desired type by adding one of the following to your element's class:
You can mark a field as required by adding
formify-required as a class, and you can make other things -- such as the "Formify!" button mentioned above -- disappear by adding the class
The example page should provide a more thorough description of the plugin's functionality.
- Behavior control (form method/action)
- Function arguments: jQuery('.formify').formify('post', 'target-url');
- "Advanced" input types
Distributed under the BSD licence:
Copyright 2012 (c) Fredrik Karlström firstname.lastname@example.org
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