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Change required field indicator

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When a field is required in WPForms, a red asterisk will be displayed at the end of the field label.

Red asterisk marks required fields

To replace this asterisk with a different symbol or text, you’ll need to add the code snippet below to your site.

As an example in this code, we’ll modify the required field indicator to display “(Required)”.

 * Modify the required field indicator
function wpf_dev_required_indicator( $text ) {
	return ' <span class="wpforms-required-label">(Required)</span>';
add_filter( 'wpforms_field_required_label', 'wpf_dev_required_indicator' );

Example of custom indicator for required field

Updated on April 12, 2018

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